Meet Our Board of Directors
J. GRAHAM CLEMENTS
Graham graduated from East Carolina University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a concentration in accounting. He is Managing Partner for the firm of Koonce, Wooten & Haywood. Graham has been a partner with the firm since 1988 and is now managing partner. He is an active member of the American Institute of Public Accounts, the North Carolina Association of CPA’s, Raleigh chapters of the Construction Financial Management Association, Wake County Estate Planning Council and is a member of Church of the Good Shepherd and serves as Chairman of the Board for The Shepherds Table Soup Kitchen.
JACK BOYNE, Ph.D.
Jack is a Senior Vice President at Porter Novelli, a worldwide public relations company. Prior to his current position, Jack was a senior executive with several companies and has broad experience in communications, public relations, strategic planning, business development, marketing, and technical development, obtained over a 30-year career within the agricultural industry.
In addition to his long-time support of Shepherd’s Table, Jack has been a board member for other organizations, including the National FFA, and is a member of Sigma Xi Scientific Society, Council for Agricultural Science & Technology, and Omicron Delta Kappa.
David Fountain is the NC president of Duke Energy and a lifelong North Carolinian, raised in Guilford County. David earned his JD, MBA and undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. David understands the important role energy plays in providing economic opportunity for everyone and in our state’s ability to compete nationally and globally for jobs and investment.
David serves on various community and state boards including the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen, the North Carolina Chamber, Leadership North Carolina, the YMCA of the Triangle and the Alexander YMCA. He is a former chair and two-term board member of Marbles Kids Museum.
Bob Gilliam is President of Century Care Management who operates skilled nursing centers providing quality rehabilitation and long term care services across North Carolina. Prior to this Bob had a 30 year career managing business and product development in North America and Europe in polymers for the paint and coatings industry. Bob has been a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd for 25 years serving as a warden, vestry member, choir member, lay reader, Sunday school teacher and children’s ministries volunteer.
Val graduated from the University of Michigan with a pharmacy degree; she is a retired pharmacist. However, the career she loves most is being a mother and grandmother. Her interest in the Good Shepherd soup kitchen began in 1998 when she drove teens from her church to serve at the kitchen. She started volunteering regularly and now is a team day captain and Member of our Board.
Martin Seligson has been a volunteer at the soup kitchen since 1992, and has served on the board for several years. Martin was born and raised in Raleigh, NC, and volunteers at and serves on the boards of multiple non-profits in the Triangle, including United Arts Council of Wake County. He spent his career working in advertising and sales and has been a partner in radio stations and a publishing company. He is currently involved in a local medical device company.
PAUL REYNOLDS, III
Paul Reynolds, III, the Founder and President of Triangle Securities, is a 37 year veteran of the securities industry. In 1980, Paul began his financial career with Carolina Securities Corporation. In 1989, after Carolina Securities was acquired, he moved his financial practice to Wheat First Securities. In 1992, as one of Wheat First’s top financial advisors, he was honored to receive the firm’s highest award for ethical standards, The Professional Excellence Award.
“My professional passion has always been to be an advocate for families.”
Bruce has been a long time residential developer and home builder. He works for Royal Oaks Homes. He is a parishioner at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Bruce and his wife have three children who have all graduated college, married and between them have five beautiful grandchildren.
Thomas Farr is an attorney with Ogletree Deakins in Raleigh, NC concentrating in workplace safety, employment litigation and advice, and constitutional law. In 2006 Mr. Farr was nominated by President George W. Bush to be a US District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He received the highest rating for fitness for the bench given by the American Bar Association. In 2007 and 2008, Super Lawyers named Mr. Farr as one of the top 100 lawyers in North Carolina, and he is considered one of the top employment and workplace lawyers by several independent publications. Mr. Farr is also is a permanent member of the Judicial Council of the US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Heidi Kruger is a successful and motivated Finance and Project Resource professional who works for Bayer Crop Science, as a Manager/Finance BP and has for the last 16 years. Her career began in Pittsburgh, PA. She is an advocate for people in need and has coordinated scheduling, volunteers, back-packs and food drives for our kitchen. She is very involved with helping change lives; working with her church and supporting causes that improve people’s quality of life. Heidi, her husband and daughter call NC home now.
“T” Medlin is a graduate of NC State University with a degree in accounting and a minor in Spanish. She currently works as a contract accountant. She has been a regular Tuesday volunteer at the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen for the last 3 years. She has a passion for cooking and feeding others. The true love of her life is her daughter Charlotte who shares her passion for cooking and helping others at the tender age of 9.