BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

HENRY STEWART

Chairman

Henry is a Principal at OneDigital Health and Benefits, 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

 


FARRAH ALI

Director

 Farrah has been in the Insurance industry for over 17 years.  She started as an administrative assistant and worked her way up to upper level management.  She has been a key player in growing the company to over 250 million annually.  In 2011, Farrah decided to go back to school to pursue an MBA while still working full-time.  Being a single mom with two young boys, it was a struggle. However, Farrah graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2013.

Farrah still works in insurance but also runs a Real Estate Investment company.

“I have always wanted to find a way to help children.  They are like sponges and the right guidance and attention can go a long way.  Working with Create gives me the opportunity I was looking for.” Farrah


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


 

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


RUPINDER GILL

Director

 Rupinder (her friends call her “Rupi”) came to the US at the age of 15. After high-school she entered Morris County College for two years, and then attended the New Jersey Institute of technology where she was awarded a BA in computer science with a minor in Accounting.

After graduating, Rupi entered the workforce as an accountant from 1990-2001. She started with a small company in Morris County, NJ and then joined AIG.  As much as she enjoyed her professional work, she felt compelled to leave corporate American to stay home and raise her three wonderful children. Rupi’s children are her pride and joy. Her two daughters, Rupa and Amrita are in medical school and her son, Gurshan, recently completed his first year at the University of Pennsylvania.

“I’m honored to join the Create team. It is such noble work. I am a big believer that children can achieve just about anything, so long as they are respected and loved. I want to focus on working with children who are stuck in bad situations. Hopefully my personal life experience can bring them hope for the future. ”  Rupinder


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