Board of Directors

Christine Cotton

Christine, one of PORCH’s three founders and original directors, currently serves as the PORCH Communities Board Chair. Her goal is to utilize her various skills – and her compassion – to help PORCH Communities grow into an organization that will be relevant across the country for years to come. Her background is in project management, nonprofit development, and educational consulting. She also has plenty of volunteer and community development experience and an unwavering dedication to serving others.

Michael Frisch

Michael  joined the PORCH Communities Board in 2020 and currently serves as the organization’s Treasurer as well as a member of the operations committee. Michael is a pro bono advisor to nonprofits in central North Carolina. Working with nonprofit boards over the past seven years to improve their long-term sustainability, Michael has specialized in organizational assessments, strategic plans, leadership development, and operational efficiencies. He has also served as an interim executive director for several nonprofit organizations in Durham. Additionally, Michael mentors professionals working in the nonprofit sector to enhance their leadership skills. He spent over 30 years in the healthcare industry, in various senior leadership roles. He has led organizations (or divisions within) that range in size from $50M to $475M.

Steve Spokane

Steve joined the PORCH Communities Board in 2020 and currently serves as the organization’s Secretary as well as a member of the operations committee. In addition to his work with PORCH, Steve is a pro bono advisor with Executive Service Corps (ESC) of the Triangle, providing education, consulting and capacity building services to local nonprofits.  Steve joined the ESC board in 2022. He is also the Treasurer of the Whirlwind Johnson Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to restore and preserve the home and legacy of Dr. Robert Walter “Whirlwind” Johnson for generations to come. Prior to retiring, Steve served in a variety of marketing leadership positions with McKesson Corporation and Change Healthcare.