THE PINEY WOODS SCHOOL BOARD 2016-2017
Renaissa Anthony, MD
Renaissa Anthony is a PWS Alum, Class of 1995 and current Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Promotion and Social and Behavioral Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. After graduating from the University of Minnesota Cum Laude, she received her Masters of Public Health from Harvard Univeristy and her Medical Degree from the University of Chicago Medical School with Honors .
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Wallace C. Arnold
Major General Wallace C. Arnold has completed over fifty years of public service, service in private industry and higher education. He is a native Virginian who was born in Washington, D. C. and spent the early years of his life near Warrenton, Virginia. Upon graduation from Hampton Institute, now Hampton University, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education. His military education includes completion of the Air Defense Artillery School, the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Naval War College. General Arnold retired after more than thirty-four (34) years of service on June 30, 1995. He was married to the late Earlene Costner Arnold; they have two daughters, Sheila and Stephanie, and one grandson, Krisstopher.
Glyn Booth is the District Manager of Bath and Body Works. He graduated from Jackson State University with a degree in Chemistry and received his masters of Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University and MBA from Tulane University.
Joseph S. Camp, Jr. is a motion picture director and writer who is best known as the creator and director of the Benji films as well as Hawmps! and The Double McGuffin. Camp resides in Bell Buckle, Tennessee with his wife Kathleen.
William B. Coleman
Owner of Coleman & Williams, Ltd. which is a regional CPA firm with offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Des Moines, Iowa.
Hester Taylor Clark is the owner of The Hester Group. She has more than 30 years experience in public relations and marketing and has provided marketing, advertising and public involvement services for organizations and corporations across the United States in both the private and government sectors. Hester earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from California State University, Stanislaus and a Master of Education, Community Health from Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan.
Vice President for Business Development retired From UPS responsible for over 1.8 billion in revenue. Member of the board of the March Foundation.
John J. Funny
John J. Funny is President and Chief Executive Officer of Grice Consulting Group. In 1995, Mr. Funny incorporated his own planning and engineering firm, named for his mother, the Late Sadie Grice Funny. Grice Consulting Group has become a nationally recognized city/urban planning, transit planning, traffic engineering and transportation engineering, water resources, airport planning consulting firm with its corporate headquarter office in Atlanta, GA, and a regional office Washington, DC. Mr. Funny is responsible to the day-to-day oversight of all corporate business related matters, strategic business development, strategic planning for growth and technical advisor for major projects.
Catherine L. Hughes
Catherine is an African- American entrepreneur, radio and television personality and business executive. Hughes founded the media company Radio One, and when the company went public in 1999, she became the first African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation. In the 1970s, Hughes created the urban radio format called "The Quiet Storm" on Howard University's radio station WHUR with disc jockey and fellow Howard student Melvin Lindsay.
Gloria Pryor James, Ph.D.
Dr. James began her career in higher education at Howard University in Washington, DC. She was the first Ph.D. hired in the newly formed School of Communication to assist in the design of the undergraduate and graduate programs. In 1974, she accepted a position at Clark Atlanta University (Clark College). After retiring from CAU in 2002, and consulting full-time for three years, Dr. James accepted the position of Provost/Vice President at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. She retired for the second time in June 2008. Her specialties include assisting institutions and agencies in evaluation, proposal writing, staff/faculty development, and outcomes-based programmatic design and providing technical assistance in the development of strategic plans, outcomes assessment, and maintaining audit readiness related to extramural funding.
Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr.
Maurice E. Jenkins, Jr. was appointed executive vice president for field development of UNCF in 2011, with an annual campaign goal of $40.2 million focusing on fundraising strategy and execution throughout all of UNCF’s field offices across the country. In 2012, he was appointed to lead UNCF’s consolidated development operation. Jenkins is now responsible for UNCF’s total annual campaign goal of $64.6 million. Jenkins is a native of Washington, D.C. He attended Howard University and the University of Maryland in College Park, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He moved to Atlanta to attend Clark Atlanta University Graduate School and later taught in the Atlanta Public Schools System.
Daniel Wayne “Dan” Jones, MD
Dr. Jones was appointed Chancellor of the University of Mississippi in July 2009 after serving in several positions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, including CEO of the medical center for six years. His tenure as chancellor is marked by the highest enrollment to-date at the university, with over 23,000 students enrolled for the fall 2014 semester, and endowments over $100 million for three years running (2012-2014). He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he became a faculty member in 1992 and was heavily involved in clinical and population research related to hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors until he became associate vice chancellor for health affairs in 2002. Dr. Jones is now the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research's director of clinical and population sciences.
Laurence C. Jones, III
Affectionately known as Larry is the grandson of Dr. Laurence Clifton Jones, founder of The Piney Woods School. He attended Yale College, New Haven, CT and Yale University, School of Architecture. He is retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where he worked with civil rights department. He is married to Jacqueline Isbell and resides in Jackson, MS.
Bradley R. Lewis
Bradley Lewis is the son of John D. “Jack” (former chairman of PWS Board) and Phoebe Lewis. He is the grandson of Everett Reese (former chairman of PWS Board). Bradley, a Consulting Vice President, joined GG+A in September 2015, bringing to the firm more than a decade of both professional and volunteer experience in major gift and annual-fund fundraising for higher education and independent schools. A former educator, Brad was a teacher and coach at Blair Academy and Belmont Hill School. Brad started his career as the owner/operator of a summer landscaping company on Martha’s Vineyard. He is currently co- chair of the capital campaign for Belmont Day School and recently served as co-chair for the Loomis Chaffee School’s Annual fund.
Owner of Sarah Jones Interior which is a privately held company in Jackson, MS and is a Single Location business. It was established in 1969 and incorporated in Mississippi. She is a married to Phil Nelson, MD. She attended the University of Mississippi and Memphis State University. She is an avid fundraiser having successfully raised funds for a number independent schools in the Jackson, MS area and for her home neighborhood of Fondren.
Dean Schooler, Ph.D.
Dean Schooler currently serves as treasurer and trustee and oversees investment management for the Schooler Family Foundation. In addition, at the present time and as a volunteer, Dean is secretary and board member of Piney Woods School (Mississippi); board member of the Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC); member of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio's Regional Opportunities Team overseeing and advising a multi-million dollar endowment initiative; member of the Philanthropy Roundtable and its associated Alliance for Charitable Reform; member of the public policy committee of Philanthropy Ohio; and Republican precinct co-committee person in northeast Boulder, Colorado .Dean Schooler lives in Boulder County, Colorado, is married to Vicki Henderson Schooler and has five children, Chelsea, Deana, Wesley, Matthew and Heather whose ages range from twenty-four to forty-five.
Jane Watson Stetson
Jane Watson Stetson is an American political operative who previously served as National Finance Chair for the Democratic National Committee, the organization which governs the Democratic Party of the United States. She has also held positions for U.S. Representative Peter Welch of Vermont, Vermont Governor Howard
Dean, and President Barack Obama. Jane Stetson is the granddaughter of Thomas J. Watson, the founder of IBM, and the daughter of Arthur K. Watson (chairman and President of IBM World Trade Corporation and former United States Ambassador to France). Stetson is originally a native of the New York area, but now works and resides in Norwich, Vermont and Washington, D.C. with her husband, Bill, and three daughters: Nancy, Katharine and Grace. Stetson studied at the Sorbonne and the American College in Paris, France.
Henry “Hank” James Thomas is a legendary, Civil Rights icon, a man who has persevered through difficult times to become an exceptional leader. He is a man who exudes power with humility, strength with love and wisdom with understanding. He is a man who exemplifies compassion and intelligence. His story isn’t ordinary, it’s extraordinary! It is a story of success by a man who was one of this country’s civil rights foot soldiers who is “Living the American Dream.” As he grew up, he participated in sit-ins, and sat in white seats on local buses. Thomas went to college at Howard University in Washington D.C. Here he was an active participant in the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). Hank Thomas is one of four surviving members of the thirteen original “Freedom Riders”.
Francene Young a Vice President of Talent, Development, and Diversity for Shell Oil Company, Ms. Young oversees talent management and development for Shell’s upstream business in the Americas and oversees the corporation’s employee networks, equal opportunity and Affirmative Action, diversity outreach, and supplier diversity. Ms. Young and her husband, Kenneth R. Jones, are active in the Houston community. She is a past board member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston and is Co-Chair of the Commission on Black Ministry for the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Currently enrolled in a seminary program, she intends to become an Episcopal priest after her retirement from Shell.