Board of Directors


Mr. J. Edward Kitchen, Co-Chair
Joseph M. Bryan Foundation
Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Susan S. Schwartz, Co-Chair
The Cemala Foundation
Executive Director

Dr. Harold Martin, Co-Vice Chair
North Carolina A&T State University

Ms. Mindy Oakley, Co-Vice Chair
Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation
Executive Director

Mr. David Leeper, Treasurer
Leeper, Kean & Rumley, L.L.P.

Mr. Curtis Holloman, Secretary
The Foundation for a Healthy High Point
Executive Director

Board of Directors

Dr. Allison Blosser
New Garden Friends School
Upper School Academic Dean

Mr. Robin Britt
Guilford Child Development
Executive Director, Retired

Hon. Carly Cooke
Guilford County

Mr. Pat Danahy
NC Partnership for Children
Board Member

Mr. Alan Duncan
NC Board of Education
Board Member, Vice-Chair

Dr. Daniel Erb
High Point University

Mr. Jon Esser
Esser CPA, PLLC/English Road Baptist Church
Managing Member/Community Minister

Ms. Barbara Frye
United Way of Greater High Point
Vice President of Children’s Initiatives, Retired

Mr. Kevin Gray
Weaver Foundation

Mr. Michael Halford
Guilford County

Dr. James Hoekstra, M.D.
Wake Forest Baptist Health – HP Medical Ctr.

Hon. Cyril Jefferson
Change Often/City of High Point
Principal Consultant/Council Member

Ms. Angela Jiménez
Housing Authority of the City of High Point
Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Maria Layne-Stevens
Children & Families First
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Brian Maness
Children’s Home Society
President & CEO

Dr. Valerie Jarvis McMillan
North Carolina A&T State University
Associate Professor

Dr. Whitney Oakley
Guilford County Schools

Dr. Martin Portillo, M.D.
Cone Health Medical Group
President and Chief Medical Officer

Mr. Ray Robinson
Columbia Group

Ms. Meka Sales
The Duke Endowment
Director of Special Initiatives

Dr. Terri Shelton
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Vice Chancellor of Research and Engagement

Mr. Adam Tarleton
Brooks Pierce

Dr. Iulia Vann
Guilford County
Public Health Director

Ms. Cindy Watkins
Watkins Educational Consulting