Children First/Communities In Schools’ Board of Directors is a vital component of our organization and instrumental to our success.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Elizabeth Saxman Underwood, Ph.D, President 
UNC Asheville

Jonathan Thompson, CPA, Treasurer
Austin CPA

Patrick Bahls, Ph.D, Secretary
UNC Asheville

Jennifer Reed, Past President
Buncombe County Schools

Machelle Cathy
Western Carolina University

Mark Dickerson, Ed. D
Asheville City Schools

Shataura Dudley
Community Volunteer

Corry Hyde
United Way Asheville-Buncombe

Mike Knepshield
Home Trust Bank

Anya Robyak
Buncombe Partnership for Children

Thomas Priester
Housing Authority of the City of Asheville

Dustin Schlabach
Edward Jones

Lee Anne Mangone
UNC Asheville

Adarrell Gadsden
College of Charleston

Jean Lawler
Community Volunteer

Carla Trull
First Citizens Bank

Chris Campbell – Ex Officio
Campbell Shatley PLLC