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. Most recently, Ron was the Founder/CEO of The Ottavio Group, a consulting firm specializing in Knowledge Management, Executive Coaching, and Sales Development. Ron has been on the TAP Board of Directors for approximately 6 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. Ron also serves on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Leadership Team for the Man & Woman of the Year Campaign, and he is an Advisor with Executive Services Corporation which works with non-profits in the Triangle area. He facilitates Leadership Bootcamp sessions and is a co-facilitator for the Chapel Hill Executive Director Roundtable. A little unknown fact about Ron is that when he was 18 years old, he was on American Bandstand in the National Dance Contest!!! He wishes his legs could move like that now.
In his spare time, Ron enjoys spending time with his Golden Retrievers, Gracie and Conner!
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 graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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. Her education also includes a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting with a minor in Math from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and an MBA from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire.
She is a licensed speech-language pathologist at UNC Rex Healthcare. Over the past decade, she has worked as Coordinator and Interim Manager for Rehabilitation Services at UNC Rex, as well as working as a speech language pathologist at both UNC Rex and Duke Raleigh Hospital. Prior to becoming an SLP, Deb worked in accounting and finance in the manufacturing, retail, and publishing industries.
Deb is originally from New England, and moved to 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.
Jason Knight is a graduate of Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Finance and Accounting. In his current role as Pricing Analyst for Group Benefits at Lincoln Financial Group, Jason develops models and monitors pricing results across a suite of Group Benefit products. He looks forward to using his experience to support TAP Unlimited. Jason and his wife, Justine, moved to the Triangle in 2018 and were joined one year later by Justine’s father, Pete. Pete survived a stroke in 2008 and has become a passionate TAP client since moving to North Carolina. Participating in aphasia-related activities has become a family affair. When Jason is not watching New England sports teams, you can find him wakeboarding on Falls Lake or cheering on the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.
Ms. Locklair graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Administration. She received her Juris Doctor Degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. In addition to being licensed to practice in North Carolina, Ms. Locklair is also licensed in the State of South Carolina.
Ms. Locklair’s practice is focused in the areas of commercial real estate and affordable housing and community economic development law. Since joining the firm, Ms. Locklair has taught seminars and lectured in the area of title law, affordable housing and community economic development law. Ms. Locklair is involved in all aspects of transactional work. She serves as the primary attorney for the Firm’s representation of various private clients, including developers, corporations, and financial institutions, as well as municipal corporations.
Ms. Locklair is a member of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Business Law, Law Practice Management, and Affordable Housing and Community Economic Sections as well as the Real Property Sections of both the North and South Carolina Bar Associations.
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 30 years of experience working in physical rehabilitation as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Marcia, originally from New York, moved to North Carolina in 2009 after practicing in NY, Florida and Ohio. Most recently she worked at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh and Clayton focusing on traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological disorders and dysphagia. TAP is an integral part of her practice knowing how important the Life Participation Approach and TAP family is to stroke recovery. Currently she is an Adjunct Instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and a Research Associate under Katarina Haley, PhD., CCC-SLP and Adam Jacks PhD., CCC-SLP at the Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders. She is also employed as the Research Coordinator under Dr. Jamila Minga PhD., CCC-SLP in the Right Brain Cognitive Linguistics Lab, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders at NCCU, Durham, NC.
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 territory sales 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) because of a car accident and she has been very involved with TAP Unlimited as both a client and a volunteer. Brad hopes to take the 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 enjoys spending time with family and friends in the Triangle area.