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Welcome to our Newest Board Members!

May 13, 2020 | By Rachel Zink

Fleenoil Lane

Fleenoil is a 20+ year IT Executive with leadership roles at Verizon, NetApp, Cisco and currently Cohesity Inc’s Eastern Americas Support and RTP Executive. He’s an active member of Beta Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Inc and Epsilon Gamma Boule’ of Sigma Pi Phi and involved in their nonprofit public service activities. He is proud to worship at Peace Missionary Baptist Church of Durham for over 45 years. Fleenoil has been married to Kathy Williams for almost 25 years and blessed with two daughters, Zachyre a 2x Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, Captain of Howard Univ Women’s Track Team and JR at Howard University; and Zian, a freshman also at Howard who is an Annenberg Scholar in School of Communications and member of the University Choir. Fleenoil’s love of children and helping them overcome life challenges, paired with his business acumen, help give Arts For Life a strong foundation of leadership.

Jessica Schwartz

Born and raised in Charlotte, Jessica is excited to help bring the joy of art to children across the state. A graduate of the University of Georgia, she is passionate about health and fitness, the arts, and travel. Professionally, Jessica is well-versed in marketing, communications, development, and the arts. She has been involved with Arts For Life for a number of years: as member and chair of the Charlotte Community Council and currently, as the co-chair of Rise & Shine Charlotte 2019 and 2020 (which raised a record $67K in 2019, under her chairwomanship!).

Welcome, Fleenoil and Jessica!