Board of Trustees

Salem Academy and College is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of between 18 and 22 voting members. Two of the members are elected by alumni. The rest of the members are elected by the trustees themselves. The President of Salem Academy and College serves as a non-voting ex officio member.


Elizabeth Denton Baird C’83, Chair
Executive Director and Educator
NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Salem College alumna; daughter, granddaughter, and mother of College alumnae
Stratford Newitt Kiger
Stratford Newitt Kiger C’90, Vice Chair
Senior VP/Private Client Advisor and Attorney
Bank of America Private Bank
Charlotte, NC
Salem College alumna
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Katherine Holland-Ortiz C’00, Secretary
Executive Director
Perkins School for the Blind
Lexington, MA
Salem College alumna
Ellen Todd Drew C’81, Treasurer
Community Voluntee/Philanthropist
Los ALtos, CA
Salem College alumna


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Mimi Aledo-Sandoval C’01
Senior Policy Director
Alliance for Early Success
Rockville, MD
Salem College alumna
Julia C. Archer
Julia Cardwell Archer A’84
Enns & Archer, LLP
Winston-Salem, NC
Salem Academy alumna
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Sallie Smalley Beason, A’85
Community Volunteer
Charlotte, NC
Salem Academy alumna
Sarah Berga BOT
Dr. Sarah L. Berga
Physician/Educator, Buffalo, NY
Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Jacobs School of Medicine and BioMedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo SUNY
Buffalo, NY
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Akeshia Craven-Howell
Partner, Strategic Advising
Bellwether Education Partners
Charlotte, NC
Linda Darden
President & CEO
Trellis Supportive Care
Winston-Salem, NC
Patrice Black Mitchell
Dr. Patrice Black Davis C’89
Vice President for Student Services
Trident Technical College
Charleston, SC
Salem College alumna; former College employee
Terri Allen Davis
Terrie Allen Davis A’63, C’67
Community Volunteer
Winston-Salem, NC
Salem Academy and College alumna; parent of Academy alumna
Lossie Freeman BOT
Lossie Freeman C’97
Director of Corporate Partnerships
Zip Code Wilmington
Wilmington, DE
Salem College alumna
Gianopulos Beth Mabe
Beth Mabe Gianopulos C’97
President, Salem College Alumnae Board
Senior Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
Associate Dean of Faculty Relations and Retention, Office of Faculty Affairs
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
Salem College alumna
Ina Kamenz BOT
Ina Blackmore Kamenz A’73
President, Salem Academy Alumnae Board
Consultant/Community Volunteer
Mocksville, NC
Salem Academy alumna; daughter of Salem College alumna
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Dr. John McConnell
CEO Emeritus
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC
Brandy Nelson BOT
Dr. Brandy Nelson C’97
Academic Director & Education Consultant
Reading Reimagined
Charlotte, NC
Salem College alumna
Anne Salisbury
Anne Berger Salisbury C’71
Retired/Recalled NC District Court Judge
Cary, NC
Salem College alumna
Brooke Smith
Brooke Smith C’96
Chief Marketing Officer
Baltimore, MD
Salem College alumna
Sydney Timmons Taylor C’71
Insurance Executive/Retired
Greenville, SC
Salem College alumna
Judith Simpson White
Dr. Judith Simpson White C’72
Retired, President Emerita
Higher Education Resource Services (HERS)
Winston-Salem, NC
Salem College alumna
Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran - courtesy Salem Academy and College
Dr. Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran
Retired, President Emerita
Kalamazoo College
Winston-Salem, NC

Board of Trustees Contact Information

Inspector’s House/Office of the President
601 South Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Latest News

Hurricane Ian: Important Campus Information

Friday, September 30, 2022
Salem Academy and College will suspend operations starting on Friday, September 30 at noon. All classes, institution-sponsored travel and activities will be suspended.

Salem Academy Students Anticipate Family Weekend—But First, Senior Day and Ring Banquet

Friday, September 23, 2022
This is a fun-filled week on the campus of Salem Academy—a week filled with time-honored traditions and highly anticipated observances.

Dalton, Maddrey and Monroe Join Salem Academy

Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Salem Academy—the only all-girls, boarding and day high school located on a college campus with a STEAM focus in the United States—has added three team members to its residence life staff.