Board of Directors
THE PINEY WOODS SCHOOL
BOARD OF DIRECTORS - 2017-2018
Glynn Booth - Memphis, Tennessee
William B. Coleman, CPA - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Elze Epps - Atlanta, Georgia
Cathy Hughes is the Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, the largest African-American owned and operated broadcast company in the nation. She is the first African-American woman to chair a publicly held corporation. In 2016, Howard University named the Cathy Hughes School of Communications in her honor. Ms. Hughes is a champion for the homeless, a mentor to countless women and an advocate dedicated to empowering minority communities. Her passion for education is evident in her efforts to continue her family’s work and legacy, as a staunch supporter of our institution, established by her grandfather.
Dr. Daniel W. Jones is the Director of Clinical and Population Science in the Mississippi Center for Obesity Research and holds the inaugural Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson, Jr. Chair in Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition. He also serves as Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Jones has served the University of Mississippi in a number of capacities, including Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine from 2003-2009, and Chancellor of the University from 2009-2015. A native Mississippian, Dr. Jones earned his MD in 1975 from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, and completed his residency in internal medicine in 1978. Dr. Jones is married to Lydia Jones.
Jane Stetson is a dedicated philanthropist, health care advocate and civic leader. She has spent over three decades creating and supporting numerous institutions focused on improving the lives of children, their families and the communities in which they live. A former member of Partners for Community Wellness (PCW) for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), Mrs. Stetson has served as Chair of PCW and on the DHMC Community Advisory Board. Mrs. Stetson co-founded the William E. Boyle Community Pediatrics Program, an innovative program whose mission is to train pediatric residents to practice medicine under a collaborative model with families. Mrs. Stetson has served on the boards of The Mountain School of Milton Academy in Vershire, Vermont and Proctor Academy in Andover, New Hampshire and is a member of the board of the Piney Woods School, in Mississippi. She has recently joined the board of GunSense VT. Mrs. Stetson has served in leadership positions for U.S Senator Patrick Leahy, Governor Howard Dean and President Barack Obama, where she served as Finance Chair for the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to 2013. She was former Finance Chair to U.S. Congressman Peter Welch. In 2013, Mrs. Stetson was appointed by President Barack Obama to the board of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She currently resides in Washington, DC and Norwich, Vermont with her husband, Bill Stetson.
The Reverend Francene Young serves as the Rector at St. Luke the Evangelist Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas; Houston’s first black Episcopal Church founded in 1920. After finishing her studies at Diocese of Texas’ Iona School for Ministry, she was ordained a Priest in 2012. Young received her undergraduate degree in Social Services from Cleveland State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She attended Westover School in Middlebury, CT where she served as President of the Board of Trustees. She is married to Kenneth Jones.