FIFNC Board

First In Families of North Carolina is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of at least fifty percent people with developmental disabilities or their family members.

Become a Board Member

If you are interested in learning more about membership on the Board of FIFNC, print and complete our board membership application. Postal mail the completed application to the address provided.

Current Board Members

Meet some of our board members.

photo of Christopher Demetropoulos
Christopher Demetropoulos, Board President, is a Portfolio Manager with LFM Wealth Management, A Member of Advisory Services Network, LLC in Chapel Hill.

photo of Mark Bullock
Mark Bullock, Board Vice President, is a self-advocate living in Durham who joined the board in 2009.

photo of Robin McDuffie
Robin McDuffie, Treasurer of the FIFNC Board, is a principal with Blackman & Sloop, CPAs, P.A. in Chapel Hill.

photo of Tim FerreiraTim Ferreira, Secretary, is the Director of Quality and Compliance at the Autism Society of North Carolina, Inc. and a graduate of the Advancing Strong Leadership in I/DD program through the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities.

photo of Niasha FrayNiasha Fray, MA, MSPH is a proud native of Raleigh, North Carolina. Her pride, joy, and primary motivator is her daughter who has Down Syndrome. She is currently Program Director at the Duke Office of Durham and Community Affairs on the Research and Advancement Unit. It is her honor to serve on the Board of First in Families of North Carolina to be a voice for parents, health equity, and social change.

photo of Krysta Gougler-ReevesKrysta Gougler-Reeves, is the NC Manager for Policy and Engagement at Family Connects International at Duke Center for Child and Family Policy in Durham.


photo of Katie LedfordKatie Ledford is an Audit Manager at Blackmon & Sloop, CPA's, P.A. She specializes in audits of nonprofit organizations, in addition to working with clients in the construction and education industries.

photo of Duncan MunnDuncan Munn is retired from Early Intervention and is still active in early childhood learning and development. He lives in Raleigh.


photo of Pat Reid
Pat Reid is a self advocate from Statesville, NC, and has been a board member since 2002. Pat is very active in promoting self-determination for persons with disabilities.



photo of Jason TuellJason Tuell is an MSW Student Social Worker at UNC Law Clinic. He lives in Carrboro.