Board of Directors
A Place at the Table is run by our incredibly dedicated Board.
Thanks Stacey Sprenz Photography for the great photos!
Alicia joined Duke Raleigh Hospital in Jan 2016 as the Director of Community Affairs. She has over 17 years of experience in health care administration with a background in strategic planning, business planning, development, and community relations. Prior to joining Duke Raleigh, Alicia was a Business Development Manager for UNC Physicians Network. She has been fortunate to volunteer with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, and Urban Ministries of Wake County prior to joining Duke Raleigh in a community-facing role.
Nathan 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 is the Board Chair of A Place at the Table. 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.
Tosheria is the Program Coordinator of the Oak City Outreach Center in Downtown Raleigh and is employed by Catholic Charities. As a Business Management undergraduate of NC State University, she has called Raleigh her home for many years. She is originally from Rockingham, NC and spent 7 years living in San Diego, CA where she was employed by Enterprise Rent-A-Car before relocating back to Wake County. At the Oak City Outreach Center, Tosheria schedules all of the volunteers and community partners that serve at the Center each weekend to provide the meals and events which support our friends experiencing homelessness and/or hunger in Downtown Raleigh. Under her leadership and compassion, over 50 service partners and 120 host volunteers are currently connected to the effort of building community through active engagement and hospitality. She brings experience and a wealth of knowledge working directly with our friends experiencing homelessness so that we better understand how to serve this population.
Allison 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
Danny is a tireless connector, community leader and entrepreneur. He helps people and brands realize higher aspirations that will have positive and sustainable impact on both for profit and not for profit organizations.
He is the Co-Founder and Co-President of Brand Fuel a free-spirited, full-service promotional products agency that sits at the top 1% of the $26 billion industry. He is the active Co-Founder of Band Together, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that uses live music as a platform for social change that has donated $10 million to Triangle community efforts. He serves on the boards of PromoCares, Arc Benders, Promotional Products Assoc. International, PromoKitchen, Reciprocity Road, American Marketing Association (Triangle Chapter) and most importantly, A Place at The Table.
Danny likes to start organizations and do the hard work of doing things that matter. He is married with two teenage daughters and has come to grips with the idea that well-behaved women rarely make history.
Tom is a licensed CPA and CFP with over 35 years experience in business. He works primarily with small businesses, nonprofits and individuals. For 14 years he was Executive Director of The Ministry Incubator, a shared workspace environment for nonprofits and ministries that operated in downtown Raleigh. Tom and his wife Linda have two adult sons.
Bio coming soon.
Wendy graduated from the State University of New York College at Oswego with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She worked as an Assistant Social Worker at an in treatment Psychiatric Unit for a brief period of time before moving to NC. She joined the Raleigh Police Department in 2004 and was a patrol officer until 2009 when she joined the Community Police Unit. In 2007 she became a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) officer. While a Community Police Officer she became heavily invested in working with people experiencing mental health issues as well has homelessness. In 2014 she joined the Impact Unit that primarily patrolled the transit area. This position afforded me the opportunity to stay connect with the folks experiencing homelessness and might possible need assistance with connection to services. During this time period she also served on the board for the Partnership to Prevent and end Homelessness. In 2016 she became a recruiter for the Raleigh Police Department and shortly after she was promoted to Detective. She is currently a Detective with the Special Victims Unit.