Our board’s diversity enables us to help entrepreneurs drive the impact economy across sectors

Board of Directors

Tom Balderston
Managing Principal, Sustain VC

Amit Bouri
Director of Strategy and Development, Global Impact Investing Network

Michael Caslin
Principal, Sustainable Community Resource Capital

Cathy Clark
Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Deborah Gallagher
Assistant Professor, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Maria Kingery
Co-Founder, Southern Energy Management

Franklin Madison
Technology Program Director, ITAC

David Sharp
Managing Partner, Urban Advisors

Kevin Trapani
President/CEO, The Redwoods Group

Michael Whelchel
Partner, Watershed Capital

Past Board Members

Farad Ali
Project Director for the North Carolina MBDA Business Center (MBC)

Elizabeth Butler
Consultant, E. Butler & Associates

Majora Carter
President, Majora Carter Group

Greg Dees
Professor of the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship and the founding Faculty Director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Van Jones
Senior Fellow, Center For American Progress; Senior Policy Advisor, Green For All

David McGrady
Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Consultant

Henry McKoy
Assistant Secretary for Community Development, NC Department of Commerce

Gregory Ratliff
Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Morgan Simon
Co-founder and CEO, Toniic;  founding executive director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition

Jessica Thomas
Managing director, Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School