Our Staff

Your Partners In Philanthropy

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The FFTC team is honored to serve our community, clients and partners. We invite you to connect with us.

President's Office

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Abby Clark

Chief of Staff

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704.973.4502

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Sara Rae

Sara Rae

Operations Support Associate

Email

704.973.4519

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Kim Zona

Kim Zona

Executive Assistant, Executive Office

Email

704.973.4501

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Leadership Team

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Qiana Austin

Vice President & Scholarships Program Officer

Email

704.973.4535

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson

General Counsel & Senior Vice President

Email

704.973.4594

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Alyssa R. Federico, CPA

Alyssa Federico, CPA

Senior Vice President, Finance & Facilities

Email

704.973.4517

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tara keener

Tara Keener

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Email

704.973.4570

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Elizabeth Kiser

Elizabeth Kiser

Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement and Community Programs

Email

704.973.4515

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Andrea Phelps

Andrea Phelps

Vice President, IT and Business Liaison

Email

704.973.4514

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Deviré Robinson, J.D.

Deviré Robinson, J.D.

Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement and Centers for Giving

Email

704.973.4511

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Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca Rodriguez, CPA, CFP®

Controller

Email

704.998.6425

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Nikhil Sawant

Nikhil Sawant

Executive Vice President of Business Services & Chief Information Officer

Email

704.973.4504

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Debra S. Watt

Debra Watt

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Email

704.973.4523

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Initiative & Affiliate Leadership

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Sherri Chisholm

Executive Director, Leading on Opportunity

Email

704.870.4641

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Munro Richardson

Executive Director, Read Charlotte

Email

704.666.5151

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blair stanford

Blair Stanford

Executive Director of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council

Email

704.973.4911

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Aisha Strothers

Aisha Strothers

Executive Director, Greater Steps Scholars

Email

704.973.4567

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Phil Warshauer

Phil Warshauer

Executive Director, Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Email

704.973.4544

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Philanthropic Advancement

Rebekah Allison

Rebekah Allison, CAP®

Vice President, Center for Personal Philanthropy

Email

704.973.4553

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson

General Counsel & Senior Vice President

Email

704.973.4594

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kim dixon

Kim Dixon

Board and Relationship Specialist

Email

704.973.4580

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Jessie Hermann

Jessie Hermann

Assistant Vice President, Center for Nonprofit Sustainability

Email

704.973.4920

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olivia horton

Olivia Horton

Assistant Vice President, Center for Personal Philanthropy

Email

704.973.4963

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Perrine Iannacchione

Perrine Iannacchione

Administrative Assistant

Email

704.973.4951

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Elizabeth Kiser

Elizabeth Kiser

Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement and Community Programs

Email

704.973.4515

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abby kleber

Abby Kleber

Assistant Vice President of Stewardship & Legacy Giving, Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Email

704.973.4554

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Braxton Koblick

Braxton Koblick

Executive Assistant, Philanthropic Advancement

Email

704.973.4548

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Nancy Lagomarcino

Nancy Lagomarcino, MPA

Assistant Vice President, Center for Corporate Philanthropy

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704.973.4921

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Stephanie Mudd

Vice President, Regional Business Development

Email

704.973.4546

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Sarah Beth Munson

Assistant Vice President, Center for Personal Philanthropy

Email

704.973.4520

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Linda Nelson

Linda Nelson

Board & Relationship Specialist

Email

704.973.4573

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Valerie Pearson

Valerie Pearson

Administrative Assistant

Email

704.973.4596

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Sara Piner

Sara Piner, CAP®

Vice President, Planned Giving

Email

704.973.4576

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Deviré Robinson, J.D.

Deviré Robinson, J.D.

Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement and Centers for Giving

Email

704.973.4511

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Ayanna Wakefield

Ayanna Wakefield Lutin

Assistant Vice President, Family Office Partners

Email

704.973.4543

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Phil Warshauer

Phil Warshauer

Executive Director, Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Email

704.973.4544

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Carolina Theatre

Richard Grubbs, AIA LEED AP

Richard Grubbs, AIA LEED AP

Project Manager

Email

704.973.4503

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Emily McCallister

Emily McCallister

Programming & Operations Project Manager

Email

704.973.4512

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Community Programs & Civic Leadership

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Qiana Austin

Vice President & Scholarships Program Officer

Email

704.973.4535

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Rhonda Dean

Rhonda Dean

Vice President, Board Management

Email

704.998.6404

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Nicole Fote

Nicole Fote

Board & Grants Specialist

Email

704.973.4559

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Elizabeth Kiser

Elizabeth Kiser

Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement and Community Programs

Email

704.973.4515

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Carla F. McCrorey

Carla McCrorey

Senior Scholarship Specialist

Email

704.973.4538

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tiara miles

Tiara Miles

Board & Grants Specialist

Email

704.973.4506

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melissa nemec

Melissa Nemec

Executive Assistant

Email

704.973.4910

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Alix Preston-Becton

Program & Operations Specialist

Email

704.973.4527

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tracy russ

Tracy Russ

Special Advisor for Civic Initiatives

Email

704.973.4926

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ismael salgado

Ismael Salgado

Support Associate

Email

704.973.4902

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Edwenda Scantling

Assistant Vice President, Scholarships

Email

704.973.4582

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David Snider

David Snider

Vice President & Program Officer

Email

704.973.4528

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blair stanford

Blair Stanford

Executive Director of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council

Email

704.973.4911

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Aisha Strothers

Aisha Strothers

Executive Director, Greater Steps Scholars

Email

704.973.4567

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Alex Wiltberger

Alex Wiltberger

Board & Grants Specialist

Email

704.973.4914

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Daavonia Womack-Lee

Daavonia Womack-Lee

Assistant Vice President, Scholarships

Email

704.973.4569

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Donor Relations

Jill Blumenthal

Jill Blumenthal

Senior Donor Relations Specialist

Email

704.973.4541

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Trum deVries

Donor Relations Specialist

Email

704.973.4536

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Caitlin James

Caitlin James

Vice President, Donor Relations

Email

704.973.4930

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Elizabeth Kiser

Elizabeth Kiser

Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement and Community Programs

Email

704.973.4515

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Susan P. Nelson

Susan Nelson

Manager, Donor Relations

Email

704.973.4505

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Events

Brittany Brathwaite

Brittany Brathwaite

Special Event Manager, Social

Email

704.973.4561

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john caldwell

John Caldwell

Special Event Manager, Corporate & Nonprofit

Email

704.998.6411

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tara keener

Tara Keener

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Email

704.973.4570

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marla neely

Marla Neely

Vice President, Special Events

Email

704.998.6410

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Sarah Slaughter

Conference Center Manager

Email

704.973.4904

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Renaud Wilson

Events Supervisor

Email

704.973.4922

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Finance

Alyssa R. Federico, CPA

Alyssa Federico, CPA

Senior Vice President, Finance & Facilities

Email

704.973.4517

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Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca Rodriguez, CPA, CFP®

Controller

Email

704.998.6425

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Human Resources

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Tashmiere Hunter

Human Resources Generalist

Email

704.973.4975

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eddie taylor

Eddie Taylor

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager

Email

704.973.4532

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Madeliene Tweito

Madeliene Tweito

Vice President, Human Resources

Email

704.998.6431

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Debra S. Watt

Debra Watt

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Email

704.973.4523

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Savannah Fung

Savannah Fung

Executive Assistant, Human Resources

Email

704.973.4507

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Information Technology

Bridget Burns

Bridget Burns

Associate Systems Administrator

Email

704.973.4918

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Cornell Emile

Cornell Emile

Solution Architect

Email

704.973.4500

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Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher

Vice President & Director of IT

Email

704.973.4509

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Vicki L. Jones

Vicki Jones

Vice President & Sr. Project Management

Email

704.973.4547

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Tatijuana Littles

IT Support Associate

Email

704.973.4915

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Dan Manes

Dan Manes

Senior Manager, Information Technology

Email

704.973.4900

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Andrea Phelps

Andrea Phelps

Vice President, IT and Business Liaison

Email

704.973.4514

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Nikhil Sawant

Nikhil Sawant

Executive Vice President of Business Services & Chief Information Officer

Email

704.973.4504

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Amber Morgan

Amber Morgan

IT Business Analyst

Email

704.973.4903

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Investments

Doug Benson

Doug Benson

General Counsel & Senior Vice President

Email

704.973.4594

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Greg Beuris, CFA

Vice President & Director, Investment Portfolio Oversight & Reporting

Email

704.973.4522

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kim dixon

Kim Dixon

Board and Relationship Specialist

Email

704.973.4580

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Natalie Wolf

Director of Investments

Email

704.973.4539

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Legal

robin barefoot

Robin Barefoot

Associate General Counsel & Vice President

Email

704.973.4545

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Doug Benson

Doug Benson

General Counsel & Senior Vice President

Email

704.973.4594

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Evan Wolkofsky

Evan Wolkofsky

Deputy General Counsel & Vice President

Email

704.973.4558

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Marketing & Communications

loren allison

Loren Allison

Content Specialist

Email

704.973.4508

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Susan Gray

Susan Gray

Executive Assistant

Email

704.973.4588

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Timothy Hager

Timothy Hager

Vice President, Communications

Email

704.973.4587

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tara keener

Tara Keener

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Email

704.973.4570

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Jennifer McClave

Jennifer McClave

Vice President, Marketing Operations

Email

704.973.4589

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Ashley Thurmond

Ashley Thurmond

Assistant Vice President, Marketing

Email

704.973.4928

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Erica Tomashitis

Erica Tomashitis

Communications Specialist

Email

704.973.4540

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Real Estate & Facilities Management

Jeff Bowers

Jeff Bowers

Porter

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Yvette Byrd

Security Guard

Email

704.973.4500

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Steve Carto

Facilities Manager

Email

704.998.6469

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casey mahon

Casey Mahon

Receptionist

Email

704.973.4500

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Sean Seifert

Sean Seifert

Facilities Systems and Project Manager

Email

704.973.4925

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Sarah Slaughter

Conference Center Manager

Email

704.973.4904

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Sara Rae

Sara Rae

Operations Support Associate

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704.973.4519

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