Speaker Date Topic
Betsey Tilson, M.D., State Health Director Oct 28, 2019
NCCARE360: A New Tool for a Healthier North Carolina
NCCARE360: A New Tool for a Healthier North Carolina

Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson, MD, MPH Elizabeth Tilson serves North Carolina as the State Health Director and the Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she promotes public health and prevention activities, as well as provides guidance and oversight on a variety of cross-Departmental issues including the Opioid Epidemic, Early Childhood, Medicaid Transformation, and Healthy Opportunities.

Dr. Tilson is a graduate of Dartmouth College (BA), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (MD), and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (MPH). She completed Residencies and is board certified in both Pediatrics and General Preventive Medicine/Public Health.

Ashton Mae, "Raleigh Over Easy" Newsletter Nov 04, 2019
Creating civic-centric media
Creating civic-centric media

Ashton is a sponsorship program manager for Citrix. She also manages community relationships and partnerships in the Raleigh and greater-Triangle community, a role she developed internally over several years.

Outside of work, she stays active in the community by serving with a number of local organizations, currently including the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Dorothea Dix Park, and DHIC (an affordable housing non-profit). She also co-hosts a locally-focused podcast, aptly named Podcast Raleigh, once ran for Raleigh City Council, and writes a weekly, Raleigh-centric newsletter called Raleigh, Over-easy (http://tinyletter.com/raleighovereasy). Raised in Raleigh and a graduate of NC State’s College of Design, her career path has taken her through residential real estate sales, teaching English on an Italian island, and into project and program management. You can find her on the internet @ashtonmae.

Christine Kastner of the NC Master Chorale Nov 18, 2019
Lifting Voices in Song - NC Master Chorale
Lifting Voices in Song - NC Master Chorale

Christine Kastner is an accomplished and successful leader with a demonstrated history of organizational expansion. After an extensive national search, she was selected as the new Executive Director for the North Carolina Master Chorale and joined our team in July of this year. With an 18-year history in nonprofit administration, she is already an integral part of the Master Chorale as we launch our 77th artistic season.

Chris’s personal and professional achievements reveal her talents in the areas of fundraising, marketing, and strong community engagement. In her previous position as President and CEO of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, she stabilized a struggling nonprofit and led them through remarkable and rapid growth. Kastner’s guidance established FSO as a leading musical agency in the southeastern region of North Carolina.

Valerie Hillings, Director, NC Museum of Art (meet Dec 02, 2019
Sara Glines, News & Observer Publisher "Newspapers Jan 06, 2020
Tim Murray, CEO Aware Senior Care/Cary Rotary Jan 27, 2020
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Dr. Scott Rawls, President Wake Tech Feb 10, 2020