|Beth Briggs - Board of Directors Member
Ms. Briggs is President of Creative Philanthropy, a consulting firm she founded in 1995 to provide planning and grant-making services to individuals, corporations and foundations. She has been actively involved with the nonprofit sector for over 25 years, having served as President of the NC Public Television Foundation; President and Senior Counsel at Capital Consortium; and Director of Development for the 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival. Beth is a native of Charlotte and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.
|Damon Circosta, Esq. - Vice President and Executive Director
Mr. Circosta’s experience working in the nonprofit sector brings a keen understanding of what non-profits need to thrive to his work at the foundation. A native of Arizona, Circosta got to the triangle just as quickly as he could and has called North Carolina home since 2005. Previously, Circosta led the North Carolina Center for Voter Education, a non-profit dedicated to improving the electoral process. Circosta is a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Law.
|Barbara Goodmon - President
Ms. Goodmon graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Memphis, TN in 1965. She is a 1994 graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh and the master of liberal studies program at North Carolina State University in 2000. She has served on a number of community boards in NC. With primary interests in the field of human services, she has served as Chairman of the Salvation Army, Vice Chairman of The Healing Place of Wake County, and Chairman of Wake County Human Services. She has received the William Booth Award from the Salvation Army and was inducted into the Academy of Women of the Raleigh YWCA.
|James F. Goodmon - Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Goodmon joined Capitol Broadcasting Company in 1968, and has been been its President and CEO since 1979. He serves on numerous other Boards, including the Fletcher Academy School of Achievement, Capitol Broadcasting Company, RBC Centura Bank, Duke University Health System, and Leadership Triangle. He has received many outstanding honors and awards, and has been recognized by the community, the broadcasting industry, and the State of North Carolina.
|James F. Goodmon, Jr. - Secretary and Board of Directors Member
Mr. Goodmon is Vice President and General Manager of the CBC New Media Group at Capitol Broadcasting Company in Raleigh, N.C. He manages WRAL.com, WRAL NewsChannel, WRAL Weather Channel, and News Over Wireless, a local news-to-mobile-phones application. He also oversees strategic acquisitions and startup projects for the company. Goodmon previously was Director of Programming for WRAL-TV/DT where he organized and executed the production and broadcast of 24 Carolina Hurricanes hockey games in HD. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Fletcher Academy School of Achievement and the Advisory Board to the Salvation Army in Wake County. A graduate of the Executive MBA program at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he resides in Raleigh with his wife, Anna.
|Michael Goodmon – Board of Directors Member
Mr. Goodmon leads one of the country’s most dynamic urban mixed-use developments, the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. As Vice President of Real Estate for Capitol Broadcasting Company, the campus’ owner and master developer, Michael manages the day-to-day activities of approximately 1,000,000 square feet of class A office, restaurant and retail space. Michael has assembled a multitude of complex Historic and New Market Tax Credit transactions. He earned a B.S. in Mathematical Economics from Hampden-Sydney College and a Masters in Trust and Investment Management from Campbell University. His board service includes the City of Durham Workforce Economic and Employment Development, the Healing Place of Wake County, the Duke Catholic Leadership Counsel, the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce, CAHEC, and Bull City Forward.
|Daniel P. McGrath - Treasurer
Mr. McGrath is the Chief Financial Officer of Capitol Broadcasting Company, joining in 2003. Prior to that, he served as CFO for a venture-backed software company, and as Vice President of Finance for a $200 million technology and systems integration company, each in metropolitan Washington, D.C. Dan also worked for Price Waterhouse in both Raleigh and Washington, specializing principally in audit and IPO services for growth-oriented technology companies in the software, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Dan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and is active in several Triangle area charitable and civic organizations.
|Greg Patterson - Board of Directors Member
Mr. Patterson is the Managing Principal of Advisors Financial Group, a regional insurance, investment management, and financial planning firm. He has served as Board Chair for several community organizations including The Healing Place of Wake County and Wake County Human Services. Professionally, he holds designations as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and is a Registered Investment Advisor. Greg is a frequent lecturer around the country on a number of financial planning topics. He received his B.S. degree in Engineering from N.C. State University.
|Maria Spaulding - Board of Directors Member
Ms. Spaulding is a human services management consultant, community volunteer, and organizer. She is the former Deputy Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Executive Director of Wake County Human Services. She has more than 34 years of combined state and local county government experience. Maria presently serves on the Triangle Learning Consortium Advisory Board, the North Carolina Center for AfterSchool Programs, and Wake County Public School Safe Schools Committee. She is a founder of the Wake County Healing Place and served on its initial Board of Directors.
|Reverend Joseph G. Vetter - Board of Directors Member
Father Vetter is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh and presently pastor of St. Therese Parish in Wrightsville Beach. He is Chair of the Priests’ Council of the Diocese. Father Vetter has been pastor of several churches in eastern North Carolina, campus minister at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke, Editor of the N.C. Catholic Newspaper, Director of Communications, and Chancellor of the Diocese of Raleigh. For many years he served on the Executive Board of the NC Council of Churches. He is a native of Burlington, N.C., and earned a B.A. in philosophy and M.Div. at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio.