Meet Our Board of Directors

Joshua Hernandez

President

Global Partner Executive, Cisco

 

Megan R. Bell, MPM, PMP

Vice President

Learning Consultant, BCBSNC

 

Carol LeClair, MS Ed, CAS

Co-Secretary

Retired Educator, Small Business Owner

Randi Ligon

Co-Secretary

Director, Channel Marketing, Apex Tool Group

Kim Mitchell

Principal, Smith Magnet Elementary School, WCPSS

Johnathan Kearney

SVP, Data Analytics Group Manager, PNC’s Corporate Responsibility Group

Amanda Clayton

Senior Administrator, Blended + Personalized Learning, WCPSS

Teri Riddle

NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency

Board Member Bios

Josh Hernandez is a Washington, DC native who relocated to North Carolina for work. He is a Global Partner Executive at Cisco and has been with the company for 10 years and counting. He lives in Durham with his husband, Zach Pless, and two rescue dogs, Jacob and Dakota. He is an avid traveler, who loves exploring restaurants around the world, and Formula One Racing.

In a career spanning creative agencies, higher education, corporate training, and corporate communications, Megan’s ability to inspire multidisciplinary teams to create work that both informs and engages target audiences always drives needed results. Her passion for learning is evident in her pursuit of degrees and certifications for herself and in her transformational leadership approach for her teams. A North Carolina native, Megan’s career journey includes leadership roles at UNC-Chapel Hill and Blue Cross NC with a focus on helping others achieve professional goals while hopefully leaving the world a bit better. 

Carol LeClair spent 36 years in Education, retiring as the Director of Adult Education for the Buffalo Public Schools.   She also spent 10 years as a Women Owned business owner in Cary NC in the field of print and marketing. Carol is now retired and enjoying her family, four grandchildren and community service.

Randi Ligon is from Emporia, Virginia and came to Raleigh to attend Meredith College.  Randi is Director of Channel Marketing at Apex Tool Group where she has worked for 26 years.  In addition to serving in her 4th year on the Board at Learning Together, she is also an active member of the Junior League of Raleigh, where she served as the 2018-2019 Executive Vice President and 2020-2021 President.  She is also a member of the Meredith College School of Business Advisory Board.  In her spare time she loves attending all NC State sporting events! https://www.apextoolgroup.com/