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

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Dr. Patrick Bahls, President

Savannah College of Art and Design

Lee Anne Mangone, President-Elect


Carla Trull, Treasurer

First Citizens Bank

Adarrell Gadsden, Secretary

Loyola Marymount University

Machelle Cathey, Past President

Western Carolina University

Anna Gillespie 

Campbell Shatley PLLC

Kathleen Hargrove

Roberts & Stevens, P.A.

Mike Knepshield

Home Trust Bank

Jean Lawler

Community Volunteer

Dr. Paula Pinkerton

Buncombe County Schools

Thomas Priester

Housing Authority of the City of Asheville

Kim Robinson

Asheville City Schools

Anya Robyak

Buncombe Partnership for Children

Dustin Schlabach

Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Chris Campbell – Ex Officio*

Campbell Shatley PLLC