Alliance Center for Education proudly recognizes the community and business leaders who have been selected to serve on our 2022 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


Stephanie Dunn

SCOR Global Life

Executive Vice President, US Inforce


 Vice Chair
Samantha Dunbar

Executive Consultant


Jorge Manjarres


Senior Financial Officer, Strategic Funding


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


Past Chair
Chris Shanahan


President, US Life Operations



Board Members

Alexandria Addison

Chair, Policy Council 


Maudre Addison
Johnson C. Smith University
Director of Employee Services


Andy Belk

Edward Jones Investments 

Financial Advisor

Scott Burns
Sales Manager

Samantha Dunbar

Executive Consultant

Barbara Holt

NICE Actimize

Strategic Account Executive

Kim Langstaff

Hannover Life Re America

AVP, Compliance Auditor

Jorge Manjarres


Senior Financial Officer, Strategic Funding

Raquel Rivera

Policy Council Liaison

Ronda K. Williams

Hannover Re

Vice President, Human Resources


Ex-Officio Members

Nancy Ward

President – United Women of Faith

Western North Carolina Conference – Metro District President

Joanie Strohm

United Women of Faith
Western North Carolina Conference


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