Executive Bios

Senior Leadership Team

Kevin A. Trapani

Kevin A. Trapani has been President and CEO of The Redwoods Group since its inception in 1997. Prior to the formation of The Redwoods Group, Kevin was Executive Vice President of Burlington Insurance Group; Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer of Coregis Insurance Group; held senior leadership positions at Great American Insurance Companies and the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; and started the first statewide HMO in New Jersey. A 1979 Duke University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Kevin is a regular speaker at Duke University’s Hart Center for Ethical Leadership. Kevin has been named one of the 50 most influential leaders in the state of North Carolina for his deep involvement in multiple philanthropic interests and his leadership of what is broadly recognized as one of the most innovative socially conscious for profit companies in the nation.

Jennifer A. Trapani

Jennifer Trapani is a Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer for The Redwoods Group. Prior to her role at Redwoods, she was the YMCA Program Manager for Coregis/Westport Insurance Company, and has been responsible for this program since 1990. Prior to working for Coregis, Jennifer was an underwriter with Industrial Indemnity Insurance Company, and she is a 1989 graduate of California State University at Sacramento. Jennifer is currently the chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Durham Habitat for Humanity.

Paige Bagwell

Paige joined The Redwoods Group in 2015 as the Chief Talent Officer. In Paige’s prior role as the Director of Operations and Communications, she oversaw the entire business operations of The Salvation Army in Wake and Lee Counties. She currently serves on the board at The Salvation Army. Paige received her Bachelor's in Public Communication from Appalachian State University, and earned a Master's of Public Communication from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her previous experience includes positions with a regional construction company in human resources and safety management as well as a local community bank as assistant vice president in human resources and marketing. Paige grew up in Garner, North Carolina, and lives in Raleigh with her husband, Jody and two daughters, Lyla and Molly.

Daniel Norber

Dan joined The Redwoods Group in 2013 as a Redwoods Regional Team lead, and became Vice President of Consulting in 2016. Prior to joining Redwoods,Dan received his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Dan then completed his MBA from Duke University with a concentration in Strategy. While at Duke, Dan was honored as a ‘Fuqua Scholar,’ completed a Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip to Zambia, and led the Sustainable Business and Fuqua’s Social Impact (SBSI) Conference, the largest social enterprise conference in the region. Before Fuqua, Dan was Senior Financial Analyst for Mintel International Group, where he was the liaison between Finance and Sales for both US and European Operations. He grew up in St. Louis, MO (Go Cardinals!) and currently lives in Durham, NC with his wife Lauren and their daughter, Jocelyn.

Gareth Hedges, JD

Gareth Hedges is Chief Claims Officer for The Redwoods Group. Over the last 10 years with Redwoods, Gareth has trained thousands of staff and has presented at the National Drowning Prevention Symposium, Association of Aquatics Professionals Annual Conference, the World Conference on Drowning Prevention, World Aquatic Health Conference, and the American Camp Association National Conference, among others. He was on the CDC's drowning prevention expert panel in 2011 and sits on the advisory committee for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. In 2012, Aquatics International named Gareth as one of the “Power 25” leaders in the aquatics community. Mr. Hedges received a BS in Public Policy from Georgia Tech in 2003, and a JD from Albany Law School in 2009. He lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Nicole, and daughter Eleanor.

Dan Baum

Dan Baum serves as both the Director of Global Impact, leading Redwoods’ efforts to scale outside of the US, and as the Executive Director of The Redwoods Group Foundation. His time at Redwoods began as a summer intern, and has included consulting with Redwoods customers on building cultures of safety, launching the Redwoods Institute and supporting collective impact efforts around child protection through the Foundation. Through Redwoods, he has used his annual volunteer hours to build with Habitat for Humanity Global Village trips, facilitate immersive diversity retreats, and march for Voting Rights with the NAACP. He holds both a BS in Economics and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from Duke University.

Robin Murchison

Robin Murchison is Chief of Staff with The Redwoods group, starting with Redwoods in 2015. Prior to joining Redwoods, Robin managed the Community Education Program for Collier County Public Schools, after spending a decade in a variety of roles at the YMCA in Naples, Florida. Her experience at the Y included brand management and communications, as well as various community health outreach initiatives. She was a founding board member for the Safe & Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County. Robin received a Bachelor's in Biology from Allegheny College, and an MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. Robin lives in Apex with her husband, Jim and two sons, Colin and Landon.

Douglas A. Page, CSP, ALCM

Doug Page is Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President of Consulting. Prior to Redwoods, Doug was Director of Loss Prevention for Discovery Insurance Company, Risk Control Manager for Specialty Programs for the Durham, NC office of Coregis, and Risk Control Supervisor for Great American Insurance Company. In 2009, Doug received national recognition with regards to sauna fire safety efforts and was honored with the Risk & Insurance Risk Innovator and Responsibility Leader Award. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of A.E. Finley YMCA in Raleigh, NC. Doug holds a bachelor of science degree in Fire Safety and Protection, Arson Investigation from the University of New Haven, CT.