Board of Directors & Officers

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Debra C. HysonDeb Hyson, President
Michael BoucherMichael Boucher, Vice President
Stan KimerStan Kimer, Treasurer
919-787-3091 •
Stan C. Kimer is a founding member of the Raleigh Business and Professional Network. After a diverse and successful 31-year career at IBM, Stan retired and started Total Engagement Consulting by Kimer, offering services in diversity management (deep specialization in LGBT diversity) and career development. Stan is also involved in several local and national organizations including being a past president of the North Carolina Council of Churches.
Veronica Brown 2019Veronica Brown, Secretary
Veronica is the Principal Designer at Butterfly Concepts, LLC and she has been interested in art and design since she was a young girl. Veronica holds a degree in interior design and a certification in event design. She has worked in the design field for over 6 years with the major companies in the Triangle area. Veronica is hands on with every project and she will work with each client to create a lasting impression. She commits herself to every project and pays special attention to the small details that most would look over.
Chip BarkerChip Barker
919-271-1074 •
In 2012, after a 17-year career in accounting and finance, mostly with Nortel Networks, I decided to take the leap and focus full-time on real estate. Now I help people with one of the largest financial decisions of their lives - buying, selling and investing in real estate.
Frederick LivingstonFred Livingston
Elaine MartinElaine Martin, Programming Committee Chair
Elaine Martin is the owner of Power of Diversity Consulting which specializes in helping employers navigate the integration of their transgender employees.
Natalee FisherNatalee Fisher, Marketing Committee Chair

Francisco ChavezFrancisco Chavez
Director, Raleigh Consulting Group
704-975-3023 •
Francisco helps bridge the behavioral, cultural and inter-generational divide in organizations and teams so that people work better together. He values community involvement, the arts, and collaboration.

Paul FombergPaul Fomberg
Brian StephensBrian Stephens, Digital/Web Committee Chair
Angela HassAngela Haas
Warren Smith 2019Warren Smith
Saima CardwellSaima Cardwell