Allen Gant

Chairman, Glen Raven

Amy Scott Galey

Amy Scott Galey

Chair, Alamance County Board of Commissioners

Amy Scott Galey was elected to the Alamance County Board of Commissioners in 2016 and has served as Chair since December 2017.  She graduated from Western Alamance High School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., History), and the University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D.).  She is an attorney in private practice.  She has been married for 25 years to Lt. Col. Fred D. Galey, Jr. (USAF Reserves, Ret.), and they have three children:  Mary (23), Jack (19), and Sam (16).

Anthony Foriest

Retired Member of the North Carolina Senate, Representing the 24th District

Anthony “Tony” Emanuel Foriest was a Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate, representing the 24th district, where he served two terms.
Early life, education, and early career
Foriest was born in Ahoskie N.C. and raised in Alamance County. He was a member of the United States Army for three years then attended The University of North Carolina where he attained a bachelor’s degree. He later attended Elon University and earned a master’s degree.
He worked for the Xerox Corporation for 24 years in a number of management positions.

Political career
Foriest has been actively involved with the Democratic Party over a number of years, including, ” …  North Carolina Democratic Party .. served as chairman of the N.C. Senior Democrats, was a member of the N.C. Democratic Party executive committee and spent two terms as chairman of the Alamance County Democratic Party. During his time in office he voted for the North Carolina 2009 Racial Justice Act which opposed the imposition of the death penalty on the basis of race. In 2012 the law was rolled back.

Life after politics
Foriest is retired and has continued his interest in improving race relations. In 2015 he took part in a Community Connections forum at Elon University.
His advice was, “Read. Study. Get involved. And challenge the status quo.” 
Most people find it very, very difficult to even talk about race, much less trying to solve some of the problems … You have to understand it takes a tremendous amount of effort if we’re going to dispel some of the myths that have been perpetuated for several hundred years. People have to understand when you talk about race, it brings up some raw emotions because you’re dispelling things you have been taught, you have seen, you have learned to live with over the years.
The forum was so well attended that extra seating was brought in.
He has become involved in helping the community with his membership of boards and charitable organizations.

Personal life
Foriest is married to Clara Foriest, a member of the Board of Visitors at Elon University, He has two children, Pamela and Brian, and one grandson, Trey. He lives in Graham, NC.
North Carolina Senate
Elections
•   2004 Challenged incumbent Republican State Senator Hugh Webster and lost 58%-42%
•   2006 Filed for rematch against Webster and defeated him 51%-49%, a difference of just 460 votes.
•   2008 Won re-election to a second term defeating Republican Richard Gunn 53%-47%.
•   2010 Gunn filed for a rematch and defeated Foriest 53%-42%.

Committee assignments
•   Appropriations/Base Budget Committee (Co-Chairman)
•   Commerce Committee
•   Education Committee (Vice Chairman)
•   Finance Committee
•   Health Care Committee (Vice-Chairman)
•   Pensions, Retirement, & Aging Committee (Chairman)

2012 congressional election
In March 2012, Foriest filed to run in the newly redrawn North Carolina’s 6th congressional district, held by Republican U.S. Congressman Howard Coble. Foriest was unopposed in the primary and was the Democratic nominee. He was defeated by Coble who obtained 61% of the vote to 39% to Foriest.
Religious, Civic and other Memberships
•   Former Board Member, Alamance County Arts Council
•   Former Board Member, Alamance County Citizens for Education
•   Former Board Member, Alamance County Friendship Center
•   Executive Committee, Alamance Achieves
•   Board Member ACAC (Allied Churches of Alamance County)
•   Board Member, Cone Health Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation
•   Advisory Member, American National Bank
•   Member, Board of Deacons, First Baptist Church
•   Former Board Member, Democracy North Carolina
•   Advisory Member, Elon Board of Visitors
•   Member, First Baptist Church
•   Former Board Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
•   Former Chair, North Carolina Senior Democrats
•   Former Board Member, United Way of Alamance County

Brian Denisar

Market Development Manager, Samet Corporation

Employer – Samet Corporation, Market Development Manager 2 Years
• Board of Directors Member– Alamance Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors Member – Alamance Partnership for Children
  • ARMC KIDS Can Committee Member
  • Horizons Initiative Committee – Alamance Chamber 2019
  • Leadership Alamance Graduate 2019
  • NAIOP Member Since 2008
  • CoreNet Member Since 2008
• USGBC, LEED AP
Prior Employment – HITT Contracting, Sr. Vice President, 12 Years
 
Personal
• Married to Emily Denisar, 6 Years
• Children Braden (4), Madisyn (2)
• Lives in Burlington, NC
• Youth Sports Coach – Teeball & Soccer – City of Burlington
• Graduated from  Mount St. Mary College (Newburgh, NY)

Bryan Hagood

Bryan Hagood

County Manager, Alamance County

Buddy Boggs

Buddy Boggs

Mayor, Town of Haw River

• Born and raised in Haw River, North Carolina
• Graduate of Haw River High School
• Attended Elon College
• Graduated from Burlington Business College with a accounting degree
• Honorably served in the United States Air Force for 30 years retiring with the rank of Command Chief Master Sergeant (E-9)
• Has been married to the former Barbara Ann Jones of Haw River for 62 years. Together they have 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren
• In 1994 they purchased Barbara’s “home place” and returned to Haw River.
• Member of the Haw River United Methodist Church
• Elected to the Haw River Town Council in 1997
• Elected Mayor of the Town of Haw River in 2001 and has held that position since
• Treasurer of the Haw River Community Cemetery Committee
• Member of the Haw River Senior Citizen Club
• Member of The Haw River Historical Association

Carissa Graves-Henry

Mayor Pro-Tem, Green Level

Carrie Theall

Executive Director, Alamance Partnership for Children

Carrie Theall was born and raised in Orlando, Fla.  She worked on her undergraduate studies at Mercer University and completed her degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on human development at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG).  Ms. Theall has worked in the service of children and families throughout her career.  While in Florida, she worked for an alternative school as a therapist for children classified with severe behavioral and emotional issues.  It was during this time that Ms. Theall realized the importance of working with children and families as early as possible to ensure future success in their academic lives.  Upon returning to North Carolina in 1993, she began working in the field of developmental disabilities, as a part of a clinical team assessing children birth to five with the Greensboro Developmental Evaluation Center.  In her free time, she worked with young autistic adults as well. During this period, Ms. Theall developed an interest in the field of early literacy and obtained a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies at UNCG.

Ms. Theall became involved in the Smart Start program in 2000.  She has worked for the North Carolina Partnership for Children as well as with many local partnerships across the state.   Her experience covers a broad range of child care, family, literacy and evaluative services.  Smart Start’s mission of readying children to enter school happy, healthy, and ready to succeed is inspiring to Ms. Theall.  “I felt that my career path naturally led to a place within the Smart Start initiative.  Nothing could be more important than providing a strong foundation for a child’s ability to learn and develop lifelong social and emotional skills.”

For the past twelve years, Ms. Theall has been the Executive Director of the Alamance Partnership for Children.  She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the International Society of Childhood Indicators.  She serves on several statewide and local boards and committees, including Alamance Children’s Executive Oversight Committee, Education & Compensation Advisory Committee, Blue Ridge Institute Board of Directors, Smart Start Executive Directors’ Design Team, and Alamance Achieves Executive Committee. 

Dr. Algie Gatewood

Dr. Algie Gatewood

President, Alamance Community College

Dr. Algie Gatewood is the 4th president to helm Alamance Community College (ACC) since it opened in 1958. Prior to joining ACC in 2013, Dr. Gatewood served 10 years as president of Portland Community College Cascade Campus in Oregon. During Dr. Gatewood’s tenure at ACC, the College won its largest ever bond referendum – nearly $40 million – in 2018 to fund a number of major capital projects and expansions. Additionally, the College secured $16 million in county funding in 2014 to build the Advanced Applied Technology Center. Other notable accomplishments include: Creating a Biotechnology Center of Excellence; introducing an Early College; facilitating an apprentice program; and introducing nearly two dozen new academic programs and articulation agreements with state universities.

Dr. Bruce Benson

Superintendent, Alamance Burlington School System

Prior to being selected as the superintendent for Alamance-Burlington Schools on March 26, 2018, Dr. Benson served as superintendent of Stafford County Public Schools, Virginia from 2014-2018. During his tenure, Dr. Benson led the development and implementation of a new vision, mission, goals and strategic plan, and completed a two-year implementation of a new enterprise resource planning tool for finance and human resources to improve budget development and financial management. Additionally during this time, the division opened a new high school, completed additions to two existing high schools, developed a new set of educational design specifications for elementary schools, and broke ground for a new elementary school based on the new design specifications.
 
Before joining Stafford County, Dr. Benson served as superintendent in Accomack County, Virginia, from 2011-2014, and as assistant superintendent in Albemarle County, Virginia, from 2006 to 2011. In Albemarle County Public Schools he served as director of technology from 1999 to 2003 and as executive director for curriculum, instruction and technology from 2003 to 2006. Dr. Benson began his education career in Franklin, Virginia, teaching chemistry, biology and computer science. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from Western Michigan University with a major in biology and minor in chemistry and a Master of Science degree in secondary education from Old Dominion University with a teaching endorsement in computer science, Dr. Benson’s doctorate in administration and supervision was granted by the University of Virginia. In addition, Dr. Benson completed the Executive Leadership Program for Educators at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.

Dr. Connie Book

President, Elon University

For 20 years, Dr. Connie Ledoux Book has led higher education institutions and programs with a deep commitment to student development and a strong belief in the transformative opportunities of higher education.
 
She became Elon’s ninth president in 2018 after serving as provost and chief academic officer at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. She previously served at Elon for 16 years as a professor and senior leader, contributing to Elon’s development as a prominent national university. Dr. Book was instrumental in:
 
·        The creation of the 10-year  Elon Commitment strategic plan,
·        Establishment of the Student Professional Development Center,
·        The creation of the residential campus plan, and
·        The growth of civic engagement programs.
 
Since rejoining Elon last March, she has forged strong ties across the university, especially with students, and is spearheading creation of the university’s next strategic plan and the historic Elon LEADS comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Dr. Jeffrey Stein

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Assistant Professor of English

A passionate advocate for education, inclusivity, and the power of engaged learning, Jeff Stein brings experience from across academic, student engagement, and administrative areas of university life. As Associate Vice President, Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, and Assistant Professor of English at Elon University, he has served as the university liaison with the Board of Trustees for eight years, having worked closely with five different Board chairs and dozens of Trustees. The lead member of President Leo Lambert’s staff since 2010, Jeff served on the Board’s Presidential Search Committee, which hired President Connie Ledoux Book, and he coordinated campus efforts for the Board’s Presidential Transition Committee.
 
Before serving on the President’s cabinet, he served as Associate Dean of Students for Service-Learning, Multicultural Center, and Residence Life, enhancing and expanding the Living-Learning Community, Academic-Service Learning, and diversity education programs. While at Elon, he had the opportunity to work on the Elon Commitment strategic plan, to spearhead the design and development of both Elon’s residential campus initiative and the thriving Jewish life program. In addition to study abroad courses, he has enjoyed teaching literature and creative writing through courses like Literature on the Verge, In/Visible in America, and Emerging Identities.
 
He has authored and co-authored articles and chapters on effective Student Affairs-Academic Affairs partnerships in Service-Learning, creating a welcoming campus for diverse groups, developing a campus focus on multi-faith learning, and harnessing institutional leadership in support of diversity related strategic plans. He has also published poems in Third Coast, Diner, Heliotrope, New Delta Review, Phoebe, Many Mountains Moving, and others.
 
Prior to joining the Elon community in 2002, Jeff taught English at Colorado State University; worked in Student Affairs at Macalester College, Carleton College, and the University of Northern Colorado; and taught English at the American Institute of English in Korea. After mowing lawns, Jeff’s first job was renting lawn tools, moving trucks, and party equipment at All Season Rental in Englewood, Colorado—where he learned the importance of customer service, knowing your tools, giving more than is expected, and learning from mistakes.
 
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Beloit College, a master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Colorado State University. He completed his doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Georgia, Institute of Higher Education, writing his dissertation on the role of college presidents in shaping campus culture. Jeff and his wife Chrissy, an award-winning public high school English teacher, have two children in college.


Education
·  Ed.D. Higher Education Management: University of Georgia, 2017
  ·  Harvard Graduate School of Education: Institute for Educational Management (IEM), 2014
  ·  MFA Creative Writing – Poetry: Colorado State University, 2001
  ·  MA Literature: University of Northern Colorado, 1994
  ·  BA Creative Writing/Literary Studies: Beloit College, 1990
 
Employment History
·  2014-present: Associate Vice President, Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Assistant Professor of English, Elon University, North Carolina
  ·  2012-2014: Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Assistant Professor of English, Elon University, North Carolina
  ·  2010-2012: Special Assistant to the President/Secretary to the Board of Trustees, Assistant Professor of English, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
  ·  2008-2010: Associate Dean of Students/Asst. Professor of English, Elon University, North Carolina
  ·  2002-2008: Assistant Dean of Students/Asst. Professor of English, Elon University, North Carolina

Service Activities
·  University Strategic Planning Committee
·  Board of Trustees Presidential Search Committee
·  Board of Trustees Presidential Transition Committee
·  Staff Advisory Council
·  Phi Beta Kappa Committee
·  Joint Deans Student Life-Academic Affairs Council
·  Residential Campus Committee (co-Chair)
·  Multifaith Strategic Plan Committee
·  President’s Diversity Council
·  Expansion of the Multicultural Center Committee
·  Director of Multicultural Center Search Committee (Chair)
·  Academic Service-Learning Faculty Advisory Committee
·  Community Partnership Initiative Grant Committee (Chair)
·  Residential Campus Working Group
·  Dean of International Programs Search
·  Council on Civic Engagement
·  Calendar Committee
·  Non-Violence Studies Minor Committee
·  Internationalizing Campus Committee
·  Diversity Strategic Planning Committee
·  Chaplain and Associate Chaplain Search Committees
·  Civic Engagement Scholars Committee
·  Administrators with Faculty Rank 
·  Stewardship Council
·  Inclusive Community Council
Awards
·  Phi Beta Kappa
·  Phi Kappa Phi
·  Sigma Tau Delta
·  Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award
·  Colorado State University English Department JC Pratt Service Award
·  Beloit College “Blue Skies” Award

Ed Hooks

Mebane City Council

·  I have been on the Mebane City Council for 30 years
 
·  Graduate: NC State University 1973/ BA Economics
 
·  Have 3 children, Bryan, Amy and Chris
 
·  Have 6 Grandkids
 
·  Hobbies: Golf
 
Boards:
 
·  Alamance Community College Foundation Board
·  North Carolina Therapeutic Horse
·  Alamance Chamber Economic Foundation Board

FD Hornaday

Chairman, Alamance Regional Advisory Board

Heidi Norwick

President, United Way of Alamance County

Heidi Norwick became the President of United Way of Alamance County in 2014. She joined the United Way staff in 2012 to serve as the Director of Community Impact. Prior to joining United Way, she was the Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County for 16 years. Heidi was awarded the Founder’s Award by the Women’s Resource Center for her dedication to mentoring others in leadership and for an impactful career in nonprofit work.
Heidi serves on multiple Boards of Directors and committees including the Alamance County Children’s Executive Oversight Committee, Alamance Achieves Steering Committee, Community Oversight Board for Cardinal Innovations, Justice Advocacy Council and chairs the Alamance County Department of Social Services Board.  All of these commitments focus on United Way’s key priority areas of health, education, and financial stability.  She is also a graduate of the Alamance Chamber’s Leadership Alamance and a former Alamance Chamber Board member.
Norwick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from New York Institute of Technology and a Duke Certificate in Non-profit Management. Norwick was born and raised in Franklin Square, New York and moved to Burlington, North Carolina in 1993. 

Ian Baltutis

Mayor, City of Burlington

Mayor Ian Baltutis, elected in 2015, is a 2008 Business Entrepreneurship graduate of Elon University. He has worked for businesses both large and small in roles that ranged from customer service to technology support to logistics and management. He also managed purchasing, logistics, and ERP system integration for Honda Power Equipment Mfg from 2007-2011.
 
Currently, he owns and manages Vibration Solution LLC, an American product design and manufacturing company that he founded during his studies at Elon. Baltutis is a strong supporter of American manufacturing. He founded his company around the idea of turning the standard business model upside down and creating a company that is lean, efficient and nimble. His foresight and leadership have allowed the company to reach and profit from hundreds of niche markets that other companies cannot serve.
 
Today, his company competes on a global scale while continuing to create local jobs. He regularly lectures to students and business professionals of all ages around the country about the future of international business, innovation, the maker movement, careers for social good and the power of the Internet.
 
Baltutis is an Eagle Scout who believes in always giving back to his community through service, leadership, and philanthropy. In his free time, he can often be found tutoring math and science for 4th and 5th graders at Alexander Wilson Elementary, volunteering with Elon University students and alumni, advising start-up entrepreneurs, and mentoring youth through the local Boy Scout Venture program.
 
He loves the open road and exploring the United States on our nation’s backroads and historic highways. Baltutis enjoys tinkering in the garage. His project from the last 10 years has been the careful restoration of a 1974 MGB GT Pepsi Pace Car that he found in a barn in Minnesota. He also loves maintaining his daily driver, a unique lime green 2000 Honda Insight hybrid.
 
His other hobbies include wood working for which he won 1st place at the 2013 Heritage Craft Festival in Alamance County and 3rd place at the 2013 NC State Fair. Many people also know him as one of Burlington’s local home brewers. In 2009 he founded the East of Elon Home Brewing Cooperative and has since helped hundreds of people learn how to brew at home. His passion for brewing lead to his current involvement in founding the Burlington Beer Works cooperative brewpub project.  He and his wife Kristina Baltutis enjoy gardening and hiking with their dogs. They can also often be spotted bicycling around the Burlington community.
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
·  Vibration Solution LLC & Isolate IT Mfg – Co-Founder/Owner – 2007-Present
·  Palmoro USA, LLC – Co-Founder – 2016-Present
·  Burlington Beer Works Cooperative – Board President – 2013-2015
·  Honda Power Equipment Mfg – Purchasing/Logistics/Supply Chain Management – 2007-2011
·  Home Depot – Specialty Sales – 2006-2007
 
PROFESSIONAL DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS:
·  BS Business Administration: Entrepreneurship – Elon University; Minor – Communications and Journalism – Elon University – 2008
·  Six Sigma Black Belt – Alamance Community College – 2010
·  Six Sigma Black Belt – NC State University – 2011
·  Six Sigma Green Belt – Alamance Community College – 2009
 
COMMUNITY, POLITICAL AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:
·  NC Institute of Political Leadership Fellow & Leadership Council – Spring 2017-Present
·  Leadership Alamance – Class of 2015
·  Alamance Chamber of Commerce Member – 2012-Present
·  Burlington Citizens Police Academy Graduate – Inaugural Class – 2013
·  Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity Advisor – 2008-Present
·  Elon University Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership – Board of Advisors – 2012-Present
·  Experimental Aircraft Association Member & Volunteer – 2002-Present
·  Elon University Young Alumni Council – Development Committee Vice-Chair – 2011-2014
·  Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 379 – Venture Crew Advisor – 2009-Present
·  Boy Scouts of America – Alamance District Camporee Chair – 2009-2011
 
AWARDS:
·  Triad Business Journal 2015 40 Leaders Under Forty
·  Elon University Top 10 Under 10 Award 2010 – Recognizing the 10 alumni of the past decade for outstanding national achievement in both their professional field and community
·  Golden Mousetrap Award 2009 – Reed Business Design News – For most innovative application of a new material in product design
·  Eagle Scout
·  Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow Founders Award
·  Boy Scouts of America Order of the Arrow Vigil Honor

Jane Iseley

Owner/Farmer, Iseley Farms

Mac Williams

President, Alamance County Chamber of Commerce

• Lifelong resident of North Carolina
Graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill
• 40+ years of chamber of commerce / economic development experience in NC
• Assumed current position – November 2004
• President, NC Economic Developers Association (NCEDA) – June 2004-2005
• Awarded ‘NCEDA Economic Developer of the Year’ 2004-05

Marlena Isley

Marlena Isley

Director, Alamance County GIS

Marlena Isley was born and raised in Brown Summit, NC along with seven siblings. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of NC at Greensboro in Geography and GIS. She also holds an associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology. Marlena is married to her husband, Anthony and they have two sons ages 18 and 24.


She is a Geospatial, Civil Engineering, and Urban Planning Professional with a record of developing and supporting successful projects, providing solutions for a wide range of clients, and ability to analyze an array of issues.  She possesses excellent communication, analytical, mathematical, and creative problem solving skills which enable her to work effectively with people of all professional levels and backgrounds.  Marlena has repeatedly been recognized as a self-motivated, technically competent, efficient, and customer service oriented team player, who enjoys new challenges and learning experiences with profound attention to detail.
 
Ms. Isley received a Master’s Degree in Geography and Urban Planning at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Currently, Marlena is employed as the GIS Director for Alamance County, NC. Previously, she worked as a Geospatial Intelligence Analyst and Liaison Officer with the federal government. In her current postion, Marlena is assisting the Alamance County in the management and implementation of Alamance County GIS, database administration, and data analytics. This includes spatially integrating non-geospatial holdings across various departments and applying practical frameworks to improve workflows and productivity within a GIS framework countywide.
 

Marlena has considerable experience with Project Management, Geospatial Analysis, Intelligence, and Civil Engineering.  During her career, she has used various software including Adobe, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server, SQL Server, Model Builder, Google Earth, Military Analyst, ERDAS Imagine, Python, VB.NET, ArcObjects, Word Press, and Microsoft Office Suite.  She has produced numerous geospatial and engineering analysis products for a vast array of clientele.  Mrs. Isley studied Urban Transportation Planning and Geographic Information Systems during graduate school. She also completed a twelve month Foundations of Supervision course at the City of Greensboro and Effective Supervisory Management with Alamance County. Marlena’s background has provided her with a thorough understanding of using geospatial principles to advance data analytics, urban planning, engineering ethics principles, and managerial experience.

Overall, Marlena has over 16 years of progressive Geospatial and Civil Engineering experience with 9 years of management experience.  During her supervisor’s deployment since 2006, Marlena was Awarded a Certificate of Merit for providing outstanding geospatial support and guidance to US Navy Seabees Facilities Engineer Team supporting the global war on terrorism operating in northern Kuwait. In 2013,  she was awarded for outstanding leadership and geospatial support to XVIII Airborne Corps during critical mission analysis.
 
Honors & Activities
GISP # 26410, President of the Civil Engineering Technology and Surveying Club, Curriculum Award for Most Outstanding Student, Who’s Who Honor Society, Gamma Theta Upsilon – President, Member of Phi Theta Kappa, Greensboro Engineer’s Club Board of Directors, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, Certificate of Merit, Time Off Award, Service Award
 
Education        
·  2008 Masters: Geography Urban Planning & Economic Development
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
·  2005    Bachelors: Geography and Urban Planning       
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
·  2003    Associates of Applied Science: Civil Engineering Technology   
Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC

Martha Krall

Board of Directors, Impact Alamance

·   Born in Bogota, Colombia, lived in Colombia, Switzerland, Brazil, New Jersey
·   Moved to North Carolina in 2007
·   BS Communication.  Certified on Public Relations, Multicultural Institute, Leadership Management Institute in the Non-profit sector
·   Three years participant of the Youth Development Institute through a Kellogg Foundation Fellowship.
·   Impact Alamance Board of Directors Member
·   United Way of Alamance Count Action Team Member
·   Former member of the Advisory Board of Centro La Comunidad
·   Former Cultural Broker for the Alamance Alliance for Families and Children
·   Former Alamance Partnership for Children Board President
·   Member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
·    Widow, with two grown children, a daughter living with her husband in New York and a son living in Charlotte, NC with his wife and my two granddaughters 
 

Michelle Mills

Strategic Communications Manager, Alamance County

Phil Bowers

Executive Director, Sustainable Alamance

Phil Bowers graduated with a degree in Textile Chemistry from Georgia Tech, where he was recognized as the outstanding graduate by the Georgia Textile Manufacturer’s Association. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  He is an ordained Minister and holds a Master of Ministry degree from Jacksonville Theological Seminary.
 
Phil’s professional experience spans more than three decades with a broad base in manufacturing, sales and marketing with U.S and international companies. Phil has also served as a representative on international business teams, and his sales and technical responsibilities have taken him to markets a diverse as Mexico, Japan and Brazil. 
 
He is currently the Executive Director of Sustainable Alamance, a nonprofit Christian Community Development initiative he founded in 2008 with a mission of helping men and women with criminal histories to be restored to a productive place in our community. 
 
Phil’s community service includes:
·    Past President – Board of Directors of Crossroads Sexual Assault Crisis Response Center
·    Awarded United Way Volunteer of the Year for Social Sector
·    Governor’s Award recipient for volunteer service in NC
·    Recipient of Human Rights Award from the United Nations office of Church Women United
·    Recognized by NAACP of Alamance County for work in Social Justice, 2016
·    Community Citizen of the year, Rotary Club District 2016.
 
He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 44 years, Martha Lynn.   They have one daughter Emily who lives in Charlotte with her husband Kyle with a granddaughter expected on November 2019.
 

Tracey Grayzier

President, Impact Alamance

Tracey Grayzer is the president of Impact Alamance, a $60 million dollar foundation resulting from the merger of Cone Health and Alamance Regional Medical Center. 
The foundation’s mission is: To Strategically invest in Alamance County for hope, health, and prosperity.  It focuses on working to create a heathier community for all. 
Tracey graduated from Pfeiffer University with her MBA/MHA and has also received her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America. 
She is active in the community through service on several boards and her in her church. Tracey and her husband Austin have two young children and a crazy terrier Watson.