|Ms. Nina Waters (Chair), |
The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
Nina Waters currently serves as president of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Inc. She was promoted to this position in January 2005 after serving as executive vice president for three years. Her primary responsibilities include the leadership and management of the donor services, grantmaking services and administrative services functions of the Foundation. Accomplishments include launching the Foundation’s Quality Education for All initiative in 2005 which has received recognition and support from the Pew Partnership for Civic Change and the Mott Foundation. Under her leadership, Foundation assets have quadrupled (currently $255MM) and annual grants to the community have grown from $9MM to $31MM in 2012. Nina also assisted in the development of the Women’s Giving Alliance in 2001, the Foundation’s first giving circle.
Prior to joining the staff of the Foundation, Nina served as Executive Director for the PACE Center for Girls Jacksonville program for twelve years.
Nina currently serves on the Southeastern Council of Foundations as Chairman of the Board (an association of grantmakers serving 11 states in the Southeast), Board of The National Center of Family Philanthropy (Washington DC) and also a member of the Jacksonville Civic Council and Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2001. She is also the former President of Community Foundations of Florida, founding member of the Women’s Giving Alliance, former President of Uptown Civitan Club, and former Trustee of Jacksonville University.
Nina is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Jacksonville in 1976 to attend Jacksonville University. She is married to Lex Waters and they have a grown son, Alex who lives with his wife in Atlanta.
|Mr. Jeffrey S. Cribbs, Sr. (Chair-Elect) |
President & CEO
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation
1998, Jeffrey S. Cribbs, Sr. was appointed the founding executive director of
the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (RMHF) and in 2008 he was named
president and chief executive officer of the private, regional health care
foundation striving to be the leading health legacy foundation in the
is a graduate of Chaminade University of Honolulu (philosophy and religious
studies) and the University of Richmond (economics and finance). He completed
post master’s work in higher education administration and finance at the
College of William and Mary and institutional investing at Yale University.
Jeff’s professional career has focused on philanthropy, higher education and government. Prior to his role at RMHF, he served for nearly 20 years as an administrative vice president and associate professor of economics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) after his tenure as president of Jeffrey S. Cribbs and Associates, a strategic planning, financial planning and facilities management consulting firm. Jeff has also served in policy and planning positions in Virginia government, including the Governor’s Office, the State Department of Planning and Budget, the Virginia House Appropriations Committee and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
Jeff is active in the Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF), presently serving as chair-elect of the SECF Board of Directors, is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Older Dominion Partnership, and has joined the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Public Health Innovation, a regional effort including Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Impact Makers, is a founding member and past chair of the Virginia Consortium of Health Philanthropy, and serves as chair of the Virginia Department of Health Profession’s Workforce Data Advisory Council and is a member of the Excellence in Virginia Government Awards Committee.
A frequent guest lecturer on philanthropy and strategic planning, he and the RMHF were selected as the 2010 National Philanthropy Day outstanding private foundation awardees by the Virginia Association of Fund Raising Professionals.
Community involvement includes serving as a founding member of the board of directors for the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence, member of the Richmond City Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Health Policy and a member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Community Advisory Committee. Jeff also serves on the Finance and Investment Committee and Equitable Compensation Board of the Virginia Conference of United Methodist Church.
He served two four-year terms on the Chesterfield County School Board, is a founding member of the Richmond Regional Math-Science Center, the Chesterfield Public Education Foundation, Chesterfield Community In Schools Board and the Virginia Commonwealth University Pace Center for Campus and Community Ministries. Jeff was selected to the inaugural class of Lead Virginia, a statewide leadership organization founded in 2005, and serves as a member of Lead Virginia’s endowment committee.
He is married to the former Peggy Lynn Judy, has three grown children and three grandchildren.
|Ms. Maria S. Kennedy (Secretary-Treasurer) |
The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
of 2005, Maria S. Kennedy has been the executive director of the Daniel
Foundation of Alabama, the second largest private foundation in the state. Prior to that
she was in public accounting where she specialized in nonprofit issues, serving
for 10 years as the non-profit tax and client services manager for DiPiazza,
LaRocca, McDowell & Co.
Maria was a Hull
Fellow in 2008 and served on the 2009 Annual Meeting Program Committee.
She is currently secretary of the board for Alabama Giving, as well as a board member and
current treasurer of the board
for the Shelby County Arts Council.
She received her CPA in 1997 and is a
1992 graduate of the University of South Alabama.
|Dr. Leroy Davis (Governance Chair) |
Jessie Ball duPont FundCurrently, Dr. Davis serves as Executive Director of the Center of Excellence in Rural and Minority Health and Distinguished Professor of Biology at Voorhees College, Denmark, South Carolina.
He holds a B.S. degree in Biology from South Carolina State University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in Microbiology and Molecular Biology, respectively.
Dr. Davis served as the eighth President of South Carolina State University from 1996 until his retirement in 2002. In fact, he spent most of his professional career at South Carolina State University where he advanced through the academic ranks to become Full Professor of Biology. At South Carolina State he also served as Interim President (1995-1996), Vice President for Student Services (1993-1995), Vice Provost for Academic Administration (1990-1993), and Director of the Office of Institutional Self-Studies (1987-1990). Earlier in his career he worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory (1982) as a research associate and at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an Extramural Associate (1983). He has published numerous articles and papers in general and technical journals.
He has been very active with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and has chaired many visiting committees, presented workshops and symposia, and served on numerous special committees. In 2002 he was awarded the SACS Distinguished Service Award for his long-term service and commitment to SACS.
He holds membership in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the American Council on Education, the New York Academy of Science, and Rotary International.
He sits on a number of boards and commissions including The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Board of Trustees, The Jessie Ball DuPont Fund Board of Trustees, The Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Board of Trustees (Chairman), and The South Carolina Institute of Medicine Board of Directors. Previously, he served on the boards of the NCAA, SACS and NAFEO.
Dr. Davis is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including South Carolina’s highest civilian award – the Order of the Palmetto and honorary degrees from Tuskegee University, Francis Marion University , South Carolina State University, and Purdue University.
Dr. Davis enjoys reading, listening to jazz, gospel music, fishing, and wine-making. He is married to the former Christine McGill of Kingstree, South Carolina and they have two adult children, Tonya and Leroy, Jr. and six grandchildren.
|Dr. Karen McNeil-Miller (Immediate Past Chair)|
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
is the president of the Kate B. Reynolds (KBR) Charitable Trust in
Winston-Salem, NC. Founded in 1947,
KBR’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the quality of health for
financially needy North Carolinians.
Specifically, the Trust addresses social and human need issues within Forsyth County through its Poor and Needy
Division and health and medical needs across the state through the Healthcare
Prior to joining KBR, Karen spent sixteen years with the
Center for Creative Leadership, an international leadership development and research,
non-profit organization headquartered in Greensboro,
NC. While there she developed expertise in
individual and organizational leadership development, succession planning, team
building, diversity, executive coaching, leading change and transitions, and
strategic thinking. Karen’s trained
executives from the world’s major companies in twenty-four countries.
Karen is a former special education teacher and head of the
Piedmont School, an independent school for children with learning
differences. She has her undergrad and
master’s degree from UNCG and her doctorate from Vanderbilt University.
Karen is a native North Carolinian, has been married to
Steve for over twenty years, and has two children, Lindsey and William.
|Ms. Mary Humann Judson, (At-Large)|
Jesse Parker Williams Foundation, Inc.
Mary Judson is the executive
director and secretary/teasurer of the Jesse Parker Williams Foundation, a
private charitable foundation established in 1992.
Prior to joining the Jesse Parker
Williams Foundation in 2007, Mary was manager of community relations and pro bono
at Troutman Sanders LLP. Her other
professional experience includes positions as executive director of the R.
Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation and as a Senior Campaign Manager at Coxe Curry
Mary is a graduate of Marist School
in Atlanta, Georgia and received her bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College
in Decatur, Georgia in Economics in 1987.
She was selected to participate in the Hull Fellows Leadership Program
of the Southeastern Council of Foundations in 2003. She is currently serving on the board
of directors of the Catholic Foundation for North Georgia, the board of trustees
of the Southeastern Council of Foundations and on the board of trustees of
Mary currently chairs the
Hull Fellows Committee of the Southeastern Council of Foundations and has
previously served as chair of the Mission Accountability and Educational Policy
Committee of Marist School.
married to Mark Judson, and they have one college-age daughter.
|Ms. Elizabeth A. Smith (Lizzy) (At-Large)|
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc.
Smith serves as Grants Program Director for the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation,
Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, Lettie Pate Evans Foundation and Lettie Pate
Whitehead Foundation. Although each is governed by a separate charter and
self-perpetuating board of trustees, the Foundations share a common office and
joining the Foundations’ staff in April 2005, Lizzy was with the fundraising
consulting firm of Coxe Curry & Associates for over seven years. In
her role as Campaign Director, she provided consulting services on capital and
annual campaigns for numerous metro Atlanta non-profit organizations. Prior to Coxe Curry & Associates, Lizzy was director of special events for
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Raleigh, N. C.
North Carolinian, Ms. Smith is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B. A. in economics. Lizzy is a
Trustee of the Southeastern Council of Foundations and also serves as chair of
the Atlanta Advisory Board for the Foundation Center.
Board of Trustees
|Mr. Michael K. Anderson (Mike)|
Georgia Power Company
Anderson is senior vice president for Georgia Power Company and president &
CEO of Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
Mike manages the company’s corporate giving and also serves as vice president
of Southern Company Charitable Foundation, Inc. Prior to this position, Mike
served as vice president of Corporate Services. In this role, he was
responsible for corporate safety, labor relations, fleet management, workforce development
and workforce training.
Atlanta native, Mike received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering
from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was also inducted into the
Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni. He has an MBA from Emory
University and is an alumnus of The Regional Leadership Institute, Leadership
Georgia and Leadership Atlanta.
beginning his career with Georgia Power, Mike has held numerous leadership
positions in capital budgeting, system planning, customer operations, information
technology, marketing and external affairs.
Prior to joining Georgia Power, Mike was recruited from Texas
Instruments in Dallas, Texas where he was responsible for quality control
component testing of nuclear warhead guidance systems.
the community, Mike serves on numerous boards, including the Georgia Tech
Advisory Board (GTAB), Southeastern Council of Foundations, ZOO Atlanta, Emory
University Board of Visitors, Georgia Tech Industrial & Systems Engineering
Advisory, Chick-Fil-A Bowl, Integral-Gude Advisory, and Georgia Tech Athletic
Association. His past board affiliations include the Eisenhower Consortium for
Science and Mathematics, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Electric Vehicle Association
of the Americas, Regional Atlanta Civic League, Buckhead Business Association,
Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, Kennestone Health Care
Foundation and Center for Puppetry Arts.
recognitions also include the Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America
Whitney M. Young Award, Chauncey Davis Foundation’s Man of The Year Award,
Atlanta Business League Men of Distinction Award and Georgia Institute of
Technology’s Total Person Alumnus Award.
He and his wife Andreane have one son, Christopher, also a
graduate of Georgia Tech
|Mr. H. Speer Burdette, III (Chair, Audit Committee)|
Callaway Foundation/Fuller E. Callaway Foundation
A native of LaGrange, GA, Speer has
served as president and general manager of the Callaway Foundation, Inc., its sister foundation Fuller E. Callaway
Foundation, and the Charitable Services
Company since 2003.
Before serving in this role, Speer spent
27 years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Atlanta, and
J.K. Boatwright and Co. in LaGrange.
He is extremely involved with a variety
of civic and charitable organizations, serving on boards with the Southeastern
Council of Foundations, the Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, Troup
County Recreation Commission , LaGrange Industrial Development Authority,
LaGrange Personal Aid Association , the Medical Park Foundation, Inc. and West
Georgia Health System, Inc.
Other boards where Speer lends his time
and talent include LaGrange College , Hutchinson Traylor Insurance Agency,
Commercial Bank & Trust Company and the Troup County Strategic Planning Board
Speer is a graduate of Vanderbilt
University, with a bachelor of arts in math, as well as the University of
Alabama where he earned a masters of business administration in accounting.
He currently lives in his hometown of
LaGrange, Georgia where he is an elder of First Presbyterian Church. Speer is married to Debbie Burdette, a member
of the Troup County School Board, and together they have three grown children:
Katie, Becky and Bo.
|Mr. Robert M. Fockler (Bob)|
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Bob Fockler is president and
chief executive officer of the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, a
public foundation which annually assists individuals, families and corporations
in making their charitable giving simpler and more powerful.
Through the generosity of its
donors, the foundation grants up to $40 million each year to more than 1,500
nonprofit organizations in the Mid-South and throughout the nation.
Bob brings to the Community
Foundation the financial and managerial expertise gained from a 24-year career
in investment banking with Morgan Keegan and First Tennessee, along with
organizational experience gained from an equally long record of service in the
Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in
history from Princeton University.
|Ms. Heather Larkin|
President & CEO
Arkansas Community Foundation, Inc.
Little Rock, AR
In 2010, Heather was
named one of the top 20 Influential Women in Arkansas by Arkansas Business. In
2009, she was named as one of the "25 for the Future,” a list of Arkansans who
will make headlines in years to come. She was also named as a "Scholar in Residence”
at the Clinton School of Public Service for exemplary contributions in the
field of community philanthropy.
Heather is a Hull
Fellow and attended the Hull Leadership Program, a program to nurture and
inspire the Southeast’s next generation of philanthropic leaders. In 2005, she
was selected as one of five Americans to be a Transatlantic Community
A native of
Charleston, Arkansas, she attended Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and
while at Hendrix, she competed in several sports including cross-country,
track, and basketball. Upon graduating with distinction in economics and business,
Heather went to work for Ernst and Young, LLP and became a Certified Public
Accountant. After working at Ernst and Young for a couple of years, she
returned to the academic arena and graduated from the University of Arkansas at
Little Rock School of Law. While at the UALR School of Law she served as
Survey/Comments Editor for the UALR Law Journal.
Heather is a board
member of the Southeastern Council of Foundations, the Women’s Foundation of
Arkansas, and Just Communities of Arkansas. She was inducted into the Hendrix
Athletic Hall of Honor in 2007. She is also a member of various organizations
including Rotary Club 99 in Little Rock, and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Heather
is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock class 19 and of Leadership
Arkansas Class 1. She is a current member and past president of Arkansas Women
Executives and of the Arkansas Council of the National Committee on Planned
Giving, as well as a member of Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church.
|Mr. Rhett Mabry|
The Duke Endowment
Mabry joined The Duke Endowment in 1992 as associate director of Health Care. In
1998, he was named director of Child Care.
In 2009, Mr. Mabry was promoted to
vice president, a role that allows him to work with the Endowment’s four
program areas to encourage collaboration on numerous projects while he
continues to direct Child Care. Previously,
Mr. Mabry was manager at Ernst & Young, Southeast Management Consulting
Group, Healthcare Finance and Planning Group and administrative director of
Patient Care Services, HCA West Paces Ferry Hospital. Mr. Mabry has a Bachelor
of Arts Degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Master
of Health Administration from Duke University.
Mabry serves on the board of the Child Welfare League of America and is
currently co-chair of the Policy Committee of the North Carolina Network of
|Ms. Sandra Mikush|
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
Mikush is deputy director of the Mary
Reynolds Babcock Foundation, a private family foundation located in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Babcock Foundation works across the southeastern
United States to help people and places move out of poverty and to achieve
greater social and economic justice.
Sandra works with Babcock applicants
and grantees in the Appalachian region and throughout North Carolina, Tennessee
and Virginia. She is on the steering committee of the Appalachia Funders
Network, which seeks to align philanthropic support for a sustainable economic
transition for the region. She also directs the Foundation’s efforts in mission
investing, including program-related investments, and serves on the steering
committee of Mission Investors Exchange.
A North Carolina native and graduate
of Duke University, she held various fundraising and management positions in
nonprofit organizations prior to joining the Foundation in 1992.
|Mr. James T. Morton (Jim)|
J. Marion Sims Foundation
T. Morton has served as President of the J. Marion Sims Foundation, Inc. in
Lancaster, SC since November 2000.
assuming his present position, he worked as a professional fundraiser for
Presbyterian College, serving as director of the Annual Fund, as director of
College Advancement, and as interim vice president for College Advancement.
to working in higher education, Jim spent time in the Chamber of Commerce field
as executive director of both the Kershaw County and Laurens County, South
Carolina chambers of commerce. His position in Laurens County carried a
dual role as both the head of the Chamber’s staff and the county’s economic
professional experience also includes work in the field of journalism, in which
he won five awards from the South Carolina Press Association for his work as
sports editor of both the Chester (SC) News and Reporter and the Camden (SC)
Chronicle-Independent, and as editor of the Kingstree (SC) News.
is a graduate of Presbyterian College with a BA in English and BS in business administration.
|Judge John Rochester,|
Martha Christine White Foundation, Inc.
Rochester attended Auburn University where he double-majored in Philosophy and
Political Science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1977.
receiving a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Samford University's Cumberland School
of Law in 1980, he returned to his hometown of Ashland to practice law. After
serving as a Municipal Judge and District Court Judge, he was appointed as
Circuit Judge for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit in 1987. In 1991, he
was elected as the Presiding Circuit Judge for the Fortieth Judicial Circuit,
and in 2009, Rochester received his Master of Laws degree from New York
University's School of Law.
Rochester has served on numerous boards, including Voices of Alabama's
Children, the Cheaha Mental Health Board, Alabama Humanities Foundation, State
Health Coordinating Council, and the Justice Hugo L. Black Memorial Board. John
Rochester married his high school sweetheart Linda Willis Rochester in 1976.
They have two children, Katie and John Alex.
|Mr. Joseph R. Rosier, Jr. (Joe)|
The Rapides Foundation
Rosier is the president and CEO of The Rapides Foundation, a health legacy
foundation whose mission is to improve the health status of Central Louisiana.
Rosier’s work over the past 17 years has involved advancing systemic
improvements in the region’s healthcare system in areas of acute care, primary
care, and mental health.
served as an advisor for the Southern Rural Access Program of the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation,is chairman of the
Governing Board of Rapides Healthcare System, and also serves on the board of
Grantmakers in Health. Prior to joining The Rapides Foundation, Mr.
Rosier was executive director and treasurer of the Louisiana Baptist
Rosier is a Chartered Financial Analyst with an extensive background in
accounting, financial, estate, gift and strategic planning, portfolio
management and administration. His
professional affiliations with state and national organizations include the
Downtown Alexandria Rotary Club and the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce.
received a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and is married to
Debbie Vermaelen. Together, they have
two grown children.
|Ms. Katherine W. Sikora|
Laura Goad Turner Charitable Foundation
Bowling Green, KY
Katherine W. Sikora is a trustee and vice
chairman of the Board of the Laura Goad Turner Foundation, where she has served
The foundation focuses its philanthropic
investments in the Bowling Green/Scottsdale area of Kentucky, the original home
of Dollar General, which is the source of the foundation’s assets.
Katherine also serves on numerous other boards,
including the Southeastern Council of
Foundations, Skypac, a state of the art performing arts center in Bowling
Green, the LTD Community
Foundation and Bowling Green Technology.
In addition to her passion for philanthropy,
Katherine successfully owned and operated Clubhouse Golf & Tennis, Too and
a retail shopping center for two decades.
Katherine has a bachelor of arts in business
management from Sullivan College of Business. She has won state championships
in golf, but enjoys playing with friends for fun as well.
Katherine and her husband, Andy, live in Bowling
Green. They are the proud parents of
four children: Katie - graduating in 2013 with a teaching degree
from the University of Kentucky, Charlie
- also graduating from the University of Kentucky and heading to graduate
school at Western Kentucky University in the fall, Brandon – who is leaving for the ARMY in
June, and Hunt, age 8 - who currently enjoys life in elementary school.
|Ms. Marcie Skelton|
The Walker Foundation
Skelton (Marcie) has been with the Walker Foundation in Jackson, Mississippi
since June of 1994 when she began her role as the community/business liaison
providing support during the Foundation’s organization of the North Midtown
Community Development Corporation in Jackson.
In 2003, she was named Director of the Foundation.
on the boards of several organizations, including the Governor's State Early
Childhood Advisory Council, Midtown Partners, Inc. and the Mississippi Center
for Education Innovation.
She is a
member of the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers Education Vision Project
and the Mission Effectiveness Committee of Baptist Health Systems.
graduate of the University of Alabama with a major in sociology, she is married
to William A. Skelton, III, and they have three adult children and two
|Ms. Mary L. Thomas|
Executive Vice President
The Spartanburg County Foundation
Mary L. Thomas currently serves as the chief operating
officer of The Spartanburg County Foundation where she is responsible for the
day to day operations of the organization, and leads the mission, vision and
strategies of the Foundation while translating the Foundation's goals into the
overall program of work. Prior to joining the Foundation in 1998, Ms. Thomas
was the executive director of the Bethlehem Community Center, an inner city
ministry that serves women and children in Spartanburg, SC.
Mary is a seasoned leader in the nonprofit and
philanthropic sector and is most noted for her work building partnerships
across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to bring about community
improvement. An example of this is the
Spartanburg Community Indicators Project, which is now known as a best practice
across the country.
Ms. Thomas is a very active leader in the Spartanburg
Community and has held extensive leadership roles with a host of organizations
throughout the area and beyond. She
serves on multiple boards and committees, and has received numerous awards for
her work in philanthropy. In 2006, Mary
was named the first African American winner of the Council on Foundation’s
Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking and with the generous support
of the community and numerous donors, she established the Mary L. Thomas Award
for Civic Leadership and Community Change.
|Mr. Damien Thorman, Esq.|
National Program Director
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
joined Knight Foundation in 2007 as national program director. The National
Program supports innovative ideas and leadership with the potential to drive
transformative change nationally and in Knight’s resident communities. He helps
develop new grant opportunities at a national level that target systemic change
within the framework of informed, engaged communities.
recently served as assistant prosecuting attorney of the Jackson County
Prosecutor’s Office in Kansas City, Mo. He founded and ran the Thorman Strategy
Group, a consulting practice that assisted foundations, nonprofits and
for-profit organizations from 2002 to 2005. He served as adjunct political
science professor at Avila College in Kansas City, Mo. Thorman was the director
of public affairs and policy at the Ewing Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City
from 1994 to 2002. In Washington, D.C., he served as assistant director at the
American Academy of Pediatrics, professional staff member of the House
Education and Labor Committee, and congressional aide to then-U.S. Rep. Bill
Richardson. He also served a brief stint as a reporter for the National
Catholic Reporter in Los Angeles.
He has a law
degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a master’s in business
administration from Rockhurst University.
|Mr. Frank J. Wideman, III|
The Self Family Foundation
A native of Washington DC and a graduate of the
University of South Carolina, Frank served 24 years as a career officer in the
United States Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
Since 1993, he has served as president of the Self
Family Foundation in Greenwood, South Carolina, established in 1942 by James C.
Self, the founder of Greenwood Mills, and presently governed by third and
fourth generations of the donor.
Frank has been active in organized philanthropy as a
founding member and first chair of the South Carolina Grantmakers Network, and
as a trustee and chair of the Southeastern Council of Foundations.
Frank is a former member of the Council on
Foundations’ Family Philanthropy Committee, and chaired the Council’s 2009
Family Philanthropy Conference. He also currently serves on the National Center
for Family Philanthropy’s Board of Directors.
Frank lives with his wife Lisa on a fifth generation
family farm (built in 1825) near Bradley, South Carolina.
|Dr. Susan Zepeda|
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
G. Zepeda is president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Before
joining the Foundation in 2005, she was the first CEO of The HealthCare
Foundation for Orange County (1999-2005) and, prior to that, Director of the
San Luis Obispo County (CA) Health Agency and CEO of that County’s General
holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a master’s degree from
University of Arizona, a doctorate from International College, and has completed
the CDC-sponsored Public Health Leadership Institute.
Zepeda’s extensive board service includes current and past terms with the
Kentucky Institute of Medicine, Grantmakers in Health, Southern California
Grantmakers, and the Kentuckiana Donors Forum.