Board of Directors

Elizabeth Benefield
Social Entrepreneur Program Manager at NC State’s Institute for Nonprofits

Richard Courtright
Gifted Education Research Specialist, Duke University Talent Identification Program

Jean Haydon
Program Director
Maxim Healthcare Services

Eugene Lofton (Board Chair)
SRO Business Consultant Specialist,  Merck & Co.

Sandy McMillan (Executive Director)
Parent Advocate/Retired IBM Manager

Ruth Morgan
Retired Speech Language Pathologist

Donald Stedman (Vice Chair)
Emeritus Dean of Education UNC-CH

Moses Carey Jr. *
(Liaison for Local and State Government)

Former NC Secretary of Administration

Olson Huff *
(Liaison for Child Health)

Former Child Dev. Center Director
Mission St. Joseph Hospital

William McNeal *
(Liaison for Schools and Education)

Former Executive Dir., NC Assoc of School Administrators

William Shore*
(Liaison for Development)

CEO, Shore Consulting Group*
*Ex officio

Executive Committee

Eugene Lofton, Board Chair

Don Stedman, Vice Chair

Sandy McMillan, Executive Director

Pat Close, Secretary-Treasurer

Past Board Members

Joshua Alexander

Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation, UNC School of Medicine

Ken Benedict

Director, Center for Psychology and Education

Moses Carey, Jr.

Former Secretary, NC Department of Administration

Charles Coble

Higher Education Consultant

Darryl Lester

Founding Partner, HindSight Consulting, Inc.

Missy Lohr

Special Education/Parent

Prue Meehan

Mental Health Advocate

Mary Moss

Principal, moss + ross Strategic Consulting

Susan Parry

Acting Director, Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development NCSU

Pat Porter

Health and Human Services Consultant to NC General Assembly

Jason Richardson

CEO/Cutting Edge Information

Timothy Simmons

VP Communications, Wake Education Partnership

Ginger Weddle

Speech/Language Pathologist