Board of Directors

Tom Andrews 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.

Tom Andrews

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.

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.

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.

Allison Connors 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.

Allison Connors

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.

Judi Nagy Judi Nagy is a CPA and brings over 30 years of experience in accounting to the board.  She is a Quickbooks Advanced Pro Advisor and specializes in small business and non-profit organizations. Judi currently serves as Treasurer of the Kirk of Kildaire, Presbyterian and is a board member and Treasurer of Guatemala Village Partners. A native of Ohio, Judi is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and is currently employeed at Walker, Rodeniser and Welch, LLP.

Judi Nagy

Judi Nagy is a CPA and brings over 30 years of experience in accounting to the board.  She is a Quickbooks Advanced Pro Advisor and specializes in small business and non-profit organizations. Judi currently serves as Treasurer of the Kirk of Kildaire, Presbyterian and is a board member and Treasurer of Guatemala Village Partners. A native of Ohio, Judi is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and is currently employeed at Walker, Rodeniser and Welch, LLP.

Todd Ohle 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.

Todd Ohle

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.

Erika Martin Erika Martin currently serves as the VP of Business Development for Night Hawk Security and Consulting. Prior to that, Erika Martin worked as Director of Programs for Winston-Salem Urban League specializing in program management, implementation, proposal development and research. As part of her community involvement, she served in an advisory role to the President, Executive Board, and Leadership team as the liaison for the Winston-Salem Urban League Young Professionals; Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals; and has served as the Business Community Partner for Main Street Academy (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools). She is a graduate of UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and advanced coursework in Vocal Music Performance. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, water sports, playing the piano, reading a good book and living life to the fullest!

Erika Martin

Erika Martin currently serves as the VP of Business Development for Night Hawk Security and Consulting. Prior to that, Erika Martin worked as Director of Programs for Winston-Salem Urban League specializing in program management, implementation, proposal development and research. As part of her community involvement, she served in an advisory role to the President, Executive Board, and Leadership team as the liaison for the Winston-Salem Urban League Young Professionals; Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals; and has served as the Business Community Partner for Main Street Academy (Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools). She is a graduate of UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and advanced coursework in Vocal Music Performance. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, water sports, playing the piano, reading a good book and living life to the fullest!

Stephanie Raney Stephanie Raney is a clinical monitoring operations analyst at Novella Clinical where she provides strategic support and guidance to the management team in achieving higher levels of compliance with corporate objectives related to metrics. Prior to her position at Novella, Stephanie planned and managed events and internal communications at NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions and the Office for Outreach & Engagement. Through her work with Outreach & Engagement and volunteering with other Raleigh nonprofits, she became impassioned with serving her local community. After coming across A Place at the Table on social media, Stephanie believed she could offer her expertise in communications to help A Place at the Table achieve its goals. Since August 2015, Stephanie has served as the Communications Chair for A Place at the Table. Stephanie has a Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from NC State University.

Stephanie Raney

Stephanie Raney is a clinical monitoring operations analyst at Novella Clinical where she provides strategic support and guidance to the management team in achieving higher levels of compliance with corporate objectives related to metrics. Prior to her position at Novella, Stephanie planned and managed events and internal communications at NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions and the Office for Outreach & Engagement. Through her work with Outreach & Engagement and volunteering with other Raleigh nonprofits, she became impassioned with serving her local community. After coming across A Place at the Table on social media, Stephanie believed she could offer her expertise in communications to help A Place at the Table achieve its goals. Since August 2015, Stephanie has served as the Communications Chair for A Place at the Table. Stephanie has a Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Communication from NC State University.

Alisha Rogers 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!)

Alisha Rogers

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!)

 
Nathan Powers 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.

Nathan Powers

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.

Sean Degnan 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.

Sean Degnan

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.

Cliff Britt 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.

Cliff Britt

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.

Beth Swartz Beth Blackwell Swartz grew up in Raleigh. She has a BA in Elementary Education from Furman University and a Masters of Education with a concentration in literacy from UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2016, she decided to stop teaching to pursue other passions such as writing and working with people experiencing food and/or housing insecurity. This led to her volunteer involvement with A Place At The Table.  She is an active member of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church (HBUMC) where she is very involved in the United Methodist Women and serves on HBUMC’s Outreach Pathway Committee. During her free time, she enjoys reading; doing logic puzzles; walking her dog Freddie; going to the beach, and spending time with her family. Beth is married to Tony and they have 2 daughters.

Beth Swartz

Beth Blackwell Swartz grew up in Raleigh. She has a BA in Elementary Education from Furman University and a Masters of Education with a concentration in literacy from UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2016, she decided to stop teaching to pursue other passions such as writing and working with people experiencing food and/or housing insecurity. This led to her volunteer involvement with A Place At The Table.  She is an active member of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church (HBUMC) where she is very involved in the United Methodist Women and serves on HBUMC’s Outreach Pathway Committee. During her free time, she enjoys reading; doing logic puzzles; walking her dog Freddie; going to the beach, and spending time with her family. Beth is married to Tony and they have 2 daughters.

 
Maggie Kane 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.

Maggie Kane

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 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.

Shana Overdorf

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.

Hollie Woodruff Hollie Woodruff is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She moved to North Carolina in 2007 to serve as the chaplain of Barton College in Wilson, NC until May 2013. Now Hollie serves as the Director of Development and Communications for the denomination’s Higher Education and Leadership Ministries. She also partners with nonprofits organizing fundraising events and doing promotion and marketing for several faith-based writers. She completed her BBA at Belmont University. After working in the Music Industry for two years, she started her Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. In her free time, Hollie enjoys hiking with her two Golden Retrievers and playing violin.

Hollie Woodruff

Hollie Woodruff is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She moved to North Carolina in 2007 to serve as the chaplain of Barton College in Wilson, NC until May 2013. Now Hollie serves as the Director of Development and Communications for the denomination’s Higher Education and Leadership Ministries. She also partners with nonprofits organizing fundraising events and doing promotion and marketing for several faith-based writers. She completed her BBA at Belmont University. After working in the Music Industry for two years, she started her Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. In her free time, Hollie enjoys hiking with her two Golden Retrievers and playing violin.

Sue Segre 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.

Sue Segre

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.