Alliance Center for Education proudly recognizes the community and business leaders who have been selected to serve on our 2021 Board of Directors.


We trust that their leadership and talent will guide our mission forward and increase our influence in positively impacting the future of children at risk by improving economic mobility through education.


We are grateful for their service and the immeasurable value of their time.

Alliance Center for Education

Board of Directors

Board Chairman

Stephanie Dunn

SCOR Global Life

Executive Vice President, US Inforce


Board Vice Chairman
To Be Announced


Kim Langstaff
Hannover Life Re
AVP, Compliance Audit


Michelene Mathews
United Methodist Women
Assist Director St Mark’s Child Dev. (retired)


Past Board Chairman
Chris Shanahan


President – US Life Operations



Board Members

Alexandria Addison

Policy Council - Chair


Maudre Addison
Johnson C. Smith University
Director of Employee Services


Andy Belk

Edward Jones Investments 

Financial Advisor

Scott Burns
Sales Manager

Barbara Holt

NICE Actimize

Strategic Account Executive

Kim Langstaff

Hannover Life Re America

Assist Vice President, Compliance Auditor

Samanth Dunbar

Executive Consultant

Lynne Wakefield

Troutman Sanders LLP


Ronda K. Williams

Hannover Re

Vice President

Human Resources


Ex-Officio Members

Bishop Paul Leeland
Bishop of United Methodist Church
Western North Carolina Conference

Lynda Morris

President – United Methodist Women

Western North Carolina Conference – Metro District President

Julia Willis –
United Methodist Women
Western North Carolina Conference


Rev. Dan Pezet
United Methodist Church
Western NC Conference - Metro District Superintendent