Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body for WakeEd Partnership. It is primarily made up of business and community leaders who are deeply involved in public education. To join our Board, contact WakeEd President Keith Poston at (919) 780-5205.


2021-2022 Board of Directors

Andy Zukowski WakeEd Board Chair

As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of UNC REX Healthcare, a large community health system in a fast-growing market with more than 6,500 co-workers and revenue of almost $1.5 billion, Andy Zukowski is passionate about the strategic, financial, and business-related processes that enable UNC REX Healthcare’s mission of “inspiring hope, improving health and healing communities” and its vision of “leading the transformation of health care, one person at a time”. Andy is a servant leader with a calm, forward thinking and analytic approach to achieving results. It is through his focus on relationships, development of others, and his engaging style of communication that he is able to seek input on key decisions and strategies that guide UNC REX Healthcare’s transition to value; navigate health care challenges facing our community; and achieve organizational success.

Members (Listed Alphabetically)

Braxton Anthony, Rich Commercial Realty

Emma Browning, Paradox Consulting Partners

Rob Buhler, BAERING

Dr. Seth Carruthers, Parker Lord

Cris Charbonneau, myFutureNC

Angela Connor, Bandwidth

Betsy Reade Creech, Kane Realty Corporation

Rene Daughtry, Cisco Systems

Scott Duda, Cherry & Bekaert, LLP

David Ellis, Wake County Manager

Brad Geiger, Martin Marietta

John Goodman, Raleigh Chamber

Gary Greene, Greene Resources, Inc.

Cara Greening, T.A. Loving Company

John Hummel, Sinclair Broadcasting Group

Chad Humphrey, Balfour Beatty

Carey Hunter, Principal Financial Group

Chris Isley, Truist

Stephanie Jensen, BASF

Amy Jones, Wake County PTA Council

Elaine Loyack, Delta Dental of North Carolina

Rod Malone, Tharrington Smith

Scot McAlexander, TowneBank

Cathy Moore, Wake County Public School System, Superintendent

Bonnie Mwanda, WCPSS Assistant Principal of the Year

Michael Perera, IBM

Keith Poston, President of WakeEd Partnership

Jennifer Pride, WCPSS Teacher of the Year

Sarah Quinlan, SAQ Economic Advisory

Brian Reid, TowneBank

Keith Richardson, WCPSS Principal of the Year

Marion Robinson, Retired, SECU

Jamie Royster, Lenovo

Steven Slee, Fifth Third Bank

Walt Tippett, Brooks Pierce

Cleon Umphrey, Retired, RDU Airport Authority

Andy Zukowski, UNC REX Healthcare

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