Venetia Skahen became the Executive Director of The Cannon Foundation in September 2015. She joined the Foundation in 2012 and continues to serve as the primary staff contact for healthcare grants. Prior to the Foundation, she served as the executive director of a free clinic and worked in finance in the private sector. Venetia earned both her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Wake Forest University.
Anita Johnson joined The Cannon Foundation in 1996 and has served as a Program Officer since 2001. She is the primary staff contact for human services grants. Before the Foundation, Anita worked as a child protective services investigator and as a financial assistant. Anita earned a degree in Psychology from Atlantic Christian College, now named Barton College.
Suzanne Philemon joined The Cannon Foundation in 2016 and serves as the primary staff contact for education grants. Prior to the Foundation, Suzanne worked at Wingate University in Alumni Affairs and Marketing. Suzanne earned both her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Wingate University.
Candice Kane joined The Cannon Charitable Interests in 2019 and serves as the primary contact for the Charles A. Cannon and Hayes Trusts. Prior to the Foundation, Candice worked at Wingate University as the Director of Annual Giving. Candice earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and marketing from Wingate University.
Renee Macon joined The Cannon Foundation in 2015. Renee manages the financial operations as well as human resources and technology support. Prior to joining the Foundation she worked in a variety of industry sectors including construction, textile manufacturing and a federally qualified health center. Renee is a CPA and earned both her undergraduate and MBA degrees from UNC-Charlotte.
Jennifer Ritchie joined The Cannon Foundation in 2012. Jennifer is the assistant to the Executive Director and also provides support to the Board of Directors, staff and grantseekers. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jennifer worked for a health department and a federally qualified health center.
William C. Cannon, Jr., President
Robert C. Hayes, Vice President
William M. Connolly, Secretary
Edward K. Prewitt, Jr., Treasurer
Eugene W. Cochrane, Jr.
Winslow H. Galloway
Thomas M. Grady
George W. Liles, Jr.
Elizabeth L. Quick
William S. Fisher
Dan L. Gray
Robert C. Hayes, President
William C. Cannon, Jr., Vice-President
Joseph C. Hunter, Secretary
Edwin S. Outen
Wells Fargo - Corporate Trustee
William C. Cannon, Jr.
Joseph C. Hunter
Elizabeth L. Quick