FOUNDATION & BOARD MEMBERS

MEET THE FOUNDATION TEAM

The team at Frankie Lemmon Foundation provides essential support for the school, and we would not be here without them.

LEE PRYOR

Interim Executive Director
lee@frankielemmonschool.org

My Story

My wife and I attended our first Triangle Wine Experience in 1996. Since then I have been continuously involved with the Frankie Lemmon Foundation as a supporter. My involvement increased when I became a TWE volunteer and has grown over the years. In 2015 I joined the Frankie Lemmon Board of Directors with the responsibility to assist in the renovation of our new school building. I am excited to be able to apply my 40 years of business management and military experience to support the Frankie Lemmon Foundation.

My Impact

Committed to the production of excellence, I am honored to organize and preserve Triangle Wine Experience, which continues to raise over a million dollars each year for the children of Frankie Lemmon School.

TIFFANY BOGGS LANGHI

Triangle Wine Experience Director
tiffany@frankielemmonschool.org

My Story

Virginia native and graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. Following a number of years spent working in the legal arena and software industry, I began my journey in the wine world in 1999. It has been a pleasure working with wine pioneers whose efforts helped raise the bar for all American winemakers and brought California to the forefront of the international wine community. Many great things happened for me in 2010 – the marriage to my husband, Joe Langhi, in February and the position at the Frankie Lemmon Foundation in July.

My Impact

Committed to the production of excellence, I am honored to organize and preserve the Triangle Wine Experience annual wine and food event, which continues to raise over a million dollars each year for the children of the Frankie Lemmon School.

LENORA HINTON EVANS

Chief Friendship Officer
lenora@frankielemmonschool.org

My Story

Native North Carolinian, born in Dunn and have lived in Raleigh most of my life. I began my professional career in Nursing and after 10 years, joined the Presidential Advance teams of both Bob & Elizabeth Dole, followed by my own political foray into politics by two runs for the NC Legislature.

My Impact

All this prepared me for a treasured opportunity to direct the work of the Frankie Lemmon Foundation (FLF), which is the FUNdraising arm of the Frankie Lemmon School (FLS). My fundraising teeth were cut in the political arena, but my heart remains tied to the critical work done for the children and families of FLS.

KRISTEN STEFFEN

Finance Director
kristen@frankielemmonschool.org

My Story

I am a North Carolina native, born in Rutherfordton, and also a UNC-Chapel Hill alum. I started working for Frankie Lemmon in 2007. I have been a Certified Public Accountant for 16 years working in nonprofit, corporate & public accounting in the areas of Accounting, Tax & Audit. I received my master’s degree in Accountancy from UNC-Wilmington. I enjoy running, reading, and spending time with my kids and pets.

My Impact

I have been in corporate finance for most of my career and am so grateful I made the change to the nonprofit sector. I love to coming to work everyday using my finance background to support the children at FLS!

KEN PLACE

Director of Wine and Operations – Triangle Wine Experience
kplace@frankielemmonschool.org

My Story

I am a former Senior Executive with Accenture, who has turned his passion for wine collecting into a career helping others. I was born in Nicaragua and am bilingual in both English and Spanish. I studied at Davidson College and have lived in North Carolina for the past 32 years.

My Impact

I volunteered with TWE for the past two years, helping to organize the wine auction. Last year, I helped automate the silent auctions by using cellular technology to bid on auction lots.

CIARA CORCORAN

Director of Programming & Annual Giving
ciara@frankielemmonschool.org

My Story

I was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia. I attended Elon University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama & Theatre Studies. During my time there, I had my first professional experience with non-profits working with Alamance County Arts Council. I love reading, writing, and spending time outside.

My Impact

I joined Frankie Lemmon and Program Assistant, and I’m now using my skills as Director of Programming and Annual Giving. Serving in this role, I’ve gotten to dive deeper into Frankie Lemmon and form connections with members of the community. I wholeheartedly support the work of our school, having a sister with special needs myself. I’m happy to hold witness to the difference that Frankie Lemmon makes in the lives of those we reach.

MARY CAREY

Director of Marketing & Communications
mary@frankielemmonschool.org

My Story

I was raised in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania and received my degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduation, I worked in marketing until moving with my family to North Carolina in 2000 and becoming a stay-at-home mom.

While not officially working, I enjoyed serving on various boards, volunteering and writing a column for the Chapel Hill News. When my sons were near their high school graduations, I returned to work in marketing and communications.

My husband and I became empty-nesters and moved to Raleigh in July 2018. We really enjoy living here and have a goal of visiting every restaurant that is part of Triangle Wine Experience.

My Impact

I love reading a good story and do my best to write a good one as well. I look forward to sharing all the good news that occurs at the School and the really exciting information about our many events.

I feel very fortunate to be able to tell the story of the Frankie Lemmon School and Developmental Center and to work with the many talented individuals that make up our staff and volunteer group.

MATTHEW TALBOT

Events & Marketing Coordinator
matthew@frankielemmonschool.org

My Story

Originally from Raleigh, I received my BS in Communication Studies with a Fashion Merchandising Minor from East Carolina University.  I completed a dual degree in Global Innovation Management and Global Luxury Management from SKEMA Business School in Paris, France and North Carolina State University.

My Impact

As the brother of a Frankie Lemmon alum, this organization holds a special place in my heart. I am delighted to serve as the Marketing & Events Coordinator and assist the Foundation in their numerous fundraising events.

MEET THE BOARD

We would not be here with our our amazing team.  They are the heart of the school and we are so thankful to have each and every one of them.

BARRY GARDNER

Board Chair
Executive Vice-President of Shelco, LLC

ALAN HUGHES, CFC

Board Secretary
Vice President of Investments, Raymond James

JENNIFER ALLEN

Chief Strategy Officer,
SEPI Engineering & Construction

ETTA BUCKMAN

Community Volunteer

MARTHA DERBYSHIRE

Vice President of Client Relations, Spectraforce Technologies, Inc.

MIKE HENSLEY

Partner, Gordon Asset Management, LLC

JACKIE LOCKLEAR

CEO, Locklear Roofing, Inc.

MARK MOELLER

Board Vice Chair
Director of Business Development, Danis Construction Company

PAUL WARREN

Corporate Director of Sales, Summit Hospitality

JOSEPH PATTERSON

Board Vice-Chair
Attorney and Mediator, JCP Mediation

MEREDITH KEYES

Board Treasurer
CFO, Americas Chiltren International, Inc.

AMY BRITT

Partner, Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan, PLLC

MICHAEL COLANTUONI

Community Volunteer, CFA

COLLEEN DIMITRY

Co-Owner, The Whalen Corporation

EMILY HODGES

Co-Owner, Commercial Lines Director, Hodges Insurance Agency

DAVID MCGOWAN

Executive Director, NC Petroleum Council

DOUG WARF

Chief Marketing Officer, MDO Holdings

 

FRANKIE LEMMON SCHOOL &
DEVELOPMENT CENTER

3311 Carl Sandburg Court
Raleigh, NC - 27610
919-821-7436
Open: 7:30am - 5:30pm

FRANKIE LEMMON FOUNDATION

3101 Poplarwood Court
Suite 100
Raleigh, NC - 27604
919-845-8880

 

 

KEEP IN TOUCH!

Want to learn more about ways to volunteer, get involved, or have your child attend Frankie Lemmon School? Are you interested in attending the Triange Wine Experience, the Golf Classic, or learning about all that our foundation does?  Please send us a message.