UNC Greensboro Foundation

Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors are appointed for a three-year term from July 1 through June 30 of the third year.


Debra Turner Bailey ’79, ’81 MPA retired from Corning Incorporated in 2013 as their global diversity officer. With a master’s degree in human resources from Cornell University, she has also held roles as a strategic HR business partner, an HR generalist, and a director of three HR Centers of Excellence. She worked for ten years in higher education administration at Cornell University, The University of Texas at Austin, and UNCG. She is vice president of the Children’s Homes of Iredell County Board of Directors and a member of the American Heart Association Circle of Red and the Circle of Giving organizations.

Gay Bowman ’72 MA is the former president (2003-2004) of the American Medical Association Alliance and the 2009 recipient of the Belle Chenault Award for Political Participation, given by the American Medical Association PAC. She currently sits on the Alliance Health Education Initiative Board of Trustees, and she is active in several community organizations, including Reading Connections.

Jason Caldwell ’03 is the founder and senior consultant for Ubuntu Consulting and a full-time adjunct professor in the Department of Management at North Carolina A&T State University. He previously served as NCAT’s interim assistant dean for Student Success, appointed by the dean of the Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics, and as community college strategic partnership manager for Western Governors University North Carolina. Jason is also the former executive director of Degrees Matter, a Guilford County initiative focused on postsecondary degree completion.

Patricia Chamings earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing at the University of Florida before completing her doctorate in higher education administration at Vanderbilt University.  She served 10 years as a flight nurse in the Tennessee Air National Guard and 20 years in the Air Force Reserve in various nursing and administrative positions; she retired as a colonel. Her civilian career has included several university faculty positions. She came to UNCG from Emory University, and worked as a professor and dean at the UNCG School of Nursing. She retired from the University in 2005 and, from 2007 to 2011, she served as interim dean at North Carolina A&T University’s School of Nursing.

BRYAN CHAPMAN is an executive leader and a current vice president of merchandising at Kontoor Brands, Inc. He is responsible for the product segmentation and go-to-market strategies for the Wrangler Traditional Business Unit in the North American market. In 2008, he relocated from New Jersey to North Carolina and immediately became an active member within the Triad community. He became a “Big” at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Piedmont, and in 2016, he joined the organization’s Board of Directors, where he still serves.

Bryan Chapman is the sitting secretary of the UNC Greensboro Foundation.

Doug Copeland is the executive director of business development for the commercial division of Furnitureland South, the largest furniture store in the world. His past roles include 16 years as president and publisher of the Triad Business Journal, vice president of Cone Health, and chief of staff to U.S. Congressman Richardson Preyer. He has been honored with a National Leadership Award from the National Association of Community Leadership and the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award from Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas. In 2017, Doug was presented the Maleska Leadership Service Award from Leadership Greensboro “for a lifetime of work in the area of leadership and civic engagement.”

David Craft ’85 has been an advisor at AssuredPartners since 2017. Before coming into this role, he served as board chair, CEO, and executive vice president of Craft Insurance Group. A dedicated outdoor enthusiast, he has greatly assisted land conservation and protection in the local community. In 2004, he was a leader in helping to pass the Open Space bond, which led to a county-wide system of passive parks, and he spearheaded the effort to prevent the Haw River State Park from being turned into a private golf course. He serves on the board of Piedmont Land Conservancy and is the co-founder of the Piedmont Legacy Trails initiative. He currently serves as the chair of the Uwharrie Trailblazer trail club.

Hank Cunningham is a certified mortgage banker. He founded Cunningham & Company in 1990, and after selling the company, now serves as senior vice president for Highlands Residential Mortgage. He is former chair and vice chair of the Greensboro Housing Development Partnership, former chair of the Mortgage Bankers Association Residential Board of Governors, former director of the Mortgage Bankers Association, and former president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Carolinas. In 2011, he was presented the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Distinguished Service Award and inducted into the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association Hall of Fame.

Beth N. Fischer is UNCG’s vice chancellor for University Advancement. Prior to joining the Spartan family in 2018, she was the executive director for University Development at UNC Charlotte, where she designed and directed the UNC Charlotte $218M Exponential Comprehensive Campaign. Beth was selected by the Charlotte Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” award winner in 2009 and subsequently received the “Women in Business” award in 2017. In 2020, she received the Triad Business Journal’s “Women in Business” award. She is an active member of Women Executives and Women’s Professional Forum and she serves on the North Carolina Gift Planning Board.

As president of the UNC Greensboro Foundation, Beth Fischer serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the board.

DAVID GALBRAITH ’92 is Vice President of Global Brand and Marketing at Mack Trucks, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C. He was previously employed by Volkswagen of America, where he served as Senior Director of Experience and Brand Partnership Marketing. Prior to Volkswagen, David spent almost 20 years in the technology sector, serving in communications, strategy, and brand management at Dell and IBM. David earned his BA in information systems and management from UNCG and his MBA in international marketing from American University in Washington, D.C. David and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Camryn and Spencer.

Phaedra J. Grove ’92, ’95 MPA has cultivated a 20+ year career in human resources and currently leads Talent Acquisition and Employer Brand at Reynolds American in Winston-Salem. Her commitment to civic service includes lifetime memberships in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., NAACP, and the UNCG Alumni Association. She is also a member of the Links Incorporated and Leadership Winston-Salem Class of 2021.

Phaedra Grove is the sitting board chair of the UNC Greensboro Foundation.

Linda Higgins ’72 was president and co-founder of One Design Center, a Greensboro interior design and space planning firm. Since closing the company with fellow UNCG alumnae Cyndi Folds and Anne Bowers in 2016, she offers services as an independent commercial interior design consultant. Linda served on the UNCG HES Foundation Board for more than 20 years, and was recognized as an Outstanding Alumni by receiving the HES (now HHS) Pacesetter Award. She was a charter member of the Construction Professionals Network (CPN) of North Carolina, and in 2008 CPN honored her with an Outstanding Service Award.

Joe Hughes ’84 retired as executive vice president and employee benefits division leader of Senn Dunn Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC. company. Before joining Senn Dunn Insurance, he was a founding partner of Professional Benefits Management LLC. and held roles at Ciba-Geigy Corporation, UnitedHealthcare, and Piedmont Administrators. Joe previously served on the Elon University Parents Council and is a former board member of Industries of the Blind, the UNCG Board of Visitors, and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.

Lisa Johnson worked in marketing and management at IBM for more than 12 years before starting her event planning and design consulting business. Active in her community, she currently is serving her second term on the Weatherspoon Art Museum Advisory Board of Directors as secretary and on the executive committee. She has served for six years on the boards of the Music Academy of North Carolina and GreenHill, and she is past president of both boards. She has been involved with fundraising and chaired committees for many organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Greensboro Day School, Episcopal High School, and the Junior League.

Celia G. Jolley ’71 is a retired educator with more than 25 years of experience in North Carolina public education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from UNCG and a master’s in education from NC State University. Her service to UNCG includes terms on the School of Education (SOE) Advisory Board and the University’s Board of Visitors. She is currently in her second term on the UNCG Excellence Foundation board and is also a member of the SOE Donor Relations Committee. Celia was named an Inspirational Educator in 2019 and received the SOE Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 2008.

Steve Joyce ’90 is the managing director at Talanta Investment Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, most of which he spent at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley Wealth Management) as a financial consultant. His philanthropic service has included serving on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, as past president of the Kiwanis Club of Greensboro, and as chair of the Trinity Church (Greensboro) Board of Directors.

Steve Joyce is the immediate past chair of the UNC Greensboro Foundation.

Kim Ketchum ’70 is president of Ketchum and Company, which he founded in 1971. With strong ties to the community, he is also a trustee of AuthoraCare Collective (formerly Hospice and Palliative Care) and a member of the Guilford County Commission on Aging. Kim’s previous involvements include president of the Greensboro Civitan Club, board chair of Family Service of the Piedmont and the Family Service of Greensboro Foundation, and member of the Community Foundation of Greensboro’s Professional Advisory Committee. Kim was UNCG’s first male senior class president and he is the originator of the campus’ annual luminary display.

Terri Maultsby is a former teacher, with experience at the Green Vale School (New York), Canterbury School, and Greensboro Day School. After retiring from K-12 education in 2013, she completed certification for health coaching and yoga instruction. Today, her business Think.Eat.Grow. provides wellness education programs, classes on healthy eating habits, and cooking instruction. 

Cheryl McQueary previously served as deputy administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration with the U.S. Department of Transportation and as special assistant to the chief information officer at the US Department of Agriculture. Both positions were appointments from President George W. Bush. Cheryl also has 20 years of private sector experience at Bell Laboratories, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. She has served on the TEDxGreensboro Leadership Team, the NCDOT Board of Transportation, and the boards of the Greensboro Transit Authority, NC Global TransPark, and the United Way of Greater Greensboro, among others.

Jennifer Mee Morris ’86 is an international flight attendant with United Airlines and the former director of marketing and sales for Paces Construction Company in Atlanta, Georgia. She currently serves on the UNCG Alumni Leadership Board as vice president and as an executive committee member, and she has served as chair of the University’s Alumni Engagement Committee and as a member of its executive committee. Her volunteerism has also extended to the Sandy Springs Education Force, at her local public high school, where she has aided as a student mentor through the program Students Achieving in Life.

BRAD MORTON is a certified public accountant and has more than 25 years of finance, accounting, and management experience. He is a partner and an investment committee member of Salem Investment Partners. Previously, he served as a member of NextGen CFO, providing CFO services for small- to medium-sized businesses.  Prior to that, he was an executive at LabCorp serving on the company’s management, operating, compliance, and disclosure committees.  He began his career at KPMG.

DOLORES DAVIS PAYLOR ’79 has served North Carolina as a teacher and administrator for 40 years, and in 2018, she was honored by the state with a Marvin Pittman Champions of Education Award. She holds four degrees, including two master’s and a PhD. Currently, she serves on UNCG’s Guarantee Scholars and Human Environmental Science (now HHS) boards, and is a member of several other organizations. Her aim is to leave an indelible mark as a lifelong learner and community advocate for children, young adults, and families.

Judy Penny ’70, ’74 MA, ’89 PHD is the retired executive director of accountability and research for Guilford County Schools. Previously, she served as program evaluation manager for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, and she was formerly the president of University Research Associates, Inc. Her service to other organizations includes serving as board member and treasurer of the North Carolina Association for Research in Education, board member and treasurer of the Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality, and board member of John Gordon branch of the State Employees Credit Union, UNCG HHS Alumni Leadership Council, and On Track Education, Inc.

Judy Penny is the sitting vice-chair of the UNC Greensboro Foundation.

Carolynn Rice ’97 MBA is the former director of quality improvement at Advanced Home Care and the wife of Cone Health CEO Emeritus Tim Rice. Named in their honor, the Tim and Carolynn Rice Center for Child and Adolescent Health is the largest facility for children in the Cone Health network. Carolynn is a former board member of Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro, and she previously sat on the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Triad Board of Directors.  

Jo Safrit ’57 was the Virginia Horne Henry Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as professor and chair at American University in Washington, D.C. Specializing in measurement and evaluation in exercise science, she is an emerita member of the Kinesiology Academy, the Measurement and Evaluation Society, and was a member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Science Board, and the Measurement and Evaluation Section of AERA. She published several text books in her area of specialization and numerous articles in research journals. Every few years, the University of Wisconsin-Madison sponsors a Safrit Lecture in her honor.

Sarah Shoffner ’62, ’64 MS, ’77 PHD is professor emerita of the UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences, and she currently serves on three panels with the University’s Alumni Association board – the Alumni House Committee, the Vanguard Leadership Council, and the Woman’s College Tribute Project Committee. She is past president of the Human Environmental Sciences (HES) Foundation Board of Directors, and she now serves on the Executive Committee of the Excellence Foundation and the HES Legacy Committee. She received the Distinguished Alumna Award from the School of HES in 2006, and in 2013 UNCG recognized her with a Women of Distinction Award. 

CARRIE HAGAN STEWART is a life-long Greensboro resident. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, she returned to Greensboro to pursue a commercial banking career with BB&T. In 2017, Carrie joined her husband and her brother in their commercial solar business, Green State Power, and is helping to grow Green State Power from a small solar business into a full renewable energy company. Carrie serves on the N.C. Council for Women, the Executive Committee of the American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign, UNCG’s Light the Way Campaign Steering Committee, and the Greensboro Day School Alumni Board.

Camille Townsend ’65 AAS had a 40+ year career in health care and has volunteered with several community organizations. She was president of the American Cancer Society Greensboro chapter and served as a board member and officer to the Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine Alliance, the Medical Society/Alliance Endowment Fund, and the Guilford Medical/Dental Managers Association. She now serves on the UNCG Nursing Advisory Board, the Greensboro Sports Council, and the Earlier.org Board of Directors, a local breast cancer organization. Camille is an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro and volunteers as the coordinator for an outreach ministry called Hot Dish and Hope.

Jana Wagenseller ’76 has been president of her health care consulting business, Jana Wagenseller LLC., since 2004. She retired as associate director at the Duke Oncology Network, after being instrumental in the development of the Duke Cancer Center’s affiliation program. Prior to that, she worked as a registered nurse for Duke University Medical Center and became head nurse in the oncology department. She is the first UNCG School of Nursing graduate to preside as president of the University’s Alumni Association Board.

LASCEL WEBLEY ’94 is Director of Compliance Audit at Labcorp in Burlington, N.C. Previously, he worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. He earned a BS in finance from UNCG and his master’s in business administration and health administration from Pfeiffer University. A proud alumnus, he led the effort to establish the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.’s Mu Iota Endowment at UNCG. He served as Board Chair of Alliance Healthcare from 2012 to 2014 and was recently elected to the board of the Lincoln Community Health Center Foundation, which provides health care to medically underserved patients in Durham, N.C.

GREGORY REYNALD WILLIAMS ’95 is an attorney who was born and raised in Bolivia, N.C. He graduated with a BA in political science from UNCG, where he was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team. He pursued a career in financial planning services at Northwestern Mutual, focusing on individuals, families, and small businesses, and subsequently opened his own business, Williams Financial, LLC. He feeds his passion for basketball by working as a referee at the high school and junior college levels, Men’s Divisions, I, II, and III, and the NBA Developmental League (NBDL).