Board of Directors

Interested in becoming a VERITAS Board Member? We are looking for new board members with experience in:

  • Legal
  • Fundraising/Grant Writing
  • Facilities Management and Real Estate

If you’re interested please apply here.


The VERITAS Community School Board of Directors meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30PM.

Ramesh Nayar, M.B.A. 

A Senior Vice President – Group Executive and Strategy Manager within the Enterprise Global Services group at Wells Fargo. He has been in the Financial Services industry for over 30 years at several leading institutions within the USA and overseas. He holds several degrees including an undergraduate degree in Chemistry & Biology, an MBA in Finance and a Masters in Accounting. He also holds several professional licenses and certifications. He has a passion for education and for supporting diversity related initiatives. He currently serves as the chairperson for the Asian Connection Team Member Network (Charlotte Chapter) at Wells Fargo.

Siobhan Desmond 
Vice Chair

Siobhan Desmond holds a Master of Science degree from Suffolk University. She currently owns her own Human Resources Consulting firm and has fifteen years of Human Resources experience. She has also owned MotherShare, Inc., a family consignment business for the past six years. Siobhan lives in NoDa with her family. Her two children attend VERITAS Community School. She serves on the board of directors because she is passionate about unique and progressive education experiences.

Jason Cole, MA

For the past fifteen years, Jason Cole has worked in education. First, he served students as a science teacher at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy-CFA , teaching Earth Science, Biology, and AP Biology. He was then promoted to Facilities Director at Thomas Jefferson for one year before he was promoted to Principal of the Grammar School for Thomas Jefferson. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science with a concentration in Biology and a Masters of Art in School Administration. Both degrees were earned at Gardner-Webb University. Students at Thomas Jefferson consistently ranks at the top in the nation and in the state.

Vanecie Delva
Founding Board Member, Director

A Duke University graduate and a businesswoman with Google, she is quickly rising in the ranks of the professional world.  Prior to Google, she spent time on Wall Street raising capital for Fortune 500 companies and also worked at a marketing and Sales firm in Charlotte, NC. As a founding Board member, she is passionate about helping students reach their full potential through education and technology. She also has a passion to diminish racial inequities in the education system and has extended her work to the west coast. She remains involved with VERITAS as the Director of Technology and Marketing.

Faye Bishop

Faye Bishop holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Gardener Webb University. She is in her fifth year as Small Business Center Director at Isothermal Community College in Spindale. She finds the opportunity to work with people just starting a business as well as those already in business interesting and exciting. Prior to Isothermal, she spent over twenty years in the banking profession. She worked in Georgia and Alaska as well as North Carolina, starting as a teller and working her way to Branch Manager. One of her most enjoyable jobs was working as Area Manager and Trainer for Dale Carnegie Training in Western North Carolina. During her fifteen years with Dale Carnegie, she witnessed tremendous growth in leadership skills, positive attitudes, and self confidence in many individuals. She is also actively involved in her church as a Sunday school teacher and serves on the Board of Directors for the Church of the Exceptional in Forest City, North Carolina.


A meeting of the Board of Directors of VERITAS Community School is held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. To learn more about our meetings please click any of the links below:

May 16, 2017

April 18, 2017

March 21, 2017

February 21, 2017

January 17, 2017

December 20, 2016

November 15, 2016

October 11, 2016

September 13, 2016

August 9, 2016

July 12, 2016

June 14, 2016

May 10, 2016

April 12, 2016

March 8, 2016

February 18, 2016

February 9, 2016

January 12, 2016

December 16, 2015

December 8, 2015

October 13, 2015

September 22, 2015

September 8, 2015

August 28, 2015

August 11, 2015

August 5, 2015

July 28, 2015

July 14, 2015

June 22, 2015

June 9, 2015

May 12, 2015

April 14, 2015

March 10, 2015

March 5, 2015

February 10, 2015

January 13, 2015

January 1, 2015

December 9, 2014

November 25, 2014

November 11, 2014

October 14, 2014

September 10, 2014

August 13, 2014

June 11, 2014

May 14, 2014

April 23, 2014

March 13, 2014

February 18, 2014

January 8, 2014