Board of Directors

UMD’s Board of Directors provides oversight and governance for our programs. Diverse in ethnicity, gender, age and background, and united in dedication to UMD’s mission, the board generally meets monthly. Members also serve on committees that support all areas of operation, including finance, technology, development, programs and volunteers.


Bernadette Lipscomb – Registered Nurse & Educator, Retired, Chair

Antonio Jones Financial Management Analyst, Duke University, Vice Chair

Eryn Blake – Internal Auditor, AICPA, Treasurer

Jacob Goad – Attorney, Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group, Secretary    

Newman Aguiar – Owner, Newman Aguiar Consulting LLC

Jay Augustine – Pastor, St. Joseph AME Church

Walt Barron – Chief Strategy Officer, McKinney

Laurie Braun – Senior Vice President RTI Finance, RTI International

Jason Brown – Enterprise Sales Director, Matterport

Angeloe Burch Sr. – Executive Director, African American Dance Ensemble

Effiong Ekanem – Counsel, Square 1 Bank

JonNisha ‘Nish’ Evans – Owner, Lennox + Grae, Inc.

Lauren Goslin – LCSW; Social Worker, Triangle Neuropsychology Services, PLLC

Vanessa Hodges – Professor of Social Work, N.C. Central University

Chris Kelley – Orthopaedic Sales Consultant, Depuy-Synthes Joint Reconstruction

Jamaal Livan – Vice President & Credit Officer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Rene Livingston – RN, Nurse Manager of Operations Surgical Services, Duke Regional Hospital

Scott Matheson –Managing Director, Defined Contribution Practice Leader, CAPTRUST

Michael Page – Former County Commissioner; Pastor, Antioch Baptist Church

Ben Rose – Director, Department of Social Services of Durham County

Susan Springer – Educator and Consultant, Madrock Advisors, LLC

John St. Clair – VP Project Delivery and Operations, Abt Associates

Shawn Sullivan – Director, Enterprise Analytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina


If you are interested in being considered for board membership, please contact Sheldon Mitchell at (919) 682-0538 ext. 127.