Executive Director

Tina Markanda joined the Foundation in 2014 and serves as Executive Director. Prior to that she served as a Program Officer with the Health Care Division at The Duke Endowment, in private industry, at an academic medical center, and a private not-for-profit community hospital. She earned an MBA from Wake Forest University and MSPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tina is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and is a Hull Fellow with the Southeastern Council of Foundations.

Program Officer



Office Manager

Leslie Sawyers joined the Foundation in February 2017 and serves as the Office Manager. She is responsible for managing the administrative functions of the office and supporting the Executive Director. She was previously with the American Society of Interior Designers as Chapter Administrator for the Carolinas Chapter, as well as with the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation as Executive Assistant. She attended High Point University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. 

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