• Contact@VeritasCommunitySchool.org
  • 2600 Grimes Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
  • (980) 677-0101
  • Board of Directors

    The VERITAS Community School Board of Directors normally meets on
    the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00PM.

    Interested in becoming a VERITAS Board Member? We are looking for new board members with experience in:

    • Fundraising/Grant Writing
    • Facilities Management and Real Estate

    If you’re interested please apply below.

    Board Members

    Erika Bowen, Chair Person

    Erika Bowen, a Charlotte native, is currently a High School Administrator at Community School of Davidson. She has a degree in English Education from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Queens University. While in the classroom, Erika earned her National Board Certification in the area of Secondary English and worked for several years as a teacher consultant with the National Writing Project. She is passionate about serving students in her community and believes that every student deserves access to high quality public education.

    Ed Ritter, Vice-Chairperson

    Ed Ritter is Policy and Governance Executive for Information Security at Bank of America. Over the past 25 years, he has held senior leadership positions in the Consumer Bank, Commercial Bank and within Technology and Operations. Ed brings his leadership skills to bear on driving the board’s strategic plan, fundraising and building community partnerships.

    Lindsay Betzel, Secretary

    Lindsay Betzel, a Charlotte area native, is a Finance Program Manager at Florida Power & Light. She has a background in project management and software development that she uses to keep the board organized and moving forward.

    Gretchen B. Bottrill, Treasurer

    Gretchen B. Bottrill is a Managing Director and Senior Credit Officer at Regions Bank. Her years of experience in risk management and financial analysis have been instrumental in streamlining Veritas’ budget and cash flow management.

    Dottie Bryan, Director

    Dottie is the owner of DB Consulting. She is the board representative of Challenge Foundation Properties, the nonprofit financial partner that has been key to launching and sustaining Veritas.

    Catherine Choudary, Director

    Catherine Choudary is an independent accounting professional with an extensive background working with nonprofit organizations in a variety of capacities. As a member of the finance committee, she has worked to strengthen financial controls and improve the financial stability of the school.

    Jaime Daniell, Director

    Jaime Daniell is CEO of Performance Staffing Solutions, Inc. As chair of the marketing committee, she has revamped the school’s website and found new ways to promote Veritas in the community.

    Laurin Ariail, Director

    Laurin is a corporate attorney with Robinson Bradshaw. Laurin lends her legal expertise to assisting Veritas with contractual negotiations.

    Mimi Siadak, Director

    Mimi taught elementary school in the Raleigh-Durham area and middle school in Davidson, NC. Mimi uses her masters degree as a Curriculum Specialist to lead our academic committee and help plan for expansion into new middle school grades.

    All directors may be contacted by email using their first initial and last name at board.veritascommunityschool.org (actual email addresses are not listed to reduce spam). A meeting of the Board of Directors of VERITAS Community School is normally held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.