Mimi Driscoll Bennett, Events and Corporate Giving Manager, Trellis Supportive Care.
Ashley Bennington, Associate, Morgenstern & Associates, PLLC Ashley is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law and an adjunct professor of law at Elon University School of Law teaching family law. She received a B.S.W. from Campbell University and her J.D. from Wake Forest University. During her time at Wake Forest, Ashley was able to spend time working with the attorneys of the Children’s Law Center.
Susan Boyles, Vice Chair, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. Susan focuses her practice on commercial litigation and insurance coverage disputes. Susan has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Banking & Finance Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation. Susan has served as a volunteer attorney in the guardian ad litem program in Forsyth County since 2002. She also represents guardians ad litem in appellate proceedings through the GAL Appellate Advocacy program. She earned a B.A. in Journalism and her juris doctor degree with honors from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Penn Broyhill, Assistant District Attorney, Forsyth County
Penn serves the State of North Carolina as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting primarily felony drug crimes in Forsyth County. Upon graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Human and Organizational Development with a focus in Public Policy, Penn moved back to his hometown of Winston Salem, initially working as a field director for Pat McCrory’s gubernatorial bid. During this time, he helped coach high school lacrosse with District Attorney Jim O’Neill, who prompted him to consider a career as a prosecutor. Penn attended Wake Forest School of Law where he led his American Associates for Justice Trial Team and received the Robert Goldberg Award for Trial Advocacy. Penn currently lives in Winston Salem with his wife, Natalie.
Rebecca Chase, Associate Director, Market Readiness and Employment, Wake Forest University. Becca is a guardian ad litem in Forsyth County, a member of the Children’s Home Society Community Leadership Council, and a founding director of Imago Dei, an athletic adventure women’s ministry. She is a graduate of Leadership Winston-Salem and currently serves on the Social Services Committee. Becca is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Business and the Not-For-Profit Management certificate program at Salem College.
Marni Eisner, Program Director, Great Expectations, MDC. Marni brings wide-ranging experience in advancing educational and health outcomes for children, and in her capacity as MDC’s Great Expectations director, she guides day-to-day work in Forsyth County, working in concert with the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Marni received her B.A. from Brown University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University.
Lynne Fuller-Andrews, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Hanesbrands, Inc. Lynne received her B.A. degree in Economics and Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Novant Health Foundation at Forsyth Medical Center and the UNC School of Law Foundation. She is also a member of The Links, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America. She regularly volunteers at Summit School and at United Missionary Metropolitan Baptist Church.
Jon Kurtz is managing partner of Kurtz Evans Whitley Guy & Simos, PLLC. He has been a board certified specialist in the field of Family Law since 2001. Jon has served as Chair of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization - Family Law Specialty Committee, served as an adjunct professor of Family Law at Wake Forest University School of Law, and he has served on numerous North Carolina State Bar and Bar Association Committees. He has been a regular lecturer and author for continuing legal education programs and has also helped train Guardian ad Litem volunteers at the Children’s Law Center. Jon has served on several boards, including Brenner Children’s Hospital. Jon is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law.
Michael R. Lawless, MD, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. His thirty-five years as a clinician/educator included medical evaluation and testimony for child victims of physical and sexual abuse. Michael is an advocate for child health and early childhood education. He was a board member of Smart Start of Forsyth County and remains a member of its NC Pre-K Committee. Michael volunteers at the Food Bank Garden at Crossnore School in Winston-Salem and at Centenary United Methodist Church.
Jennifer Lyday, Secretary Partner, Waldrep Law. A graduate of William and Mary School of Law, Jennifer is an experienced bankruptcy and insolvency attorney who has significant pro bono experience as well, particularly in working with Legal Aid of North Carolina to help domestic violence victims obtain 50-B protection orders and representing parents seeking the return of their children through the filing of Hague Convention child abduction cases. She was formerly an Associate with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP.
John Mims, Assistant Professor of the Practice of Communication, High Point University
John Pueschel, Partner at Womble Bond Dickinson
Robert Quick, Regional Executive at Alex.Brown. Robert is a graduate of Appalachian State University. He also serves on the board of the Crossnore School.
Oscar Santos, Leadership and Professional Development Manager for BB&T, is also a board member at Associated Artists, The Shepherd Center, and Leadership Winston-Salem. He holds his BBA in Sales Management and Marketing from UIPR, the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico.
Lara Wilson, Board Chair, Senior Account Executive at Solarte Collections. Lara is a graduate of the University of Illinois, and a former Human Resources professional with Andersen Consulting. She currently serves as the Meals Coordinator at the Ronald McDonald House of Winston Salem, and is involved with the Cancer Patient Support Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She is a volunteer at Summit School, Reynolds High School and Centenary United Methodist Church, and is a member of the Twin City Garden Club and the Wake Forest Life Long Learning Program.