Alec Robinette, Chair
Founder, Elemental Financial
Lindsay Batchelor, Vice Chair
Sustainability Director, Duke University
Jessica Fisher, Secretary
Program Coordinator, Crosby Scholars
Jessica is a native of Winston-Salem, and a 2014 graduate of Wake Forest University, holding Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and History. She earned her Master’s degree in Crime and Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. She has worked for 8 years with the Crosby Scholars Community Partnership, assisting, and serving middle and high school students in grades 6-10 with future college and career preparation. She enjoys forming positive relationships with her students and has a passion for helping people realize their potential. She is the co-owner of a family business, “The WS Oil Lady”, where she and her mother sell affordable and natural fragrances and other personal care products. Along with social media management, she does marketing and branding for the company, and also serves clients at both store locations. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her pit bull, Cash, and watching YouTube videos to learn new things.
Steve Zucker, Treasurer
Healthcare Compliance Executive, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Steve is a healthcare compliance professional with over 20 years of experience helping healthcare
operators comply with relevant laws and regulations. Along the way, Steve has learned to be a resource to those he serves by creating simple and easy to understand solutions. These skills translate well to Piedmont Environmental Alliance where he serves as the Treasurer, helping to ensure that the organization remains a good steward of its limited financial resources. Steve is committed to acting in a fiduciary role to help Board members, staff and PEA members manage finances wisely. When not busy in his professional role, Steve is often found at a remote trailhead, typically with his wife and Labrador Retriever, exploring a new trail. Steve and his wife are proud to be part of the Winston-Salem community where they do everything they can to think globally and act locally to support our
Carla Catalan Day
Executive Director, Hispanic League
Founder & Executive Director, a/perture cinema
Lawren received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.B.A. from Wake Forest University. Prior to her career at a/perture cinema, she worked in film production, marketing/merchandising and financial analysis. She has served on numerous boards over the years including the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, the Downtown Partnership, and the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. When she’s not watching films, Lawren loves to travel the world, spend time with her family and read. Her interest in sustainability and the environment stems from the countless films she’s watched over the years that call her to action.
Alecia Nicole Gaines
Adult Educator, Guilford Technical Community College & Rockingham Community College
‘the wherever’ places she visits.
Principal, Roots First Regenerative Design
Philanthropic Advisor, The Winston-Salem Foundation
Robert Leak III
Regional Lead Organizer, PowerUp NC
Pastor Robert Leak III has over fifteen years of community organizing and activism in the city of Winston-Salem. Robert understands that everyone has a gift, skill, and/or talent to be shared with others to help build change in their community. He believes everyone has a right to be included at the table despite their circumstances. Robert attended Winston Salem State University majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Political Science. He enjoys working in the community and pastoring his church, delivering up-lifted messages to his members and the community. During his free time you will find Robert enjoying quality time with his wife and child.
Assistant Principal, Cook Literacy Model School
Rashawn is a passionate and driven educator with 10+ years’ experience in leading, supporting, and coaching school leadership, staff, and students to excel. In her current role, she oversees the plan, goals, and vision for Kimberley Park and student success. Rashawn holds a Master of Education in Special Education from Salem College, Master in School Administration from North Carolina A&T State University, and a North Carolina of Public Instruction (NCDPI) licensure. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Educators and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.