The John Rex Endowment is governed by the Board of Directors.  Members of the board bring a range of perspectives and experience from the business, education, finance, healthcare, and nonprofit community.  The Board of Directors is composed of 15 members with the foundation president serving as an ex-officio member. 

The diverse leadership sets the John Rex Endowment’s mission, monitors the impact of the organization, provides broad direction and ensures its development and growth. The Board of Directors performs its duties through committees that include the Executive Committee, Finance and Audit Committee, Health Improvement Committee and Nominating Committee.  Each director serves two three-year terms and serves on at least one committee.


Chair - Jimmy Talton, Vice President, Cap Trust Financial Advisors
Vice-chair - LaTasha Bennett, Mgr. of Community Engagement, United Healthcare
Treasurer - Matt Leatherman, Director, FCLT Global
Secretary - Heather Denny, Chief Operating Officer, Wells Global


Craig Croom, Special Superior Court Judge
Pablo Escobar, Clinic Director, Alliance Medical Ministry
LIbby George, Director of Investments, NC State University
Tyran Hill, Program Officer, NC Community Foundation
Warren Ludwig, Ph.D., Consultant for child welfare and mental health issues
Allen Mask, M.D., Medical Director, Raleigh Urgent Care Center
Kellan Moore, President and CEO, John Rex Endowment
John Rusher, M.D., Pediatrician, Raleigh Pediatric Associates
Kate Simpson, Vice President, TrueBridge Capital Partners
Walker Wilson, Chief Policy Officer, NC Dept. of Health and Human Services

Former Chairs

Thank you to these visionary individuals whose passion and commitment to the citizens of Wake County has shepherded the John Rex Endowment over the years: 

Linda Butler, M.D.
Jill Wright, M.D.
Sherry Worth
Robert Rader, Judge
Leah Devlin, D.D.S.
Ben Bradsher
David Boerner, M.D.
Ann Goodnight
James Maynard