Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the school's long-term well-being. The Board meets at least once a quarter; meetings are announced on our school Events Calendar and are open to the public. More details can be found in our Parent Handbook.

Our Director and administrative staff oversee the school's day-to-day operation, including personnel matters. A separate nonprofit, the Central Park School for Children Foundation, owns the Foster Street building and manages our assets.

Board of Trustees

Vicky Patton ()

Board Chair
(919) 489-1884

Vicky served as an assistant to President Terry Sanford at Duke University and led the effort to relocate the American Dance Festival from Connecticut to Durham. She was a founding Board member, then president of the Duke School for Children and managed the creation of their campus on Hull Avenue. Just before committing all her time to the creation of CPSC, Vicky was the Executive Director of The Governors Center at the Sanford Institute for Public Policy where she taught management to executives in state government.

Bob Chapman ()

Facilities Committee Chair
(919) 680-2000

Robert "Bob" Chapman is a new urbanist developer who builds walkable mixed-use neighborhoods. His urban infill projects include Trinity Heights in Durham and the Village at Hendrix in Conway, AR. He has served on the boards of Preservation Durham, the North Carolina Smart Growth Alliance, Durham Central Park, Duke School for Children, the Carolina Theater, St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Friends of the Duke University Art Museum, the Research Triangle Regional Film Commission, the Trading Path Association and the NC Art Society. Bob is presently lead developer for the South Elm Street project in downtown Greensboro.

Geoffrey Phillippe ()

Development Committee Chair
(919) 744-5965

Geoffrey is a Program Manager at John Deere and the proud parent of two daughters — one a current CPSC student and one who is very excited to join the CPSC kindergarten soon. Coming from a family background with public school educators and higher education academics, Geoffrey is a strong believer in the importance of high-quality public school education for all children. He is looking forward to applying his business background and experience serving on other organizational boards to support and advance CPSC's core missions.

Geoffrey has a background in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA (with focus in Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization) from the University of Southern California. Geoffrey, his wife Wendy, and daughters live in Durham near Brier Creek.

Jason Albano ()

Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Jason is the Director of Tax at ChannelAdvisor Corporation and the proud parent of three sons — two are current CPSC students and one is an alumnus. Jason and his family have been involved with CPSC since 2009. Jason is a CPA in North Carolina and Georgia and has a background in corporate accounting and taxation. Jason earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Wake Forest University and his Master of Taxation from Georgia State University.

Joseph Fitzsimons ()

Facilities Committee Chair
(919) 698-5483

Joe is an architect specializing in adaptive reuse of historic buildings and has participated in many of Durham’s recent major renovation projects, including American Tobacco, Golden Belt, and American Underground at Main Street. He has worked on every phase of the Central Park School for Children’s expansion, dating back to the original conversion of 724 Foster Street in 2002. Joe also serves on the Durham Historic Preservation Commission.

Marcia Brooks ()

Board Member
Bio coming soon!

Sandra Martinez-Zuniga ()

Board Member

Sandra is the Project Launch Program Coordinator at the Talent Identification Program at Duke University (Duke TIP). Project Launch seeks to provide academic interventions and support to high-ability students with financial need. She previously worked as a middle school counselor in Chapel Hill. Sandra grew up in Arequipa, Peru. She moved to the States for graduate school where she received an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Vanderbilt University and an M.Ed. in School Counseling from UNC-Chapel Hill. Sandra loves hiking and cooking with her husband and son.

Alice Maniloff ()

Board Member
Alice holds a BA in History from UNC-CH, a MAT from UNC-CH, a Master’s Degree in Special Teaching from Bank Street College of Education in New York City, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University. She began teaching in Charlotte in a middle school the first year of desegregation and quickly became interested in teacher development. She has been Director of Professional Development in Durham County Schools, Principal of Ephesus Elementary School in Chapel Hill, Assistant Director of the Principals’ Executive Program at the University of North Carolina, Head of School at the Lerner School in Durham and a coach for first year principals in Durham Public Schools. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

George Hining ()

Board Member

George is the Director of Business Development and Marketing at MHAworks. A graduate of Appalachian State, he works with companies on strategic growth planning, business development and sales, marketing brand image, graphic design, message development, media production and online marketing / SEO. George has been a resident of the Triangle area for over 30 years and calls Durham home. He is currently the Chair of the Business Services Committee, and he also sits on the Durham Workforce Development Board, Downtown Durham Inc.'s Advisory Board, the Durham Chamber's Small Business Council, Housing for New Hope's Advisory Board. He is a graduate of Leadership Durham.

Thomas Patterson ()

Director's Evaluation Committee Chair
(919) 624-2059

Thomas currently serves as Program Director for Duke Youth Programs, Duke Continuing Studies. The program sponsors academic enrichment camps for middle and high school students. Thomas also advises first and second year students at Duke. Prior to his work at Duke Continuing Studies, Thomas was the Head Teacher of the Carolina Friends Middle School. Thomas is also a member of the Executive Service Corp Development Committee.

Dorian Bolden ()

Board Member
Bio coming soon!
This page (Board of Trustees) last updated November 28, 2016