MEET OUR BOARD

JEREMY ALTFEDER

Co-chair/Treasurer

Jeremy comes to the Board of Raleigh Oak as the proud father of a current 3rd grader and Kindergartener at Raleigh Oak Charter. Jeremy is a Financial Advisor with CAPTRUST Financial Advisors and brings over 15 years of financial experience into his role as Treasurer.  Atlanta native born-and-raised, Jeremy earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. Jeremy holds his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation and specializes working with high net worth individuals, business owners, executives and multi-generational trusts. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, seeing live music and traveling. Jeremy is honored to be serving on the Board of ROCS and is excited to provide financial oversight in the complicated Charter School landscape.

ROXANNE BELLAMY

Co-chair

Roxanne is a mother and wife for her two favorite people in the universe. She came to ROCS after watching her child’s rough transition to traditional kindergarten after two transformative years at a Waldorf-inspired preschool. Roxanne holds an M.Phil. from Cambridge University in England and a B.A. in English from UNC-Chapel Hill, but she is most proud of her son’s home birth, 4 years of breastfeeding, 10 years of marriage, and nearly 20 marathons.

ALICIA WHITNEY

Secretary

Alicia works in risk management at Bank of America where she has worked since earning her MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Alicia is the mother of two young children and her son is a first grader at ROCS. She had incredibly nurturing elementary school teacher for a mom and has gained international development experience that allowed her to witness the life-changing power of education first-hand. With this foundation, a passion for equity in education that has been an undercurrent of her volunteer work. She believes that every child deserves the same access to high quality educational opportunities like the one Raleigh Oak Charter School will provide.

LAUREN SCOTT

Board Member

Dr. Lauren Scott is a founding member of the Raleigh Oak Charter School Board of Directors. She is the mom of Claude, a 3rd grader who attends ROCS. She is also a chiropractor in Raleigh and owns an integrative health practice, Verve Holistic Health, that focuses on women’s health and breastfeeding. She holds Biochemistry, Biology and Genetics degrees from NCSU and a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Sherman College of Chiropractic. Dr. Scott has served on non-profit boards focused on the arts, specifically dance, in both North and South Carolina. She is thrilled to help bring Public Waldorf Education to the Triangle.

CHRISTOPHER CARVER

Board Member

  • Dedicated Husband & father of 4 children

  • Eagle Scout

  • Licensed North Carolina General Contractor

  • Commercial Swim Club Builder

  • Owner of  Aquatic Management Group :  Commercial Pool Management Renovation & Construction Company

  • Owner of The Greenway Club :  A North Raleigh Private Swim and Tennis Club

  • Champion volunteer. 

  • Builder of things large and small.

NERRE SHURIAH

Board Member

Nerre Shuriah is the Director of Wealth Planning at First Citizens Bank Wealth Management. She has been in the wealth and tax planning field since starting her career as a tax attorney 24 years ago. Nerre was born in London and raised in New York. She earned her law degree from Boston College Law School and a masters in taxation from Boston University School of Law. She is also a Certified Exit Planning Advisor™.  In her somewhat obsessive research about of the available schools and methods of teaching in the Raleigh area for her young daughter, she came across ROCS and was intrigued by the Waldorf teaching method. The opportunity to have children in our community learn at the pace that children grow in a format that is appealing and will foster a love of learning and school is appealing.  Nerre is an experienced and passionate speaker and is excited to advocate and present the benefits of Waldorf on ROCS’s behalf.

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