• 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.

    Hope Galunas

    Real Estate Agent, Fonville Morisey

    Hope currently works as a Real Estate Agent after retiring from Verizon. Her experience includes management and financial leadership positions. Hope holds a BA from UNC and has lived in the area since graduating from college. Hope volunteers as a horse leader and side walker for NCTRC and loves the participants and the horses.

    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.

    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.

    Allen Murray


    Allen is recently retired as Executive Director for Exceptional Children for the Alamance Burlington School System. He holds an MA in Special Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University and has worked as a teacher, special education administrator, university faculty, and trainer. He presently does private consulting in child mental health. He makes his home in Mebane.

    Meg Thomas

    High Touch Operations Manager, Cisco

    While a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, Meg bought her first small business in 1989. She has coupled her 29 years of entrepreneurial experience with managing corporate relationships with enterprise level customers. Meg has a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill in Industrial Relations. Her prior volunteer experience includes working with the Carolina Organ Procurement Center and as a foster parent in Orange County. She looks forward to participating in the growth of the NCTRC.