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Nourish Welcomes Promising Board Members | Nourish International

June 5, 2014 | Posted in Nourish Office, Office Updates | By

Nourish International is happy to welcome four talented new members onto its Board of Directors beginning this July. The accepted candidates, Randall Blanco, Anne-Marie Clayton, Frank Phoenix, and Lahoma Romocki, will join a diverse team of experts and donors that provide Nourish with the necessary financial, strategic, and legal support to expand the organization’s impact.

The new members, who will serve until 2016, come from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from technology-based careers to program analysis to philanthropic endeavors. This group of experienced individuals will undoubtedly bring a broad range of skills and expertise to the table.

Blanco, who works for Information Management at Duke Health Technology Solution and has a BS in Math and Computer Science, an MS in Computer Science, and an MBA in International Business, has a diverse background in management, planning,  information technology, and database technologies.

ClayAnne-Marie Claytonton, a PhD student and Program Assistant for the Humanitarian Work Psychology Initiative at NC State University, will offer extensive knowledge from her nonprofit background as the Coordinator of Central Valley Book Bank in Fresno County and a founding member of the Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work in Psychology.


PhoeFrank Phoenixnix is the President of the Fenwick Foundation and has significant experience in philanthropy, community outreach, grant writing, and nonprofit management. The Fenwick Foundation supports projects that focus on the needs of children and their families in the areas of education, human services and the arts. The foundation supports many great organizations in the triangle including Nourish International.


Lahoma Romocki
Lahoma Romocki, an Associate Professor of International Affairs at the North Carolina Central University, will provide expertise in program evaluation, policy analysis, international relations, and proposal writing.


Nourish is excited for the contributions these new members will make as the organization continues to expand its network and its impact. The Nourish International Movement recently expanded from 45 to 60 chapters in the US and now reaches over 55,000 people in impoverished communities around the world. With the help of the newly acquired talent, the Board will continue to make invaluable contributions to the mission of ending extreme poverty. Nourish cannot wait to see what this new term brings!

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