The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood announces four new members have been elected to the Center’s board and three new members have been appointed to the advisory board. “We are so pleased to have new members who bring a variety of skills, talents, experience, and passion for service to the Center,” says Burton Craige, board chair. “Each of them will help us achieve our mission of providing a healthy emotional start to young children in the Triangle." 

New board members are: Duke Finley, Suzanne Golden, Kim Raynor and Landrum Tucker, M.D.  

Duke Finley is a lifelong North Carolinian, born in Salisbury, NC.  He earned his B.A in English and an MBA from Wake Forest University. As president of Finley Commercial Realtors, Duke is active in the development, leasing and management of industrial property throughout the Triangle. His past board involvement includes the American Lung Association and he recently served as a member of the Center’s advisory board. Duke and his wife, Rose, live in Raleigh with their two children. 

Suzanne Golden has 20 years of public relations, community affairs, customer service, sales and marketing and event management experience in diverse settings, including private and not for profit sectors. She is currently employed at the RBC Center/NHL Carolina Hurricanes as the Manager of Premium Services and Suite Sales. Prior to that she was self employed as a publicist and her clients included Time Warner Music Pavilion, Raleigh Downtown Live and the band Little Feat to name a few. Before that time she held positions at two not-for-profit art organizations-the NC Theatre and NC Museum of Art. Suzanne is married and has one daughter who is following in her mother’s footsteps at her alma mater, ECU. 

Kim Raynor is the director of business development at Dzeel Clinical Healthcare Staffing. In this position, Kim oversees all business and marketing relationships and creates strategic alliances for new business opportunities. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee and she is a member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee as well as the Advisory Board. In 2008, she was named one of the 25 most influential Women In Business by the Triangle Business Journal.

Landrum Tucker, M.D. is an adult and child psychoanalyst and psychiatrist in private practice in Chapel Hill.  He is an adult, adolescent, and child supervising psychoanalyst and training psychoanalyst on the faculty of the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas, and served as chair of the Child and Adolescent Analysis Committee of that program from 2001 to 2008.

New board of advisors members are: Marjorie Fields Harris, Jean Smith, M.D., and Steven Scott, M.D.  

Marjorie Fields Harris is a Democratic political strategist and freelance writer who has worked on three presidential campaigns and spearheaded several national efforts addressing social injustice and economic inequality. Most recently, Marjorie served as the Deputy Director of Outreach for The ONE Campaign, a nonprofit organization, to raise public awareness about global poverty and disease. As the Executive Director of the National Action Network, a national nonprofit civil rights organization, she successfully launched a voter registration and education project that targeted women in urban public housing; expanded the organization from one central chapter to over 30 nationwide; and represented the organization around the world on global social concerns. She has also worked extensively with national grassroots and civil rights communities to raise public awareness about racial profiling.

Jean Smith, M.D. is a developmental behavioral pediatrician with Wake County Human Services and Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UNC-Chapel Hill. In 2008, Jean received the Hand for Health Award from the John Rex Foundation. Under Jean’s leadership as former chair of the board of directors, the Center developed a comprehensive five-year strategic plan that continues to serve as the organization’s roadmap. After many years of service, Jean is now stepping up to the board of advisors. Jean and her husband, Russell Hall, live in Chapel Hill.

Steven M. Scott, M.D. serves as chairman of Scott Holdings, LLC, an entrepreneurial medical investment company. Dr. Scott has also served on advisory boards at Wake Forest University, Babcock School of Business as well as the Women’s Health Advisory Board at Duke University. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and received his medical degree from Indiana University Medical Center and completed his residency training at the Duke University Medical Center. Married with five children, Dr. Scott and his wife, Rebecca, live in Palm Beach County, Florida.