Board of Trustees

Laura D. Gates

SELC Board Chair; Trustee and former Board Chair, Wellesley College
South Carolina

C. Grey McLean

SELC Board Vice Chair; Director, Adiuvans Foundation

Joel B. Adams, Jr.

Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services
North Carolina

Marcia A. Angle

Retired Public Health Physician
North Carolina

Dell S. Brooke

Board Member and former Board Chair, Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Wendy B. Brown

Founder, Center for Nonprofit Excellence; Co-founder, Community Investment Collaborative

Cathy S. Brown

Secretary, Stewart Home School, Frankfort, KY

Melvin T. Davis

Private Equity Professional
North Carolina

J. Stephen Dockery III

Managing Partner, Fidus Partners
North Carolina

Laura B. Fjeld

Principal, Clear Voice Partners
North Carolina

DJ Gerken

President and Executive Director

Melanie P. Grinney

Writer & Photographer; Board of Directors, Alabama Symphony Orchestra

James G. Hanes III

Owner/Manager, Senah Farm
North Carolina

Phyllis D. K. Hildreth

Vice President for Strategy and Institutional Advancement, American Baptist College

Donald A. Holzworth

Executive in Residence & Adjunct Professor of Health Policy & Management, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
North Carolina

Deborah Kennedy Kennard

Former U.S. State Department Attorney focused on international environmental matters and former managing counsel for Mobil Oil Corporation; Board Member Spoleto Festival USA & WINGS
South Carolina

Allen L. McCallie

Partner, Miller & Martin

Edward M. Miller

Chair, WestWind Investment Management

Deaderick C. Montague

Writer; Capital Campaign Co-Chair, Chattanooga History Center

Jean C. Nelson

Land Trust for Tennessee Founder and Board Member Emeritus

Charles W. Patrick, Jr.

Founding member, Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman

Julie G. Price

Sustainability Manager, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Board Member, Cahaba River Society & Freshwater Land Trust

B. Clayton Rolader

President and COO, Fuqua Capital Corp.

William H. Schlesinger

President Emeritus, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
North Carolina

Zakiya A. Seymour

Principal Management Consultant, Arcadis Water & Wastewater Business Advisory Services

John L.S. Simpkins

President of MDC; Former Vice President of the Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network and Former General Counsel for the US Agency for International Development
North Carolina

Thomas F. Taft, Jr.

Chairman & CEO, Taft Family Ventures
North Carolina

Heath P. Terry

Managing Director, Third Point
New York

William L. Want

Environmental Lawyer; Author, The Law of Wetlands Regulation
South Carolina