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.

  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.

  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.

  Brad Kabak  Fuqua on Board  Brad Kabak began serving on the Board of Directors in 2017. As an MBA Candidate at the Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, he joined through the Fuqua On Board program. Brad has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Indiana University.  He spent six years in China and Vietnam overseeing the manufacturing and supply chain operations for a consumer packaged goods startup company.

Brad Kabak
Fuqua on Board

Brad Kabak began serving on the Board of Directors in 2017. As an MBA Candidate at the Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, he joined through the Fuqua On Board program. Brad has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Indiana University.  He spent six years in China and Vietnam overseeing the manufacturing and supply chain operations for a consumer packaged goods startup company.

  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.

  Dylan McCurrach  Fuqua on Board  Dylan McCurrach began serving on the Board of Directors in 2017. As an MBA Candidate at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, he joined through the Fuqua On Board program. Dylan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Philosophy from Cornell University and spent six years in New York working in investment management.

Dylan McCurrach
Fuqua on Board

Dylan McCurrach began serving on the Board of Directors in 2017. As an MBA Candidate at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, he joined through the Fuqua On Board program. Dylan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Philosophy from Cornell University and spent six years in New York working in investment management.

  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.

  Susan Sugarman Kirsch   Susan Sugarman Kirsch began serving on the Board of Directors in 2018.  She is a general pediatrician in Durham. 

Susan Sugarman Kirsch

Susan Sugarman Kirsch began serving on the Board of Directors in 2018.  She is a general pediatrician in Durham. 

  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.