leadership councils

Leadership Councils support the achievement of BELL's impact and sustainability goals at a local level. They are comprised of business and community leaders who share a passion for BELL's mission and who volunteer their time, energy, and enthusiasm to ensure BELL is an enduring resource for families and schools.

NEW YORK Leadership Council

Paula ArrojoChair
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Deb Meijer
Entrepreneur

Sanjay Setty
VP Procurement, KIND

NORTH CAROLINA Leadership Council

Claire Tate, Chair
Education advocate & former Executive Director of Partners in Out-of-School Time 
 
Jean Cochrane
Community advocate and First Presbyterian Church BELL Summer volunteer
 
Molly Griffin
Community advocate and former member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Board of Education
 
Cammie Hauptfuhrer
Philanthropist and community advocate
 
Jason Lackey
Market Executive and Senior VP, Carolinas Alliance Bank and CMS parent
 
Lisa Lackey
Education advocate and CMS parent
 
Tom Lambeth 
Senior Fellow and retired Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
 
Dr. Donald Martin
Professor of Education, High Point University and retired Superintendent, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools 
 
Chris Meade
Founder and CEO, Genetipetz LLC; retired Executive Director of NPower Charlotte Region 
 
Walter McDowell
Chair, Business for Education Success & Transformation North Carolina: retired CEO for NC and Va., Wachovia Corp.