Three New Members Join Board of Directors

September 6, 2023

The Emily Krzyzewski Center is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Nathaniel Branscomb, Donnell Cannon, and Douglas Kahn. They will join a passionate and dedicated board committed to advancing opportunity and equity in education.

“We are excited to welcome Nate, Donnell, and Doug and are grateful for their willingness to serve in this important role,” says Adam Eigenrauch, CEO of the Emily K Center. “They each bring diverse skills and expertise that will be instrumental as our organization grows and we continue to strive for excellence in all our work.”

Nate Branscomb is a financial controller and CPA with experience in accounting, finance, sales, and operations. Nate is currently focused on an entrepreneurial commitment he developed called b.combs, a CRM software program for nonprofits that was recently awarded an NC IDEA’s micro grant. Nate is an active community volunteer who has served as the president of the 100 Black Men of the Triangle East chapter and a Board member at CIS Wake County. 

Donnell Cannon is the Executive Director for Maureen Joy Charter School in Durham and will soon earn his Doctorate in Education from North Carolina State University. The Principal of the Year for Edgecombe County Public Schools in 2020, Donnell has an explicit commitment to help redesign and lead schools and systems to benefit students and their futures. Donnell has served on the board of Education NC and Profound Ladies.  

Doug Kahn is the Managing Partner of Mistoda Capital and was previously the CEO of Croscill Home. Doug has served on several local Boards, including the Board of Visitors for Duke Health, KIPP NC, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Raleigh.  Doug has been involved with Center for several years, including participation as a volunteer advisor on the Finance Committee since 2019.