CHARLOTTE – Lucia Zapata Griffith and Chris Paterson have been appointed to the Central Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees. 

They’ll serve a four-year term through June 2026. 

 “Both bring expertise and professional knowledge that will be invaluable to the board,” Central Piedmont President Kandi Deitemeyer said. “As the college begins work on a new facilities master plan and continually evaluates its health careers programs for possible expansion, their contribution and counsel will be appreciated.”

Griffith, who was appointed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, founded and has led Metro Landmarks Construction and Metro Landmarks Architecture since 1996. Prior to then, she was a partner and principal architect with AR&D. She also is the co-founder and owner of Poplar, a restaurant located in the Morrison House, a historic landmark in downtown Charlotte. Her other community involvement includes serving as a member of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council, and as a board member for Foundation for the Carolinas, Levine Museum of the New South, Circle de Luz, and as an advisory committee member for the Bechtler Museum.

Paterson, who was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper, has worked for the Centene Corporation and its subsidiaries since 2009. Prior to his current leadership role with Carolina Complete Health, he served as community affairs officer and vice president. Before then, he was the president, CEO and board director of Sunshine Health. His current service on other boards includes those of Carolina Complete Health Plan, the Association for Home and Hospice Care of North Carolina, and Care4Carolina Business Advisory Council.

 

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