Meet Our Board of Directors

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is governed by a Board of Directors, which includes representation from the geographic areas served. We are grateful for these dedicated volunteer Board members who steer The Center towards a sustainable future with the resources needed to advance our mission.


  • Brandy Bonner-Prichard, Secretary (2020-2023)
    Senior Study Activation Manager
    ICON plc (formerly PRA Health Sciences)

  • Kristine Durzy (2020-2023)
    Supervising Attorney
    Disability Rights North Carolina

  • David Goldstein, Treasurer (2021-2024)
    Senior Manager Global Independence
    PwC
  • Brian Gould, Vice Chair (2020-2023)
    Senior VP Operations
    Enact (formerly Genworth Financial)
  • Akel Grantham (2019-2022)*
    Project Manager
    Truist
  • Rick Messemer, Chair (2021-2024)
    Certified Senior Advisor, Community Liaison
    Carolina Estate Counsel

  • Ex-Officio:
    Rebecca Andrews
    Vice President, Finance WakeMed
  • Honorary Board:
    N. King Prather, Retired
  • Honorary Board:
    Doug Richmond, Board Leadership, Historian
  • Marla Dorrel
    Cary Town Council 1999-2007
    Community Advocate
  • David Cottengim
    President Emeritus
    Resources for Seniors
  • Executive Director:
    Elaine Whitford

    *Denotes second term

  • John Meares, Sr. (Posthumously)
    Founding Visionary Leader