Volunteer Boards

The college's volunteer boards are made up of alumni and friends. These volunteers advise the dean and college leaders on issues affecting the future direction of the college. Board members also serve as public advocates for the college and assist its advancement staff in identifying and contacting potential funding sources.

The members of the 2019-20 College of Sciences Foundation Board pose on a staircase in the Park Alumni Center

College of Sciences Foundation Board of Directors


Robert R. Starbuck

Vice Chair
Sharon Presnell

D. Brock Matthews

Lindsay Topping

Assistant Secretary
Michelle Duggins

Mary Peloquin-Dodd

Assistant Treasurer
Erin Delehanty


Michael Brooks
Executive Vice President
Product Registration
PRA Health Sciences
Raleigh, NC

Eric Buckland
Chief Executive Officer
Morrisville, NC

W. Dean Bunce II
Executive Vice President
Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
United Therapeutics Corporation
Durham, NC

Seth B. Carruthers
Global Chemical Technology
LORD Corporation
Cary, NC

Charles D. Case
McGuireWoods LLP
Raleigh, NC

William W. Fleming
Network Interfaces Corporation
Virginia Beach, VA

Nora Gardner
Managing Partner
McKinsey & Company
Washington, DC

Paula J. Henderson
Vice President, State and Local Government
Cary, NC

Lawrence Ives
Calabazas Creek Research
San Mateo, CA

W. Donald Johnson
Senior Vice President (Retired)
Human Resources
E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company
Cornelius, NC

Mike Luther
President and CEO
Bantam Pharmaceutical
New York, NY

Anita M. McClernon
Vice President and Director
Laboratory Services
bioMONTR Labs
Research Triangle Park, NC

J. Alan Menius Jr.
Chief Data Scientist
HAP Innovations
Morrisville, NC

Mike Peirson
President (Retired)
Ballard Fish & Oyster
Raleigh, NC

Sharon C. Presnell
Amnion Foundation
Winston-Salem, NC

Barb Prillaman
Statistical Consultant
Willes Consulting Group
Cary, NC

Rodney V. Pugh
AllCare Clinical Associates, PA
Asheville, NC

Russell Reeve
Strategic Biostatistics Director
Morrisville, NC

Amy Robertson
Vice President
HR and Chief People Officer
ChannelAdvisor Corporation
Morrisville, NC

Benton Satterfield
Senior Manager
Engineering and Process
Advance Auto Parts
Raleigh, NC

Caren Schmidt
U.S. Field Biology Group Leader
Research Triangle Park, NC

Curtis Stanley
Principal Hydrogeologist
GSI Environmental
Boerne, TX

Robert R. Starbuck
Assistant Vice President (Retired)
Special Projects
Holly Springs, NC

Michael Stocum
CEO, President and Founder
Personalized Medicine Partners
Raleigh, NC

William E. Trent III
President and Chief Scientific Officer
EnviroClean Solutions
Raleigh, NC

W. Rand Turner Jr.
Rand Exploration LLC
Klein, TX

Cynthia J. Wertz
Chief Executive Officer of Chemistry (Retired)
NC State University
Pittsboro, NC

Garnett B. Whitehurst
Brooks Whitehurst Associates
New Bern, NC

Kirk A. Wilder
Chief Operating Officer and Vice President
Windham Dentistry Group
Alpharetta, GA

Saundra W. Williams
Senior Vice President and Chief
Information Resources & Technology, Data Reporting, Business Intelligence & Learning Technology
North Carolina Community College System
Raleigh, NC

Ji Zhang
Senior Vice President
Bridgewater, NJ

Richard F. Cook (emeritus member)
Management Consultant (Retired)
Cook & Associates
Raleigh, NC

Alumni Advisory Board

John Mease, President
Aaron Marcus, Vice President
Jean Richardson, Secretary
Michael Brennan
Emily Gordon
Jessica Greenwood
Jacob Lineberry
Jamal Moss
Stephanie Parker
Barb Prillaman
Leigh Ann Sanders
Scott Singer
Aimee Smart
Bethany Vohlers