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.
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).
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