Our Council reflects our Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. Their experiences and wisdom are coupled with a deep commitment to take bold action in improving economic mobility for all while governing our work.
James E. Ford
Principal Consultant - Filling the Gap Educational Consultants, LLC
Andrea B. Smith
Chief Administrative Officer - Bank of America
Director of Mission Advancement - Aldersgate
President & CEO - United Way of Central Carolinas
Executive Vice President & Chief Consumer Officer - Novant Health
Kandi Deitemeyer, Ed.D.
President - Central Piedmont Community College
County Manager - Mecklenburg County Government
Executive Vice President and System Chief Resource Officer, Atrium Health
Director of Community Engagement, Raydal Hospitality
Founder & Chief Visionary - Educate To Engage, LLC
Ophelia Garmon-Brown, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Community Wellness & Education - Novant Health
City Manager - City of Charlotte
Michael Marsicano, Ph.D.
President & CEO - Foundation For The Carolinas
Pastor - South Tryon Community United Methodist Church
Financial Advisor - Northwestern Mutual
Senior Vice President - U.S. Bank
Immigration & Integration Manager - City of Charlotte
Executive Vice President of Community Relations - Wells Fargo
Executive Vice President, Human Resources - Lowe's Companies Inc.
Clayton Wilcox, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools