We are fortunate to have 13 dedicated community volunteers on the Foundation’s primary governing body, providing the organization with diverse board leadership, stewardship, oversight, and vision. The Foundation Committee appoints five of the seats, and outside appointing authorities select the eight remaining members. Committee members serve a maximum of two four-year terms.
Evelyn P. Acree (Treasurer) is a Senior Vice President and Business Banker with M&F Bank. She currently serves as secretary of the Winston-Salem Alliance Board and treasurer of the S.G. Atkins CDC Board. Acree serves on the boards of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, and Forsyth Technical Community College, and she is former board member of Salemtowne Retirement Community.
Alison Ashe-Card (Secretary) is an associate director, diversity and inclusion in the Office of Career and Professional Development at Wake Forest University School of Law. She currently serves on the boards of the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership and the Winston-Salem Urban League. She is a past chair of The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem and the Black Philanthropy Initiative’s Advisory Committee.
Josh Crane serves as Senior Vice President and Triad Wealth Regional Director with BB&T, where he leads a team of Wealth Advisors serving families throughout the region. He is a graduate of both Leadership Winston-Salem and BB&T’s Leadership Development Program. Crane serves on the boards of local nonprofits Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina and Providence Culinary Training.
Joe Crocker is the former program director of the Local Impact in Forsyth County program area at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Before his 2019 retirement, he managed grantmaking programs to create an inclusive economy and the Great Expectations early childhood initiative, both addressing the Trust’s mission to improve the quality of life of financially disadvantaged residents. Crocker is vice chair of the NC Medical Care Commission and serves on the boards of NC Housing Finance Agency and Crosby Scholars. He also serves on First Horizon Bank’s Corporate Community Reinvestment Act Advisory Council.
Linda Garrou represented Forsyth County in the North Carolina Senate for seven terms and also chaired the Appropriations Committee. She previously served as president of the Forsyth County Juvenile Justice Council, founding chair of the NC Child Advocacy Institute, and was a board member of the Novant Advisory Council, the UNC Board of Visitors, Senior Services, and the General Alumni Association of UNC-Chapel Hill. Other community service has included Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, and the Junior League of Winston-Salem.
Jeffery T. Lindsay is Novant Health's chief operating officer. He is current board chair of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce and past board chair of the North Carolina Hospital Association. Lindsay also serves on the boards of the Winston-Salem Alliance and Winston-Salem Business Inc. Lindsay is a former board member of the Centers for Exceptional Children of Winston-Salem, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, and the Winston-Salem Symphony.
Lucia J. Marshall is a certified financial planner and wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch, and a former senior vice president and private client advisor at Bank of America. She serves on the Finance Council of Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church and is a member of The Rotary Club of Winston-Salem. Her community involvement has included serving as past chair and board member of Crisis Control Ministry, board member of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, and board member of Pastor’s Pantry.
Dr. John D. McConnell (Vice Chair) is chief executive officer emeritus of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Gordon Haynes Professor of Urology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and served on the National Institutes of Health Advisory Council. McConnell is on the board of the Winston-Salem Alliance, the Wells Fargo Winston-Salem Advisory Board, and the Piedmont Renewal Network. He previously served on the boards of the North Carolina Healthcare Association, WS Chamber of Commerce, and Senior Services.
Paula McCoy operates McCoy Enterprises, a consulting and coaching firm specializing in organizational and community development. She previously served as executive director of Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, whose mission is to connect people, strengthen voices, and leverage resources with a vision of safe, just, and determined neighborhoods. Ms. McCoy serves as interim director of The Partnership for Prosperity and is a board member of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, and Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. Paula is also a past board member of Kaleideum.
Peggy Reingold is the Community Relations Consultant for Wells Fargo, serving the Triad and Western North Carolina. She has been active on many local community boards, including the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, United Way, Family Services, RiverRun International Film Festival, Children’s Law Center and Fellowship Home. She previously served as board chair of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and the RiverRun International Film Festival.
Oscar Santos is a senior vice president and Inclusion and Diversity Segment Leader at Truist where he and his team are responsible for enhancing leadership performance through education and training in areas such as diversity, inclusion, change management, unconscious bias, and interpersonal communication. He is active with several local civic and nonprofit organizations, including serving as board member of Crosby Scholars and the NC Children’s Law Center and in a volunteer service capacity with the Latino community.
Randall S. Tuttle (Chair) is founder and partner of Trade Street Capital Partners, LLC, which makes private equity investments in entrepreneurial companies. In addition to his roles with the Foundation, he is the Chairman of the City-County Utilities Commission and a Trustee of Leadership Winston-Salem. His past community leadership roles include the Creative Corridors Coalition, the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, ABC of NC Foundation, Experiment in Self Reliance, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Allan Younger serves as director of the Small Business Center at Forsyth Technical Community College. The Center promotes economic development by helping small businesses succeed through high-quality, readily-accessible assistance to prospective and existing business owners. He also owns GRACE Consulting, which provides leadership and professional development support to organizations. Allan serves his community in many ways, including as board chair of Forsyth Futures, board member of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities Commission, board vice president of the SG Atkins Community Development Corporation, and board member of HUSTLE Winston-Salem.