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.
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.
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 Koz.com, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.