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Board of Directors

Telra Institute, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization governed by a board of directors charged with establishing policy, overseeing all activities of the organization, and ensuring adherence to our mission.  Learn more about our organization and the members of our board below. Our board meetings and documents are available to the public.

Meet Our Board of Directors

All Board members can be reached at [Firstname].[Lastname] @ telra.org

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Dr. Michael Matthews

Chairperson

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Dr. Elizabeth Reyes

Secretary

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Mr. George Baldwin

Treasurer

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Dr. Eric M. Gamble

Director

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Dr. Michael Matthews

Chairperson

Michael is a father of three who has volunteered many hours in gifted services in CMS schools and has served on the board of Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy. Michael is Professor in the College of Education at UNC Charlotte, where he directs the university’s graduate programs in gifted education.  He has written several books and numerous scholarly articles on gifted education topics, is co-editor of the journal Gifted Child Quarterly, and also provides professional development to teachers and parents on topics related to gifted education, advanced learners, and English Learners.

Dr. Elizabeth Reyes

Secretary

Elizabeth is a mother of two and a research associate at UNC Charlotte for the TIES Center: Increasing Time, Instructional Effectiveness, Engagement, and State Support for Inclusive Practices for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities. She has taught students with various high-incidence and low-incidence disabilities in Title I schools in both rural and urban areas in North Carolina in self-contained, resource, and inclusive elementary settings, and also directed a K-12 inclusion program for students with a range of disabilities at a private school in Charlotte, NC

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Mr. George Baldwin

Treasurer

George Baldwin is a senior executive with extensive experience and knowledge in developing complex business, energy policy and external affairs related solutions. He actively manages Baldwin Consulting Group (BCG) which was established in 2017 and operates at the nexus of energy, environmental and regulatory matters. Previous to establishing BCG, George served as Duke Energy’s Director of FERC and Natural Gas Policy, and prior to that as Managing Director of Government Relations & Sustainability for Piedmont Natural Gas. Baldwin received his MEM from the Nicholas School at Duke University, his MBA from Campbell University and his BSBA from Appalachian State University. He is also a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor in North Carolina. 

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Dr. Eric M. Gamble

Director

Dr. Gamble, is an Assistant Professor at Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte Campus. He is in his 19th year with the University, teaching business management, finance, and entrepreneurship courses in the College of Business. Dr. Gamble received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he focused on methods to reduce student loan debt. His MBA in International Trade is from Johnson & Wales University, in Providence RI, along with his BS in Computer Systems Management.

 

Dr. Gamble worked in the hi-tech industry for more than 15-years with companies such as IBM, Oracle, and two venture capitalist (VC) funded startups in Silicon Valley. He held a variety of senior sales, application engineering, and systems engineering positions. Dr. Gamble currently resides in the University District of Charlotte with his wife of more than 25-years, Helena, and their 4 children, ages 22, 19, 17, and 16.

Board Meetings

Meeting calendar:  The Telra Institute Board of Directors meets roughly every month. Most meetings are virtual/remote unless otherwise stated.

Upcoming meetings

Date:  March 1, 2023

Time:  11:00am

Location: Call-in +1 980-213-0751,,613265868#,  or Teams

Date:  April 4, 2023

Time:  11:00am

Location: Call-in +1 980-213-0751,,511952756#,  or Teams

Date:  May 3, 2023

Time:  11:00am

Location: Call-in +1 980-213-0751,,262456597#,  or Teams

Date:  June 7, 2023

Time:  11:00am

Location: Call-in +1 980-213-0751,,427025444#,  or Teams

Public participation:  A member of the public may join and listen to a Board meeting. Members of the public wishing to speak must pre-register by emailing us at frontdesk [@] telra.org at least 3 business days prior to the meeting to be added to the agenda. Please include your name, the topic of interest, and the phone number from which you will be dialing in.

Board Meetings
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