Board of Trustees

Erin Bowman, Board Chair

Erin is the director of a local inpatient substance abuse treatment center.  She has been working as an addictions therapist specializing in trauma for more than 15 years.  She believes in the importance of treating the whole person without judgment or stigma, which is one of the reasons she was attracted to Odyssey.   Erin is passionate about building bridges between different community partners and meeting people where they are. 

Lauren Milling, Vice Chair

Lauren has been on the board for two terms and she continues to want to help support Odyssey because of her belief in the mission, methods, and teachers. She has a masters degree in Research and Developmental Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas. She’s been a preschool teacher and her research focus has mainly been in caregiver and child relationships. She was a founding member of the Lowcountry Maritime School in Charleston which featured many STEAM projects to foster a love for waterways and conservation. After years in Charleston, she and her family moved to England prior to landing in Asheville.

Leslie Meyers, Secretary 

Leslie is a Naturopathic Doctor and local business owner. She and her wife have owned a naturopathic medical clinic for the past 14 years. She is looking forward to extending such entrepreneurial skills in holistic healing to her  time on the board at Odyssey. Leslie has students in elementary and middle grades. They have been with Odyssey for 9 years, a time in which they have experienced incredible mindfulness and compassion towards wellbeing, growth as humans, and holistic education. Leslie seeks to give back to the school that has  done so much for her family.

Carolina Henao, Trustee

Carolina has a degree in advertising and marketing from Emerson College. She worked for over a decade in advertising agencies, managing global accounts for brands such as Citibank, United Airlines and Delta Airlines. She shifted her focus to wellness and is a trained yoga and meditation teacher, Reiki I and II practitioner.  She has helped launch and develop wellness brands and has served as board member of non-profits that help at risk youth through yoga and trauma informed trainings.

Carolina is passionate about moving forward a new paradigm in education where Mind, Body and Spirit are an integral part of the development of children and not only academics and standardized testing. 

Randy Provence, Trustee

While working for years in a small supply chain software company in Irvine, California and while living in Seattle, Randy and his wife began an exhaustive search for a student-centered school for their only child which brought them to Asheville right in the middle of the national health crisis. Now in kindergarten, their son is thriving and the family has firmly situated themselves into the fabric of the school.

A self-described perennial five-year-old, Randy also serves on the board of a case management/healthcare software company in Seattle that works with vulnerable populations.

**NEW TRUSTEES FOR 2023-24 School year to be posted shortly. 

Karly Sindy

Peter McGuire

Doug Blessington

Kelly Hoogenakker