2016 Candidates for GAA Board of Directors

This group of candidates has been submitted to all dues-paid GAA members as of Jan. 1, 2016. Ballots were mailed with the January/February Carolina Alumni Review; households with more than one GAA member received one ballot per member. GAA members who have opted out of receiving the Review in print can request a ballot be mailed to them by emailing or by calling (919) 962-7051.

Completed ballots must be received at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center, P.O. Box 660, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514-0660 no later than March 31, 2016. Facsimile replies are not accepted. All GAA members are eligible and encouraged to vote in each race, including races representing areas of the country other than those in which the member lives.

Unless otherwise noted, terms of office are for three years, 2016–19.

Chair for 2016-17, Teresa Holland Williams ’77, who was elected last year as chair-elect by the Board of Directors, and those elected from this ballot assume office at the Annual Alumni Luncheon in Chapel Hill on Saturday, May 7, 2016.


(Vote for one. One-year term of office, 2016–17.)

Jill Silverstein Gammon '70Jill Silverstein Gammon
’70 (BA, ’72 MSW), Raleigh. Retired certified integrative health coach, HealthReach Partners, LLC.
GAA Board of Directors: N.C. district director (2013-16); chair, Activities Committee (2015-16).
At UNC: Recipient, National Institute of Mental Health graduate fellowship; student representative, UNC School of Social Work dean selection committee; appointed student representative, UNC School of Social Work governance committee; member, Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity; dean’s list all semesters.
Formerly: Member, UNC Board of Visitors; recipient, Triangle United Way Women’s Leadership Award; member, YWCA Academy of Women; recipient, Triangle Business Journal Women in Business Award; chair, board of directors, WakeMed Health and Hospitals; recipient, Champion’s Award for Volunteerism from UNC School of Social Work; recipient, Junior League of Raleigh Sustainer of the Year Award; president, Junior League of Raleigh; president, Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum; president, Raleigh Fine Arts Society; board chair, Kids Voting; president, Hospital Alliance for Community Health; chair, Raleigh Arts Commission.
Currently: Vice chair, board of advisers, UNC School of Social Work; 50th anniversary co-chair, Raleigh Fine Arts Society; member, WakeMed Foundation advisory board; member, N.C. Museum of History; member, N.C. Aquariums; member, N.C. Museum of Art. Married to G. Roland Gammon III ’68 (BSBA). Two children, one of whom is a UNC alumna.


Dana E. Simpson '96 (’00 JD)Dana Edward Simpson ’96 (BA, ’00 JD), Raleigh. Partner with Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP.
GAA Board of Directors: At-large member (2013-16).
At UNC: Member, Order of the Golden Fleece; member, Order of the Bell Tower; president, Graham Residence Hall; member, Law Review; graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Formerly: Member, UNC Board of Visitors; recipient, Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” leadership award; member, N.C. Rules Review Commission; member, policy committee, N.C. Chamber.
Currently: Member, UNC School of Government Foundation; member, UNC School of Law Alumni Association; member, Alliance Medical Ministry’s board of directors. Married to Stephanie Mansur Simpson. Three children.


(Vote for one. One-year term of office, 2016–17.)

Rebecca Michels Halloran '97Rebecca Michels “Becky” Halloran
’97 (BA), Chicago. Senior associate director, career management events, University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
GAA Board of Directors: Out of state district director (2013-16); chair, Clubs Committee (2013-16).
At UNC: Member, historian and chapter service key recipient, Alpha Kappa chapter of Phi Sigma Pi national honor fraternity; senior marshal; orientation counselor.
Formerly: Co-chair and special projects chair, Chicago Carolina Club; philanthropy coordinator and co-president, Richmond Carolina Club; class volunteer, CommonThreads Chicago; member, MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance; member, American Cancer Society Associate Board of Ambassadors, and recognized as the board’s Outstanding Online Fundraiser and recipient of its Outstanding New Member Award (2014); recipient, national distinguished service key and Alpha Sigma chapter service key; alumni adviser, volunteer alumni consultant and national committee member for Phi Sigma Pi national honor fraternity; executive director, Phi Sigma Pi’s Metro Richmond Alumni Association; team captain, team recruiter and planning committee member, N.C. division of the American Cancer Society; recipient, Impact Award from Relay for Life.
Currently: Member and silent auction committee member, American Cancer Society Associate Board of Ambassadors; member, Phi Sigma Pi Foundation; member, Carolina Clubs Ambassador Corps.


Travis T. Tygart ’93 (BA)Travis T. Tygart ’93 (BA), Colorado Springs, Colo. Chief executive officer, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
GAA Board of Directors: Out of state district director (2013-16).
At UNC: Participant, Campus Y – Big Buddy Program; treasurer, Interfraternity Council; president, Pi Kappa Alpha; participant, Campus Crusade.
Formerly: Recipient, GAA’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award (2011); member, Bolles School board of visitors; board member, Dress for Success; vice chair, World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent observer team for 2008 Olympic Games; member, Academy International Elementary School accountability committee in Colorado Springs; member, board of advisers for the Taylor Hooton Foundation; member, Congressional Zero Tolerance Roundtable.
Currently: Member, Institute for National Anti-Doping Agencies; board member, Partnership for Clean Competition; board member, Sports Lawyers Association. Married to Nichole Strom Tygart ’94 (ABJM). Three children.


Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Vance, Wake and Warren counties. (Vote for one.)

Richard T. Boyette ’74 (BA, ’77 JD)Richard T. Boyette
’74 (BA, ’77 JD), Raleigh. Partner and general counsel, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, LLP.
At UNC: Member, Chi Phi; member, Phi Eta Sigma; member, Holderness Moot Court; member, National Moot Court team; member, intramural athletics.
Formerly: President, Defense Research Institute; president, National Foundation for Judicial Excellence; president, N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys; director, secretary and executive committee member, YMCA of the Triangle; recipient, Elster Award from the N.C. Association of Defense Attorneys; recipient, Potter Award from the Defense Research Institute; recipient, N.C. Lawyers Weekly/Elon Law 2015 Lawyer of the Year Award.
Currently: Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh; director, National Foundation for Judicial Excellence; member, N.C. Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. Married to Beth R. Fleishman ’72 (BA, ’74 MA, ’77 JD). One child, a UNC alumna.


Andrew H. Holton ’99 (BA)Andrew H. Holton
’99 (BA), Raleigh. General counsel, N.C. Department of State Treasurer.
At UNC: Recipient, Frank Porter Graham Award; president, Carolina Union; member, Order of the Grail-Valkyries; member, Campus Y and the Campus Y Criminal Justice Committee; staff member, Carolina Production Services; chair, speaker committee, Carolina Union Activities Board; occasional host, Northern Hemisphere Live; member, Student Environmental Action Coalition; founder, Transportation Reformers.
Formerly: President, Emerging Tar Heel Leaders; fellow, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation; treasurer, Omora Sub-Antarctic Research Alliance; advisory board member, Triangle Gives Back; member, National Association of Bond Lawyers; volunteer, Durham Rescue Mission; volunteer, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; volunteer, National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty; delegate, University of Wisconsin Cross Cultural Negotiations Program.
Currently: Treasurer, EducationNC; trustee, Caris Foundation; advisory board member, UNC Center for Public Service; parishioner, Christ Church, Raleigh; member, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys; member, Council of Institutional Investors. Married to Charlotte Hollan Holton ’98 (BA). Two children.


Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Sampson, Tyrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties. (Vote for one.)

Margaret Boothe Baddour ’71 (BA, ’73 MAT)Margaret Boothe Baddour
’71 (BA, ’73 MAT), Goldsboro. Humanities instructor, Wayne Community College; has directed and performed in more than 15 plays; author of three books of poetry.
Formerly: Recipient, Excellence in Teaching Award, Wayne Community College; member, advisory board, Wayne Community College Education Foundation; recipient, Order of the Longleaf Pine (2013); president, Arts NC; president, N.C. Writers Conference; president, N.C. Poetry Society; co-founder, N.C. Writers Network; board member, N.C. Arts Council; recipient, N.C. Arts Advocate of the Year, N.C. Writers Network (2002).
Currently: Chair, Wayne County Reads “Passionate for Poetry.” Married to Philip A. Baddour Jr. ’64 (BA, ’67 JD). Three children, two of whom are alumni.


Maxine Brown-Davis ’74 (BSIR)Maxine Brown-Davis ’74 (BA), Cedar Point. Retired chief diversity officer and vice president, Human Resources for Global Diversity and Organization Performance Organization, Procter & Gamble Co.
At UNC: Secretary and events staff member, Frank Porter Graham Student Union Activities Board; resident adviser, Hinton James dormitory; member, Society of Janus; staff member, Student Body President office; member, UNC Minority Recruiting.
Formerly: N.C. Community Outreach spokesperson, Greenville Chamber of Commerce; member, the Governor’s Advisory Board on Vocational Education; recipient, Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award (2007); named one of “The 25 Most Influential African-Americans in Health Care,” Black Health magazine (2006); supporter, UNC’s Black Alumni Reunion; member, board of directors, Boy’s Club of Greensboro; adviser, NAACP Youth Council of Cincinnati, Ohio (1994-98); member, American Association of University Women (1974-2015); recipient, Chairman’s Award for organizational excellence, Procter & Gamble (1998-99).
: Member, UNC Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity; member, UNC Women’s Leadership Council. Married to Dr. Derick G.S. Davis Jr. ’72. One child, a UNC alumna.


Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford and Union counties. (Vote for one.)

Elizabeth Goodwin “Lisa” Saunders ’81 (ABJO)Elizabeth Goodwin “Lisa” Saunders ’81 (ABJO), Charlotte. Associate rector, Christ Episcopal Church.
At UNC: Member, Order of the Valkyries; member, Order of the Bell Tower; member, Phi Mu sorority; senior class president.
Formerly: Member, board of directors, KinderMourn; member, Good Friends of Charlotte; volunteer, Girl Scouts of America.
Currently: Married to Timothy Gray Saunders ’77 (’81 MD). Three children, all UNC alumni.



Kristel Dalton Swayze ’97 (BA)Kristel Dalton Swayze
’97 (BA), Concord. Owner, KS Image Solutions, LLC.
At UNC: Orientation counselor; community outreach volunteer, Carrboro Police Department.
Formerly: President, Southwest Cabarrus Rotary Club (2012-13); recipient, Top Women in Business by Business Today (2012); walk manager, Cabarrus MS Walk (2001-06); community relations chair, Cabarrus Arts Council; volunteer of the year, National MS Society, Greater Carolinas chapter (2006); Leadership Cabarrus graduate (2005); board member and secretary, Rocky River Elementary PTO (2013-14).
Currently: Den leader, Cub Scout Pack 173; member, board of directors, Cabarrus Arts Council; board member and hospitality chair, Patriots Elementary PTO; board member, secretary and Paul Harris Fellow, Southwest Cabarrus Rotary Club; member, Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce; member, Advertising Specialty Institute. Married to Kenneth L. Swayze III. Two children.



Orange County. (Vote for one.)

Linda Lynch Butler ’68 (BSPHR)Linda Lynch Butler ’68 (BA), Chapel Hill. Retired supervisor, Pharmaceutical Product Development Medical Communications.
GAA Board of Directors: Ex officio member as president of School of Pharmacy Alumni Association (1992-93).
At UNC: Class secretary of the pharmacy school; recipient, Student Body Award; secretary, pharmacy student body; member, Phi Mu; member, Kappa Epsilon.
Formerly: President, School of Pharmacy Alumni Association; member, N.C. Pharmacy Association; member of board and executive committee for the N.C. Pharmacy Foundation; recipient, School of Pharmacy’s Burrus Family Award for community service; member, UNC Board of Visitors; recipient, Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award; co-chair, Butch and Tammy Davis Tailgate Tournament for SECU Family House.
Currently: Member, Carolina Women’s Leadership Council; secretary and member of board and executive committee for the SECU Family House; deacon/elder, University Presbyterian Church. Married to Clifford R. Butler Jr. ’68.


Paul W. Corry ’66 (BSBA)Paul W. Corry ’66 (BSBA), Chapel Hill. Retired vice president, Scott Paper Co.
At UNC: Member, men’s residence council; coordinator, intramural athletics; member, Air Force ROTC; member, Newman Club; resident, Maverick House (Craige dormitory).
Formerly: Distinguished graduate, U.S. Army Military Police School; recipient, Army Commendation Medal; director, Sanyo Scott Paper Co.; participant, The Wharton School Executive Program and the University of Southern California Executive Program.
Currently: Member, Habitat for Humanity; member, Kenan-Flagler Dean’s Circle; participant, Carolina Bell Ringer (25-plus years); participant, Kenan-Flagler applicant screenings; member, UNC Rams Club; president, Governors Club Property Owners Association; chairman, Governors Club architectural review board; member, Chapel of the Cross altar guild. Married to Helen Doggett Corry. Two children, one of whom is a UNC alumnus.


Alabama and Georgia. (Vote for one.)

Thomas A. “Tony” Kearney ’87 (BA)Thomas A. “Tony” Kearney ’87 (BA), Atlanta. Director of strategic relationships, Planned Parenthood Southeast; faculty member, LeaderShape Institute.
At UNC: Governor, Morehead Confederation (1984-85); orientation leader (1984, 1986); senior class marshal (1986-87); recipient, Robert White Linker Award (1985), a Chancellor’s Award given to the most outstanding undergraduate residence hall officer; member, Society of Janus; member, Residence Hall Association.
Formerly: Chair, Atlanta Carolina Club (2010-15); inaugural class member, GAA Ambassador Corps (2012); recipient, University of Georgia’s Commitment to Diversity Award (2000); recipient, Outstanding Service Award, American College Personnel Association (2001, 2013); recipient, Outstanding Club Award, Atlanta Carolina Club (2010-15); grand marshal (2014), board of directors and entertainment chair, Atlanta Pride Committee (2008-13).
Currently: Co-chair Atlanta ACC Alumni Network; Outstanding Service Award for 2015, Atlanta Gay Chamber of Commerce.


Gregory J. Parent ’92 (ABJM, ’98 JD)Gregory J. Parent ’92 (ABJM, ’98 JD), Atlanta. Team leader mediator, Miles Mediation.
At UNC: President, first-year law school class; justice, Honor Court; member, Alpha Phi Omega fraternity; member, Phi Delta Phi; vice president, law school student body; participant, Honors Program, UNC Student Television, Campus Y and Newman Center.
Formerly: National Merit Scholar; Chancellor’s Scholar.
Currently: Den leader, Cub Scouts; soccer and basketball coach; member, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; member, Georgia State Bar Association; co-chair, Atlanta Carolina Club (1999-2007); governing board member, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (2013-15); judge, high school and college mock trial competition. Married to Renae Parent. Two children.


Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. (Vote for one.)

Lisa Michelle Kelly ’99 (BA)Lisa Michelle Kelly ’99 (BA), Coralville, Iowa. Associate director, Center for Teaching, University of Iowa.
At UNC: Administrator, Pauper Players; communications chair, Newman Center; assistant stage manager, Playmakers Repertory Co.; dean’s list.
Formerly: Member, Phi Kappa Phi honors society; Northwestern University leadership fellow; social chair, Graduate Student Association; founding member, Alluvium Theatre; secretary, VCU Guild of Graduate Students; founding director, Pelican Players.
Currently: Member, American Society for Theatre Research; member, Professional and Organizational Development Network; member, National Forum for Active Learning Classrooms.


Douglas E. Markham ’78 (BA)

Douglas E. Markham ’78 (BA), Houston. Of counsel, Sprott Newsom Quattlebaum & Messenger.
At UNC: Senior class vice president; governor, Granville Towers residence halls; state chairman, N.C. Federation of College Republicans; Morehead Scholar; member, Society of Janus; Phi Beta Kappa; honors program participant; delegate, N.C. Student Legislature.
Formerly: National board member and local council president, Hostelling International; leadership, civic club; volunteer, Rice University Friends of Foreign Students welcome program, Institute of International Education; precinct election judge, Harris County, Texas.
Currently: Elected member, executive committee, Harris County Republican Party; coordinator, Neighborhood Clean-up, Timbergrove Manor; interviewer, U.S. Servas; volunteer,; vice president, United Republicans PAC.


Florida, Illinois and Indiana. (Vote for one.)

Corinne Ann Ahrens ’99 (ABJM)Corinne Ann Ahrens ’99 (ABJM), Account director, SPM Marketing and Communications.
At UNC: Member, Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority; orientation counselor and leader; member, Residence Hall Association; member, Carolina Fever; recipient, Robert White Linker Chancellor’s Award; member, Big Brothers/Big Sisters; chair, N.C. Residence Hall Association Conference.
Formerly: President, Washington, D.C., Carolina Club (2012-14); national president, Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority; member, Children’s Hospital Association; member, Girl Scouts of America; board member and softball coach, Washington, D.C., Carolina Club; member, Capital Alumni Network.
Currently: Member, Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority; member, Girl Scouts of America; member, Off the Street Club; member, Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development; guest lecturer, George Washington University Healthcare MBA program.


Bobbie-Jean “BJ” Price ’95 (BA)Bobbie-Jean “BJ” Price ’95 (BA), Orlando, Fla. Analytics and optimization manager, The Walt Disney Co.
At UNC: Member, Sigma Alpha Iota; member, Carolina Choir; member, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; staff member, Carolina Union Tech; member, Chamber Singers; dean’s list.
Formerly: Sunday program leader, Marathonfest.
Currently: President, Orlando Carolina Club; member, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park; member, League of Women Voters.


(Vote for one.)

Russell D. Babb ’96 (BA, ’99 JD)Russell D. Babb ’96 (BA, ’99 JD), Raleigh. Partner, Tharrington Smith, LLP; former assistant public defender, Wake County Public Defender’s Office.
At UNC: Member, football team (four-year letterman); Morehead Scholar; recipient, James Southerland Team Captain Award; recipient, Jim Tatum Award (top scholar in the ACC); recipient, Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award; Academic All-ACC; recipient, ACC/Weaver James Post-Graduate Scholarship; recipient, Best All-Around Senior Award.
Formerly: Member, board of directors of the Wake County Bar Association; member, Wake County Bar Association strategic planning committee.
Currently: Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Married to Julie Johnson Babb. Two children.


H. Michael Chatham ’81 (BA)H. Michael Chatham ’81 (BA), Huntersville. Commercial real estate broker, MPV Properties; former free agent, Cleveland Browns.
At UNC: Walk-on, varsity football team (1976); All-ACC tight end (1979); honorable mention, college football All-America team (1979); leading pass receiver, varsity football (1979 and 1980); member, JV basketball team (1976-77).
Formerly: Board member, Big Brothers, Big Sisters; vice chair, board of trustees, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital; director, Region 3 and vice chair, executive committee, Choice Hotels Owners Council; member, Elkin City Schools Board of Education; inductee, Surry County Sports Hall of Fame (2013).
Currently: Member, Rams Club; member, Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors; member, N.C. Association of Realtors; usher, Davidson United Methodist Church. Two children.