Board of Directors
A Place at the Table is run by our incredibly dedicated Board. Learn more about them here:
Tom Andrews, retired attorney, brings 42 years of legal problem-solving experience to the board. Tom is also a director of Presbyterian Campus Ministries. He has extensive experience in local, national, and international church-based service-oriented outreach, with an emphasis on youth mission activities.
Tom’s duties will include acting as liaison between our board and the board of Presbyterian Campus Ministries, attending meetings of our board of directors, and voting on board decisions.
Nathan Powers is a Human Resources Manager for the Raleigh based engineering firm S&ME, Inc. Nathan works in regulatory compliance, corporate business processes and employee development. Nathan's passion is helping those in need, specifically in need of food. At Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Nathan works with several different groups, cooks for fundraising dinners and provides an annual meal for the homeless that is served by the congregation. Nathan received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Religion and Philosophy from Belmont University and a Master’s of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond. He is married to Libby Stephens, Minister with Children and their Families at Pullen. They have one son, Henry. The family enjoys traveling, working in the garden and cooking.
Rev. Cindy Bolden
Dr. Rev. Cindy Bolden leads the Community Advisory Board. She is a community minister in Raleigh. In her ministry Cindy seeks to build community and love people through conversation, relationship, and acts of hospitality. Cindy attended Duke University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1984. She was ordained as a minister in 2011. She is a double graduate of Campbell University, earning a Master of Divinity degree in 2011 and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2016. Cindy is married, has two adult children, and practices yoga daily.
Todd Ohle began his culinary career by attending The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and receiving his degree in Culinary Arts. He attended Florida International University (FIU) in their Hospitality Management program. He soon returned to the restaurant field, first in an upscale dining atmosphere, and later as a private chef in many Miami Beach residences, including the home of the late Gianni Versace. In November of 1999, Todd and his wife made a life-changing decision to move to NC in hopes of one day opening their own restaurant. In 2001, Todd became the executive chef at Rocky Top Hospitality’s flagship location, Michael Dean’s and Bogart’s American Grill. In 2003 he opened Rocky Top’s 6th restaurant, Twisted Fork. He became Director of Culinary Operations for Rocky Top and executive chef of 1705 Prime. Todd left Rocky Top in June 2008 to become the Food and Beverage Director at The Cypress of Raleigh.
Allison Connors is an advocate for reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes in North Carolina and sees healthy food access for all as an essential part of accomplishing this goal. Allison previously served on the Community Advisory Board of the Diabetes Prevention Board of the Triangle Association of the Y. Allison has a bachelors in Computer Science from Duke University and a masters of business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Allison is a member of The Kirk of Kildaire, Presbyterian Church, Cary, NC.
Alisha Rogers is the most recent addition to our board, and we are so happy to have her! Alisha is a Raleigh native selling restaurant equipment in her family’s business, United Restaurant Equipment Company, which has been serving the restaurant community for 64 years. She’s a mother of two, a graduate of the University of Georgia, and spent the first 15 years of her career in television. (We still want to hear more about this!)
Maggie Kane is the Executive Director. She graduated from North Carolina State University in 2013 and began working for a nonprofit with people experiencing homelessness. By befriending many people living on the margins, she knew something needed to be done. Maggie has a heart to serve, a desire to always be inclusive, and a passion for loving people. She is ready to see relationships forged between different classes of people and community being created around the table. She lives in Raleigh, loves to run, and eats a large amount of peanut butter.
Shana Overdorf is the Director of the Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness. The Partnership works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness.
Sean Degnan is the Board Chair. He is the co-owner of Buku and soca in downtown Raleigh. His duties as Chair are spelled out in our bylaws and will include attending and presiding at board meetings, working closely with the Executive Director to ensure our mission is carried out.
Sue Segre has been involved with APATT on the Events Committee helping to organize our Second Saturday brunches, fundraising events and pop-ups. She loves the idea of APATT having a community table where all folks can sit together and eat local, fresh, seasonal produce. She helps the local community through volunteering at the Oak City Outreach Center, Raleigh Mennonite Church and Love Wins Ministries. After a career in Medical Technology and raising a family, she currently works part time for The Produce Box and her interests are home remodeling, gardening, running and reading.
Steve Swayne is co-founder of Yip Yip Digital, a digital marketing company that allows companies/non-profits to control brand and localize/multiply messaging through employees and volunteers. In addition, he owns a landscape company (Wright Property Services) and a cleaning company (DKA Cleaning Service). Before these ventures, Steve was CEO of StepUp for 9 years. StepUp teaches job and life skills to unemployed people in Raleigh, Greensboro, Wilmington and Durham and places over 700 adults annually in employment. Previously, Steve has had experience in marketing, start-up, for-profit and non-profit space. From 1992-1998, he worked in the NBA as Marketing Director for 2 NBA basketball teams. From 1998-2004, he operated a Young Life camp in Oregon. From 2004-2007, he partnered with his current YipYip Digital co-founder on By Design Publishing that was sold in August, 2007. Steve resides in Raleigh with his wife, Laura and their 4 children and is a member of Church on Morgan, a thriving downtown church that truly welcomes all.
Cliff Britt is a Test Development Executive in Enterprise Independent Testing at Bank of America. He leads the Planning, Intake, and Change Control organization that has responsibility for managing demand and capacity of EIT Test & Sampling Development resources across the Enterprise. Cliff is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was an active member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. He is the past-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Wheels4Hope, a North Carolina-based non-profit that provides access to reliable transportation for needy families. He also serves as an Elder at White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh.Cliff, his wife, Diane, and their two daughters (Elizabeth, 14 & Caroline, 10) currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Jennifer Sundstrom is the Director of Development at Teach For America – Eastern North Carolina. She moved to Raleigh in 2013 from Nashville, TN where she worked as the Director of Administrative Services at the YWCA. Jennifer has a bachelors in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from West Virginia University but has spent the majority of her career in nonprofit administration and fundraising. Jennifer is passionate about building thriving and equitable communities, and coffee. She is a proud mama of two children, Graham and Cora, who can often be found sipping on hot chocolate at one of our community tables.