Board of Directors

2025 Executive Committee

  • Chair  Himanshu Karvir, Virtelle Hospitality
  • Chair-Elect  Heather Goldstein, The Van Winkle Law Firm  
  • Treasurer  David Worley, Worley, Woodbery & Associates, PA
  • Secretary  Maui Vang, Uphora Dance Fitness 
  • President & CEO  Dan Leroy, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County
  • Past Chair — Susanne Swanger, Buncombe County Schools
  • Director  Shelia Christofalos, Edward Jones
  • Director — Tyshaun Johnson, Our Voice

Standing Committee Chairs

  • Finance & Operations — David Worley, Worley, Woodbery & Associates, PA
  • Resource Development — Shelia Christofalos, Edward Jones
  • Equity Change Team (co-chairs) — Tyshaun Johnson (Our Voice), Emma Olsen (NC Center for Health and Wellness)
  • Nominating and Governance Maui Vang, Uphora Dance Fitness 


  • Jenny Boyer, Ward and Smith, P.A.
  • Giannina Callejas, Self-Employed
  • Debra Campbell, Asheville City
  • David Dowd, Bank of America
  • Valene Fagan, Cracker Barrell
  • Michael Figuera, Corliss & Solomon, PLLC
  • Dionne Greenlee-Jones, Impact Health
  • Amy Hanks, Allen Tate, Beverly Hanks, Realtors
  • Dr. William R. Hathaway, MAHEC
  • Melissa N. Hedt, Asheville City Schools
  • Layton Hower, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Annie Jonas, Warren Wilson College
  • Sonia Kay, Goodwill Industries
  • John Legerton, Retired Legerton Architecture
  • Zo Mpofu, Solar United Neighbors
  • Jennifer Reed, Buncombe County Schools
  • Ashley Smith, FORVIS

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