2018 Board of Directors

Board Chairperson

Lois Ingland
Assistant Vice President, Community and Civic Engagement
Corporate Communications, Marketing & Outreach
Atrium Health

Vice Chair

Jeff Johnson
Cigna Healthcare
Service Operations


Brian Usischon
Associate VP for Human Resources and University Benefits Officer
The University of North Carolina

Past Chair

John Anthony

Deborah Ally
United Way of Gaston County

David Bailey
President and CEO
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

Sherry Bradsher
Senior Human Services Policy Specialist
Cansler Collaborative Resources

Shamaree Brown
Director of Student-Athlete Programs and Compliance

Dr. Gary Childers
Executive Director
High Country United Way

Jennie Connor
Executive Director
Catawba County United Way

Denise Cumbee Long
Executive Director
United Way of Henderson County

Prescott (Pres) Davenport
Partner/Business Development Director
Eckel & Vaughn

John Eller
County Manager
Davie County

Tim Gabel
Executive Vice President
Social, Statistical and Environmental Sciences
RTI International

Cindy Gordineer
President and CEO
United Way of Forsyth County

Sarah Langer Hall
Health Policy Manager
Institute for Emerging Issues

Tyran Hill
Local and Regional Policy Officer
NC Housing Coalition

Tharesa Lee
Pastorate, Social Entrepreneur, CEO
Intentional Excellence Consulting

David McNeill
District Manager
Duke Energy

Gareth Montague-Smith

Allan Morse
Product Lifecycle Manager
Siemens Industry, Inc.

Heidi Norwick
United Way of Alamance County

David Prevette
Consulting Director

Brittany Pruitt
United Way of Davidson County

Travis Starkey
Director, Alumni Impact
Teach for America - Eastern North Carolina

Shawn Sullivan
Director, Enterprise Analytics
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina

Roy Watson, Jr. 
Director of Sales
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina


Laura Marx
President and CEO
United Way of North Carolina