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!
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.
Casey High is a Portfolio Manager of Public Equities for the North Carolina Retirement Systems where he is responsible for directly managing U.S. Equity index portfolios as well as overseeing external asset managers who invest on behalf of the Retirement Systems and its pensioners.
Prior to that, Casey was a Sr. Investment Analyst in the Consulting Research Group at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors where he provided asset allocation and investment recommendations to Corporate Defined Benefit, Endowment and Foundation clients.
A native to Raleigh, Casey grew up as a Wolfpack fan and ultimately attended NC State University, earning a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Casey is also a candidate for Level II of the Chartered Financial Analyst program. In his time off, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Morgan, and together, they often frequent Dix Park with their Yellow Lab, Lucy.
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.
Nick Byrne is a licensed attorney and Relationship Manager with Fairview Investment Services, a Raleigh-based financial services firm, where he provides advice to investment advisers on regulatory compliance. Nick previously served in a leadership role in state government.
In his spare time, Nick volunteers with community organizations, including the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Habitat for Humanity, and local pro bono legal assistance clinics. In addition, Nick formerly served as Chair of the Town of Chapel Hill Human Services Advisory Board.
Originally from Gaston County, Nick relocated to the Triangle for his undergraduate studies and has called all points (Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh) of the Triangle home prior to recently settling in Cary. Nick earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his free time, Nick enjoys biking local greenways, watching Tar Heels basketball, and traveling with his family.
Shaun is partner and financial advisor at CAPTRUST, receiving numerous Retirement Plan awards. Prior to joining CAPTRUST, Shaun was a financial advisor at Edward Jones.
Shaun has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Jimmy V Cancer Research Foundation.
Shaun and his wife enjoy traveling, working out and playing tennis, as well as hanging out with their 120 pound male German Shepard.
Marcia Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a master’s degree in speech pathology, and a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing handicapped education from SUNY Plattsburgh. She received certification as a Brain Injury Specialist and has over 28 years of experience working in physical rehabilitation. Her areas of interest include traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological disorders, and dysphagia. Previously she was Director of CARF-accredited Pediatric and Brain Injury Programs and Director of Speech Pathology at Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital in Melbourne, Florida. Most recently, she focused on aphasia as a Research Associate at UNC-CH, working under Dr. Adam Jacks. She currently works as an outpatient SLP at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in the Raleigh area, and as the Research Coordinator at NCCU Dept of Communication Disorders under Dr. Jamila Minga, focusing on right brain stroke.
Brad grew up in Whiteville, NC and is a proud graduate of Appalachian State University’s Business School with a degree in business management. Brad is currently employed by John Deere Company in Cary, NC as a product manager.
Brad is personally aware of the programs and services offered by the Triangle Aphasia Project as the spouse of Hope, who was impacted by a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) due to a car accident. She has been very involved with TAP Unlimited as both a client and a volunteer. Brad hopes to take his experience and engagement with TAP Unlimited and help shape the life changing resources TAP Unlimited offers in the community.
Brad and Hope have two daughters and enjoy spending time with family and friends in the Triangle area.