BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anthony Edwards, Chair is an Assistant Vice-President and Commercial Lender at Skyline National Bank. He graduated in 2009 from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC- Greensboro with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Robert ‘Bob’ Dunbar, Vice-Chair is retired from his position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Fortistar, an alternative energy corporation based in New York. Bob is a huge fan of traditional music and brings that passion into focus as he helps identify sources of support to help children have the musical opportunities he yearned for as a child. With a career focus in business finance, he is leading JAM through a strategic planning process.
Tammy Sawyer, Secretary is a wildlife biologist and environmental educator who has been involved with traditional music for over 20 years. An award winning dulcimer and bass player, she formerly worked as an instructor and substitute teacher with the Alleghany JAM program. She is also a founding member of the JAM Board of Directors.
Evelyn Wagoner, Treasurer is a Certified Safety Professional and former President of Environmental Training and Consulting, Inc. A Grayson County native, she is currently the Project Manager for Windjammer Environmental at the United States Department of State. Evelyn loves the old time and traditional music of the Appalachians.
Pam Van Dyk, PhD has been working in the field of evaluation since 1992 using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. She has been involved in all aspects of research with a specific focus on studies contributing to planning and policy making for governmental and non-profit organizations in North Carolina. She is the proprietor and principal evaluation consultant for Evaluation Resources, LLC in Raleigh, NC.
Ron McFarlane is Group President, Specialty Infusion, Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. Diplomat bought Ron’s company MedPro Rx in 2014. Ron is based out of Raleigh, NC, where he and his wife, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, live. Ron has roots in Galax, Virginia where he spent part of his childhood and became acquainted with traditional music.
Don Mikush is the founder of M Creative, a Winston-Salem based provider of values-driven strategic communication to visionary organizations. Don is a ‘developing’ fiddle player and lover of old time music.
Jackie Dunevant is a native and current resident of Carroll County, VA, where he plays bluegrass music. Jackie is a teacher with Carroll County JAM in Hillsville, and has many years of experience helping nonprofits with strategic planning and organization.
Michael Webb is the Director of Development at the College of Arts and Sciences at East Tennessee State University. He combines his love for Appalachian music with his professional skills in fundraising to further JAM’s mission and the program’s recent expansion into Tennessee.
Jared Boyd is a Credit Analyst at Skyline National Bank in Independence, VA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economic Management from Virginia Tech. Jared was a student of the first JAM program in Virginia and has played with various local old-time bands since then. He brings with him the experience of being a former JAM student and a passion for passing on the musical traditions of the area.