• Board of Directors

    To be considered for a volunteer board position, please contact us.

    Allison Gant

    Board Chair

    Allison has a wealth of nonprofit experience, including serving as Executive Director of Alamance Citizens for Education, and on multiple boards. Allison holds a BA in Psychology from Meredith College. She currently holds an elected position on the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education.

    Parker Cole

    Vice President, ColeCo, Inc.

    Parker is a long-time supporter of NCTRC and part of a family that is very dedicated to the Center's success. He holds a BS in Business Administration from NC State University. Parker is active in the Graham Rotary Club, and has volunteered extensively at the farm, as a sidewalker in classes, during fundraising events, and to maintain the farm's appearance. Parker oversaw the creation of a million dollar endowment for his church, and has considerable experience in retirement planning, with a focus on legacy planning for individuals.

    Cindy Jackson DiLiberti

    Vice President and General Manager, Rare Diseases and Pediatrics, Covance, Inc.

    Cindy is a Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician who has worked in the clinical research industry for the past 17 years and is on the Adjunct Faculty at Duke University in the Department of Pediatrics. She was head of the Pediatric and Rare Diseases Centers of Excellence at Quintiles IMS (now IQVIA) for 16 years. Cindy has ridden horses since childhood and has volunteered at NCTRC since February 2016. She has always believed in the power of equine assisted therapies and believes they should be available to a wider number of participants.

    Jimmi Anne Lowe Ellington

    Funeral Director, Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

    Jimmi Anne has a heart for serving others as well as for animals, making the Riding Center a perfect fit for her. She is passionate about making sure that the Center can continue to bring joy to our clients for many years to come. Jimmi Anne works in her family's funeral home business, and is an alumni of the Leadership Alamance program as well as a volunteer in NCTRC's classes. She holds a BS in Entrepreneurship from Elon University.

    Ed Hooks

    Retired, Gregory Poole

    Ed grew up on a horse farm, and is passionate about the mission of NCTRC. Ed holds a BA in Economics from NCSU, and dedicates much of his time to serving his community. He also sits on the Mebane City Council, the ARMC Hospital Foundation Board, and the Alamance Community College Foundation Board.

    Lisa Kaylie

    President, Frucon International

    Lisa’s oldest son Simon is a rider at NCTRC who has benefitted greatly from equine therapy.  Lisa is a strong local advocate for autism and disability rights.  She worked for many years in high tech product marketing and is now the President of Frucon International, a US subsidiary of Frucon NV.  Lisa has a BA in International Relations from Tufts University and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC.

    Scnobia Stewart

    Customer Service Supervisor, Orange County Animal Services

    Scnobia is deeply passionate about helping individuals who belong to socially disadvantaged demographic groups, and has a lifetime of equine experience. She holds BS degrees in Equestrian Studies and Sociology Criminal Justice from Averett University, and is an American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) Level 2 Instructor of Dressage Management. She trained in Germany and earned a large bronze performance medal through the German Equestrian Federation, and now actively trains and competes her horse Zima in local and regional dressage shows.

    John David Wagner

    Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

    John David is deeply passionate about helping organizations reach their full potential, and has previous experience in nonprofits, having managed the Conservators Center in Burlington. John David holds a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from NC State University, and is a member of the Leadership Alamance Alumni Association as well as the Alamance County Chamber of Commerce.