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 Arrojo, Chair
NORTH CAROLINA Leadership Council
Claire Tate, Chair
Education advocate & former Executive Director of Partners in Out-of-School Time
Community advocate and First Presbyterian Church BELL Summer volunteer
Community advocate and former member, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Board of Education
Philanthropist and community advocate
Market Executive and Senior VP, Carolinas Alliance Bank and CMS parent
Education advocate and CMS parent
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
Founder and CEO, Genetipetz LLC; retired Executive Director of NPower Charlotte Region
Chair, Business for Education Success & Transformation North Carolina: retired CEO for NC and Va., Wachovia Corp.