Celebrating our Neighbors: Awards, Recognition and New Leadership

CCD loves to celebrate the good in our community. We’ve put together a list of Camel City neighbors who have received awards, recognitions or promotions. Join us in celebrating these leaders and folks who serve our community!

UNCSA alumni and faculty receive Helen Hayes Awards for outstanding theatre in Washington, D.C.

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occupied territories

Kelly and Mollye Maxner, faculty members of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), are among five alumni who have won Helen Hayes Awards, the equivalent of a Tony Award in Washington, D.C., theatre. The Maxners won the Outstanding Choreography Award for Occupied Territories, which Mollye Maxner also wrote and directed.

Kelly Maxner is director of the high school program in the School of Drama. He graduated from the School of Dance in 1994 and the School of Drama in 2000. Mollye Maxner is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Drama. She graduated from UNCSA’s high school Dance program in 1993 and Drama’s directing program in 2009.

Other alumni who won Helen Hayes Awards include: Christopher Annas-Lee, D&P ’14, Outstanding Lighting Design for Yerma with GALA Hispanic Theatre; Christopher Baine, D&P ’06, Outstanding Sound Design for When She Had Wings for Imagination Stage; and Jon Hudson Odom, Drama ’08, James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for Passion Play for Forum Theatre.

 

Winston-Salem Foundation Announces Staff Promotions
The Winston-Salem Foundation is pleased to announce promotions for four members of the Foundation’s team. These individuals touch many areas within the Foundation from grantmaking to student aid to strategic initiatives, and they possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in their respective roles. “Over the years we have had the opportunity to employ some wonderful people at the Foundation,” said Foundation president, Scott Wierman. “These promotions will enable us to move forward in our strategic plan, to maximize resources, and to increase the Foundation’s ability to grow its investment in the community.”

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gaspari

Brittney Gaspari, Vice President, Community Investment
In this new position, Brittney Gaspari will provide oversight for both the Community Grants and Student Aid departments as the Foundation seeks to increase impact and visibility for its investments in the community. She has been with the Foundation since 2004 and has been the Director of Grants for nine years.

 

huliganAndrea Hulighan, Director of Community Grants
Andrea Hulighan will assume Gaspari’s previous role, and she will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the Community Grants staff and program, which is a $2.4 million responsive grants program focused on Forsyth County. Hulighan joined the Foundation as a Program Officer on the Community Grants team in 2007.

 

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slade

Sabrina Slade, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Sabrina Slade joined the Foundation in 2013 as director of The Women’s Fund of inston-Salem. Slade will assume the new position of Director of Strategic Initiatives, leading the work of both The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem and the Black Philanthropy Initiative, while achieving greater alignment between both strategic initiatives.

 

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walmsley

Eliza Walmsley, Strategic Initiatives Manager
Eliza Walmsley joined the Foundation in 2014 as a Communications and Program Manager. She will work with Slade to manage and align the strategic work of both The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem and the Black Philanthropy Initiative.

 

 

 

Brian Cole is named Dean of UNCSA’s School of Music

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cole

Bassoonist, conductor and leader in arts education will take the helm Aug. 1
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Chancellor Lindsay Bierman has announced that Brian Cole, currently Dean of Academic Affairs at the Valencia, Spain, campus of Berklee College of Music, will be the next Dean of the UNCSA School of Music, effective Aug. 1.

Cole succeeds Interim Music Dean Karen Beres, who has served in that capacity since former Dean Wade Weast left in July 2015. Beres was recently named the Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs while David English serves as Interim Provost following the departure of David Nelson, who became President of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design on May 15.

 

 

Wake Forest Baptist Names New Cancer Services Executive

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staren

Noted surgeon, educator and executive Edgar D. “Ed” Staren, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., has been appointed vice president for cancer services at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, effective June 6. Staren also will serve as deputy director for clinical affairs of Wake Forest Baptist’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and executive director of the Medical Center’s cancer service line.

As part of the senior management teams of both the Medical Center and the Comprehensive Cancer Center, he will be responsible for the strategies, facilities, operations and quality of all cancer-related patient-care services across all Wake Forest Baptist campuses and outreach sites.

 

 

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Announces Dr. Laura Gerald as New President of Statewide Foundation

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gerald

Dr. Laura Gerald will serve as president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the statewide organization committed to improving the health and quality of life of financially disadvantaged North Carolinians. Dr. Gerald currently serves as market medical director for Evolent Health in Raleigh and formerly served as the North Carolina state health director. Dr. Gerald brings decades of leadership experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors to the Trust, one of the state’s largest private foundations.

Gerald will lead the Trust as it continues to carry out Mrs. Reynolds’ vision of improving the health and quality of life of vulnerable North Carolinians. In recent years, the Trust has gained national recognition as a proactive, strategic grantmaker that invests in programs, people and policies that have the chance to lead to sustainable, long-term change in some of North Carolina’s poorest communities, many of them rural. Through Healthy Places NC, the Trust’s 10-year initiative to improve health in 10 to 12 rural communities, and the Forsyth County early childhood effort known as Great Expectations, the Trust is committed to tapping the expertise of the people it aims to serve and building the capacity of local residents to be leaders in their own community change.

Gerald’s selection is the result of a national search led by Wells Fargo, which serves as the sole trustee of the Trust. Former President Karen McNeil-Miller left the Trust in 2015, and Vice President of Programs Allen Smart has served as interim president since her departure. Smart will continue to serve in the interim role until Dr. Gerald joins the team in early July.

 

WS/FCS principals take on new roles
Five principals in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools have accepted new positions within the district. Karen Roseboro will be the Priority Schools Coordinator; Donna Cannon will be the Human Resources Director for Talent and Professional Development; Michael Hayes will be the social studies program manager; Ted Burcaw will be the principal at Diggs-Latham Elementary; and Ramona Warren will be the principal at Morgan Elementary.

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roseboro

Roseboro will be the district’s first Priority School Coordinator. The position was created to provide support for the 11 federally identified Priority Schools. Roseboro will be an advocate, coach and support liaison to the schools, as well as assist with compliance responsibilities.

Roseboro has been the principal of North Hills Elementary School since 2009. Before that, she was the principal of Shepherd Elementary in Iredell County for two years. She also served as an assistant principal at Cash Elementary and worked as a teacher at Parkland High School and Wiley Middle School.

Roseboro earned a bachelor’s degree in history from East Carolina University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Gardner Webb University, and an education specialist’s degree and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Wingate University.

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connon

Cannon has served as the principal at Diggs-Latham Elementary since 2011. She was the principal at Cash Elementary for two years and an assistant principal at Old Richmond Elementary for three years. She replaces Paula Wilkins, who was named principal at Cook Literacy Model School. Cannon also taught at Moore Magnet School and Walkertown Elementary School.

Cannon earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/elementary education from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree from Appalachian State University.

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burcaw

Cannon will be replaced by Burcaw, who has been the principal at The Children’s Center since 2014. He was the principal of Kingswood School from 2010 to 2014 and Cook Elementary from 2004 to 2010. He has also worked as an assistant principal at Sedge Garden, a home-school coordinator at Mineral Springs Elementary and a pastor for the Moravian Church in America.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Penn., and master’s degrees from Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

HayesHayes has been the principal at Morgan since 2011. Prior to that, he was the principal at Southwest Elementary School for four years. He replaces Andrew Kraft, who is the interim Director of Accountability. Hayes also served as a principal intern and teacher for Iredell County Schools.

Hayes earned a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education and a master’s degree in school administration from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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warren

He will be followed at Morgan by Warren, who has been the principal of Sedge Garden Elementary for seven years. Prior to that, she was an assistant principal of Clemmons Elementary for five years. Warren taught for 9 years, including several as an exceptional children’s teacher at Clemmons Middle, before becoming a N.C. Principal Fellow in 2002. She served her administrative internship at Mineral Springs Middle and Clemmons Elementary.

She has a bachelor’s degree from Lees-McRae College, a master’s degree of arts from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

 

Martin Ferrell named headmaster and dean of High School Academic Program at UNCSA

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ferrell

Provost David Nelson has announced that Martin Ferrell, Dean of Academics at the Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, will be the next Headmaster and Dean of the High School Academic Program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).
Martin Ferrell grew up in Chapel Hill and attended Chapel Hill High School. For the last four years, Ferrell has served as the K-12 Academic Dean at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, a co-ed boarding and day school in Kamuela, Hawai‘i. There, he oversaw the development and integration of the K-12 curriculum across the academy’s three school divisions, and worked with the faculty to create required Capstone Project Experiences at each division level. He designed and implemented a new teacher evaluation system and worked directly with the 75 teachers across the three school divisions on individual goal-setting and realization. He also was responsible for the hiring and professional development of the K-12 faculty.

Previously, Ferrell was a high school history teacher in both boarding and day schools, both public and private, including The Madeira School in McLean, Va., The Miller School and Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Va.; Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C.; and Western Albemarle High in Crozet, Va.

Due to obligations in his current role, Ferrell will begin at UNCSA on Jan. 1, 2017. High School Academic Program Associate Dean Brock Snyder has agreed to serve as Acting Dean this summer, while Elaine Pruitt, current Interim Dean and Headmaster of the High School Academic Program, has agreed to stay on as Interim Dean during the fall 2016 semester.

 

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina presents the 2016 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards to eleven recipients from across Forsyth County.
HandsOn, which works to increase volunteerism and build the capacity of local nonprofits presented the awards to winners selected by a volunteer committee from a diverse pool of nominations. Award recipients are: Todd Barr (Outstanding Mentor Volunteer), Ann Berlin (Perseverance in Volunteerism), Juanita Carter (Faith-Based Volunteer), Thomas “Hill” Douglas (Youth Volunteer), The Egg Divas of Holy Family Catholic Church (Group/Team Volunteers), Labor Finders of Winston-Salem (Corporate/Business Volunteers), The Lamy Family (Family Volunteers), Martin Levin (Lifetime Achievement Volunteer), Edna “Lee” Smith (Senior Volunteer,) and Bobbi Wolfe (Individual Volunteer). The People’s Choice Award winner, chosen from amongst all of the nominees by voters, was Kenneth Holly for his work to provide affordable veteran’s housing with Homes 4 Our Heroes. T

These volunteers give their time to a variety of different organizations. Mr. Barr won for his service with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Ann Berlin won for her service to Susan G. Komen NWNC Chapter as a way of helping other breast cancer survivors. Juanita Carter is being recognized for more than 50 years of service to Crestwood Baptist Church. Hill Douglas has been spending his Saturday mornings in high school helping H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem prepare food for delivery to needy children and families. The Egg Divas won for their weekly shift hand-sorting eggs at Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, while Labor Finders was singled out for the staff person they “lend” to the Food Bank for one full day each week. The multi-generational Lamy Family is being lauded for their 25 year commitment to Samaritan Ministries. The 91-year-old Martin Levin has dedicated a lifetime’s worth of work to The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem’s annual book sale, while Ms. Smith, at 89, still volunteers for an overnight shift once a week at both Brenner’s Children Hospital and Novant Forsyth Medical Center. Lastly, Bobbie Wolf won for her work in developing children’s education programming at Korner’s Folly in Kernersville.

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards were first awarded by the Governor’s Office and its Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in 1979. The award honors citizens who have shown significant concern and compassion for their neighbors through volunteer service.