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. -- Used with permission from the National Association of Independent Schools
- Mr. Kevin T. Anderson '82, Board Chair
- Mrs. Frances P. Pugh, Vice Chair
- Mr. Lee Roberts, Vice Chair
- Mr. James E. Sansom ‘76, Treasurer
- Mrs. Iren Hianik, Secretary
- Mr. Sterling R. Baker
- Mrs. Amy Meyers Batten
- Mr. R. G. Beller
- Mr. Santo J. Costa
- Mrs. Kelly Powell Gould ’90
- Mr. John T. Jenkins II
- Mrs. Joretha G. Johnson
- Mr. Kelvin Jones
- Dr. Laura Helton Kalorin '92
- Dr. Kevin L. Keim
- Ms. Easter A. Maynard '89
- Mr. John E. Parham, Jr. '84
- Ms. Joyce Pope ‘04
- Mrs. Donna Preiss
- Kristin Gatchel Replogle
- Nelle Moseley Schantz ‘83
- Mr. Peter A. Tannenbaum
- Mr. James Ziperski
Kevin Anderson ’82 joined the board in 2014. He is a senior vice president in the financial services industry in Raleigh, NC. .
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he attained the Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Portfolio Manager and Certified Financial Planner™ designation (no longer active).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 Board of Trustees Chair, Finance Committee Chair & Administrative Board Chair, Washington & Lee University Alumni Admissions Chair – Eastern NC, YMCA of the Triangle Investment Committee and William Peace University where he served as Board of Visitor Chair & member of Board of Trustees.
Kevin and his wife, Perri, have a daughter and a son who are both Ravenscroft graduates.
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 Finance Committee, Development Committee and Buildings and Grounds Committee. 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 and was awarded honorary alumnae status at the School.
Lee is managing director of SharpVue Capital, a new investment management firm based in Raleigh. Until February 2016, he served as the North Carolina State budget director. As budget director, Lee focused on rationalizing and rejuvenating state-owned real estate assets, and helped design and shepherd the $2 billion Connect NC bond initiative.
Lee has spent his career in finance, most recently as managing director of Piedmont Community Bank Holdings, and previously as a partner with Cherokee Investment Partners, both in Raleigh. He spent nine years with Morgan Stanley in London and New York City. Lee graduated from Duke University and Georgetown Law School.
Lee and his wife Liza have two children at Ravenscroft.
James Sansom is a veteran banker with over 25 years of experience in commercial lending, loan administration, and credit analysis. He is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Lending and Sales Officer of Mechanics and Farmers Bank in Durham, NC. He has also served on the Ravenscroft Alumni Council and is a member of our Alumni Sports Hall of Fame.
Sansom is an active member of the community, having served on the Boards of Directors of numerous civic organizations; he currently serves on the Boards of the Durham Merchants Association, the Durham Nativity School and Durham Central Park. He received an M.B.A from Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA, and a B.B.A. from Howard University in Washington, DC.
A native of Raleigh, NC, Sansom and his wife, June, have a son.
Iren Hianik joined the board in 2013. She is a Principal at Zenner Consulting Group, LLC, a leading Chicago legal search and placement firm. Previously, she worked as a commercial litigator at Edwards Wildman law firm.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law.
Hianik served as co-president of the Ravenscroft Parents’ Association during the 2011-2012 year, and is a member of the Parents Supporting Diversity and Inclusion group on campus. She and her husband, Mark, served as Annual Fund Chairs, 2011-2012.
She also serves on the board of InterAct, and is a former member and past president of the Family Advisory Board at Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago.
She and Mark have two daughters who attended Ravenscroft.
Sterling Baker joined the board in 2013. He is Operating Partner/Board Member for Guardian Fueling Technologies and on the Advisory Board of Brady Trane. He and his wife, Amy, are active members of the Ravenscroft community, serving on the Ravens Council.
He earned degree B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed the Executive Development Institute program at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
He and his wife, Amy, have two children at Ravenscroft.
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.
R.G. Beller joined the board in 2013. He is principal at Triple B Development of Greenville, N.C., and was a former partner of Grubb & Ellis/Thomas Linderman real estate brokerage firm. In addition, he manages a family real estate portfolio with properties in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Before venturing into commercial real estate, Beller held management positions at SC Johnson & Sons and Burroughs Wellcome.
He attended The Lawrenceville School, received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Washington University and his M.B.A. from Pace University.
Beller has served as co-chair and Leadership co-chair for Ravenscroft’s Annual Fund, and was a member of the Ravens Council. He serves on the board of the Townview Condominium Association, BG Association and the Brody Company, is a vice president of the Mayfaire Master Association, and trustee of the Seth Beller Trust.
Beller and his wife, Lisa, have two children who attend Ravenscroft.
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 and Biovest I. 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.
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 and is a current member of the Ravens Council. 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.
John is Vice President at STEWART, a 160+ person multidiscipline engineering and design firm with offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Durham, North Carolina and Richmond, VA. John is originally from Greenville, NC, and attended North Carolina State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He has proudly called Raleigh home for nearly 30 years.
John is a licensed professional engineer in North and South Carolina with over 25 years of professional experience in design, project management and construction management on both private and public sector projects. He oversees the largest division within STEWART, the Land Planning and Design practice, which focuses on land planning, landscape architecture, civil and infrastructure engineering. Over his career, John has enjoyed opportunities to not only work in the southeastern and midwest regions of the United States but also abroad and overseas.
John and his wife, Judy, have a daughter who is attends Ravenscroft.
Joretha G. Johnson is President and CEO of Advanced Transformational Technologies Management Consultants. A global business leader, she has extensive executive management experience across diverse regions, business units, supply chains, product platforms and manufacturing technologies. She is inspired by generating high performing business models, creative problem solving and empowering leaders to reach new levels of personal effectiveness and impact.
Joretha grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), where she earned her B.S. degree in Polymer Engineering and Science and M.S. in Management at CWRU’S Weatherhead School of Management, specializing in Positive Organization Development and Sustainable Change. Joretha also has an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University in Durham, NC.
Johnson is a wife and mother of three sons. She resides with her family in Wake Forest, NC.
Kelvin is a 27-year GE veteran with significant global leadership experience across the financial services sector including banking, insurance, and asset management. He is currently the senior vice president with GE Asset Management and is responsible for leading risk management activities for portfolios totaling over $60 billion of assets under management.
Prior to this role, Jones spent 10 years working in Europe, progressing through a series of country, region and pan-European risk leadership positions. During this time, he served as chief risk officer for GE Money Bank in Switzerland, chief risk officer - retail portfolios for GE Money EMEA, Central & Eastern Europe region, and in 2011 was named chief risk officer for GE Capital’s European mortgage business unit with over $40 billion of financing assets across eight countries based in London, England.
Before moving abroad, Mr. Jones spent 10 years with GE Capital’s Mortgage Insurance division and during that time served in senior leadership roles including VP-Risk Management and Chief Financial Officer - Domestic Insurance operations. He began his GE career on the Financial Management Program.
Jones received his M.B.A from Duke University and earned a B.S. Degree in Economics from Rutgers University. He is married with three children, one currently attending Ravenscroft.
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, she completed her master’s degree in Public Health at the State University of New York at Albany, and received her MBA from North Carolina State University in May, 2016.
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, which is 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.
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 and 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 twenty-three 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 Masters 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.
Maynard is a 1989 graduate of Ravenscroft and received her bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and her master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She is the Director of the ChildTrust Foundation and the Director of Charitable Giving for IMC, parent company of Golden Corral. Maynard serves on the Golden Corral board of directors; chairs the board of the North Carolina Center for Women in Public Service; serves on the Community Grantmaking Committee of the Triangle Community Foundation; and has been a member the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Advisory Board of the University of North Carolina School of Social Work. She is also on the boards of the Methodist Home for Children, the North Carolina Conservation Network, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County.
Maynard and her husband, John Parker, have three young children, two of whom currently attend Ravenscroft.
John Parham joined the board in 2013. He is a Raleigh native, and a graduate of Ravenscroft and 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.
Parham has previously been president-elect of the Ravenscroft Alumni Council and is an active volunteer on campus and off. He serves on the finance committee for the Triangle YMCA and is co-chairman of the major gifts campaign for Camps Seagull and Seafarer.
Parham and his wife, Shannon, have two children,, one currently at Ravenscroft and one recent graduate.
As vice president of the Pope Foundation, Joyce Pope 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.
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 and is currently the third-largest privately owned student housing provider in the country. Donna Preiss is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Preiss Company. The Preiss Company is the leader in the development of new technologies, tools, and strategies for the student housing industry. 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.
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 the board of Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. 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 BS and MS. She resides in Raleigh with her husband and four daughters.
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 ultimately culminating into 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.
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 a number of 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 BA in Political Science from Duke University and a doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law.
Pete and his wife Pickel have two children who attend Ravenscroft.