2017 Board Officers

Darren Swanson, Chair

Bank of America

Darryl White, Treasurer

Habitat for Humanity

Tom Ingram, Vice Chair

The Ingram Group, LLC

Betty Chafin Rash, Secretary

Community Leader

2017 Board of Directors

Ms. J’Tanya Adams
2015 – 2017 (Second Term)


Mr. Gene Bodycott
Executive Vice President
New Forum
2014 – 2016 (First Term)


Ms. Elyse Callaway
Assistant Vice President
PNC Mortgage
2016 – 2018 (First Term)


Ms. Beth Crigler
Senior Director
Novant Health Foundation
Presbyterian Medical Center
2015 – 2018 (First Term)


Ms. Elyse Dashew
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Board of Education – At Large
2017-2019 (First Term)


Ms. Amanda K. DeWeese
Account Supervisor
Chernoff Newman
2015-2018 (First Term)


Mr. Kevin Granelli
Division President
Taylor Morrison
2017–2019 (First Term)


Mr. Tom Ingram
The Ingram Group, LLC
2015 – 2017 (Second Term)


Ms. Z. Yolanda Johnson
SB&J Enterprises, Inc.
2016-2018 (First Term)


Ms. Patsy Kinsey
Councilwoman – District 1
City of Charlotte Council Appointment
2015-2018 (First Term)


Ms. Jacqueline O’Garrow
Senior Vice President – ESG
Bank of America
2017-2019 (First Term)

Mr. Lance I. Pritchett
Tax Manager
Pesta, Finnie & Associates
2016 –  2018 (Second Term)


Ms. Betty Chafin Rash
2015 –  2017 (Second Term)


Mr. Douglas Robertson
Fifth Third
2015 –  2017 (Second Term)


Mr. Ken Schorr
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
2017-2019 (First Term)


Mr. James R. Simpson
Simpson Investors
2016-2018 (First Term)


Mr. Gerald Smith
Major, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept.
2017-2019 (First Term)


Mr. Darren Swanson
Senior Vice President/Acquisitions
Red Stone Equity Partners
2015 – 2018 (Second Term)


Mr. Darryl White
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Queens University
2016 – 2018 (2nd Term)


Mr. Shawn Williams
Neighborhood Representative
2016 – 2018 (Second Term)


Mr. Kevin Wright
Vice President, Leveraged Finance Group
Wells Fargo
2017-2019 (First Term)

Others associated with the Board of Directors

Mr. Fred Dodson
Assistant Secretary
The Housing Partnership


Mr. Bob Mendenhall
Holland & Knight