Posts in Board of Directors
David Hamme
Board Chair

David Hamme is the Managing Director of Ephesus Consulting, a consulting firm that focuses on driving game-changing initiatives for its clients. David is the author of the Shingo Award Winning book, The Process Focused Enterprise.

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Carl Gallela
Board Secretary

Carl Gallela is a retired school administrator having spent 38 years as a professional educator in New Jersey. Carl earned an undergraduate degree from Belmont Abbey, a Master Degree from Glassboro College of New Jersey, and completed his doctoral work at Nova University, FL. With his wife, Barbara, he has two daughters and five grandchildren.

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Brad Pearce
Board Treasurer

Brad is a Vice President of Human Resources Insights & Analysis for Wells Fargo. Brad earned a master’s in I/O psychology from East Carolina University. Brad lives in Davidson, NC with his wife, two daughters, and their Dalmatian, Cody.

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Karen Wolter
Vice Chair

Karen Wolter is a Partner with the law firm of Bringewatt & Snover, PLLC. Wolter earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law.

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David B. Swezey
Board Member

David B Swezey is an executive and investor in a new social/business platform called uSync. Educated at Southern Methodist and Purdue. David is active a large number of non profit and volunteering activities in both Colorado and Kentucky. While he lives in Kentucky, he is often on the road exploring new business ventures and opportunities around the globe.

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Barbara Nelson
Board Member

Barbara Nelson retired from Apple after 25 years in various positions focused on increasing the technology tools available to educators and their students. Nelson received an undergraduate, graduate, and PHD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently resides in Rutherfordton, NC.

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