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Access to Success (A2S) Foundation Announces Six New Board Members

Grace Cassino
Community Relations and Development Manager
Access to Success (A2S) Foundation Announces Six New Board Members

DAVIDSON, NC—Access to Success (A2S) Foundation announces the appointment of six new board members term effective January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020.

New members of the board include: Mr. Larry Boppe, Mr. Chris Easterling, Pastor Michael Flake, Mr. Gregg Paulsen, Mrs. Holly Worsley and Ms. Courtney Wright. “A2S is grateful to have the this group of talented and compassionate individuals joining our board”, says founder of A2S, Andrew Lovedale.

Larry Boppe is the retired CEO and President of Toter Incorporated and resides in the Lake Norman area with his wife, Judy. Larry has witnessed the work of A2S to date and believes there is an opportunity to help less fortunate people where the impact of time and money can produce prolific results. Larry has his pilot’s license and once played string bass in a bluegrass band. He is an avid University of Richmond Spiders fan and serves on the school’s Alumni Board.

Chris Easterling joins the A2S board after several years of volunteering as the chairman of the auction committee for A2S’s annual fundraiser: Soulful Supper. Professionally, Chris is an IT professional with 30 years experience and currently works for Wells Fargo. Chris played Division III basketball in college and got to know A2S by attending Davidson College basketball games. Chris loves to sing and act, he played the Pharaoh in his church’s production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat! Chris is married to Elaine and they have three grown children, Ian, Timothy and Kristen.

In addition to leading the ragtag band known as Lake Forest Davidson, Michael Flake is a husband to Mandi, a dad to Indi, a graduate of Davidson College, a native of Memphis, a fan of Dylan’s “Watchtower” and Chesterton’s Orthodoxy, a writer of Tabitha’s Books, a connoisseur of Dr. Pepper, an INTJ and a pastor who majored in math. Michael loves funny stories and a good laugh. He is learning to love God and others while keeping Christ central; he would love to help you do the same. He has a soft spot for those who believe that there is no room for them in God’s family.

Gregg Paulsen is a finance professional who currently works as an Accounting Governance and Oversight Manager for Wells Fargo. Gregg is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and enjoys supporting his church, Myers Park Presbyterian. Greg is excited by the meaningful foundations on which A2S is built and sustainable impacts that A2S will continue to make. He is inspired by the energy and excitement the A2S children show that gives hope to so many. He lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife and two children.

Holly Worsley is an independent Christian communicator and speaker who came to know of A2S through her involvement at Lake Forest Church of Davidson where she is a member of the teaching team. She is also involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Davidson College and Young Life in Davidson and Charlotte. Holly enjoys working with organizations that pour into kids on multiple levels and appreciates that A2S is involved physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. Holly resides in Davidson with her husband and four children.

Courtney Wright has been a part of A2S as a volunteer, helping to write curriculum for our summer empowerment camps for the past several years. She joins the board with experience in education and youth programming in several contexts. Professionally, Courtney works for the U.S. Agency for International Development as a professional development and training specialist. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys travel, youth development, geo politics, spirituality, writing and ready, volunteer work, mentoring and health and wellness.  

A2S is excited to welcome these new board members, but we would also like to show our gratitude to our outgoing board members: Lindsay Biggers, Morgan Clark, Can Civi and Thomas Sander. We appreciate their dedication to A2S and the people we serve.

Access to Success (A2S) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the children and community of Benin City, Nigeria. A2S provides education and basic needs so that our kids can live out God’s plan of a hope-filled future. Since 2013, A2S has provided over 350,000 meals and over 1 million educational hours.


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