Thim Jill Phommavanh is the owner of South + Main Boutique. She worked in retail for more than six years and loves all things fashion, DIY projects and home décor. “South + Main started in the dining room of our home after I lost my full-time management job due to COVID and my boyfriend, Eric, pushed me to follow my dreams of having my own boutique,” said Thim. “We pride ourselves in using local NC vendors and small shops in our store because shopping local is so important.” The website for South + Main Boutique launched in July of 2020, and the first location in Bermuda Run opened in November of 2020. Thim also recently launched her own home décor line, Home by South + Main. In her spare time, Thim enjoys spending time with her three sweet daughters and supportive boyfriend, Eric.
Crossnore School & Children’s Home is excited to announce the addition of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Angela Hubbard Woods. Mrs. Woods is joining the Crossnore family after decades of stellar leadership in the nonprofit community and most recently as the CEO of the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council. Mrs. Woods has a psychology degree from Spelman College, a MBA from Clark Atlanta University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia. She has previously served as the senior vice president of community building & administration at the United Way of the Central Carolinas, the COO of United Way of the National Capital Area in Washington, DC, and the CEO of the Girl Scouts in Memphis, TN before joining the Charlotte regional Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council as CEO in 2014.
Mrs. Woods is passionate about youth leadership and advocating for children who need support to overcome obstacles to achieve their dreams. Crossnore’s Board Chair, Katheryn Northington, is pleased to welcome Angela on behalf of the Crossnore Board of Trustees. Mrs. Woods will oversee Crossnore’s day-to-day business operations including finance, human resources, technology and facilities. She will work closely with Crossnore’s CEO, as well as their Chief External Relations Officer and Chief Program Officer.
Jessica Aveyard is the director of ballpark experience and branding for the Winston-Salem Dash. She currently oversees all aspects of in-game entertainment, the Hanes Team Store ordering and operations, and the creative services team. “During the pandemic, I created 300+ masks to donate to the Project Mask Winston-Salem group, giving back to local organizations in need of personal protective equipment (PPE),” said Jessica. She has received many awards including Most Passionate Employee Award (WS DASH, 2017), MILB Women in Baseball Leadership Scholarship (2018), Women in Baseball LIFT Mentor (2019), Winston Under 40 Board Member (2020) and Winston Under 40 Leadership Award Winner (2020). She completed the Walt Disney World College Program from 2011-2012 and is currently working on a bachelor of science in business management. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, playing with her dog, Emmitt, singing along to every kind of music in the car and watching Disney movies.
Chase Law, is the new President and CEO of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. Chase has more than 18 years of experience in the non-profit arts and cultural sector. She joined Blumenthal in 2015, after leading development efforts at Discovery Place, and previously serving in a senior position at Charlotte’s Arts and Science Council, as Executive Director at Carolinas Concert Association and as Development Director at Community School of the Arts, all in the Charlotte area. As a member of Blumenthal’s senior executive staff, Chase was part of the strategic decision-making processes for the organization and its operations, which has an annual operating budget of more than $40 million. Among her leadership responsibilities, Chase’s primary responsibility focused all fundraising and development activities at Blumenthal. While Chase has lived and worked in the Charlotte area since 2003 – where she quickly emerged as a leader in community – she is no stranger to the Triad. Chase is a 1997 graduate of High Point University, earning a bachelor of arts degree in theatre, with a minor in music. Please join in welcoming Chase to The Arts Council and our community.
Dara Silver is the Senior Vice President of Community Engagement and Partner Relations at The Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. In this new role, she is responsible for connecting the arts with the community-at-large and working on new initiatives that further enforce our brand as “The City of Arts & Innovation.” She has been at The Arts Council for 10 years working in various areas of grant making, development, marketing and special initiatives. During COVID-19, she has led virtual networking efforts among arts organizations and facilitated the NC CARES for Arts program in Forsyth County that will aid many local art and cultural organizations with more than $420,000 in COVID relief funding. Dara earned a masters of public administration degree from Appalachian State University, a bachelor of arts in anthropology and art history from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She currently serves on the Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Council, ArtsNC, the Arts Based Elementary Charter School and Forsyth Futures boards.
Isabella Migliarese is the owner and principal designer of Theodore B. Interiors, a full-service design firm based in Winston-Salem. Her love for design started at a very young age from her father Theodore “Teddy” Migliarese who was a contractor and let her tag long from jobsite to jobsite. She pursued her love of design and construction by completing a degree in interior architecture at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduating in 2019, Isabella started her interior design business to further explore her passion for design and creativity and to share that with the community. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, antiquing and spending time with friends and family.