As with most small nonprofits, our board members often roll up their sleeves and do a great deal of work to support the mission of the foundation. In addition to setting policies and maintaining the nonprofit’s overall direction, the PDMMF board members are also deeply involved in fundraising efforts. They actively spread the word on the foundation’s mission, use their connections to gain access to potential donors, and actively participate in fundraising campaigns.
Joseph Bracken, JD
Board Chair and Legal Counsel
Joseph Bracken is an associate legal counsel for Strikeiron, a cloud-based data quality solution. Bracken previously specialized in due diligence and intellectual property at IBM and was a commercial litigator in private practice. He has degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Princeton University, and New York University’s School of Law. Bracken resides in Cary, North Carolina with his wife and three children.
Kym Wootton has over 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, and brand management. She is the chief administrative officer and is responsible for the shared services of E Source: marketing, human resources, project management, IT, facilities, and business intelligence. She also manages the company’s mergers and acquisitions. She holds a degree in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and two sons.
Elizabeth Ju, MD
Dr. Elizabeth Ju was born and raised in North Carolina. She attended Emory University as a Mellon Mays fellow, where she earned degrees in Biology and Music. She then attended medical school at the UNC School of Medicine. After graduation, she completed an internship in Pediatrics in Philadelphia, after which she returned to NC to complete her residency in Dermatology at Duke University. Dr. Ju is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the North Carolina Medical Society. In addition to her clinical work, she has published articles on various topics in dermatology. She currently resides in Durham with her husband.
Lucia Riley is a UX strategist and digital designer with more than 15 years of experience in the analytic software industry. Spending her early days in creative agencies, the foundation of her career was built by helping clients establish their brand identity. Riley now works within the internal web team at SAS, the global software giant of analytics, specializing in web optimization for their education division. She graduated from the UNC-CH School of Media and Journalism with a concentration in visual design. She currently lives in Apex, North Carolina with her husband and two children.
Billy Willis, Ph.D.
Billy Willis has served as a board member for numerous non-profit, public sector, and publicly traded organizations. A recognized leader in the Information Technology community, Willis is the former Chief Technology Officer for Duke Medicine who was responsible for strategic planning, deployment support of critical IT infrastructure, application management, and integration services across the enterprise. Willis resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife. He is also a melanoma survivor.
Bill Gibson retired April 2014, after working at ABB Inc. and Westinghouse for 45 years. He held domestic and international sales leadership responsibilities, product line general management and other various executive functions throughout his career. Earlier he served as an officer in the U. S. Army. His training includes a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He and his wife Dorris have settled in Cary, NC with their two sons and grandchildren nearby.
Quinn O’Brien is the Vice President of Global Brand Strategy and Communications for Lenovo. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that consumers around the world clearly and consistently understand what Lenovo stands for as a brand. Prior to joining Lenovo, O’Brien held senior management positions at some of the world’s top advertising agencies. His brand building experience spans a wide range of clients including British Airways, Cisco, Coca-Cola, DuPont, General Mills, General Motors, Intercontinental Hotels, IBM, Kodak, Lenovo, L’Oreal, Unilever, UPS, Verizon and Volkswagen. O’Brien currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with his wife, two daughters and a seemingly never-ending stream of pets.
Heather Lampel, MD MPH
Dr. Heather Lampel is a physician who is double board certified in Dermatology and Occupational Medicine. She also lectures at local and national conferences and has published over 20 dermatology articles. She is a member of several organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Contact Dermatitis Society, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Rice University and her medical degree at The Ohio State University. After a post-graduate year at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, she obtained her Master’s of Public Health and completed her Occupational Medicine (Preventive Medicine) residency at the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her Dermatology residency at University of California, Irvine. She resides with her family in California.
Keaton joined CAPTRUST in 2014 as vice president, financial advisor and is responsible for providing retirement plan advisory services to corporate fiduciaries. Prior to joining the firm, Keaton served as associate director of sales and trading at Brownstone Investment Group, and has worked in the industry since 2012. He received Bachelor of Business Administration degree in managerial finance with a minor in management from the University of Mississippi. Keaton currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC.
Kyle Peterson is the Director of Strategic Development for Myocardial Solutions, a medical technology firm focused on cardiac diagnostic solutions. Kyle’s prior experience includes several years in investment banking and corporate finance roles in the healthcare industry. He received his MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College. Kyle has multiple melanoma survivors in his family including his mother. He currently lives in Raleigh with his wife, Maggie, and labradoodle, Franklin.
Stacey Sprenz is a freelance photographer based in central North Carolina. She spent 21 years as the spouse of an active duty military member. She volunteered and worked with various organizations who support military families throughout that time. After being diagnosed with melanoma in 2003, Stacey began to educate herself about skin cancer and sun safety. She currently resides in Durham, NC with her husband and has two college-aged children.
Erika Goldstein is the Director of Business Development at Boost Branding. Erika began her career in the pharmaceutical industry in sales and management and has spent the last 14 years in marketing. She has a business degree from Roanoke College and resides in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and two children.