New Foundation Board Members for 2023
The Foundation for a Healthy High Point recently welcomed Eva Ogden and Kia Streater as the newest members of its Board of Directors. Terms began on January 1, 2023. Board members work closely with the Executive Director to review and set the mission and strategic direction, annual budget and key financial transactions, corporate practices, and fiscal and governance policies. Members have diverse backgrounds, experience, and organizational and financial skills necessary to advance the organization’s mission.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Eva and Kia to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. They each have distinct expertise and experiences that will advance the Foundation’s mission to collaboratively engage the Greater High Point community to transform upstream social influences that impact well-being. I look forward to working with each of them,” said Dr. Elliott Williams, Board Chair.
Eva Ogden is a senior vice president and regional diversity and inclusion advisor for Pinnacle Bank’s Virginia, Carolinas, and D.C. markets – based in High Point. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Dallas, completed studies in diversity and inclusion for human resources professionals at Cornell University, and holds a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business. Eva is a North Carolina Bankers Association member and serves on its diversity, equity, and inclusion board, where she chairs the D & I strategy and education committee. She is on the Board of Guilford Works. She serves on the Guilford Jobs 2030 committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, where she is the community committee chair and equity committee co-chair.
“I am excited to join the Foundation for a Healthy High Point’s Board of Directors because the organization focuses on creating healthier communities by addressing social determinants of health. My expertise working in the community, advocating for marginalized individuals, and building ecosystems that support those most at risk will benefit the Foundation,” said Eva. “We can target communities and build programs based on what the research indicated are key priorities. Facts inform this approach to philanthropy and allow us to create transformative change.”
Kia Streater is a financial advisor for Wells Fargo Advisors in High Point. She enjoys helping clients understand their current financial situation and bringing confidence in setting realistic financial goals for their future. A graduate of North Carolina A&T, Kia is actively involved within the community. She sits on the Advisory Council for The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of High Point, is a Gate City Alumni Chapter Association member, and is Chairperson of the BHP WE Lead program. As a 2019 Leadership High Point grad, Kia feels the experience allowed her to gain insight into the history of High Point and the community leaders committed to its growth and revitalization.
“I look forward to exploring the world of philanthropy and witnessing what it takes to impact those in need within the community,” said Kia. “Collaborating with other board members, along with my financial and community involvement, allows me to continue working to support programs and activities that will improve people’s health and well-being in Greater High Point. The Foundation’s strategy to implement change using the “upstream approach” helps address concerns before they become issues.”
Curtis Holloman, executive director of the Foundation for a Healthy High Point, added, “As we celebrate the Foundation’s 10th anniversary, we look forward to working alongside our new Board Members as they lend their leadership and perspectives to helping us move forward strategically with an upstream approach to health and well-being so that all residents have opportunities to live healthier lives.”
The Foundation’s 2023 Board Officers include Dr. Elliott Wiliams, Chair; Jeremy Moseley, Vice-Chair; Patrick Harman, Secretary; and Charles Cain, Treasurer.