Exchange Family Center Board of Directors

Nancy Gordon President Nancy Gordon began serving on the Board of Directors in 2013. She is a retired District Court Judge for the Adult Drug Treatment Court.  Nancy presided over the Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Court until 2015.

Nancy Gordon
President

Nancy Gordon began serving on the Board of Directors in 2013. She is a retired District Court Judge for the Adult Drug Treatment Court.  Nancy presided over the Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Court until 2015.

Verona Middleton-Jeter Vice President Verona Middleton-Jeter began serving on the Board of Directors in 2014. She is retired and was formerly the Executive Director of the Henry Street Settlement in New York.

Verona Middleton-Jeter
Vice President

Verona Middleton-Jeter began serving on the Board of Directors in 2014. She is retired and was formerly the Executive Director of the Henry Street Settlement in New York.

Alan Jessup Secretary Alan Jessup most recently began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  He has been a member of the Exchange Club of Greater Durham for 25 years and served on the task force that originally formed the agency.  He also served on the Board of Directors from 1999-2003.  Alan is a graduate of East Carolina University and has worked for Nationwide Insurance for 35 years.

Alan Jessup
Secretary

Alan Jessup most recently began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  He has been a member of the Exchange Club of Greater Durham for 25 years and served on the task force that originally formed the agency.  He also served on the Board of Directors from 1999-2003.  Alan is a graduate of East Carolina University and has worked for Nationwide Insurance for 35 years.

Jerry Dodd Treasurer Jerry Dodd began serving on the Board of Directors in 1992 and has been the Treasurer for nearly two decades.  Jerry is a CPA and Co-Owner of Garrett, Dodd & Associates Ltd.

Jerry Dodd
Treasurer

Jerry Dodd began serving on the Board of Directors in 1992 and has been the Treasurer for nearly two decades.  Jerry is a CPA and Co-Owner of Garrett, Dodd & Associates Ltd.

Samantha Perry At-Large Member to the Executive Committee Samantha Perry began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  Driven by her passion for people and her background in Human Resources, Sam recently became a benefits consultant/licensed insurance agent. She holds Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.

Samantha Perry
At-Large Member to the Executive Committee

Samantha Perry began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  Driven by her passion for people and her background in Human Resources, Sam recently became a benefits consultant/licensed insurance agent. She holds Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.

Nancy Abramowitz Fuqua on Board Nancy Abramowitz began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  As an MBA Candidate at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, she joined through the "Fuqua On Board” (FOB) program. Nancy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Bentley University and spent the last seven years in New England working in logistics and operations management.

Nancy Abramowitz
Fuqua on Board

Nancy Abramowitz began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  As an MBA Candidate at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, she joined through the "Fuqua On Board” (FOB) program. Nancy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Bentley University and spent the last seven years in New England working in logistics and operations management.

Jim Barringer Jim Barringer has been a member of the Board of Directors since it began and helped to found the agency in 1992.  He is a retired firefighter and community volunteer.

Jim Barringer

Jim Barringer has been a member of the Board of Directors since it began and helped to found the agency in 1992.  He is a retired firefighter and community volunteer.

Michael Becketts Michael Becketts began serving on the Board of Directors in 2014. He is the former Director for Durham County Department of Social Services.  Michael is currently the Assistant Secretary for Human Services for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Michael Becketts

Michael Becketts began serving on the Board of Directors in 2014. He is the former Director for Durham County Department of Social Services.  Michael is currently the Assistant Secretary for Human Services for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Melanie Busbee Melanie Busbee began serving on the Board of Directors in 2013. She is a previous participant in our services and dedicated parent. Melanie is a Multimedia Content Manager at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Melanie Busbee

Melanie Busbee began serving on the Board of Directors in 2013. She is a previous participant in our services and dedicated parent. Melanie is a Multimedia Content Manager at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Rosalind Coleman Rosalind Coleman began serving on the Board of Directors in 2002. She is a retired administrator and community volunteer.

Rosalind Coleman

Rosalind Coleman began serving on the Board of Directors in 2002. She is a retired administrator and community volunteer.

Rachel Galanter Executive Director The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and relays information about the daily operations of the agency to the Board.

Rachel Galanter
Executive Director

The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and relays information about the daily operations of the agency to the Board.

Kevin Griffin Kevin Griffin began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  He is the Founder and President of AVANT, a full service staffing and recruiting company based in Durham.  Kevin is a father, coach, and improvisational performer.  He brings a breadth of business experience to the board, including personnel and team development, financial management, and operations expertise.

Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  He is the Founder and President of AVANT, a full service staffing and recruiting company based in Durham.  Kevin is a father, coach, and improvisational performer.  He brings a breadth of business experience to the board, including personnel and team development, financial management, and operations expertise.

Jonathan Kotch, M.D. Dr. Jonathan Kotch began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  He is a board-certified medical specialist in pediatrics and preventive medicine, and was on the faculty of the Department of Maternal and Child Health at UNC-Chapel Hill for 37 years.  Dr. Kotch was a Principal Investigator of one of five local sites of the Longitudinal Studies Consortium on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Jonathan Kotch, M.D.

Dr. Jonathan Kotch began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  He is a board-certified medical specialist in pediatrics and preventive medicine, and was on the faculty of the Department of Maternal and Child Health at UNC-Chapel Hill for 37 years.  Dr. Kotch was a Principal Investigator of one of five local sites of the Longitudinal Studies Consortium on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Bill Nichols Bill Nichols began serving on the Board of Directors in 2008. He is retired from the postal service.  Bill is a member of the Street Rodders and is instrumental in their support of the center.

Bill Nichols

Bill Nichols began serving on the Board of Directors in 2008. He is retired from the postal service.  Bill is a member of the Street Rodders and is instrumental in their support of the center.

Chip Roe Chip Roe began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016. He is a Durham native and a past president of the Exchange Club of Greater Durham. Chip is a Vice President and owner of the Potter Financial Group.  

Chip Roe

Chip Roe began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016. He is a Durham native and a past president of the Exchange Club of Greater Durham. Chip is a Vice President and owner of the Potter Financial Group.

 

Kate Shirah Kate Shirah began serving on the Board of Directors in 2015. She is the Program Director for the John Rex Endowment, a private foundation in Wake County, focused on the health and well-being of children.

Kate Shirah

Kate Shirah began serving on the Board of Directors in 2015. She is the Program Director for the John Rex Endowment, a private foundation in Wake County, focused on the health and well-being of children.

Barbara VanDewoestine Barbara VanDewoestine began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  In addition to recent service on the board of Durham’s Partnership for Children, Barbara has been working for decades to help improve child care quality, especially for children living in poverty.

Barbara VanDewoestine

Barbara VanDewoestine began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016.  In addition to recent service on the board of Durham’s Partnership for Children, Barbara has been working for decades to help improve child care quality, especially for children living in poverty.

Dan Wakeley Dan Wakeley began serving on the Board of Directors in 2015. He is the Past President of the Swift Creek Township #1882 Exchange Club.  Dan is the owner of Daniel's Florist in Raleigh.

Dan Wakeley

Dan Wakeley began serving on the Board of Directors in 2015. He is the Past President of the Swift Creek Township #1882 Exchange Club.  Dan is the owner of Daniel's Florist in Raleigh.