The Board of Directors
What Does the Board Do?
Raleigh Charter High School, Inc. is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors.
When Does the Board Meet?
All meetings to be held in Room 134 at 5:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Who Are They?
Howard Browne is a Director, Legal Counsel at SAS Institute Inc. in Cary, N.C. He earned an A.B. from Davidson College and a JD from Wake Forest University School of Law. Prior to joining the Board of Directors in 2012, Howard served as Secretary of PASTA for two years. Howard and his wife NoŽlle have a son who is a current RCHS student in the class of 2017 and a son who is a 2012 graduate of RCHS. He is the Board's Secretary.
Lynne Chambers was the 2010-2011 chair of PASTA and PASTA VP of Fundraising from 2007-2010. She is the mother of three graduates from RCHS. She has a BA from Wake Forest University.
D.J. Hill is Co-Founder and CEO of Compass Surgical Partners. He has also previously served on the board of a K-8 charter school. He earned his MBA at the University of North Carolina (Kenan Flagler) and his BS in Business from Wake Forest University. DJ and his wife, Laura, have three daughters.
Elizabeth Iaquinta-Karsten is a parent of 2 RCHS graduates and has been an active volunteer at the school since 2006. She received her BA from Michigan State University and is currently working as a freelance producer.
James Kotecki leads The Kotecki Group, a boutique marketing agency serving technology companies. Previous jobs include Head of Communications at the software firm Automated Insights and video blogger at Politico, where he wrote and hosted an award-winning show about national politics. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where he interviewed presidental candidate Ron Paul in his dorm room. He and his wife Emily are proud members of Raleigh Charter High School's Class of 2004.
Jameson Marks is a proud graduate of the RCHS class of 2003. After graduating from Appalachian State with dual BA and BS degrees in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice, Jameson attended Elon University School of Law where he earned his JD. Jameson now serves as Commission Counsel for the NC Judicial Standards Commission where he offers guidance to judges and justices across the state on judicial and ethical issues, reviews and supervises investigations into judicial misconduct and, if necessary, prosecutes judges or justices administratively.
Sharon McConnell is Associate General Counsel at Cree, Inc., in Durham. She received the BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and the JD from the University of Michigan. Sharon and her husband, Alan, have a daughter who graduated from RCHS in the class of 2014 and a son who is looking forward to graduating with the RCHS class of 2017.
Kathy Perkinson is a NC CPA and Senior Vice President managing the corporate tax function at First Citizens Bank. She is active on the PASTA board, and currently serves as Treasurer. With her husband Jeff she has daughters in the RCHS classes of 2016 and 2018. Kathy received a BS in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting from UNC-CH.
Jonathan Philips works for Anka Funds, a manager of private equity funds that focuses on real estate and venture investing. He graduated from University of Virginia and Yale Law School.
Graham Satisky is the President of PASTA for the 2016-2017 school year.
Jeff Simone has enjoyed a 20+ year career as a sales professional, working for organizations including IBM and SAS Institute. He is currently a Senior Regional Sales Executive at Concur Technologies. Jeff and his wife Jenifer have three children, including a recent RCHS graduate (’14), a current student (’17), and a future member of the RCHS class of 2025. Jeff holds a BA in Economics and Business/Computer Science from the University of Illinois.
Nancy Thompson is a former teacher, who is presently involved in agribusiness. She has two children and her daughter graduated from RCHS in 2011. Nancy served on the PASTA Board from 2008 until 2011. She received a B.S. from NCSU.
Amy Marschall is the faculty representative to the Board. She holds a BA in Chemistry from Duke University and an MA and PhD in German Literature from The Johns Hopkins University. She joined the faculty of RCHS in 1999 to teach German and English. Since 2015, she has also served as the Director of Student Support.
Hannah Page is the alternate faculty representative to the Board. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Millsaps College and a MAT in History Education from Duke University, as well as a Master's degree in Public Administration and Policy from the University of Georgia. Hannah serves as the school's community liaison, working closely with the development and communications staff, as well as a history teacher.
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