Board of Directors
The Gilliland Foundation is dedicated to, and its directors willingly assume the challenge of, developing financial support and leadership to provide life-changing opportunities.
Diane Gilliland is the co-founder of the Gilliland Foundation. She brings wide-ranging expertise as Board Chair. In serving as the Chief Financial Officer for Steve Gilliland, Inc. since 2008, her areas of responsibility span finance, accounting, and human resources.
Ann LoganVice Chair
Ann Logan is a proud graduate of Auburn University and an avid fan of all Tigers sports.
Carolyn McManamy graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s Degree in political science with a minor in economics.
Brian Myers is passionate about being a man of God, a great husband, an excellent father, and serving others.
As the majority holder of Overhead Door Company of Greensboro, Christy Garnett is proud to be recognized as the owner of a women-owned business.
Phyllis King earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of North Florida.
As CEO of StoryMaker Brands and owner of Windmill Park Media, Morris Morrison is a world-class speaker, and author, who’s journey began in New York City before a doctor’s words changed his life forever, after being orphaned a second time.
A former Hollywood publicist handling PR for television series such as The Love Boat, and an editor with national magazines such as Longevity, Glamour and GQ,
A North Carolina native through and through, Matt Smith has a deep heritage rooted in faith, family, and community. His mantra is “Take steps to move past transactional to relational.”
Trish Ward has directed all aspects of human resources, been the Vice-President and Chief Administrative Officer of a multi-million-dollar government contractor and a Certified Legal Assistant for various law firms, and worked directly with the Chairman and CEO in the corporate and legal departments.
Robie NealDirector, Emeritus
Robie Neal served on the board committee to lower the blood alcohol content limit to 0.08% in North Carolina.