Board of Directors

As an organization, we are lucky to have a highly qualified and deeply committed Board of Directors. We rely on these state and local community leaders for guidance and support of our mission.

We have made a conscious effort to build a diverse Board of Directors that reflects the demographic and geographic richness of North Carolina.

  • Sonya Bennetone 
    Accountant, VIP and Associates, Wilmington
  • Adam Beyah, Vice President 
    Accountant, Adam Beyah Accounting, Fayetteville
  • Kevin Foy, Treasurer
    Law Professor at NCCU, Former Mayor, Chapel Hill
  • Wib Gulley, President
    Former NC Senator, Durham
  • Kathy Knight
    Community Social Worker/Nonprofit Consultant, Tillery
  • Kim McGuire
    Nonprofit Consultant, Asheville
  • Julie Mooney
    Coordinator, Grantmakers for Southern Progress
  • Diane Robertson, Secretary
    Development Professional, Carrboro
  • Zeb Smathers
    Attorney, Smathers and Son, Canton
  • Terry Taylor-Allen
    Consultant, Charlotte
  • Louisa Warren
    Senior Policy Advisor, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Raleigh