Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.