Board of Directors

Théo Gandelheid

Théo Gandelheid works as an Associate Strategic Account Director with over 5 years in sales. He currently works at Pendo where he helps companies drive positive business outcomes through their digital applications. He received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Economics and French Literature. Théo was selected by the Board of Directors as the foundation’s first president in 2017. He oversaw the first year’s growth, helping raise money and defining how the funds would be best spent. Théo wants to give back to the community by making it possible for more children and adults to play recreational sports. Théo loves to travel, volunteer, spearfish, hike, and play soccer during his free-time.

James Voyvodic
James Voyvodic
Vice President

Jim Voyvodic is a research scientist Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurobiology in the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University. He has a B.S. in Physics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Neural Science from Washington University in St. Louis. At Duke, his primary research interests involve using functional MRI to study how the brain processes information about vision, language, and sensory-motor behavior. As Technical Director of Clinical fMRI, he also develops and applies diagnostic brain function imaging for patients preparing to undergo brain surgery. Jim lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Lucia; they have 2 adult children, Clara and Lucas. Outside the lab and home, Jim’s primary interests are traveling and playing soccer.

David Stephan

Mr. Stephan is an associate portfolio manager with over 7 years of finance and investment industry experience. He currently works for Hamilton Point Investment Advisors LLC helping to manage in-house investment strategies. Prior, he worked at Schneider Downs Wealth Management Advisors LP, where he supported operations and was an investment analyst. He received his B.A. in finance, accounting, and investment management from Duquesne University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. David enjoys biking, soccer, reading, and spending time with his wife Jamie, and bulldog Lucy.

Patti Fox
Board Member
Carrboro & Chapel Hill Schools

Team sports: Tennis, Pickleball

Tiersa Tavana
Board Member

Team sports: Volleyball, Pickleball

Curtis Byrd
Curtis Byrd
Board Member
Youth Team Sports &
Assistant Treasurer

My overarching goal is to use my life experiences to help others. As a member of the OCASL Foundation Board of Directors, my goal is to facilitate athletic participation for anyone looking to do so. Playing sports has allowed me to learn invaluable lessons and I fervently believe that it will do the same for others.

I was born, raised, and currently live in Durham, NC. I was fortunate enough to play football at UNC Chapel Hill and also work in Chapel Hill as a Financial Advisor, so my entire existence has been in the Triangle.

Team sports: Football (played and coached), basketball (played), baseball (played)

Michelle Hunt
Board Member

Sports: Pickleball, Running

Liz Ironside
Board Member

Sports: Soccer


Rob Smith
Executive Director

Simply put, I want there to be no barriers to participation in sports for anyone in our community. Contact me

Co-founder of the OCASL Foundation (2017)

Some of the organized sports I have played and/or coached: soccer, pickleball, volleyball, slow and fast pitch softball, bowling, ultimate, little league baseball, basketball