BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

HENRY STEWART

Chairman

Henry works for one of the nation’s largest employee benefits advisory firms.  He has over fifteen years of experience in the insurance industry and is an expert on the Affordable Care Act and Healthcare Reform. He has lectured at numerous events as well as been a guest professor at North Carolina State University.

Henry is the Chairman of the North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Triangle Association of Health Underwriters and the Raleigh Little Theater. In addition, he serves on the Board of Advisors of the Triangle Aquatic Center.

He received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University.

          "I love Create because we are making a real difference in the kids' lives. We are teaching them skills that will serve them a lifetime." Henry

 


JEFFREY SANDERS

Secretary

Jeffrey is a leader, coach, and motivator. He has worked exclusively in the payments industry for over 15 years and has represented some of the largest companies in the world such as Heartland Payment Systems and NCR. Jeff is committed to serving small to mid-sized business owners across the country with honesty and transparency.

Jeff is the Managing Partner of Go Create Payments; a company that donates up to 10% of its profits to charity. Every day he shares the vision of Go Create Payments while at the same time imparting the mission of its charity.

Jeff received his Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Seton Hall University.

“Create is my true mission and ultimately my legacy. To be a part of something bigger than myself that can shape young lives has filled me with immense purpose.” Jeff


MARK BURGUND

Treasurer

Mark has served faithfully as the Administrative Pastor of Calvary Church of Naperville, IL.  His job included a myriad of responsibilities such as overseeing the construction of their $40M facility.

Today Mark is semi-retired but still works in their Planned Giving department. He received his MBA from Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville).

Mark proudly served in the military where he was stationed in Vietnam from March 1969 to March 1970. He earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  

“To be a part of changing children’s lives is very energizing. Create has the programming and people that can achieve it!To help a child realize he or she can “Go Create It” is exciting.” Mark


BART KOHLER

Director

Serving people has been the cornerstone of Bart's philosophy in both his personal life and business career. He is the Sole Owner and Operator of Allcard USA; a payments company that provides a hands-on approach to bankcard consulting. Thousands of merchants across America have entrusted Allcard USA with their business.

He is a member of the Payments Caucus’ of Congress and regularly participates in forming state and federal legislation.

In his early years, Bart struggled academically as his learning disability went undiagnosed until much later-on while he was in college. He was continually told by some that he was stupid, slow, and lazy;one teacher assured him that he would never be a business man. Bart refused to quit and overcame all the negativity which makes him uniquely qualified to challenge students to cultivate their talents and create their future.

“When introduced to the amazing programs at Create I knew I had found something worthy of great devotion. Helping students to build confidence in themselves and their futures, no matter their ability level, is what I love to do.” Bart


RAYMOND SIFFEL II

Director

Raymond Siffel hails from the bluegrass state of Kentucky. He grew up as one of four brothers on a family farm in a rural community. His mother spent her career in early education and it was here that he saw first-hand the impact of finding creative ways to engage children and help them learn complex subjects.

Professionally, Raymond is the Managing Partner of Calibr Merchant Solutions; a company founded on the sole priority of finding relevant and efficient solutions for all credit card processing needs.

Raymond received his Bachelors of Arts in music from Northwestern University and he has a deep passion for all art forms.

"I see the impact of the arts being taught both in school and at home. The arts have personally helped me work through various learning disabilities, setbacks and obstacles. In many ways, the arts have provided me with valuable tools to succeed. Through Create, I want to make sure that kids are given a full and rich experience to help them tackle the future.” Raymond