Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Mike Krzyzewski, Chair and Founder

Duke University

Jamie Spatola, Vice Chair


Luis Hernandez, Treasurer


Jazmin Garcia Smith, Secretary

Durham Academy

Elizabeth Aldridge

Community Volunteer

Chair of the Advancement Committee

Robin Barefoot

Foundation for the Carolinas

Chair of Nominating and Corporate Governance

Members At-Large

Nate Branscomb


Dorothy C. Browne

Educational Consultant

Donnell Cannon

Maureen Joy Charter School

Patrick Cummings

CT Wilson Construction

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

Seth Jernigan

SVN | Real Estate Associates

Doug Kahn

Mistoda Capital

Patrick Kurz, Ex Officio

Immaculata Catholic School

Joel Marcus

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.

Joshua Mbanusi

Guild Education

Chair of Programs Committee

Rahul Pagidipati


Gianelly Vargas Santos

Emily K Center Alumna

Manuel Viera, Ex Officio

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

Tomeka Ward-Satterfield

Durham Public Schools