Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
The Board of Directors has three primary legal duties known as the "duty of care," "duty of loyalty," and "duty of obedience."
Duty of Care:
Take care of the nonprofit by ensuring prudent use of all assets, including facility, people, and good will;
Duty of Loyalty:
Ensure that the nonprofit's activities and transactions are, first and foremost, advancing its mission; Recognize and disclose conflicts of interest; Make decisions that are in the best interest of the nonprofit corporation; not in the best interest of the individual board member (or any other individual or for-profit entity).
Duty of Obedience:
Ensure that the nonprofit obeys applicable laws and regulations; follows its own bylaws; and that the nonprofit adheres to its stated corporate purposes/mission.
2022-23 Board of Directors
Jeff Stein, Elon University, Board Chair
Yazmin Garcia-Rico, NCDHHS, Board Chair Elect
Kelly Carlisle, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Adrian Daye, NCDHHS
Lisa Gabel, Volunteer
Alejandro Garcia, CityGate Dream Center
Tyronna Hooker, Impact Alamance
Josefvon Jones, Alamance Community College
Brian Long, City of Burlington
Janet Queen, Labcorp
Bobbi Ruffin-Alston, City of Burlington
Lacey Way, Gilliam Bell Moser, LLP
Teresa Wiley, Piedmont Health Services