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Board of Trustees

Election to the board of trustees carries with it a responsibility of stewardship. By definition, trustees are the custodians of the school: they hold "in trust" the mission and the school's reputation. Current trustees accept the obligation to not only preserve, but to also add to the enterprise. ... Beyond these duties, the work of trustees focuses exclusively on policies and strategies that are future-focused, and not on daily operations, which are delegated to the head of school. Trustees are called upon to contribute their time, thought, and energy, as well as financial resources, to support the viability and growth of the school. — National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Mr. Kevin T. Anderson '82, Board Chair

Kevin Anderson ’82 joined the board in 2014. He is a senior vice president in the financial services industry in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kevin entered the investment business at Branch Cabell in Richmond, Virginia, where his final role was director of research. In 1989, he joined his father Chip and his grandfather at Legg Mason. Along the way, he attained the chartered financial analyst, certified portfolio manager and certified financial planner™ designation (no longer active).

A native of Raleigh, Kevin is dedicated to serving personally and professionally across a range of organizations, including Portfolio Management Institute, past president; Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, where his roles have included chair of the board of trustees, finance committee and administrative board; Washington & Lee University alumni admissions chair – Eastern NC; YMCA of the Triangle investment committee member; and William Peace University, where he served as board of visitors chair and member of board of trustees.

Kevin and his wife, Perri, have a daughter and a son who are both Ravenscroft graduates.

Mrs. Frances P. Pugh, Vice Chair

Fran Pugh has served on the board for more than 40 consecutive years, first joining in 1969. She is a parent of alumni as well as a grandparent of both alumni and current students. She has served on the committees for finance, development, and buildings and grounds. As neighbors to the campus, the Pughs have hosted many barbecues and picnics at Tara Farm, and cross-country practices and meets. Her husband, Dr. V. Watson Pugh, Jr. '38, a pediatrician who retired in 2001, served for many years as the Ravenscroft school physician.

At the 2009 Ravenscroft Commencement, Mrs. Pugh was inducted into the Class of 1862, conferring honorary alumna status at the school.

Mr. Santo J. Costa, Vice Chair

Santo “Sandy” Costa joined the Ravenscroft board in July 2012.

Costa joined Quintiles Transnational Corp. as president and chief operating officer in April 1994 at the time of its initial public offering (IPO). He was named vice chairman in December 1999 and held that position until May 2001.

Prior to joining Quintiles, Costa spent 23 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently, he was senior vice president, administration and general counsel of Glaxo Inc., where he sat on the company’s board of directors and executive committee.

Costa has served on the board of directors of numerous companies and currently sits on the board of Cytokinetics, Metabolon and Aquestive. He is Of Counsel to the law firm Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan and is an adjunct professor in the clinical research program at the Campbell University School of Pharmacy.

Costa received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and his Juris Doctor degrees from St. John’s University. He is the author of the book Humanity at Work: Encouraging Spirit, Achievement & Truth to Flourish in the Workplace (2008).

He and his wife, Jean, have three children.

Mr. John E. Parham, Jr. '84, Vice Chair

John Parham '84 joined the board in 2013. He is a Raleigh native and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In 1988, Parham joined AXA Equitable as a financial advisor. He was promoted to divisional vice president and then executive vice president for AXA in Tennessee. After several years as founder and president of Legacy Wealth Strategies, LLC, he returned to AXA as senior vice president for the Raleigh branch of advisors. In 2015, John joined The Carolinas Financial Network as a partner responsible for acquisitions of financial planners and their practices. John led the formations of The Capital Planning Group  in 2018 to complement the growth of TCFN in the southeastern United States.

Parham has previously been president-elect of the Ravenscroft Alumni Council and is an active volunteer on campus and off. He served as board of advisors chair for the A.E. Finley YMCA from 2016-2018. He serves on the finance committee for the Triangle YMCA.

Parham and his wife, Shannon, have two children, one currently at Ravenscroft and one recent graduate.

Mr. Kelvin Jones, Treasurer

Kelvin Jones joined the Ravenscroft board in 2016. 

Kelvin joined State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) in 2016 as part of the acquisition of GE Asset Management.  He is currently senior vice president and the global head of the Alternative Investment risk management organization. He is a member of the SSGA Senior Leadership Team and serves as the principal risk representative for the Stamford, CT, investment office. Prior to this role, Kelvin spent over two decades with GE Capital, where he served as chief risk officer for GE Capital’s European Banking business based in London, UK. 

Kelvin received an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Economics from Rutgers University. 

Kelvin and his wife, Kathleen, have three children, one currently attending Ravenscroft and one recent graduate.

Ms. Joyce Pope '04, Secretary

As vice president of the Pope Foundation, Joyce Pope '04 works with arts and humanitarian grantees and on the foundation’s day-to-day operations. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving both her undergraduate and law degrees there. She worked with the Washington, D.C., strategic communications consulting firm Greener and Hook, LLC, and while in law school interned at the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina under Judge Stephani Humrickhouse. Joyce completed an externship at the Office of the Public Defender for Orange and Chatham Counties and was a summer associate at Wyrick Robbins Yates and Ponton, a Raleigh law firm. She has also served on the Ravenscroft Alumni Council.

Mrs. Amy Meyers Batten

Amy Batten has over 15 years of experience in assisting public and private companies with securities and corporate law issues. She has broad experience in public company compliance matters, including SEC reporting, public disclosure and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. She also has substantial experience in public and private securities offerings, as well as merger and acquisition transactions, including going private transactions, and regularly counsels clients with regard to corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Batten and her husband, Dave, have a son who attends Ravenscroft.

Mrs. Kelly Powell Gould ’90

Kelly Powell Gould ’90 served as the 2014-2015 co-president of the Ravenscroft Parents’ Association. In addition to her active role in the PA, Kelly served as a member of the Alumni Council from 2010-2014. Kelly received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has 15 years of marketing, accounting, and property management experience in the real estate development industry.

Kelly and is married to fellow Ravenscroft graduate, Stephen ’91. They have two children currently enrolled at Ravenscroft.

Mrs. Pamela J. Jamison

Ms. Jamison graduated from Hampton University in 1986. She worked as the Director of Admissions at Ravenscroft from 2003 to 2013. Ms. Jamison is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Hope Charter Leadership Academy, a K- fifth grade charter school in downtown Raleigh. She is also a founding member and former president of the Triangle Independent School Consortium. Ms. Jamison served on the Ravenscroft board from 2002-2003. 

Mr. John T. Jenkins II

John is senior vice president and practice leader at STEWART, an award-winning and multidiscipline engineering, design and planning firm employing over 225 professionals with offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, Durham, and Wilmington North Carolina and Columbia, South Carolina. John is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years of planning, design, management and civil engineering experience in both the public and private sector and continues to engage in and lead high profile local, national and international projects for the firm. He is originally from Greenville, North Carolina, and attended North Carolina State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

John began his school engagement with the Ravenscroft Annual Fund in 2007 and he and his wife served as chairs in 2013-2015. They were also members of the Ravens Council before John joined the Board of Trustees in 2015.  He devoted significant years of service to numerous academia and community organizations, including as chair of the NCSU College of Engineering Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board, chair of the Artspace board of directors, and the Artsplosure board of directors. John is also involved with many professional industry associations such as the American Council of Engineering Companies, Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Architects, Commercial Real Estate Development Association and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

John and his wife, Judy, have a daughter who attended Ravenscroft since kindergarten and graduated in 2019.

Dr. Laura Helton Kalorin '92

Laura is a 1992 graduate of Ravenscroft and received her undergraduate degree in 1996 from Emory University. She graduated from Emory School of Medicine in 2000 and was a resident at Duke University in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. In 2006, Laura completed her master’s degree in Public Health at the State University of New York at Albany and completed the New York State Preventive Medicine Residency. She received her MBA from North Carolina State University. 

From 2006 to 2009, she was the medical director for newborn screening at the New York State Department of Health. Laura currently sees patients at Alliance Medical Ministry, an adult internal medicine clinic for the uninsured. She also serves on the board for the WakeMed Foundation.

Laura is married to Dr. Carmin Kalorin, a urologist at WakeMed, and has three children who currently attend Ravenscroft.

Dr. Kevin L. Keim

Kevin Keim joined the board in 2014. As chief development officer at INC Research, he embraces global business and drug development opportunities while supporting customer, employee and strategic product development. An entrepreneur at heart, he also leads INC Research's innovative outreach program to the Japanese pharma and the global biotech business community. He is a previous five-year board director of INC Research. Dr. Keim brings more than 46 years of international research and discovery, clinical research, drug development and regulatory experience to INC Research with more than 490 clinical trial experiences to his credit.

Most recently, and for six years, Dr. Keim was employed as president, CEO and board director of venture-backed Vela Pharmaceuticals Inc., a “re-purposing” specialty pharma opportunity, whose assets were consolidated with Pharmos, Inc.; Dr. Keim led the Vela team to raise $85MM in venture capital investment.

Prior to Vela Pharmaceuticals Inc., Kevin was president of Quintiles Pacific, Inc., where he provided executive leadership and directive consultative development solutions to the global CNS therapeutics effort. His 23 formative years in the pharmaceutical industry were spent at Hoffmann-LaRoche and (Ayerst-)Wyeth Research. Collective with his experience at Vela Pharmaceuticals, Kevin has preclinical and clinical development experience in psychiatry, neurology, sleep medicine, pain management, movement disorders, cardiovascular, woman’s health and GI, as well as strategic regulatory consultation.

Dr. Keim serves as director of Clinilabs, Inc. He is a previous board director of the American Society of Experimental NeuroTherapeutics (ASENT), NeuroMedix, Inc., the Pennsylvania BioTech Center of Bucks County, Affiliated Research Corporation (San Diego), Princeton BioMedical Corp, and K.L.Keim Consultancy Group, LLC. He served on the advisory board to the dean of sciences of New York University. Kevin received his doctoral degree from New York University and his Master of Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. His undergraduate work was done at Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA) where he currently serves as a trustee of the board and the chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Keim is a member of a variety of professional societies and has a distinguished record of peer-review publications.

Kevin is a grandparent to two current Ravenscroft students.

Mr. Mike Norona

Mr. Norona is a retired Fortune 500 company CFO and executive with 29 years of experience in retail and multi-unit global businesses. He is accomplished in business turnarounds and leading transformational change in high-growth environments, with a proven track record of creating shareholder value. Mr. Norona was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Advance Auto Parts, from 2008 to 2016. In addition to his finance responsibilities, he also oversaw Legal from 2008 to 2014, IT in 2013, and Human Resources in 2012. Prior to Advance, Mr. Norona spent almost 20 years with Best Buy. He started his career in Best Buy’s Canadian subsidiary and had escalating financial leadership roles in Canada, ultimately serving as head of finance. In the U.S., he held several finance officer roles with the last role being President - Financial Services. 

Mr. Norona is on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair of Clarios (Formally Johnson Controls Power Solutions). He is also a Director Emeritus of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and a former International Board of Directors Member and Finance Committee Member of the JDRF. Mr. Norona is also on the UNC Kenan-Flagler Board of Advisors and is a member of both the UNC Kenan-Flagler parent’s council and the UNC parent’s council. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA, CGA, Canada. 

Mr. Norona has been married to his wife Helen for 29 years and they have two sons. Dylan is a sophmore at Ravenscroft, and Jordan, a Ravenscroft graduate, is a junior at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is also an avid runner.

Mrs. Donna Preiss

Donna Preiss is the founder and chief executive officer of The Preiss Company. Since 1987, The Preiss Company has specialized in the development, acquisition and management of off-campus student housing.  The leader in the development of new technologies, tools, and strategies for the student housing industry, The Preiss Company is currently the third-largest privately owned student housing provider in the country. Donna received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's from the University of Maryland at College Park. She and her husband, Kirk, are current grandparents of four Ravenscroft students.

Mrs. Kristin Gatchel Replogle

Kristin Replogle was a senior speech-language pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, specializing in traumatic brain injury. Since retiring from Mass General, she has focused her time and energy on philanthropy and advocacy. As president of the Replogle Family Foundation, she spends her time and voice volunteering and serving as a member of several national and community boards focused on health, education and the arts. Kristin was appointed by President Obama to serve on the board of Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C. She currently serves as a trustee to North Carolina Museum of Art. She also serves on North Carolina State University’s Institute for Nonprofits advisory board, an initiative that seeks to strengthen nonprofit organizations in North Carolina. 

Her passion for education continues with service on the NCSU College of Education advisory board. Finally, she shares her experience in and passion for health care by serving on the board of WakeMed Hospital. Previously, Kristin served on the boards of the Nature Research Center, SAFEchild, Girls Scouts of North Carolina, and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities. Kristin is an honors graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she received a B.S. and M.S. She resides in Raleigh with her husband and four daughters.

Mr. Bobby Rice

Mr. Rice is originally from New Bern, NC. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1969 with a BS in Business Administration. He served as a Supply officer on a US Navy destroyer that was home based in Mayport, FL from 1969-1972. He received an MBA from East Carolina University in 1973. 

Mr. Rice practiced as a CPA for 31 years before retiring from Dixon Hughes Goodman on May 31, 2005. Bobby served a Partner in Charge of the firm’s automobile dealership practice, which grew to one of the largest CPA automobile dealership practices in the US under his leadership. Mr. Rice also served on the Dixon Hughes Goodman Executive Committee that manages the firm for 13 years and served as chairman for 6 years. Mr. Rice currently serves as President of Hendrick Companies, which is the umbrella oversight company for all of Mr. Rick Hendrick’s automotive, NASCAR racing, yachting and aircraft holdings. He typically is involved with all Hendrick dealership acquisitions.

Mr. Rice has been married to his wife Karen, UNC 70’ for 50 years. Mrs. Rice is a former Ravenscroft Board of Trustees member. They have lived in Raleigh since 1973.  They have two children, both who were “lifer” graduates of Ravenscroft. Rob, 45, is an attorney living in Holly Springs with his wife Elizabeth, a pediatric nurse, and expecting a son in this July.  Kristen, 43, is a mother and housewife living in Raleigh with her husband Robert Ange, an attorney, with daughter Courtney (11)-Ravenscroft, son Watkins (8) and son Calvin (2).

Mr. Rice is a member of the Board of Trustees for WakeMed Hospital System. He is the former Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Motorsports for the state of North Carolina. He was a former board member of the NC Motorsports Association. He is an executive board member for Victory Junction Camp for children with Chronic medical conditions. Mr. Rice is a former board member of the Triangle Educational Advancement Foundation, which provided athletic experiences to high school athletes and college scholarships to worthy students in the Triangle area of NC. He has been a member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church since 1976 and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Blowing Rock Methodist Church in Blowing Rock, NC.

Ms. Penny Abrahams Rogers '93

Penny Abrahams Rogers ‘93 joined the board in 2018. She is a consultant for independent school management based in Wilmington, DE.

In her role as a consultant with ISM, Penny specializes in the areas of marketing communications, enrollment management and development. Previously she served as the director of admissions and marketing at Academy at the Lakes in Tampa, FL (2013-17); as the director of communications at Ravenscroft (2006-13); and as Ravenscroft's annual fund coordinator (2001-03). She graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Penny has a daughter who is a current student at Ravenscroft.

Ms. Nelle Moseley Schantz ‘83

Nelle Schantz is a vice president at Fidelity Charitable managing the Advisor Marketing team. Fidelity Charitable is an independent public charity that has helped donors support more than 219,000 nonprofit organizations with more than $25 billion in grants. Focusing on Fidelity Charitable’s donor-advised fund program, Nelle is accountable for the company’s marketing strategy targeted to financial advisors including attorneys, financial planners and CPAs.

Prior to joining Fidelity Charitable, Nelle worked at SAS, the market leader in analytic software. She held a variety of positions within marketing, culminating with leading the Product Marketing division. Before coming to SAS, Nelle was senior vice president at First Union Corp. (now Wells Fargo), which she joined in 1987. During her tenure, she served in various management roles, including driving retail banking marketing strategies.

Nelle holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wake Forest University. She is on the board of Methodist Home for Children and is a middle and lower school Sunday School teacher. She and her husband currently have two children enrolled at Ravenscroft.

Ms. Melisse Shaban

Melisse Shaban is a strategist and marketer of innovative retail concepts, primarily in the health and beauty industry. With more than 25 years of experience in consumer applications, she has demonstrated expertise in skin care, hair care, retail operations, and molding medical service concepts into viable consumer brands.
In 2012, she encountered a new technology, born from regenerative medicine research, with remarkable application for the repair and care of hair, skin, and nails. That technological breakthrough, called Alpha Keratin 60ku®, led her to found Virtue Labs, which holds exclusive license to this technology for cosmetic purposes.  Virtue®, its debut hair care line, launched in February 2017.  
Prior to Virtue, Ms. Shaban served as CEO of some of the most innovative brands in the cosmetics industry, including StriVectin, one of the largest independent prestige anti-aging skin care brands in America, Frédéric Fekkai, a leading prestige hair care and salon brand, and Niadyne, Inc., a company dedicated to the discovery and development of topical products for the treatment and prevention of sun damage to the skin. As CEO of StriVectin, she and her team successfully transformed the company from a blockbuster item business to a globally distributed, clinically active anti-aging skin care brand. As CEO of Fekkai, she oversaw double-digit year-on-year growth, leading to the acquisition of the brand by the Procter & Gamble Company.
Ms. Shaban previous roles included a variety of leadership positions for internationally known companies, including serving as Chief Operating Officer & General Manager of the North America Division of The Body Shop, the global beauty retailer, and General Manager of the Aveda Corp.  She began her career as an Account Director with Revlon, where she was responsible for product development for department store distribution.

Mr. Peter A. Tannenbaum

Pete spent the bulk of his career raising capital and advising community banks as a partner at Trident Financial Corp./KeyCorp, a leading boutique investment bank focused on the financial services industry. Pete is an active investor in community banks and has advised companies including CrownBridge Group, Training Folks and a number of startup companies.

He was a founding board member of Marbles Kids Museum and served in a number of leading board roles and committee chair positions at Marbles. Pete attended Greensboro Day School and received a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and a doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Pete and his wife, Pickel, have one child currently at Ravenscroft and one recent graduate.

Mr. James Ziperski

Jim Ziperski joined the Ravenscroft board in 2014. He is a former partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co., with nearly two decades in leadership positions within the firm’s global debt and equity capital markets businesses in New York and London, advising corporate and government clients on capital structure, capital raising and risk management.
In addition to serving as global co-head of Convertible Bond and Derivative Origination for the firm, Jim served as one of two special advisors to the firm’s senior management regarding strategic, financial, operational and administrative issues; was a founding member of the firm’s Corporate Equity Derivative Group (later copied by every major bulge-bracket Wall Street firm); solicited, structured and executed numerous first-ever industry derivative and hybrid equity transactions; and spearheaded dialogue and negotiations with the SEC and FASB regarding important accounting, regulatory and equity market practices.
Currently, Jim also serves on the North Ridge Country Club Board of Governors, having served as club secretary, chairman and/or member of the executive, retirement, greens and grounds, and membership committees.
Jim received his degree in Quantitative Economics cum laude from Stanford University.
Jim and his wife, Robyn, have one child who attends Ravenscroft and two recent graduates.