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Board of Directors

Chair

Terri L. Phillips, M.D.
Chief Medical Affairs Officer
Merz Aesthetics

President

Manesh Patel, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief - Division of Cardiology and Division
Clinical Pharmacology, Duke Clinical Research Institute 

Past Board Chairman

Scott Duckworth
Regional Vice President
Brasfield and Gorrie, LLC

Past Board President 

Ravish Sachar, M.D.
Physician-In-Chief
Interventional Cardiology
UNC REX Heart and Vascular

Leadership Development Chair 

Christiaan Heijmen
Managing Partner
Focus Search Partners
A Vaco Company

Health Equity Task Force Chair 

Farad Ali
President and CEO
ASOCIAR

Members

Verna Best
Social and Economic Vitality Program Manager
Wake County


Stephen Finch
Vice President Operations
UNC Health Care


Christopher Granger, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director Cardiac Care Unit
Duke University Medical Center


Tiffany Gholston
Head of Human Resources
Biomason


Christopher Kelly, M.D., MS, FACC
Cardiologist
North Carolina Heart & Vascular


Deana Labriola
Partner
Fox Rothschild, LLP


Cathy Moore
Superintendent
Wake County Public Schools   
      

Bob Myer
Senior Vice President
SKANSKA USA Building


Jeff Pfeifer
Vice President and Chief Product Officer
LexisNexis, North America


Ruth Gilliam-Phillips, DPM
Executive Director
Community Health Coalition


Anuradha Rao-Patel, M.D.
Medical Director
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina


Kristen Soler
Senior Vice President Human Resources
Advance Auto Parts


Trevor Upham, M.D.
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
WakeMed Heart & Vascular

2021 Heart Walk

Campaign Chair

Richard P. Shannon, M.D.
Chief Quality Officer
Duke Health

Chair

Elisabeth Eisleben
SVP Communications and Investor Relations
Advance Auto Parts

Executive Leaders

Traci Butler
Senior Vice President-Atlantic Division
Labcorp

Mike Creedon
President US Stores
Advance Auto Parts

Robert Doreauk
Regional Director - External Affairs
AT&T

Gary Greene
President & CEO
Greene Resources

Jeff Pfeifer
Vice President & Chief Product Officer
LexisNexis

Christine Vannais
Chief Operating Officer
FUJIFILM

Greg Winkler
Commercial Banking Manager
Pinnacle Financial Partners

2022 CycleNation

Campaign Chair

Fred Miller
Principal
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Executive Leadership

Glenda Bowman
Senior Tax Manager
EY

Deana Labriola
Partner
Fox Rothschild, LLP

2022 Heart Ball

Chair

Peter Benton, President
COO
Worldwide Clinical Trials

Executive Leadership

Philip Agee
Partner & Board Member
Attain, LLC

Lynn Dixon
Manager, Process Excellence
Martin Marietta

Scott Duckworth
Regional President
Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Joy Jones
Business Development
Adams Electric

Joel Rood
Business Consultant
Cardinal Business Solutions

Leslye Rood
Cardinal Business Solutions

Maria Samot
VP of Content
Relias

2021 Hard Hats With Heart

Campaign Chair

Buzz Crosby
Vice President
Martin Marietta

Executive Leadership

Tony Baldassari
Project Executive
Duke Heath

Kevin Barnes
Site Development & Infrastructure Team Leader
Draper Aden Associates

Griffith Chandler
Sales & Development
Chandler Concrete Co.

Scott Cooper
Operations Manager
Brasfield & Gorrie

Jeff Marcus
Real Estate Development Manager
KDC Real Estate

Floyd Mccabe
Corporate Business Development
SPC Mechanical

Bob Myer
Senior Vice President
SKANSA USA Building

Lonnie Platt
Regional Manager
Builders Mutual Insurance Co.

Mike Schneider
Senior Product Executive
Messer Construction Co.

Marshall Stein
Shareholder
Raleigh Office Leader & Construction Group Leader
Elliott Davis

2022 Go Red for Women

Campaign Chair

Lynn Mason
President and Chief Executive Officer
Broadstep Behavioral Health

Executive Leadership

Amy Baker
Partner
EY

Peter Benton
President & COO
Worldwide Clinical Trials

Angela Buchanan
Vice President of Human Resources
Schneider Electric

Nicole Faucher
VP
Client Development & Delivery
Allscripts

Sharon Delaney Mccloud
VP of Professional Development
Walk West

Jillian Munro
Group Head of Technology, Data & Analytics
Evestnet | Yodlee

Teena Piccione
Managing Director
Telco, Media & Entertainment
Google Cloud

Sophia Wajnert
Global Investment Bank Culture Strategy Lead
Credit Suisse

Courtney White
Head of Human Resources
BASF

Amy Helwig
EVP
Commercial Health
RTI International

Anne Hungate
VP of IT
RTI International

Samantha Kerr
Chief Scientific Officer
Merz Aesthetics

2023 Go Red for Women

Campaign Chair

Nicole Faucher
VP
Client Development & Delivery
Allscripts