In memory of Ojetta V. Holt-Shoffner

Advisory Board

Ryan Switzer


  • Richard Adams, Vice President, Kimley-Horn
  • Graham Ashe, Sales Representative, The Cason Group
  • Leigh Bleecker, Divisional Chief Financial Officer, Duke Raleigh
  • Amy Cox, Senior Vice President, Deep South Entertainment
  • Eric Curran, CFO, River Wild
  • Jay Dawkins, CEO,
  • Suzanne Epps, Vice President, Marketing and New Business, TradeMark Properties
  • Mary Heath, Chief Marketing Officer, McAdams
  • Reggie Joe, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
  • Natalie Perkins Holden, President, Clean (Past Chair)
  • Roland Lewis, Owner, Zenith Automotive Solutions LLC
  • Branford Marsalis, Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz Musician
  • Seth Palmer, Director of Regulatory Affairs & External Communications, NC Association of REALTORS
  • Virginia Parker, Senior Vice President/Triangle Market Manager, Bank of America
  • Lisa Schiller, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, UNC Healthcare
  • Katherine Thomas, Vice President of Business Development, Alfred Williams & Co.
  • Smedes York, Chairman of the Board, York Properties
  • Dr. Yousuf Zafar, Medical Oncologist, Duke Cancer Institute

From the Chair

Ryan Switzer, Assistant Vice President, Toll Brothers

“The Holt Brothers Foundation fills a niche that no one else does. Terrence and Torry focus on the kids who are impacted by a parent’s cancer. And they come at it with such honesty, integrity and knowledge. I know this because they helped my family when I was fighting cancer. It’s something I’ll never forget. Both of my kids attended KidsCan! and they continue to participate in Camp Kesem.

I know my colleagues on the advisory board share their passion for making the difference in the life of a child through education and inspiration. The Holt Brothers serve as mentors to these young people and are great examples of the philosophy behind the foundation: Kids can achieve and be successful, despite their parent’s disease.

Family-centered care should be the new norm — not the exception. During the next three years, we’ll be working toward that goal.”