Board of Directors

Charge

  • To encourage understanding of the work of North Carolina State University Libraries, which includes all the collections and libraries of the University’s schools and departments, and to further a realization of the present and future importance of the library to the University’s advancement;
  • To attract to the North Carolina State University Libraries, through gifts and bequests, new resources, including funds, books, manuscripts, and other appropriate material beyond what the University budget can provide.

Officers

Brian Boothe, President

Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, Vice President

Will Quick, Immediate Past President

Susan Nutter, Secretary

 

Board Members

Term ending 2017

Robert Bashford

Richard Bloomfield

John Q. Gant

Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf

Wyndham Robertson

Andy Walsh

 

Term ending 2018

Frank Abrams

Nancy Kuivila

Charlotte Martin

John Papalas

John Stephenson

Wilson White

Term ending 2019

Dale Cousins

Jim Crenshaw

Jay Dawkins

T. Greg Doucette

Carolyn Miller

Jivan Moaddeb

Steve Rea

Linda Turlington

Gil Wheless

Dargan Williams


Officer Bios

  • Brian Boothe, President: Brian Boothe is a design engineer with Pentair Water Pool and Spa, with an office in the Keystone Science Center on Centennial Campus.  Mr. Boothe is an NCSU engineering graduate and founder of a product development company, Corsair EDA, which provides design and technical services for inventors and small companies. 

  • Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf, Vice President

  • S. Will Quick, Immediate Past President: Quick earned a B.A. in political science and an M.B.A. from NC State, where he served as student body president. He completed his law degree at UNC Chapel Hill. He is an attorney with the Raleigh office of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP, where his practice is focused on corporate litigation and government relations.

  • Susan K. Nutter, Secretary: Nutter is the vice provost and director of the NCSU Libraries.


Board Member Bios

  • Frank Abrams: Abrams, a three-time NCSU alum, became a member of the faculty in Biological and Agricultural Engineering in 1972 and retired in 2006 as a member of the faculty in that department and the joint NCSU/UNC-CH Department of Biomedical Engineering. His teaching and research included biomechanics and mechanical design. He served as a member of the Provost's Staff from 1994-2003, coordinating undergraduate curriculum and faculty development programs, and he also currently serves on the board of the NCSU Association of Retired Faculty.

  • Robert A. Bashford: Bashford is a graduate of the pre-medicine program at NC State and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and teaches medical students and OB-GYN residents at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is also busy with a private clinical practice.

  • Richard Bloomfield: Dr. Bloomfield recently joined Duke to oversee mobile technology initiatives within the healthcare system. During his residency, Dr. Bloomfield founded a successful software company creating health and social networking apps for iOS devices that has enjoyed over 15 million downloads to date. A native of eastern North Carolina, Dr. Bloomfield graduated as valedictorian from North Carolina State University in 2004 where, as a Park Scholar, he earned a BS in Chemistry and BA in Secondary Education with minors in Spanish and Saxophone Performance. He graduated with honors from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 2008. Dr. Bloomfield is distinguished educator with many awards and honors, including the Harvey Hamrick Teaching Award in 2011.

  • Dale Cousins: Dale Cousins is immediate Past President of the North Carolina Library Association. Before retiring, she worked for nearly 40 years as a librarian with Wake County Public Libraries, and most recently as Senior Library Manager. She managed the Cary Public Library in the mid 1980s and was the system Adult Services Coordinator in the early 1990s. In 1993, Dale returned to work at the Cameron Village Regional Library as Regional Manager. Dale was the 2011 recipient of NCLA/WILR’s Marilyn L. Miller award for Professional Commitment. She also served on the Board for the Literacy Council of The Triangle and received their Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011.  She is the immediate Past Chair of the Executive Board for Wake County Smart Start and currently serves as a Board member for the NC Partnership for Children’s Local Partnership Advisory Board, 2016-2018. A native of Wake County, Dale received her Bachelor’s Degree at NC State University and her Master’s Degree of Library and Information Science from NC Central University. She is a member of the Friends of the Library and the JC Raulston Arboretum and is an active volunteer in her community.

  • Jim Crenshaw: Crenshaw is a 1990 graduate of North Carolina State University, with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Business Management.  Jim founded Crenshaw Consulting Engineers, Inc. in 1995 and is the active owner/president and Engineer in Charge of the 33 person firm.  Jim as an avid supporter of North Carolina State University and has been a longtime member of the Wolfpack Club.  In addition, Jim enjoys playing golf, relaxing at the beach, spending time with his family and supporting and participating in activities at Providence Baptist Church. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife Laura, and their two sons, Cooper and Joshua.  

  • Jay Dawkins: Dawkins is an NC State graduate with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. While at NC State, Dawkins served as Student Body President and university trustee, and later led student development efforts as Senior Class President.  He currently works for Stantec Consulting Services in Raleigh.

  • T. Greg Doucette: Doucette earned a B.S. in computer science from NC State, where he also served as Student Senate President and as President of the statewide UNC Association of Student Governments. He received his law degree from N.C. Central University, where he also served as Student Body President, and currently runs his own law practice in Durham focusing on small business law. Doucette also founded the North Carolina Small Practice Incubator and Collaboration Environment (NC SPICE) which helps attorneys in solo and small practice to build lower-cost, community-focused law practices.

  • John Quintin Gant:  Gant is currently Director of Research and Development for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, LLC.  He earned a mechanical engineering degree from North Carolina State University in 1988, and an MBA from Duke University in 2004. John is an active member of organizations such as the US Green Building Council, Window Covering Manufacturers Association, and Professional Awning Manufacturers Association. He and his wife Sheri recently celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary. They have two sons, Ben (13) and Weston (9), who attend Chapel Hill schools. 

  • Charlotte Martin: Martin established the Leroy and Charlotte Martin Foundation together with her husband, an NC State professor emeritus of mathematics.

  • Carolyn R. Miller: Carolyn R. Miller retired from NC State as SAS Institute Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Technical Communication in 2015, having taught in the Department of English for over 42 years. She received her Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1980. At NC State, she served as founding director of the Ph.D. program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, established in 2005 as a collaboration between the Departments of Communication and English; she also served as founding director of the M.S. in Technical Communication. She has been a member of the University’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers since 1984 and was named Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in 1999. Her university service includes terms on the University Library Committee. She was named a Fellow of the Rhetoric Society of America in 2010 and Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing in 1995. Carolyn is a Life Member of Friends of the Library. She remembers with no great fondness the old card catalog, microfilm readers, and the basement periodicals room in D. H. Hill, and is very glad these have all been replaced by newer technologies. She has lived in Raleigh with her husband, Carl Blackman, since 1973.

  • Jivan Moaddeb: Dr. Jivan Moaddeb currently works as a researcher at Duke University in the School of Medicine in the division of Personalized and Precision medicine. Her work primarily focuses on enhancing patient care through telemedicine and pharmacogenetics. Dr. Moaddeb graduated from NC State in 2005 and then went on to UNC for her doctorate in pharmacy.  She grew up in Raleigh and currently resides in Raleigh. Dr. Moaddeb's passion for reading began at an early age, and resulted in her lifelong love for libraries. As an undergraduate at NC State, she served as a student member on the Friends of the Library board. Now as an academic, she uses many library resources and her work could not go forward without the aid of university libraries and databases. Dr. Moaddeb considers service on the Friends of the Library board an honor and privilege. 

  • John Papalas: Papalas works with Eastern Dermatology in Greenville, NC. He obtained his B.S. from NCSU in 2001 and an M.D. from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, and he completed his residency at Duke University.  Dr. Papalas spent many hours studying in the D. H. Hill Library as an undergraduate and continues to utilize the Special Collections Reading Room when he's back on campus.  He looks forward to promoting and advancing the objectives of the Libraries in eastern North Carolina.

  • Steve Rea: Steve Rea is a NC State alumnus.  He graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1980, and followed that up with a MME degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1987.  Over the course of the past 35 years, Mr. Rea has worked in the North Carolina power industry. During his early years, he held various engineering positions with Carolina Power and Light.  For the last 28 years he has worked for Heyward Incorporated.  Heyward Incorporated has served the Carolina's power industry since 1908.During his time with Heyward Incorporated, Mr. Rea served on the Company Board of Directors for 11 years.  While on the Board, he held positions of Corporate Secretary and Treasurer.  He has held various operating roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President.  Currently, he serves as the Senior Vice President of Power Sales. Mr. Rea is a Lifetime NCSU Friends of the Library Member.  Other interests include ASME, NASCAR, soccer, and reading.  Also, he is a supporter of K9s for Warriors.

  • Wyndham Robertson: Robertson served as the vice president for communications for the University of North Carolina system for ten years, after working as an editor at Time and Fortune magazines.

  • John Stephenson: John Stephenson began his relationship with North Carolina State University as a freshman in the fall of 1987. He is an exceptionally proud graduate and continues strong support of the University. John received a BA in Accounting in May 1992 and his CPA license in February 1996. A native and life-long resident of Raleigh, John currently works as the Internal Audit Director for Wake County. Previously, John was the controller for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, an assistant state auditor for the Office of the State of Auditor and a staff accountant for two local CPA firms. John is actively involved with First Presbyterian Church as a Deacon, chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and treasurer of the Church’s Child Development Center. He also serves as treasurer for the NC State Sigma Chi Housing Corporation and the Delta Epsilon Sigma Chi Memorial Foundation. In addition, he serves as treasurer of the Meredith Townes Homeowner’s association.

  • Hope Tate: Tate, a native of Mocksville, N.C., is currently the director of risk management for the corporate lending and private equity businesses of Emigrant Bank in New York. Prior to joining Emigrant Bank, Ms. Tate worked in various divisions at Citigroup and at Smith Barney. She has lectured extensively on the topic of art as a financial asset, and she is adjunct professor emeritus at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Art Business Program. Ms. Tate graduated from Meredith College and received her MBA in Finance from Fordham University. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the New York Fund for UNICEFF and now serves on the boards of the Blue Ridge School and the North Carolina Society in the City of New York. Her late husband, Henry M. Tate, graduated from NC State in 1971 as a computer science major.

  • Linda Turlington: Turlington is the owner and CEO of Pura Vida Promotions in Kernersville, NC. She is a member of the Local Advisory Board for BB&T, the Kernersville YMCA, and Annual Banquet for the Chamber of Commerce. She is a past officer of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Council of PTA's, President of the Athletic Boosters Club, and the local PTA of East Forsyth High School in Kernersville.

  • Andy Walsh: Andy earned a political science degree with honors from North Carolina State University in 2013 and currently serves as the Legislative Assistant for the Office of Federal Relations at NC State.  He previously worked in the Office of Government Affairs at SAS Institute. Andy served as the Student Body President and as a member of the NC State Board of Trustees in 2012-2013. Andy actively volunteers at the Raleigh USO and serves as the Vice-President of the Cary Academy Alumni Board.

  • Gil Wheless: Wheless graduated from the NCSU College of Design, and is a founding principal of EDA, a Landscape Architectural firm in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Wheless has recently retired to Durham, NC, and his 45 years of work has been donated to the libraries for educational purpose

  • Wilson White: Wilson L. White is a Senior Counsel on the Public Policy & Government Relations team at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View. He manages public policy outreach and advises on global policy implications for Google's Android and Google Play businesses. Wilson currently serves as the Board Chair for Pathways Community Network, and serves on the board of The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice and Ethics. He previously served as Vice Chair of the Board of Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV). Wilson earned his Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in Computer Engineering from NC State University and a Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the North Carolina Law Review and as President of the Black Law Students Association.

  • Dargan Williams: Williams is a graduate of UNC with a degree in Russian History.