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.


Yolanda Brown – Founder & CEO of Fun Spaces, Chair

Bernadette Lipscomb – Registered Nurse & Educator, Retired, Vice Chair

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

Joe O'Shaughnessy – District Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company, Secretary    

Walt Barron – Chief Strategy Officer, McKinney

Eryn Blake – Internal Auditor, AICPA

Laurie Braun – Senior Vice President RTI Finance, RTI International

Jason Brown – Solutions Expert, Dor

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

Effiong Ekanem – Counsel, Square 1 Bank

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

Jacob Goad – Attorney, Kornbluth Ginsberg Law Group

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

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

Antonio Jones – Financial Management Analyst, Duke University

Jonah Kendall – Rector, St. Philips Episcopal Church

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

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

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

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

Madeline Seltman – Youth, Family & Camp Director, Levin Jewish Community Center

Susan Springer – Educator and Consultant, Madrock Advisors, LLC

John St. Clair – Vice President International Offices, RTI International

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.