The Police Foundation is excited to announce a change in leadership for the 2020 board of directors. Existing board member Barry Rountree, Winston-Salem Police Department (retired), will be leading the organization as Scott Sewell, Cook Medical, Inc. steps down as president.

Changes to the foundation’s volunteer board also include the addition of four new members:

  • Calvin McRae II, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
  • Corena Norris-McCluney, Kilpatrick Townsend LLP
  • Daniel Butner, Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Matt Schooler, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, Novant Health

“Being able to support the men and women of the Winston-Salem Police Department with the board’s wellness and recognition initiatives over the last four years was an honor,” said immediate past president, Scott Sewell. “The foundation is proud of the numerous community outreach programs the Police Department has conducted with our support, and we’re looking forward to the ways in which Barry Rountree will help take our organization to the next level.”

For 2020, the Winston-Salem Police Foundation officers are: Barry Rountree, President, Winston-Salem Police Department (retired); Scott Sewell, Immediate Past President, Cook Medical Inc.; Evelyn Acree, Secretary, M&F Bank; and Jordan Gwyn, Treasurer, BB&T Bank.

In addition to new members, other board members are: James DuBose, Winston-Salem State University; John Devlin, Cook Medical, Inc; Justin Gomez, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; Karen Hart Huey, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; Nancy Young, Winston-Salem State University (retired); Rob Simon, Windsor Jewelers; Scott Somerville, Hanes Activewear; Simon Burgess, Mayfair Street Partners; Tadhg O’Gara, MD, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; and Catrina Thompson, Chief of the Winston-Salem Police Department (ex-officio member).

The 2019 board of directors would like to recognize retiring members, Brenda Diggs, Perry Hudspeth, Rod Back and Alex Thornton. Each member has made invaluable contributions, and their service as original members of the Winston-Salem Police Foundation is much appreciated.

The foundation allows for tax-exempt gifts from individuals, businesses and philanthropic organizations, and is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the Winston-Salem Police Department. For more information about how to support the Winston-Salem Police Foundation, please contact Barry Rountree.

Media Contact:
Barry Rountree, President, Winston-Salem Police Foundation
brountree12@gmail.com