Who We Are

Mission: To advance Durham Tech’s people, programs, and aspirations through bold strategic partnerships, resource development, zealous advocacy, and wise stewardship.

Vision: To inspire the community to invest in Durham Tech as the smart choice for our local, regional, and global partners.

Meet the Board of Directors

Melissa Chappell, Executive Director

Indira Everett

Michael Goodmon

Kay P. Gresham

Susan Hester

Dr. William G. Ingram, Secretary
Danielle Kaspar

Vinay Khanna

Katie Loovis

Carmella Melton,

John Messick

Walter Newton

Sam G. Nichols,
Vice Chair

H. Lowell Oakley, Jr.

Ellen Shannon

James H. Sills, III

Keith Spring

Geraud Staton

Deetra B. Watson

Andrew Kleitsch,

Charles T. Wilson, Jr.

John Zaloom



Meet our Staff

Melissa Chappell
Executive Director
919-536-7200, ext. 6001
Liz McFarlane
Director of Development
919-536-7200, ext. 6006
JaNel Moore
Executive Assistant
919-536-7200, ext. 6007
Marcus Dorsey
Coordinator of Annual Giving
919-536-7200, ext. 6009