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Board of Trustees

Salem Academy and College is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of 18 to 22 voting members, including the Chairs of the Salem Academy and Salem College Alumnae Boards. The Board of Trustees is charged with the strategic, long-term stewardship of the institution’s mission and with strengthening its financial, physical, and educational assets. The President of Salem Academy and College serves as a non-voting ex officio member.

Flowers with Salem College buildings in the background

Board of Trustees Contact Information

Office of the President
601 South Church Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101

View of Salem College Campus through the trees


Patrice Davis standing outside

Patrice Davis, EdD C'89

Chair (2023-2025)
  • Vice President for Student Services
    Trident Technical College
    Charleston, SC
Dr. John McConnell

John McConnell, MD

Vice Chair (2023-2025)
  • CEO Emeritus
    Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
    Winston-Salem, SC
Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith C’96

  • Chief Strategy Officer
    Baltimore, MD
Sallie Smalley Beason

Sallie Smalley Beason, A’85

  • Community Volunteer
    Charlotte, NC


Mimi Aledo-Sandoval

Mimi Aledo-Sandoval C’01

  • Senior Policy Director
    Alliance for Early Success
    Rockville, MD
Liz Baird

Elizabeth Denton Baird C’83

  • CEO
    North Carolina Aquarium Society
    Wake Forest, NC
Julia C Archer

Julia Cardwell Archer A’84

  • Partner
    Enns & Archer, LLP
    Winston-Salem, NC
sarah l berga

Sarah L. Berga, MD

  • Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Jacobs School of Medicine and BioMedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo SUNY
    Buffalo, NY
Akeshia Craven Howell

Akeshia Craven-Howell

  • Partner, Strategic Advising
    Bellwether Education Partners
    Charlotte, NC
Linda Darden

Linda Darden, MHA, CPA

  • President & CEO
    Trellis Supportive Care
    Winston-Salem, NC
Terrie Davis

Terrie Allen Davis A’63, C’67

  • Community Volunteer
    Winston-Salem, NC
Drew Ellen

Ellen Todd Drew C’81

  • Community Volunteer/Philanthropist
    Palo Alto, CA
Lossie Freeman

Lossie Freeman C’97

  • Director of Corporate Partnerships
    Wilmington, DE
Beth Mabe Gianopulos, Senior Counsel, Legal Department

Beth Mabe Gianopulos C’97

President, Salem College Alumnae Association Board
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
    Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
    Winston-Salem, NC
Ina Blackmore Kamenz

Ina Blackmore Kamenz A’73

President, Salem Academy Alumnae Association Board
  • Consultant/Community Volunteer
    Mocksville, NC
Katherine Holland

Katherine Holland-Ortiz C’00

  • Executive Director
    Perkins School for the Blind
    Lexington, MA
Brandy Nelson

Brandy Nelson, EdD C’97

  • Academic Director & Education Consultant
    Reading Reimagined
    Charlotte, NC
Anne Salisbury

Anne Berger Salisbury C’71

  • Retired/Recalled NC District Court Judge
    Cary, NC
Sydney Taylor

Sydney Timmons Taylor C’71

  • Insurance Executive/Retired
    Greenville, SC
Dr. Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran

Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, PhD

  • Retired, President Emerita
    Kalamazoo College
    Albuquerque, NM

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