Board of Advisors

Tracy Ahrens Business Process Optimization, Biogen
Joni Allison Assistant Principal at Hendersonville Middle School, 2013-14 Kenan Fellow
Brenda Berg President & CEO of BEST NC
Tia McLaurin Bethea Community Engagement Manager, Google
Creighton Blackwell Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Coastal Federal Credit Union
Jeanne Milliken Bonds Professor of the Practice, Impact Investment, and Sustainable Finance, UNC Kenan Flagler Business School
Ret Boney  Executive Director, NC Network of Grantmakers
Dawn Braswell Head of Siemens Apprenticeship for North America
Dr. Alisa Chapman Education Policy Consultant
Lee Clark-Sellers Innovation Officer, Cornerstone Building Brands
Dr. Jenifer Corn Director of Strategic Initiatives at MyFuture NC
Eric Davis Chair, NC State Board of Education
Arthina Dumas Teacher at Middle Creek High School and 2014-15 Kenan Fellow
Kendall Hageman-Mays Director of Distance Education and Extended Programs, NC School of Science and Mathematics
Dr. John Hardin  Executive Director, NC Board of Science and Technology, NC Dept. of Commerce
Dr. Steve Hill Superintendent, Pender County Schools
David Kaiser Deputy Director for the NC Board of Science, Technology & Innovation at the Office of Science, Technology & Innovation in the NC Department of Commerce
Dr. Ethan Lenker Superintendent, Pitt County Schools
Dr. Matthew Meyer Associate VP for STEM Innovations, NC Community Colleges
Caroline Oliveira Director of the NC Society of Hispanic Professionals
Jennifer O’Meara Principal at Phillips Middle School and the North Phillips School of Innovation
Keith Poston President of WakeEd Partnership
Lisa Rhoades Senior Program Associate, NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center
Stephen Saucier President, Carolinas Aviation Museum
Dr. Hiller Spires  Executive Director of the Friday Institute and Associate Dean in the College of Education, NC State University
Tom White Director of the Economic Development Partnership at NC State University