Board of Directors

Mr. Tony Fernandez
Chair, Class of 2026
Tony and his wife, Kaylyn, have 3 girls who have attended Voyager Academy with 2 currently in college. After graduating from Oglethorpe University with a BS in Business Administration, he became an owner/operator with Chick-fil-A. He has been the owner of the Chick-fil-A on Roxboro Rd since 1999. His family attends Grace Hill Church where he serves as an elder and previously served as a deacon at Church of the Good Shepherd. Tony has served previously on the Voyager Academy Board of Directors.

He enjoys reading, baseball, wake surfing and learning new hobbies.

Mr. Peter Meath
Vice Chair; Class of 2027

Peter is a results-driven executive with over 20 years of experience in high growth entrepreneurial finance in and around the healthcare, life sciences and high-tech industries. Peter currently serves as the CFO at Agilix Health, a company he helped found in 2021. Agilix is a digital health company dedicated to providing monitoring, support, and nutritional counseling to patients in various high cost, high complexity diseases such as cancer and kidney disease.

Prior to Agilix, Peter was the Co-Head of Healthcare, Commercial Banking at J.P. Morgan Chase for over six years. Peter was brought into J.P. Morgan in 2016 to found, establish, and grow the bank’s Life Sciences practice and build a commercial banking strategy structured around dynamic, fast-moving start-ups in the industry.

Prior to J.P. Morgan, Peter was part of the founding team of Square 1 Bank, a successful de novo bank start-up in 2005 centered around high growth, innovative companies in the technology, healthcare, and life sciences sectors. After a successful IPO on the NASDAQ in 2014, Square 1 was acquired by PacWest Bancorp in 2015.

Early in his career, Peter worked at Silicon Valley Bank, helping establish the company’s RTP, North Carolina office in 2001.

Peter holds an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia. He lives in Durham, NC with his wife and three children, and the entire family loves to spend time in NC Mountains hiking, fly fishing and exploring the High Country.

Mr. Evan Sitton
Treasurer; Class of 2025

Evan is a Senior Vice President for Pacific Western Bank based out of the Durham, NC office. His team is focused on community development finance within the Triangle Region of North Carolina and the Denver-Metro Region of Colorado. In addition to the Voyager Board of Directors, he currently serves on the board of Durham Children’s Initiative ("DCI") and has previously served on other boards and local committees focused on supporting education and Durham youth.

Evan earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A North Carolina native, he lives in Durham with his wife Kelly and their three children.

Ms. Jane Bullock
Secretary; Class of 2027

Jane and her family are entering their third year as a Voyager family. Fowler is entering 8th
grade and William will be in 6th grade in the middle school. Their oldest, Lilly, just completed her sophomore year in the high school.

Jane spends a lot of time volunteering with many organizations, especially ones that make an impact for women and children. She has been in leadership with the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties and continues to work on different community projects. She also spends her time promoting STEM education, especially for girls, and sharing different program opportunities available through NC School of Science and Math.

Jane, her husband, Will, and their children have lived in Durham for over 20 years. Jane is a graduate of Davidson College and she is President and CEO of Archibus Solution Center, an Integrated Workplace Management software consulting company.

Ms. Leah Selvy
Class of 2025

Professionally, Selvy has served in State and County Government positions in North Carolina for 20 years. She is a social worker in Aging and Adult Services at Durham County Department of Social Services. She is responsible for coordinating, assisting and managing a caseload of disabled and or elderly adults in need of Meals on Wheels Services and In-Home Aide Services. Her focus is helping others and she is very passionate about community involvement and education. She contributes countless hours of service in the community, including serving in various leadership roles as an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Board member on the Durham County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Treasurer of the Triangle Association of Black Social Workers.

Selvy received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from North Carolina Central University, Master of Social Work from Norfolk State University, and Master in Human Services, Counseling Studies Concentration from Capella University. Earner of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, offered by the University of South Florida Muma College of Business. She is a member of Orange Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina, where she serves as Treasurer for the Family First Ministry. She is married to Darrick Selvy and together they have one daughter Robin, a rising second grader at Voyager Academy Elementary School.

Selvy is compassionate about her work and lives by the unspoken words: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)." Her favorite motto is: “Be the person you have become and WEAR it!”

Mr. Shawn Ryan
Class of 2027

Shawn is a chemical engineer for the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), serving as the Director of the EPA’s Homeland Security Research Program. He has 22 years of experience at the EPA, including 19 years leading research to support EPA’s responsibilities to promote resilience to environmental incidents that can impact public health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Shawn led EPA’s research to support disinfection guidelines and practices. Shawn received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2001 and his BS in Environmental Engineering in 1995 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Shawn started at Voyager Academy as a middle school basketball coach in 2013 and is currently the head varsity baseball coach. Shawn has served on the Board of Directors at Bull City Little League (2012-2018) and previously on the Voyager Academy Board of Directors (2018-2022).

Ms. Lydia Iwara
Class of 2027

Lydia is the Assistant Director of Duke University Corporate Payroll Services, overseeing the payroll operations of the organization. She has been with the company for 10 years, started at entry level and worked her way up to her current position. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is also a Certified Payroll Specialist.

Lydia and her husband, Luke have 2 children who both currently attend Voyager Academy. She loves to go for walks on sunny days, take farmer’s market trips and serve at her church (Jesus City Church).

Ms. Christy Malott
Class of 2028

Christy is a Durham native, graduate of Riverside High School (’97), Duke University (’01) and North Carolina Central School of Law (’05). She has nineteen years of legal experience in civil law, including family, child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, and general civil law. She has worked in government, nonprofit, and private sectors. She is a nationally certified child welfare law expert under the National Association of Counsel for Children. She chaired Durham's Community Child Protection Team and Child Fatality Prevention Teams for eight years and has served on numerous statewide committees. She has served as President of Durham's Bar Association and as a Bull City Little League softball coach.

Christy and her husband, Donnie, are the proud parents of three children and numerous animals. She spends her free time reading, running, riding horses, and cheering for her children on ball fields around the state.

Mr. Tim Wilkinson
Class of 2028

Tim is a third generation Durham native. His family has contributed to the Durham community
collectively for over 100 years. Tim and his wife Kathie have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. One of his
grandchildren has graduated from Voyager Academy and two will be attending in the fall of 2024.

Earlier in his career, Tim managed the Auto Technology Program at Northern High School in Durham for
several years. He founded Clean Green Environmental Services in 1997, where he eventually developed
and patented a process for recycling waste automotive fluids. The business has grown substantially over
the years, now serving North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina. Three of his adult children work in
the business and hold important management positions in the company.

Tim serves as the President of the James and Mildred Wilkinson Charitable Foundation. The Wilkinson
Foundation is active in the Triangle communities, donating to many local and national charities. Three of
his adult children serve on the board of the Foundation as officers.

Tim also serves as the chairman of trustees at his church, Mt. Sylvan United Methodist Church, where
his wife Kathie has served for over 30 years in ministry. He is responsible for the physical campus and
development of future facilities. He has also served in a variety of volunteer positions for over 50 years
in various church and education settings; working with the youth was one of the most rewarding.
He enjoys spending time at the beach with his children and grandchildren and occasionally plays below
average rounds of golf.

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