Board of Directors

Chair: Sara Millard, EVP and General Counsel, ArchMI

Vice Chair: Kevin Gray, President, Weaver Foundation

Treasurer: Robert K. Shearer, retired CFO, VF Corporation

Secretary: Dr. Tawannah Allen, Associate Professor, High Point University


Rebecca Buffington
Community Volunteer

Ann Busby
Community Volunteer

Patrick W. Chapin
President & CEO, Business High Point, Inc.

Brent Christensen
President & CEO, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Sharon Contreras
Superintendent, Guilford County Schools

Charles C. Cornelio
retired President of Retirement Services, Lincoln Financial

Nathan Duggins
Partner, Tuggle Duggins, PA

Deena Hayes-Greene
Chair, Guilford County Board of Education

Tony Jarrett
Regional VP, Allen Tate Realtors

Afi Johnson-Parris
Attorney, Ward Black Law

Phillip H. McCall, Jr.
Manager, Resident Services, Greensboro Housing Authority

David Miller
President, D.S. Miller Inc.

Mindy Oakley
Executive Director, Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation

Robert Pompey
Vice-Chancellor, N.C. A&T State University

Guilford Education Alliance

Strategic Advocacy Team

Co-chair: Afi Johnson-Paris, Ward Black Law

Co-chair: Tony Jarrett, Allen Tate Realtors

Dawn Allred, Allen Tate Realtors

Mike Barr, Greensboro Regional Realtors Association

Peggy Blackwell, Heat Transfer Sales

Joe Blosser, High Point University

Rebecca Buffington, Community Volunteer

Mary Dehnert, Community Volunteer

Adam Duggins, New Page Capital

Fleming Edwards, Community Volunteer

Jennifer Fountain, Issacson Sheridan

Kim Gatling, Fox Rothschild, LLP

Allison Medley, Community Volunteer

Jennifer Noble, Connors Morgan

Mindy Oakley, Armfield Foundation

Courtney Sparrow, Boulton Advertising

Cecelia Thompson, Action Greensboro


Program Leadership Team

Co-chair: Emily McCollum, Weaver Foundation

Co-chair: Julia Osborne, A Simple Gesture

Rebecca Buffington, Community Volunteer

Carly Cooke, Community Volunteer

Jim Donnelly, Strategic Choices, Inc.

Rosemary Kennerly, Communications Consultant

Julie LeMond, Community Volunteer

Ruthan May, Coleman Care Services, LLC

Mildred Poole, Guilford County Council of PTAs

Adrienne Spinner, Governors Council on Women