"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming." - Goethe

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Meet our board of directors

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

Charles A. Alt, Esq.

EDUCATION:

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

ADMISSION TO BAR:

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

MEMBERSHIPS:

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

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
  • 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.

Education
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

James E. McNeil

A school leader who has a proven track record at mobilizing staff, school community and business community resources to build and sustain an enriched academic environment will raise achievement for all students. With Leadership and operations management, he has proven ability in supervising, examining, appointing, training, and promoting teaching personnel and addressed community and civic groups to enlist their support. Also, he has coordinated work of school system with related activities of other school districts and agencies. Mr. McNeil has acted as Principal in five European Schools over the span of 18 years where there was renovation and/or new construction requiring complex administrative decisions. Became adept at requesting additional resources from higher headquarters due to unexpected construction costs.

Education
Graduate, Superintendents Academy, 2011
Master of Arts-Administration and Supervision, University of D.C., 1972
Eighty-five graduate hours beyond the Master’s degree, 1972 – Present
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Winston-Salem State Univ., 1967

Professional Experience
2007-2015 Guilford County Schools, Greensboro, NC: Principal of Union Hill Elementary School; Principal of Florence Elementary School
2001-2007 South Africa BookSmart Foundation-Executive Director
2000 – 2001 Principal, Larissa American School (K-8), Larissa Greece
1997 – 2000 Principal, Garmisch American School (K-8) Garmisch, FRG
1994 – 1997 Principal, Livorno Unit School (K-12) Livorno, Italy
1988 – 1994 Principal, Oslo Elementary/ Junior High School (k-9), Oslo Norway
1985 – 1988 Principal, Schwaebisch Gmuend Elementary/ Junior High School, Germany
1981 – 1985 Principal, Bad Aibling Elementary/ Junior High School, Germany
1976 – 1981 Assistant Principal, Mannheim, Germany and Bahrain
1975 – 1976 Teacher, Mainz Germany and Okinawa
1974 – 1975 Math Teacher, D.C Public Schools, Washington D.C.
1967 – 1974 Teacher, D.C. Public Schools, Washington D.C.

Professional Activities and Community
Past Member of Board of Visitors, Winston-Salem State University; Board of Directors, Do Unto Others (DUO); Board of Directors, National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ); Board of Directors, The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival; Board of Directors, Family Services of the Piedmont; Board of Directors, Guilford Education Alliance; Board of Directors, Carl Chavis YMCA Member of Foundation Board, Winston-Salem State University; Board of Directors, High Point Children’s Museum; International Program Advisory Board, Winston-Salem State University