Board Members

Angie Welsh, Project Director, The Kaleidoscope Project

Ann Oshel (Vice Chair), Senior Vice President of Community Relations, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare

Beth Nelson, Chair of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

Betsey McFarland (Chair), Executive Director, The Wade Edwards Foundation and Learning Lab (WELL)

Deijah Barnes, Master of Social Work Candidate, North Carolina State University

Emily Baranello, Vice President, Education Practice, SAS Institute 

Jay Yoakum, Master Investigator, Wake County Sheriff's Office

Jeffrey Robinson, Dean and Chief Campus Officer of the Public Safety Education Campus, Wake Technical Community College

Dr. Jocelyn Taliaferro, Associate Professor & Field Director, Department of Social Work, North Carolina State University

Katherine Williams, Director, Wake County Cooperative Extension

Lisa Humphreys, Chief Organizational Development Officer, YMCA of the Triangle

Marchell Adams David, Assistant City Manager, City of Raleigh

Mikaya Thurmond, Anchor/Reporter, WRAL and FOX 50

Nick Allen, Senior Leader–Programs, United Way of the Greater Triangle

Chief Orlando Soto, Police Chief, Rolesville Police Department

Regina Petteway, Director, Wake County Human Services

TJ Cawley, Mayor, Town of  Morrisville



Aspirational Goals for Collective Action:

  • 95% of third grade students read on grade level
  • 95% of students graduate high school ready for college and career
  • Eliminate youth suicides and bullying