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
Dr. Gregory Denlea
Greg and his wife Celia raised their three children in Charlotte where they have resided for the past 18 years. He has served as an adjunct, lead faculty, and area chair with two universities and currently trains teachers in an International Baccalaureate Masters in Education program. Greg’s private sector experience includes management roles with Amazon, Sunkist, Universal Studios, Matson Navigation, Washington Mutual, Wachovia, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo. For the last three years he has worked on data integration efforts at TIAA, a company serving the financial needs of people in academia. Greg earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He also holds a masters degree in science from NC State and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Both his thesis and dissertation involved studies on enhancing student learning outcomes.
Dr. Michael Matthews
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
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
Mr. David Doctor
David is father of a 10th grader attending the CMS virtual online magnet school and an award-winning business builder and leader. As CEO, he has created, led or served on the board of directors of 23 start-ups, growing one company to more than $1 billion in annual sales. Currently, he is the President and CEO of E4 Carolinas, a trade association for 140+ Carolina energy companies which collaboratively promotes workforce development, economic development, policy, and innovation. Prior to Telra, David has advised or served on the board of directors of four private schools in Kentucky, Texas, and North Carolina, taught new venture finance for 8 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisville College of Business, and helped build the Duke University Energy Initiative.
Mr. Tuhin Dutt
Tuhin is a parent of a 9th grader and 5th grader. He has been a parent volunteer coach for the Polo Ridge Elementary Science Olympiad team. Tuhin also founded and operates a STEAM enrichment organization, Thinking Feet, that has pioneered student enrichment in Coding, Advanced Math, English Language Arts, Public Speaking, and Science & Engineering. Prior to Thinking Feet, Tuhin held Information Management and Marketing Analytics leadership roles at TIAA and Ally Financial. He holds an MBA from IIM Calcutta and Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur.
Mrs. Judith Malveaux-Ellerbe
Judith is a business systems and communication consultant for Wells Fargo. She has worked in marketing and community outreach with CMS and with the NC Association of Public Charter Schools and is a Gold Medallion award winner from the National School Public Relations Association. She has mentored and advised youth and adult community members through her church and local professional organizations. Judith holds an Masters in Communication from Queens University and an MBA from Tulane.
Dr. Harold Reiter
Harold has taught mathematics at the university and pre-university levels for 55 years, recently retiring as a Professor of Mathematics at UNC Charlotte. He founded the Charlotte Mathematics Club for high school students in 1987 and the Mecklenburg Math Club for elementary students in 1991. During his long career, he has chaired multiple boards and question writing committees including SAT, MATHCOUNTS, American Math Competitions, and his own university’s high school contest committee. He regularly teaches at summer mathematics camps including Epsilon, MathPath, MathZoom, Awesome Math, and Texas Mathworks. He maintains his website to encourage problem solving at all levels. He also teaches middle schoolers online and in summer through his LLC Exotic Arithmetic.
Meeting calendar: The Telra Institute Board of Directors meets monthly, typically on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm.
Date: March 2, 2021 - Regular meeting
Location: +1 980-213-0751,,412780075#
Date: April 6, 2021 - Regular meeting
Location: +1 980-213-0751,,412780075#
Public participation: Any member of the public may join and listen to a Board meeting. Members of the public wishing to speak must pre-register by completing the contact form 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.