9321 Leesville Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27613


Bryce Martin Foundation

Established 2014

meet the board

Beth Tessier

Mrs. Tessier smiles with Bryce.

Hi, I am Beth Tessier, and I am the Owner of Gymcarolina Gymnastics. My passion for and experience with youth development, both physical and mental, helps the foundation create new classes and events to benefit the children. From music and art classes, to science focused camps and beeping egg hunts, my goal is to provide the children opportunities to learn and grow through fun and education

Megan Martin

Dr. Megan Martin smiles at a career fest.

Hi, I’m Dr. Megan Martin. I am one of the founding members of the foundation and a very proud mommy of two precious children (one being Bryce Martin). In collaboration with my career as a professor at Meredith College, my contribution to the foundation’s mission goes hand in hand with my passion for technology and the utilization of those tools to help make education accessible. 

James Wydick

James Wydick smiles at the camera.

Hello, I am Jimmy Wydick, MBA, and I am one of the founding board members for this great foundation! My goal is to use my experience with corporate sponsorships and conference operations to help our Kids Helping Kids Festival grow and reach more children across the state. I also assist with coordinating our mobility classes and camps at the Exploration Learning Center.

Christina Cowperthwait

Christina smiles at a career fest.

Hi, I’m Christina Cowperthwait. My journey with the Bryce Martin Foundation began with volunteering to collect silent auction items and speaking about my personal experience with visual impairments at the 2018 Kids Helping Kids Festival. Following my speech, I was awarded the 2018 College Scholarship and asked to be a board member of the foundation. I’ve held various roles as an intern for the foundation and am inspired by the stories of all the children supported by the foundation!

Members at large

Courtney Bittner | Content Strategist for IBM

Natasha Bowen | Internal Medicine

Kevan Bytnar | Owner and Publisher of the Real Estate Book of the Triangle

Eric Campbell | Owner of Campbell Orthodontics

Joaquin Canals | Commercial Broker at NAI Carolantic Realty 

Elaine Cox | Antique Artist

Steve Dewey | Certified Public Accountant

Julie Ellison | Gymnastics Instructor for Visually Impaired Children

Michael Fox | Associate Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Amy Gill | Silent Auction Coordinator for the Bryce Martin Foundation

Dana Halim | Realtor and Home Stager for Keller Williams Realty

David Hellinger | Financial Analyst at LPL Financial

Evonne Hopkins | Attorney at Hopkins Law, LLC

Christine Kennedy | Director of Professional Home Staging

Somer Lewis | Professional Development System Director for UNCW

Becky MacMackin | Lead Volunteer for the Kids Helping Kids Festival

Keith Martin | Regional Manager for Grifols & Bryce's Daddy

Lisa Monahan | Assistant  Professor, Marketing & Advertising, Meredith College

Konark Mukherjee | Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Kelly Murcia | Office Manager, Professional Home Staging

Deborah Matthews | Registered Nurse & BSN

Lilianna Kennedy Paesler | MIT Sloan School of Business

Jessica Reynolds | Occupational Therapist

Libby Royal | Medical Assistant

Jon Ruliffson | Manager at Lawson and Murphy

Carie Steber | Pharmacist

Bill Strope | Founder of Old North State Landscaping

Paula Walls | Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent

Jane Watson | Attorney at Hopkins Law, LLC

Kelly Wilder | Assistant Professor, Marketing & Advertising, Meredith College

Traci Wilkerson | Braillst and Parent of Children with Visual Impairments

Jasmien Wingvist | CEO of Jazzy Designs

Mary Wood | Bryce Martin Foundation Bookkeeper

Paul Yokabitus | Cary Estate Planning

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched."

-Helen Keller

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