Meet Our Board of Directors

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is governed by a Board of Directors and an Honorary Board. The Board 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.


  • Heyward D. Armstrong, Chair (2018-2021)*
    Attorney
    Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, L.L.P.

  • Brandy Bonner-Prichard, Secretary (2020-2023)
    Study Activation Manager
    PRA HealthSciences

  • Randy Rowley, Treasurer (2020-2023)
    Retired Forensic Investigator

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

  • Akel Grantham (2019-2022)*
    Project Manager
    Truist
  • Shazia A. Keller (2018-2021)
    Associate Director Regulatory Affairs
    NC DHHS, Division of Health Benefits
  • Michelle Taylor (2019-2022)
    Director of Communications and Marketing
    Sentinel Risk Advisors

  • 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