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The Board of Directors

What Does the Board Do?
Raleigh Charter High School, Inc. is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors.
When Does the Board Meet?

Meetings are regularly held at RCHS in Room 134 at 5:30 pm; however, under the current pandemic restrictions, meetings will be held remotely. For meeting information, please email David Ennis.

May 18, 2020
June 22, 2020
July 27, 2020
August 24, 2020
September 28, 2020
October 26, 2020
November 23, 2020
December 14, 2020
January 25, 2021
February 22, 2021
March 22, 2021
April 26, 2021
May 24, 2021
June 28, 2021

Meet Our Board Members
Damita Davis is a proud parent of an RCHS class of 2019 graduate and a student who attends The Fletcher Academy. As an RCHS parent, Damita has enjoyed having opportunities to interact with staff, parents, and students. She also serves as chairperson of the RCHS Diversity Committee. In addition to her commitment to RCHS, she plays an active part in the Youth Ministry at her church where she serves as a leader, mentor, advisor, and teacher. Damita holds a BA in Special Education from Shaw University and currently works as an Outreach Coordinator at Cottage Health Care Services where she provides educational services and support for mental health and substance abuse clients.
Jonathan Green is the parent of a 2020 RCHS graduate and a student in the RCHS Class of 2024. He earned a BS in Psychology from UNC at Chapel Hill, his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has been a hospitalist at UNC Rex Healthcare since 2004 and has served in leadership roles including Chair of the Department of Medicine and President of Medical Staff.
Sandra Headen is the parent of a 2004 alumna of RCHS. As a parent volunteer, she served on the first Diversity Committee and upon her return to the school, now serves on the Board of Directors and the current Diversity Committee. She is a Social and Community Psychologist, retired from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Throughout her career, she conducted research projects and community interventions aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality from cancer-related illnesses. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from historically Black Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C. and her Masters and PhD degrees from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. In her second career, she writes historical fiction for middle grade and young adult readers. She joined the RCHS Board of Directors in August 2020.
Lisa Huddleston serves on the Board as the School Principal. She has worked at the school since 2001 and has served at various times in the roles of the Community Liaison, a mathematics teacher, and an Academic Dean. Lisa received the BS in Electrical Engineering from Rice University and the Master's of School Administration from North Carolina State University.
Rebecca Mann White is a proud graduate of the RCHS class of 2005. She holds a BS in Geology from UNC Wilmington and an MAT in Science Education from NC State University. Rebecca taught in public charter schools in Washington DC and Durham, NC for several years before returning to Raleigh Charter in 2017 as an environmental science teacher. Rebecca also happily served as SGA and Envirothon advisor during her time as faculty. Rebecca is thrilled to continue to support RCHS while on the Board.
Jameson Marks is a proud graduate of the RCHS class of 2003. After graduating from Appalachian State with dual BA and BS degrees in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice, Jameson attended Elon University School of Law where he earned his JD. Jameson now serves as Commission Counsel for the NC Judicial Standards Commission where he offers guidance to judges and justices across the state on judicial and ethical issues, reviews and supervises investigations into judicial misconduct and, if necessary, prosecutes judges or justices administratively. Jameson serves as the chair of the RCHS Board.
Paul McSorley recently retired after a 29-year career at GlaxoSmithKline, where he served as Senior Director of Biostatistics. He currently works as a statistical consultant. Paul and his wife Ellen have two children, a 2015 RCHS alumna and a 2020 RCHS alumnus. He previously served on the Board of Trustees at The Raleigh School, including three years as Board Chair. Paul received a BS in Statistics from Virginia Tech and an MS in Statistics from The University of Tennessee – Knoxville.
Patrick Murray retired from a 30-year career at Intel Corporation, serving in Engineering, Strategy & Planning, and Global Sales & Marketing roles. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from NC State University, where he currently volunteers as an Alumni-Student Mentor, the Executive/Industry Coach for the Sr. Engineering Capstone course, and serves on the ISE Advisory Board. He is also an active volunteer with our Phoenix Parents organization, a member of the Town of Cary Information Services Advisory Board, and a Coach for the Miracle League of the Triangle. Patrick and his wife Michelle have three children, two in the RCHS Classes of 2018 and 2022. Patrick is the Secretary of the RCHS Board.
Kathy Perkinson is a NC CPA and Senior Vice President managing the corporate tax function at First Citizens Bank. Kathy and her husband Jeff have two daughters who graduated from RCHS in 2016 and 2018. Kathy received a BS in Business Administration and a Masters in Accounting from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Jonathan Philips works for Anka Funds, a manager of private equity funds that focuses on real estate and venture investing.  He graduated from University of Virginia and Yale Law School.
Graham Satisky served as president of Phoenix Parents from 2016-2017 and as co-president from 2017-2018. She graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a BA in Special Education. Graham has always been an actively involved community member working and volunteering with organizations such as the Junior League, United Arts Council, and the Green Chair Project. She is also on the board of Raleigh Little Theater and Raleigh Fine Arts. She and her husband Keith have two sons who graduated from RCHS in 2017 and 2019 and now attend Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Jodi Schwartz Long is a parent of two current RCHS students and a 2020 RCHS graduate. She is serving as Phoenix Parents co-president for the 2020-2021 school year. She is an active volunteer at the school and also serves as a member of the RCHS Development Committee. Jodi holds a BA in Economics from SUNY Albany, is founder and co-owner of Centerline Digital, and serves on boards for several other local non-profits.
Peter Smith is an alumnus of Raleigh Charter's first graduating class of 2002. During high school he enjoyed serving as captain of the Phoenix basketball, soccer, and tennis teams. Peter was awarded the Park Scholarship and attended North Carolina State University for two years before moving to New York City to work in Game Operations at the National Football League. He then transferred to Harvard University, graduating Cum Laude with a BA in Psychology, before joining Axia Ltd. (now Accenture Strategy) as a Management Consultant. More recently, Pete served as owner and COO/CFO of brüks bars, a vegan snack bar startup in Charlotte, before returning to Raleigh to begin consulting independently for area non-profits, schools, and human services agencies.
Charles Wang has over 20 years of experience working with engineering groups in the semiconductor industry. Charles holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Northwestern Polytechnic University. He worked with Qualcomm for over a decade and currently works for Nvidia. Charles became a member of the RCHS Development Committee in 2016 and joined the Board of Directors in 2018. He immigrated from China 20 years ago and has two children.
Norma Pedersen is the faculty representative to the Board. She holds a BA in Chemistry from Capital University and an MS degree in Biochemistry from NC State University where her research focused on hormone regulation of gene expression. She has taught Chemistry and Organic Chemistry at Wake Technical Community College, NC State University, and various high schools in the Raleigh-Durham area. She has also served as a Reader for the AP Chemistry exam.