Let Freedom Ring Foundation Board of Advisors

James Boswell Bio

James Boswell, Chair

Following a twenty-five-year career in both the public and private legal sectors, James Boswell is a partner in the Williamsburg, VA, consulting firm of Christopher James Associates, LLC. He also teaches Business Law and Ethics at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary and teaches Compliance and Contract Law for Cornell Law School.

James graduated from William & Mary in 1986 and holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Harvard University. He serves as Chair of the Williamsburg Planning Commission and is a member of the Board of Directors of the William & Mary Libraries.

James recently completed six years of service on the Advisory Board of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, NC, serving as Chair in his last year, and he continues to serve as co-Chair of a committee tasked with re-imagining the museum facility. He also serves on the Advisory Board of The Williamsburg Institute, a collaboration between William & Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

 

nathaniel (nat) Brown

Nat, a native of Williamsburg VA retired from the Maryland Port Administration in Baltimore, MD.  He served as a Senior Environmental Planner and Special Assistant to the Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff in Maryland.  His experience includes technical and engineering coordination; budget; environmental planning; and intergovernmental review of construction, renovation and demolition.  He served as the Lead Planner in the Baltimore Office of Business Development and Transportation Planner for the State of Maryland. He served in both the United States Navy and Army Reserves and is currently a reader on The Voice and training pledge coordinator and Team Leader for WHRO in Norfolk, VA.  He is the recipient of several awards including Community Service Award, United Charity Campaign; Loaned Executive Award, Maryland Charity Campaign; Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Department of the Environment (Black History Committee) and the Award of Appreciation, U. S. 301 Transportation Corridor Study.

MARTINE CHARLES

Martine is the President & CEO MARC Global Communications, has over 20 years’ experience developing and managing leading corporate and celebrity brands. She has created and orchestrated comprehensive marketing, strategic and crisis communications campaigns on behalf of Fortune 50 to establish the nation’s largest New York -based programmatic TV advertising platform, AdMore, and Seattle digital video streaming pioneer Real Networks, whom she served as vice president and member of the board. She’s also assisted in launching and leading key cable and satellite programming services such as Viacom’s VH1, where she was vice president of corporate communications, and America’s most popular financial news provider, Comcast’s CNBC, during that channel’s formative years. Her combination of media savvy and deep passion for sports led to fruitful collaborations with the NCAA, USA Olympics, USA Swimming and Rock & Republic Pro Cycling, among others. She’s likewise handled some of the sports world’s most delicate crisis communications work with Penn State University and former international cycling champion Tyler Hamilton, co-author of “The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France.”  Martine has also assisted The Historic First Baptist Church and the Foundation’s Steering Committee with the 2018 Black History Programs, which resulted in a message on desegregating the 11:00 AM Worship Service to more than 9 million listeners.


REV. JUANITA GRAHAM

Rev. Juanita Graham is an ordained minister, counselor, and author of Find Your Voice Find Your Healing. She entered the ministry after graduating from William & Mary with a M.Ed. in Agency Counseling and is now an associate minister at The Historic First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Virginia. As a counselor, she has worked the last 20 years counseling survivors of domestic and sexual violence and overseeing the outreach services they are provided. As a minister and experienced counselor, she also conducts educational presentations and workshops.

Rev. Graham was also a former Director for the Let Freedom Ring Foundation from its inception through 2023, and now serves on the Advisory Board.

MICHAEL HOLTZMAN

Mike Holtzman, President of BLJ Worldwide, an international public relations firm, and a business partner of Peter Brown, the Beatles’ former manager.  Mike is a College of William and Mary graduate who has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Reves Center for International Studies. He has also served at the helm of Colonial Williamsburg’s communications operations, responsible for marketing, branding and public relations at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  He is credited with managing the successful global campaign on behalf of China's bid to host the 2008 Summer Olympics. As a result, he was named "PR Person of the Year." He also delivered the 2010 Winter Olympics to Vancouver and the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar. His former positions include U. S. State Department; Federal Emergency Management Agency, as media liaison during its response to the September 11 attacks; Office of the U. S. Trade Representative; Weber Shandwick; Director of public affairs, Council on Foreign Relations and FEMA media liaison for 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

DR. CAROLYN MORGAN

Carolyn Morgan was born in Winston-Salem, NC. She and her late husband, Dr. Morris H. Morgan, were in the second class of African-American students recruited to Vanderbilt. She received her Ph.D. in Statistics in 1982 from Union College.  In 2016 Carolyn retired as a Chair and Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Hampton University (HU) where she served the university community on various strategic committees including the HU Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation Steering Committee. She was a consultant for the Quality Education for Minorities Network and conducted professional development grant writing workshops for faculty at minority-serving institutions. She was also a review panelist for the National Science Foundation. In 2015 Vanderbilt presented her and Morris with the pioneer in STEM awards for their outstanding dedication and lifelong service to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Prior to joining Hampton in 1996, for over 23 years she was a statistician at General Electric’s Corporate Research and Development Center and was involved in the successful development and application of mathematical and statistical methods to real-world problems in manufacturing and high-technology businesses.  She was inducted into the GE Whitney Gallery of Technical Achievers for her technical work which was documented in more than 50 GE technical publications.  GE recognized her with the Gerald L. Phillippe Award for distinguished community service in 1988.

She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and has served on several ASA committees and boards. She has also served on the Board of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and was chair of the Nominating, Governance and Issues and Program Committees and Chair and Vice-Chair of the USRA Council of Institutions. She is an Executive Partner for the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary.


SHARON WOOD-DUNN

Sharon Wood-Dunn is a 16-year veteran coach and mentor through the Executive Partner program at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Theology degree at Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA. Sharon holds a B.A. in Business and Communications from Hunter College in New York, is a paralegal, and holds a professional certification from Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations. 

Sharon’s background includes a 25-year professional career in Human Resources, consulting in corporate culture, labor relations, ethics, and business conduct both domestically and internationally. Her extensive volunteer work supports the Let Freedom Ring Foundation’s Education & Scholarship Committee, Williamsburg’s Historic First Baptist Church Personnel Ministry, and the Mason’s School of Business Diversity & Inclusion Committee. As a Cambridge House Christian Study Center, (CHCSC) board member, Sharon’s journey has come full circle back to academia as she joins her passion of furthering faith-related activities in a secular university setting. She hopes to infuse her work at Cambridge House with her life’s motto, “let’s get to the heart of it,” by guiding honest/difficult conversations in a safe space for those pursuing faith, intellectual integrity, and spiritual formation. 

An all sports fan, dedicated wife and mother, Sharon currently resides in Williamsburg, VA with her husband John, and is the proud “Mimi” to three grandchildren who are the “center of her life.”