Our Board

North Carolina Humanities’ operations are managed by the executive director and overseen by a volunteer board of trustees. Trustees serve a renewable three-year term, and five trustees are appointed by the Governor of North Carolina. NC Humanities’ board is composed of trustees who are committed to enhancing the cultural life of North Carolinians and whose background, expertise, and leadership provide NC Humanities with the tools to be effective and successful.

  • Dr. Nancy A. Gutierrez, Chair

    Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte

    Charlotte

  • Ms. Lorna Ricotta, Vice Chair

    Advancement, Fundraising, and Event Planning Expert

    Fayetteville

  • Mr. Ed Sheary, Chair Elect

    Retired Public Librarian

    Weaverville

  • Ms. Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams

    Lecturer, Department of English at UNC Wilmington

    Wilmington

  • Dr. Margaret D. Bauer

    Professor of English at East Carolina University

    Greenville

  • Ms. Elizabeth A. Carlson

    Founder and Curriculum Director at Carolina Music Ways

    Winston-Salem

  • Dr. Christina Chia

    Associate Director of John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University

    Durham

  • Ms. Nancy Fields

    Museum Director and Curator of The Museum of the Southeast American Indian at UNC Pembroke

    Pembroke

  • Ms. Jessica Hardin

    Attorney at Robinson Bradshaw

    Charlotte

  • Mr. Ryan Henderson

    Partner and COO at Global Endowment Management

    Charlotte

  • Mr. Brian Kahn

    Partner at McGuire Woods, LLP

    Charlotte

  • Mr. Chris Lam

    Office Managing Partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

    Charlotte

  • Ms. Tasse A. Little

    Volunteer

    Charlotte

  • Ms. Rebecca Reyes

    Retired Minister and Social Worker

    Durham

  • Ms. Diane Robertson

    Self-Employed Consultant and Documentary Film Producer

    Carboro

  • Mr. C. Thomas Steele, Jr.

    Manager at Pittman & Steele, PLLC

    Burlington

  • Mr. Rick Thames

    Visiting Journalism Professor and Knight-Crane Executive in Residence at Queens University of Charlotte

    Charlotte

  • Ms. Cecelia Thompson

    Executive Director of Action Greensboro

    Greensboro

  • Dr. Mike Wakeford

    Associate Professor, Division of Liberal Arts at UNC School of the Arts

    Winston-Salem

  • Dr. Liliana Wendorff

    Professor of Spanish at Queens University of Charlotte

    Charlotte

  • Ms. Kathy White

    Curriculum and Instruction Consultant

    Roanoke Rapids

  • Mr. Todd Wright

    Director of Jazz Studies at Appalachian State University

    Boone

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