Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Marcia Brooks ()

Board Chair
Marcia is the owner/director of Lakewood Avenue Children’s School (est. 1986), a child-centered, project-based preschool inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. She was a CPSFC parent for nine years. Her son started as a first grader in the school’s first year, and her daughter graduated from CPSFC elementary school in 2012. Marcia has served on the boards of the Durham Arts Council, and The Scrap Exchange. Marcia works in education, art, and design. She has a BFA in drawing (UNH), the NC K-12 Art Education License (NCCU), and an MID from NSCU College of Design, where she studied environmental design for young children.

Alice Maniloff ()

Director’s Evaluation Committee Chair
Alice holds a BA in History from UNC-CH, a MAT from UNC-CH, a Master’s Degree in Special Teaching from Bank Street College of Education in New York City, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from East Carolina University. She began teaching in Charlotte in a middle school the first year of desegregation and quickly became interested in teacher development. She has been Director of Professional Development in Durham County Schools, Principal of Ephesus Elementary School in Chapel Hill, Assistant Director of the Principals’ Executive Program at the University of North Carolina, Head of School at the Lerner School in Durham and a coach for first year principals in Durham Public Schools. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC.

Geoffrey Phillippe ()

Treasurer - Officer but non Board Member
(919) 744-5965

Geoffrey is a Program Manager at John Deere and the proud parent of two daughters — one a current CPSC student and one who is very excited to join the CPSC kindergarten soon. Coming from a family background with public school educators and higher education academics, Geoffrey is a strong believer in the importance of high-quality public school education for all children. He is looking forward to applying his business background and experience serving on other organizational boards to support and advance CPSC's core missions.

Geoffrey has a background in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA (with focus in Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization) from the University of Southern California.

Joseph Fitzsimons ()

Facilities Committee Chair
(919) 698-5483

Joe is an architect specializing in adaptive reuse of historic buildings and has participated in many of Durham’s recent major renovation projects, including American Tobacco, Golden Belt, and American Underground at Main Street. He has worked on every phase of the Central Park School for Children’s expansion, dating back to the original conversion of 724 Foster Street in 2002. Joe also serves on the Durham Historic Preservation Commission.

Nish Evans ()

Facilities Committee Chair
(919) 840-8312
Bio coming soon!

Richard Hart ()

Community Relations Chair
(919) 824-5306
Bio coming soon!

Shannon Salentine ()

Ad Hoc Assessment Committee Chair
(414) 916-2366
Bio coming soon!

Thomas Patterson ()

Governance Committee Chair
(919) 624-2059

Thomas currently serves as Program Director for Duke Youth Programs, Duke Continuing Studies. The program sponsors academic enrichment camps for middle and high school students. Thomas also advises first and second year students at Duke. Prior to his work at Duke Continuing Studies, Thomas was the Head Teacher of the Carolina Friends Middle School. Thomas is also a member of the Executive Service Corp Development Committee.

Bob Chapman ()

Board Member
(919) 680-2000

Robert "Bob" Chapman is a new urbanist developer who builds walkable mixed-use neighborhoods. His urban infill projects include Trinity Heights in Durham and the Village at Hendrix in Conway, AR. He has served on the boards of Preservation Durham, the North Carolina Smart Growth Alliance, Durham Central Park, Duke School for Children, the Carolina Theater, St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Friends of the Duke University Art Museum, the Research Triangle Regional Film Commission, the Trading Path Association and the NC Art Society. Bob is presently lead developer for the South Elm Street project in downtown Greensboro.

Dorian Bolden ()

Board Member
Dorian is the owner of Beyu Caffe, the ultimate community gathering place, coffeehouse, restaurant, and music venue in Durham. He is an alumnus of Duke University, and relocated back to Durham in 2005 after working as a financial advisor with Bank of America after college. Through his work at Beyu, Dorian has collaborated with dozens of local organizations and events, including Duke Performances, American Underground, NC Comicon, the Southern Documentary Film Festival, Urban Hope Ministries, and the Department of Jazz Studies at North Carolina Central University. Having successfully opened and operated Beyu in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and then transitioning to property ownership and relocating in 2016 due to rising rental costs in downtown Durham, Dorian is passionate about working with local visionaries and aspiring entrepreneurs on innovative strategies to preserve and strengthen our culturally vibrant and diverse community, combating gentrification, and getting community financial support for projects. Dorian and his wife Taineisha have 2 children who both currently attend Central Park.

Vicky Patton ()

Board Member
(919) 489-1884

Vicky served as an assistant to President Terry Sanford at Duke University and led the effort to relocate the American Dance Festival from Connecticut to Durham. She was a founding Board member, then president of the Duke School for Children and managed the creation of their campus on Hull Avenue. Just before committing all her time to the creation of CPSC, Vicky was the Executive Director of The Governors Center at the Sanford Institute for Public Policy where she taught management to executives in state government.

This page (Board of Trustees) last updated September 28, 2018