Dave is a vice president and financial advisor in Durham. Dave’s service to nonprofit organizations is extensive. He has been a member of the Durham Chamber of Commerce, board member of Urban Ministries, elder and capital committee chair of Westminster Presbyterian Church, board member and chair of the Museum of Life and Science, president of Hope Valley Country Club and board member and vice chair of The Forest at Duke.
As a retired chief engineer at General Dynamics, George has 40 years of technical leadership experience in the defense industry. His expertise includes engineering excellence and on-time production, program execution, risk management and strategic planning. George led teams for 30+ years in nuclear submarine construction and spent nine years supporting defense intelligence organizations.
Harold retired from Mechanics & Farmers Bank after 14 years as a senior vice president in credit administration, ending a 35-year career in banking. Harold has served on the boards of several professional, civic and nonprofit organizations. He was chair of Durham’s Partnership for Children and board member of N.C. Partnership for Children (Smart Start) and NCCU School of Business and currently serves as board member of N.C. Early Childhood Foundation. Harold is a U.S. Army veteran and former member of the Whiteville City Schools Board of Education.
A senior financial analyst at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) since 2011, Morgan has experience in investment management, reporting, analytics and project management. Morgan is active in the Young Professionals Networks in Chapel Hill, Raleigh and within BCBSNC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.S.B.A. degree in finance, real estate and German.
Jean, a retired attorney who specialized in trusts, estates and tax planning, is also a former teacher at the law schools of both Duke University and Wake Forest University. She has considerable nonprofit experience, having worked with the United Way of Forsyth County, the UNC School of the Arts Foundation, the Salvation Army and the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem.
Heather is chief of staff at Mosaic Health Solutions, a healthcare services investment management firm. She has served as a leader in a variety of functional roles, including business transformation, human resources, finance, project management and operations. She is a certified change master and lean practitioner with five years of internal consulting experience. Her community service includes involvement with Forward Cities, United Way of the Greater Triangle, Habitat for Humanity and Dress for Success.
Nick is the founder of Divvy Investments LLC and has over 15 years of sales and management experience in the technology and financial services industries. He holds a master’s degree in predictive analytics from Northwestern University and served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, achieving the rank of sergeant. Nick is a member of the Marine Corps League and is passionate about helping organizations impacting kids, veterans and entrepreneurs.
Samantha is the vice president of the business process excellence and project management office at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). She has been with BCBSNC since 1996 and has served in several leadership roles across the company including sales and marketing, operations and human resources. Samantha is actively involved in the community with several nonprofits. She has dual master’s degrees (MBA/MHA), is certified in coaching, change leadership and business leadership development and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.
Linda is vice president of marketing and audience development at the North Carolina Symphony. She previously worked for the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) as director of marketing. Linda also has a great deal of experience working with nonprofits and served as general manager of the Durham Symphony. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Craig is managing partner of Six Disciplines Triangle, whose team offers leadership development, business planning, management best practices, performance management and technology application. Craig is very active in the community, serving on and chairing several nonprofit boards. He has both a B.S. and a master’s degree from the University of Toledo.
Elizabeth is a financial advisor in Durham. Elizabeth’s previous nonprofit experience includes a stint as a loaned executive to the United Way of Central Alabama and employment as the development director for the Triangle Go Red for Women campaign. Elizabeth is an active member of the Durham Rotary Club and the Junior League of Durham and Orange counties.
Mike is the vice president of global IT and data center services at Clinipace Worldwide, a digital contract research organization (CRO) headquartered in North Carolina. Having been in the IT industry since 1996, Mike has served as IT senior systems administrator, site manager and support engineer with several businesses, including other CROs and software companies.
Stacy has over 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, strategic planning, social media and sales and is currently the vice president of marketing at LogicNow. She is also experienced in teambuilding and talent management. Stacy supports a number of nonprofit organizations and is currently involved with Operation Greyhound, an animal rescue organization. She attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for her undergraduate studies.
Abdullah is an MBA student at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Abdullah has worked for seven years in Saudi Aramco. He devised corporate social responsibility strategies and launched national programs as the head of youth outreach at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. Abdullah is involved in a number of social initiatives and is co-founder of a rehabilitation center for Syrian refugees.
Jessie is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in political science. After graduation, Jessie interned at Freedom Home Moldova, a women’s shelter for survivors of human trafficking. She worked as an analyst for the Department of Defense and the Connecticut Policy Institute and was a program coordinator for development office at Yale University.
A graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Asian/Middle Eastern languages and literature, William is currently pursuing an MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He spent six years working for C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. where he became senior analyst of planning and control for the mid-Atlantic and southeast division. He then worked as a government-contracted financial analyst for NASA. William served for several years as a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Washington, D.C.