WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation has released the names of its new officers and board.

At the helm as president is A.J. DeLaOsa, who has served as a board member for the past three years.

Joining him are Larry Boles, vice president; Jesse Duncan, secretary; Kyle Ring, treasurer; and Crystal Simmon, past president.

Members-at-large are James Gross, Jayme Helms, Li Hooper, Zach Leonard, Kate Mewhinney, Diane Spaugh, David Swift, Katherine Foster and Mattie Zion. Special liaisons to the Board of Directors include James Armel, Leigh Foster and Jamie Huss.

In January the board engaged in an energizing planning retreat, followed in February by work on the annual budget and strategy.

This month, they will host their first new event for 2013 at the Reynolda House, 2250 Reynolda Rd., on March 7 from 4:30-8 p.m. This drop-by features a celebration of “Artistic Freedom” from the glamorous years of music, film and theatre. Enjoy photography exhibits and Cole Porter music, with performances by students and faculty from the Wake Forest University Department of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance. The university’s Interdisciplinary Performance and Liberal Arts Center serve as sponsors.

Adam hopes that the community will rally around this new community partner and attend the event. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

Special ticket prices of $10 are available for foundation supporters and attendees and must be reserved prior to the reception, either through the foundation. This includes admission and a drink coupon.

For those who do not make reservations, the cost will be $5 admission.

Visit to make reservations. Tickets will be available for pickup at check in.

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.