Kristin Somers

Kristin Somers is an experienced global marketing communications manager at Eaton Corporation. Before joining Eaton Corporation, she was the marketing communications manager at IBM for 12 years. She graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from Florida State University, and she is passionate about refugee resettlement and non-profit fundraising.



Kristin Somers



Hetali Lodaya is the director of communications and community at VentureLab, a startup that provides entrepreneurship and technology education programs for use in K-12 classrooms. In this role, she manages all marketing and communications with current accounts and potential customers, as well as community outreach work and speaking engagements. In college, she had several working experiences that built her understanding of social justice and poverty issues, as well as the potential entrepreneurial solutions have to address these challenges worldwide. Hetali’s involvement with Nourish leadership began as a first-year student. She served as ventures co-chair for a year and a half, launching the Sprout produce delivery business that still operates at UNC today. She was co-chair of Nourish UNC from 2012-3013, helping Nourish through a time of significant transition with the National Office and growing both revenue and savings for the chapter. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with degrees in Chemistry and Public Policy.

Hetali Lodaya


Gary Hayes

Gary Hayes, CPA, is the managing director and co-founder of Scale Finance LLC, a Raleigh-based financial management services firm. He received his MBA from the University of Maryland and has been involved in the financial sector through many businesses and nonprofit organizations. During his time as chief financial officer with, Hayes assisted the CEO in raising $35 million in venture capital. Hayes also acted as chief financial officer for Ateb Inc and served as the appointed Treasurer for Ibiliti. He has been involved in the community as a guest lecturer for the undergraduate business school at UNC and NC State. Hayes is an active member of the Nourish International Finance Committee and has been elected as Board Treasurer. 

Gary Hayes



Ann-Marie Clayton

Emery Clayton is a PhD student at NC State in the Department of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and is currently the program assistant for the Humanitarian Work Psychology Initiative at NC State. In 2012, she earned her BA in Psychology from California State University-Fresno, where she served as the secretary of the Student Senate and as a research assistant in a psychology, business, and social work lab. Emery has significant non-profit experience, as she has served as the coordinator of Central Valley Book Bank in Fresno County and has also coordinated summer community volunteer programs for youth in Arkansas. She is also a founding member of the Global Organization for Humanitarian Work Psychology, which seeks to support efforts to enhance human welfare. 

Emery Clayton




Laura Hoemeke has over 20 years of experience in global health leadership, advocacy, communications, and program design and management and has worked on assignments in across Africa. She has significant experience in national level policy development and analysis, advocacy and communications, health sector strengthening, training design and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation, and operations research. She also has technical expertise in family planning, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and malaria control. She currently serves as the director of communications and advocacy at IntraHealth International.

Laura Hoemeke



Joyce LaLonde is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies and in Public Relations at Syracuse University. She has been a member of Nourish International since August 2013, and her past leadership responsibilities include project leader (2014), international projects director (2014-2015), and student advisory board co-chair and student board member (Present). Beyond Nourish International, Joyce is spending her Fall 2015 semester as an intern at the the American Trauma Society in Washington, D.C.. Joyce graduates in Spring 2017 and after graduation hopes to pursue a career in the health or education field.

Joyce LaLonde

Frank Phoenix

Frank Phoenix is the president of the Fenwick Foundation, a non-profit organization in Chapel Hill that benefits philanthropy, volunteerism, and grant-making foundations. He previously worked as a partner of Greenbridge Developments, and served on the Board of the Triangle Community Foundation, which builds philanthropic assets and manages over 750 charitable funds in the Triangle. Frank has extensive experience in philanthropy and is an expert in non-profits, fundraising, community outreach, and grant writing. 

Frank Phoenix



Lahoma Romocki
LaHoma Romocki is currently an associate professor of international affairs at the North Carolina Central University.  She has also worked as a country director for the Peace Corps in Cameroon and as an associate director and consultant for Family Health International.  LaHoma has extensive experience in program evaluation, policy analysis, international relations, and proposal writing.

LaHoma Romocki




Christelle Siohan is an environmentalist with a master’s degree in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development and a degree in Tropical Rainforest Studies. Christelle has previously taught as a glacier ecology teacher in Saas Grund, Switzerland and was a visiting lecturer on biodiversity and sustainable development at Montverde Institute in Montverde, Costa Rica. Christelle also stands on the Board of Directors as co-president of the Mead Foundation, an organization that looks to effectively address community needs and seeks to empower youth to have crisis-free lives, strong families, and excellent education.

Christelle Siohan




Jared Staley
Jared Staley is a candidate for a Master of Urban & Regional Planning at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He is a 2015 Nourish Alum from The Ohio State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Cum Laude with Honors. Jared has been a member of Nourish International since Autumn 2011. His past leadership responsibilities include student advisory board co-chair & student board member (2013-2015), outreach chair (2013), co-chapter leader (2013), and marketing director (2012). Currently, Jared serves as an alumni mentor to the SAB co-chairs and as a member of the Board of Director’s Program Committee. Beyond Nourish International, Jared‘s interests include housing & community development, alternative transportation, and food policy.

Jared Staley



Ronald Lingley picture

Ron has been the associate chair for administration at UNC Family Medicine for over 27 years. He has worked in public health administration, non-profits, and financial management. He has been a donor to Nourish International for many years and advised Nourish on strategy and operations. He currently serves on the Finance Committee.



Ronald Lingley



Ray Morales

Prior to AICPA, Ray worked at the Clinton Foundation, Deloitte, and as a business consultant at Bearing Point. He has served for two years on the Finance Committee. Ray has extensive international experience, having gotten his MBA at ESADE Business School and participating in an exchange with the China Europe International Business School and doing work in Qatar, Colombia, Peru, and Saudi Arabia through his career.



Ray Morales