Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Mike Krzyzewski, Chair and Founder

Duke University

Jamie Spatola, Vice Chair


Brandie Fintchre, Treasurer

First Citizens Bank

Chair of Finance Committee

Luis Hernandez, Secretary


Robin Barefoot

Foundation for the Carolinas

Chair of Nominating and Corporate Governance

Michelle Beischer

Community Volunteer

Chair of Advancement Committee

Members At-Large

Elizabeth Aldridge

Community Volunteer

Dorothy C. Browne

Educational Consultant

Patrick Cummings

Summit Design and Engineering Services

Chair of Building Committee

Adam Eigenrauch

Chief Executive Officer
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Adam has been with the Emily K Center since 2006. He first served in a program development role and moved into the position of executive director in 2010. Adam was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2022 as a nod to the organization’s increasing reach and impact. He earned his B.A. from Ithaca College and his M.Ed. from Penn State.

Favorite book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Favorite late-night college snack: Pizza

Jazmin Garcia Smith

Durham Academy

Seth Jernigan

SVN | Real Estate Associates

David P. King


Patrick Kurz, Ex Officio

Immaculata Catholic School

Joel Marcus

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Joshua Mbanusi

Guild Education

Jacek Orzechowski, Ex Officio

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Rahul Pagidipati


Susan Sabiston

Community Volunteer

Tracey Temne

Duke University

Gianelly Vargas Santos

Emily K Center Alumna

Tomeka Ward-Satterfield

Durham Public Schools

Leonardo Williams