More than 90 percent of the services Dress for Success Triangle delivers are provided by our dedicated team of close to 400 volunteers who sort and inventory our donated clothing and accessories, provide image and career coaching, assist with resumes, conduct mock interviews, and help facilitate or deliver our training and networking programs, including the 10-week Going Places Network and the Professional Women’s Group.

Dress for Success Triangle Staff and board

From the staff and board who build the infrastructure, raise the funds needed to operate and implement our programs to the volunteers who make it possible for us to serve thousands of women annually, our success is truly a team effort.

Laura Martin, Executive Director

Sarah Baldwin, Office Administrator

Sarah Cowles-Zambon, Raleigh Operations Manager

Joylyn Day, Client Services Manager

Diana Graham, Veterans Coordinator

Karen Johnson, Marketing Manager

Joanne Repinecz, Career Development Specialist

Megan Risley, Programs & Operations Director

Denise Torain, Donation Center & Sales Manager

Jacqueline Whittenburg, Development Director


Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Joan Nelson, Chair

Cathy Crumpton, Vice-Chair

Ginny Bowman, Secretary

Libby Barber, Treasurer

Ella Frantz, Immediate Past Chair


April Adams, Cherry Bekaert, LLP

Debbie Aiken, Fifth Third Bank

Libby Barber, Civic Leader

Natalie Batten, Accenture

Elaine Bolle, RTP Capital

Ginny Bowman, Northgate Associates

Catherine Crumpton, Alizarin Gallery

Lisa Daigre, Civic Leader

Ella Frantz, Civic Leader

Deborah Hylton, Wells Enterprises, Inc. Hylton Consulting Services, LLC

Nikki Holt, Civic Leader

Sandy Kennedy, Quintiles Transnational

Nanette Kirsch, Big Rock Marketing

Shawna Lemon, Ward & Smith, P.A.

Gracie Johnson-Lopez,  Diversity and HR Solutions

Robin Miller, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Pat Nathan, Emeritus Member, Founder

Joan Nelson, IBM

Michelle Proctor, SAS

Beth Segovia, Lenovo


 Pat Nathan

Pat Nathan

Our HerStory: Founder Pat Nathan

Pat Nathan, an executive with Dell Corporation, was working on an expatriate assignment in Europe when she first encountered Dress for Success. But it wasn’t until she retired a few years later and returned to her native North Carolina that she got the idea to put the organization’s mission to work in her own backyard. Ms. Nathan founded Dress for Success Triangle in 2008, and thanks to her vision and effective engagement of leading women across the region, the affiliate has become one of the strongest and fastest-growing in the country.