Board of Directors
The Board is primarily responsible for the overall vision of the school as well as governance and financial oversight. Board meetings are held once a month at the school. The Board Meeting Schedule and Public Comment Policy can be accessed here.
Britany Blaney is a Regional Property Manager based out of Charlotte, NC. She attended the University Of North Carolina At Greensboro, where she studied Business Administration. She currently oversees a portfolio of multifamily assets throughout western North Carolina and has a long record of successfully guiding clients' multifamily assets, new acquisitions, and asset repositioning. Britany holds a variety of certifications focused on leadership development, finance management, and marketing. Her award-winning leadership, training, and support have promoted career development and growth for her onsite teams. In addition to her career, Britany currently serves as the leader of the Administration team at Higher Purpose Church in her hometown of Mooresville, NC.
Josh joined the board in the fall of 2016 to provide assistance to the finance committee.
He has bachelor's degrees in accounting and business, as well as his MBA. Josh is a licensed CPA in Maryland, NC, and DC and has been in public accounting since 2009. He is an owner at Dembo Jones, P.C., where he specializes in providing outsourced accounting solutions, assurance services, and tax preparation services to his not-for-profit clients. Josh and his wife moved to North Carolina from Maryland in 2015. They are excited for their 2 boys to start at BPS in the fall of 2025 and 2027.
Jason Darling, Board Member
Jason Darling joined the Bradford Preparatory School Board in March 2017 and brings expertise in marketing and strategic planning. He is presently employed at Huber Engineered Woods, where he holds the position of AdvanTech General Manager. In this role, he is responsible for the development and execution of tactical and strategic plans to achieve annual profit and volume goals for an industry-leading building products brand. Before Huber Engineered Woods, Jason held various project management and strategic marketing positions with The Clark Construction Group (based out of Bethesda, MD) and W.R. Grace (based out of Cambridge, MA). His educational experience includes a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Duke University (1999) and a Master of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University (2006). In addition to his roles with Huber Engineered Woods and Bradford Prep, Jason also serves as a volunteer youth soccer and baseball coach. Jason lives with his wife, Meghan, and three children (two boys and a girl) in Huntersville, NC.
Melissa Gargagliano, Board Member
Melissa (Mel) Gargagliano is presently a Managing Director/Executive employed at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she is the Head of Global Commercial Card Fulfillment, Servicing, and Operations in Global Banking Operations. Mel joined the bank in 2005 as a Quality and Productivity executive, where she supported a number of businesses, including Human Resources and Consumer Credit Cards. She also worked with MBNA, the company’s consumer cards division, and was based in Chester, England, for two years. Mel then joined the Global Commercial Cards team as the Global Product Head, where she managed the global expansion of the business to over 100+ countries. She also held a role as the Global Business Risk and Innovations Executive and the Head of EMEA Commercial Cards for Global Transaction Services based in London for the Commercial Cards business. Most recently, she was a Global Banking and Markets Transformation and Change Executive. Previously, Mel spent 13 years in various operations, Six Sigma, and process management roles for JPMorgan Chase in the credit card, mortgage, and retail banking lines of business. Mel has a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the University of Tampa. She lives in Huntersville, NC, with her three children.
Justin Griffith, Board Member