Leadership


Women's Fund Welcomes New Board Members


The Women's Fund recently elected six women to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors beginning in 2012. These new members bring a wealth of skills and experience to complement the current board.

Anita Bain is a member of a Women’s Fund group from Highland Presbyterian Church. She has been on the finance committee and now joins the board as treasurer and chair of the finance committee. Anita’s career has included roles in corporate accounting, financial planning, and reporting. Currently, she is an Internal Reporting Manager at BB&T. She and her husband John recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. They have two children: Lauren who is in a doctoral program at NCSU in biomedical engineering and Evan who is a high school senior. In her free time, Anita enjoys being sous chef for John, listening to music and reading.

Sandra Combs Boyette is senior advisor to the president at Wake Forest University. A thirty-year employee of the University, her previous positions include vice president for public affairs and vice president for university advancement. Under her leadership, Wake Forest completed a $600 million capital campaign, and she led the successful effort to secure two Presidential Debates at Wake Forest in 1988 and 2000. She has worked with many not-for-profit organizations as a volunteer, including the Arts Council, which she chaired for three years and the YWCA of Winston-Salem, on whose board of directors she currently serves.  Sandra has been a donor to the Women’s Fund from its inception. Sandra will serve on the Resource Development Committee of the Women’s Fund. A native of Winston-Salem, she earned her bachelor’s degree from UNC-Charlotte; the M.Ed. from Converse College; and an MBA from Wake Forest  She and her husband Gray, a retired internist, live in Winston-Salem.

Wendy Brenner
has been a member of the Women’s Fund since its inception. As a community volunteer, Wendy has served on the boards of the Second Harvest Food Bank, Temple Emanuel and the Piedmont Craftsmen. She also has led volunteer projects at Summit School, the Ronald McDonald House, Forsyth Country Day School and the Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts. Wendy earned a B.S in Biology from Temple University, a M.Ed. in Counseling and Psychology from Boston University (specialization in Women’s Issues) and did post-graduate clinical training in Marital and Family Counseling at the University of Pennsylvania. Before moving to Winston-Salem in 1999, Wendy worked in counseling as a geriatric social worker. She lives with her two children, Emma and Sam and her husband Mike in Davie County. Wendy has served on the Events Committee and now will serve on the Membership Committee.

Alison Ashe-Card is an attorney at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in Winston-Salem. She began her legal career as a staff attorney with The Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago (LAFC), where she practiced for five years before relocating to North Carolina with her husband in 1997. Alison has been a member of the Women’s Fund since 2010. She has been involved in numerous community organizations, including the Winston-Salem State University Board of Visitors, United Way Women’s Leadership Council (WLC), Forsyth Medical Center Foundation Women’s Council, Sara Lee Center for Women’s Health Advisory Board, Leadership Winston-Salem, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Phi Omega Chapter. She also served as President of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers for four years (2003-2007). Her devotion to career and community was recognized in 2006, when she was selected for inclusion in The Triad Business Journal’s Annual Top 40 Leaders Under Forty. Alison is married to Dr. John P. Card and has two children, Alexandria, 16, and Jonathan, 13.

Dr. Kathy Stitts is the Associate Provost for Lifelong Learning at Winston-Salem State University. Kathy has also served as Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Marketing of the School of Business and Economics, where she taught marketing courses and Freshman Seminar, and helped progress the strategic goals of the SBE. In addition to her administrative duties at WSSU, Dr. Stitts was the advisor to the WSSU undergraduate chapter of the National Black MBA Association, one of the first undergraduate chapters chartered in the country. Dr. Stitts’ research interests include, relationship marketing, professionalism, etiquette, assessment, and ethics. She has given presentations and motivational speeches to various audiences. Dr. Stitts is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Florida A & M University, where she received her B.S. degree in Accounting and her MBA. She earned her Ph.D. in Marketing from Florida State University. She enjoys the beach, traveling, good books, cooking, exercising, shopping, and interesting social exchanges.

Tory White is the director of client service and strategy at Wildfire, an advertising and marketing firm in Winston-Salem. Tory has served on the marketing and communications committee of the Women’s Fund and as a board member will chair this committee. Tory serves on the board of the Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts. She is a member of the marketing committee for the Susan G. Komen for the Triad and has worked with numerous non-profit clients such as SECCA, the Winston-Salem Symphony, River Run International Film Festival, the New York Special Olympics and the National Center for Family Literacy.

The Women’s Fund is most appreciative of the invaluable leadership and community service of the following four board members who each complete their terms of service on the Board of Directors at the end of 2011: Michelle Cook; Sarah Holthouser; Claudia Zorn Schaefer; and Leila Vickers.

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