Ron is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and a graduate of the University of Richmond. He has lived in the Triangle area of North Carolina since 2000. Ron served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the North Carolina State Treasurer from 2009 – 2013. Prior to this, Ron was with Wachovia Bank for 34 years, serving in various management and leadership roles. Currently, he is the President and CEO of The Ottavio Group, a consulting firm specializing in Executive Coaching and Knowledge Management work. Ron has been on the TAP Board of Directors for approximately 2 years. He has a special passion for TAP’s mission as his wife, Debbie, suffered from Primary Progressive Aphasia for the last 8 years of her life.
In his spare time, Ron enjoys spending time at his lake home in Virginia and with his Golden Retriever, Gracie!
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Kathryn Enchelmayer, MS, MHSA, retired as the director, Medical Staff Affairs for the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, in September 2015. Her education includes a Master of Science in audiology and speech-language pathology from the University of North Carolina and a Master in Health Services Administration from Florida International University. Ms. Enchelmayer officially joined the VA as a trainee in audiology and speech-language pathology at the Durham VA. In 1977 she was appointed as an audiologist/ speech-language pathologist at the Miami VA Medical Center. When her husband left active duty in 1989, she moved to the VA Central Office and assumed positions of increasing leadership in VA using her degree in Health Care Administration with VA.
Ms. Enchelmayer is licensed as a speech-language pathologist in Maryland and North Carolina and holds Certificates of Clinical Competence in audiology as well as speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and board certification in Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders. Additionally, in the area of credentialing and medical staff management, she is a certified professional medical staff manager and certified provider credentialing specialist.
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Curtis Cunningham is a Sr. Investment Analyst at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, a company that specializes in providing retirement plan and investment advisory services to retirement plan fiduciaries, executives, and high-net-worth individuals. He works as part of the Asset-Liability practice, providing manager due diligence, asset allocation and portfolio construction.
Originally from the Maryland area, Curtis resides in Cary, North Carolina with his fiancée and his dog Lola. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Sports Management and is currently in Grad school for his MBA. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is a huge NC State Wolfpack fan, and generally you will find him at every football and basketball event. He joined the board at TAP to leverage his professional skills to help support his community and to make a difference.
Dr. Adam Jacks completed doctoral work in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Texas at Austin and postdoctoral studies in neuroimaging at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. When he moved to North Carolina in 2009, he wanted to connect with the aphasia community and found it in TAP. He continues his research and study at UNC with the aim of developing more effective treatments for people with neurological communication disorders. He is currently helping TAP to strengthen ties to speech-language pathologists working in the Triangle.
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A registered nurse and a graduate of the Villanova University School of Nursing, Gina has spent more than 30 years in the field of gerontology. She spent over 15 years at one of the top skilled nursing facilities in our region, serving as a supervisor, Nurse Manager, and Assistant Director of Nursing. She also worked for Hospice of Wake County and was instrumental in the opening and management of the first inpatient hospice facility in our area. As founder and director of Aware Senior Care, Gina brings a very personal perspective to her role. Having cared for both parents as they struggled with illness and home care needs, she confronted the same sense of guilt and confusion faced by so many looking at options for their aging loved ones. She is both an experienced care professional and a compassionate guide through the many choices available to families.
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Deb is a licensed speech-language pathologist and the Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services at UNC Rex Hospital. Previously, she was a speech-language pathologist at UNC Rex Healthcare and Duke Raleigh Hospital. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009 with a Master’s in Speech and Hearing Science, and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Prior to becoming an SLP, Deb worked in accounting and finance in the manufacturing, retail, and publishing industries. Her education includes a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and a minor in Math from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She also holds an MBA from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Deb is originally from New England, and moved to Cary, North Carolina in 2006 with her husband and two daughters. Deb’s first involvement with TAP was as a graduate student intern in 2008, where she worked with Maura Silverman, leading PPA, Toastmasters, Aphasia Day and other groups.