Board of Directors

Meet our board of directors

Scheduled board meeting first Thursday of every month at 12pm.

Charles A. Alt, Esq.


Washington and Lee University (B.S., 1977); College of William and Mary (J.D., 1980; M.L.T., 1981)


1980, Virginia and U.S. Tax Court; 1984, U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia; 1985, North Carolina and U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina


High Point Bar Association; North Carolina Bar Association; Virginia State Bar; American Bar Association


  • United Way of Greater High Point
  • High Point Library Board
  • High Point Library Foundation
  • Community Clinic of High Point
  • The ARC of High Point
  • High Point Museum

Perry Flynn, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, AP Associate Professor

APT Associate Professor and the Consultant to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the area of Speech Language Pathology.

He is a member of ASHA's Board of Directors and the Chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council. Perry has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Speech-Hearing-Language Association in addition to serving on many of the associations' committees. He has chaired ASHA's School Finance Committee,and been a member of the School Service Delivery Committee and Convention Committee.

Perry is co-author of ASHA publications: Developing Educationally Relevant IEPs and Conducting Educationally Relevant Evaluations and has presented several ASHA "webinars" on topics related to Federal and State Law.

He is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Operation Smile volunteer and the Director of the Equestrian Sport Development Team for Special Olympics North Carolina. He is the recipient of the UNCG, Ethal Martis Lauther Outstanding Alumni Award for Communication Sciences and Disorders, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, School Support Child Nutrition Services, Friend of Child Nutrition Award 2010-2011, and the Wayne Secord, Lindamood Clinical Leadership Award in Language and Literacy 2012.

Colonel Chris Swadener (ASAF Retired)

Vice President of Operations
NCI Information Systems, Inc.
Manage the LAN,IDPS, and Consolidated IT/Programmer/DBA contracts with the Air National Guard.
Senior Operations Director, AirForce and Technology Services Group
NCI Information Systems, Inc.
Ran three IT contracts for the Air National Guard.
Director, Aerospace Programs
American Business Development Group
July 2008 - October 2009 (1 year 4 months)
Managed aerospace sector for business development, consulting, business intelligence, and program management contracts.
Director of Operations, Air National Guard USAF
February 2005 - August 2007 (2 years 7 months)
Director of Operations
National Guard Bureau
2005 - 2007 (2 years)
Director of Operations
Air National Guard
2005 - 2007 (2 years)
C-130 Navigator USAF
1987 - 1991 (4 years)

Joel Epstein

Joel Epstein is the author of The Little Book on Big Ego; as well as, the CEO and Founder of Friction Factor, Inc. Through Friction Factor, Joel coaches and mentors professionals and executives; as well as, holds training, sales, management, and leadership seminars and workshops for diverse corporations throughout the United States and Internationally. Joel is a dynamic and engaging event speaker, and has been holding these career and life changing events for over 20 years. In this capacity, he has learned that controlling ego - yours and others - is the foundation for a successful life, both personal and professional.

Tulane University

Professional Experience
• Professional Speaker
• Host of the BigJOEL Show
• Master at Making Rain and Founder
• Head Coach at bigJOEL Coaching
• Prospect Mortgage, LLC
• MPoint Mortgage Services
• First Magnus Financial

Professional Activities and Community

Recent Keynotes:
• Lockheed Martin
• Under Armour
• Project Management Institute (PMI)

Recent Executive Leadership Group Facilitation:
• Office of Clinical Pharmacology (FDA)
• County of Berks, Pennsylvania
• Colorado State University

Clarence Henderson

In 1960, on the second day of the Greensboro sit-in, Joseph A. McNeil and Franklin E. McCain are joined by William Smith and Clarence Henderson at the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Clarence Henderson was in the forefront of the civil rights battle as he bravely stepped up to participate in the sit-in at the Woolworth's diner.

Today, Mr. Henderson is a champion for freedom and conservative values. His message will inspire you and teach you how to change the narrative in this nation, from "Liberty for a few" to "Liberty for All!"

In 2000, Mr. Henderson was the recipient of the 40th Anniversary Sit-In Participant Award and in 2013 he was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory, to the Chairman seat on the North Carolina Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. In addition, Governor McCrory conferred in 2016 The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award to Clarence with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary. Mr. Henderson was appointed President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation for the State of North Carolina in May 2017 of which he currently serves. He also serves, since November 2019, on the advisory board of Black Voices for Trump.

Mr. Henderson's energetic involvement in his church as Head Elder, New Members Coordinator, Sunday school teacher, and Finance committee member; and his life's journey as a teacher, college administrator, entrepreneur and motivational speaker has given him a unique perspective on what confronts society today.

While his life is chronicled with episodes of civil unrest in which he found himself thrust in the midst, he did his part to bring awareness and change in a peaceful manner. Clarence now champions a new cause for a better America by challenging, motivating and inspiring others to be aware and responsible for the world that surrounds them.