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Board of Directors

As a nonprofit organization, the Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation is governed by a board of directors. Board members represent a range of different organizations and perspectives from across the community.

Patty Brothers

Patty Brothers

Patty Brothers has lived in Alamance County since 1981. She is the founder of KARIZMA, Burlington Academy’s Performing Company, Chair of the Pink Ribbon Luncheon, Coordinator of the KidsCan! Program and a VolunStar for Little Pink Houses of Hope Family Retreat. She is retired from 27 years of ownership of Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts. Brothers and her family live in Gibsonville.

Don Chaplin

Don Chaplin, MD

Dr. Don Chaplin lives in Burlington with his husband Andy. He is retired from Alamance Regional Medical Center as an internal medicine practitioner with cardiology being his subspecialty. He volunteers weekly at the Open Door Clinic.

Dr. Chaplin has served as President for the North Carolina Medical Society, NC Chapter American College of Physicians, Alamance-Caswell Medical Society, United Way of Alamance County, United Way of North Carolina, Alamance Cares, Alamance County Child Abuse and Neglect, and was Commissioner for Public Health for the State of North Carolina from 2009-2017. Among these, he has served on numerous other Boards across Alamance County as well as North Carolina.

Joan Clark

Joan Clark

Joan Clark is a Hendersonville native and volunteers for KidsPath at Hospice of Alamance-Caswell,  the local United Way headquarters, and Alamance Regional Hospital. She is a past president of the League of Women Voters for Alamance Co.  Joan is a graduate of Western Carolina University and has lived in Alamance County since 1977.

William Clark

William Clark

William Clark is the manager of Wade’s Jewelers in Gibsonville. He has lived in the area his whole life and resides with his family in Gibsonville. Clark is an undergraduate of Wake Forest University and has an MBA from Elon University. He is an active member of the Gibsonville Merchant’s Association serving as past president and current board member.

Tara Davis

Tara Davis

Tara Davis has lived in Alamance County for most of her life. At an early age, she worked with the Muscular Dystrophy Association promoting and hosting events alongside her mother. She works as a Senior Business Analyst at Glen Raven and has helped manage many successful fundraising campaigns for JDRF through the company. Most recently, Tara fundraised with the Charitable Foundation by competing as a Belle for the Black and White ball. She lives in Burlington with her family.

Brian Flaherty

Brian Flaherty

Brian Flaherty is COO of Global Strategic Business Process Solutions, Inc. He has been a resident of Alamance County since 2009. A graduate of Monmouth University, Flaherty is currently studying for his MBA at Elon University. He is the President of Alamance Benevolence Club, a member of the Knights of Columbus, President of the Denise Marie Flaherty Foundation and Founder. He also coaches basketball and track at Blessed Sacrament School. Flaherty and his family live in Elon.

Channing Franklin

Channing Franklin

Channing Franklin is Compliance Counsel at LabCorp. She moved to North Carolina in 2011 and to Burlington in 2015, where she currently lives with her rambunctious dog, Trooper. She holds an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from Elon University. A multistate resident, she is glad to call North Carolina home.

Blairton Hampton

Blairton Hampton

Blairton Hampton is used to being a leader.  He served 21 years in the United States Army (including five years active duty) and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army Reserves.  He completed his BS/BA Degree in Business Administration at American University, Washington, DC.  He began his professional career in the banking industry in Washington, DC and later in Burlington spending twelve years in this arena.  He fulfilled a long-term goal of owning his own business when he launched Century Products, LLC in 1987.  He continues to serve as President and CEO of this company that operates on a national level. 

Blairton is committed to involvement in his community.  Currently he serves on the North Carolina Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, the Executive Leadership Team of the Guilford Heart Walk and the Board of the Guilford Heart/Stroke Association.  He previously served on the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board.  Evidence of his passion for community engagement was manifested in his supporting establishment of the “Hampton Family Mobile Kitchen”.  Under the American Heart and Stroke Association and in conjunction with the Guilford County Health Department the kitchen operates in food desert and underserved areas and populations of Guilford County and provides demonstrations and education on healthy alternatives for cooking and eating. 

A native of Alamance County, Blairton and his wife live in Elon.  He has two adult sons and a grandson.  He is a member of First Baptist Church Apple Street where he chairs the Finance Committee.  He has served on the Council of Student Life at Elon University as well as numerous other civic organizations within the local community.  

Dr. Frankie Jones

Dr. Frankie T. Jones, Sr.

Dr. Frankie T. Jones, Sr., serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of B&C Associates, Inc. and B&C International, a management consulting, marketing research and public relations firm headquartered in High Point, North Carolina. Dr. Jones is also a retired United States Air Force Senior Officer with 20 years of service. 

Dr. Jones serves on numerous civic and charitable organization boards including the North Carolina Citizens For Business and Industries, International BookSmart Foundation, Inc., the High Point United Way and the Wake Forest University Divinity School Board of Visitors. Dr. Jones has also received numerous awards and honors, including the famed National NAACP "Roy Wilkins Meritorious Service Award" in 1990.

Dr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree, two Master degrees and a Doctorate Degree. His studies were completed at North Carolina A&T State University, Wayne State University, Duke University, Shaw University and Virginia University - Lynchburg.

Dr. Prudence Layne

Dr. Prudence Layne

Dr. Prudence Layne is an experienced global educator, administrator academic and scholar. She is highly skilled at developing and implementing programming that guides students to recognize the realities of privilege and social exclusion and actively engages students in personal growth and discovery. As a requested speaker and workshop leader/facilitator, she combines the social and intellectual domains to include the broadest audiences possible. Her teaching, mentoring, and research specializations reflect a commitment to raising awareness, fostering inclusion and diversity, giving voice to marginalized groups, and providing opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community partners to incorporate these values into their respective learning, pedagogy and work.

Since joining the faculty at Elon University in 2005, Dr. Layne has brought energy and passion to the university’s mission of engagement, and social and civic responsibility. Her insights encourage innovative responses to complex problems: social, political and economic. Dr. Layne joins the Board of the Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation to provide a stronger nexus and alignment between the university and our community’s needs. We will remain united in our fight against cancer, a disease that continues to ravage the lives of so many we know and love.

Griffin McClure

Griffin McClure - Vice Chair

Griffin McClure is the owner of Green & McClure Furniture in Graham. He has lived in Alamance County his whole life and resides with his family in Graham. McClure is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Society. He serves as the United Way Board Chair and is a member of the Rotary and is on the Graham City Council.

Garnetta Pickett

Garnetta Pickett

Garnetta L. Pickett was born in Washington, DC and raised in Alamance County. She is a retired Federal Government employee with the Department of Energy – 34 years of dedicated and faithful service. She is a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, has been involved with the National Council of Negro Women, the Capital Business and Professional Women of Washington, DC, the Carolina Golden Girls and various auxiliaries in her church. She attended North Carolina Central University and the federal government’s Senior Executive Service Institute. Garnetta and her husband of 24 years reside in Green Level.

Cheryl Ray

Cheryl Ray

Cheryl Ray is human resources manager at Sports Endeavors Inc. in Hillsborough. The North Carolina native is deeply involved in the community. In addition to the foundation board, she also serves on the boards of, or holds positions with, the Alamance County Human Resources Association, Mebane Business Association, N.C. Society for Human Resource Management, Alamance County Children’s Museum, Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce, Orange County/Hillsborough Relay for Life and Mebane Women’s Club. Ray lives in Haw River.

Melva Sharpe

Melva Sharpe

Melva Sharpe has lived in Burlington since 1990 with her husband, Stan. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Loyola University and is retired from 28 years in global logistic sales. For years Melva has been actively involved with the Charitable Foundation, including being a former Belle of the Black and White Ball and serving on the Pink Ribbon Committee. She is currently Chair of the Funds Distribution Committee and a leader on the Signature Sponsorship Committee.

Brian Spangler

Brian Spangler 

Brian Spangler is a financial advisor at Edward Jones. In addition to the hospital foundation, he is also president of the Alamance Business Club and a member of the Elon Society executive board. A graduate of Elon University, he now lives in Graham with his family.

Britt Stadler

Britt Stadler - Chair

Britt Stadler has lived in Alamance County for most of her life. She is a past Board member of Greenhill Center for NC Art, the Junior League and Alamance County Historical Museum. A former Belle of the Black and White Ball, Britt has fundraising experience with the Charitable Foundation. Stadler lives in Burlington with her family.

Laura Stanfield MD

Laura Stanfield, DNP, RN

Dr. Laura Stanfield DNP, RN is an Assistant Director in the Emergency Department at Cone Health Alamance Regional. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UNC Chapel Hill and both her Masters of Science in Nursing Administration and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2004. Laura is nationally certified in Emergency Nursing as well as a Board Certified Nurse Executive from the America Nurses Credentialing Center. Laura grew up in Alamance County and lives in Burlington with her family.

Glenn Van Fleet

Glenn Van Fleet - Treasurer

Glenn S. Van Fleet, CPA has lived in Alamance County since 1984. After graduating from Guilford College in 1983 with a B.S. in Accounting, he joined Apple, Bell, Johnson & Co., P.A. and became a partner and shareholder with the firm in 1991. During his career, Glenn proudly served in leadership roles with the Burlington Alamance Airport Authority, Alamance County area Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, Alamance County Economic Development Foundation, Alamance Business Club, Alamance County Meals on Wheels and the Graham Optimist Club. He currently resides with his wife of over thirty years in Burlington where they raised three millennials.

Chelsea Ward, MD

Chelsea Ward, MD

Chelsea Ward, MD is employed by Westside Ob/Gyn in Burlington. She moved to Burlington in August of 2015. Ward has an undergraduate degree from the University of California and a Medical Degree from Drexel University. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Ward now resides in Burlington with her family.

Ben Wooten

Ben Wooten

Ben Wooten serves as an Area Coordinator for the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management and where he serves in a response capacity for the division, acting as the on-scene coordinator for state resources and is subject to deployment anywhere in NC & the US. Ben is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he received a BA in Political Science (2006) and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, receiving his Masters in Public Administration (2014). Ben is certified as an Executive Level Emergency Manager with the State of North Carolina and holds his Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation with the International Association of Emergency Managers. Ben has previously served as a healthcare emergency manager for Cone Health and volunteers as a firefighter in Mebane, where he lives with his wife, Katy Davis.

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