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Charlotte Leadership

A relentless force for longer, healthier lives in our community.

Local Staff Leadership

Executive Director

ERIN LINK

Vice President of Health

SHANNON EMMANUEL

Vice President of Development

KAITLYN JARMAN

Director of Marketing and Communications

LYNN GRAYSON

Greater Charlotte Board Members

Board Chairman

NEAL BLINDE
President Commercial Banking
Capital One 

Board President

SIDNEY FLETCHER, MD
SVP & Chief Clinical Officer
Novant Health

Leadership Development Chair

NANCY MCNELIS
President, Business Development
Summit Leadership Partners

Chairman-Elect

GARY MICHEL
Community Volunteer

President Elect

SHERRY SAXONHOUSE, MD
Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute
Atrium Health

Members

LE ROY DAVIS
Head of Commercial Banking Finance
Wells Fargo

MIKE DESMOND
National Audit Industry & Growth Leader
Charlotte Office, Grant Thornton

JAMIE ERGLE
Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

STACY GRAY
VP General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
CTE

SANJEEV GULATI, MD
Chief Cardiology
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Atrium Health
 

SHAINA HALL
Chief Human Resources Officer
Belk

KARLA JONES, M.A., ED.D.
Professor
Queens University of Charlotte

ROHIT MEHTA, MD
Medical Director, Electrophysiology Services
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Atrium Health

CHUCK MUNN
Vice President of Non-Perishable Merchandising
Harris Teeter

JERRY A. SAUNDERS, MD, Ph.D.
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Amity Medical Group

NIKI CURCI SCOTT
Community Volunteer

RAYNARD WASHINGTON, Ph.D.
Public Health Director
Mecklenburg

Charlotte Leaders with Regional and/or National Roles

Immediate Past Chairman, American Heart Association National Board

BERTRAM SCOTT
Retired, SVP of Population Health
Novant Health

CEO Roundtable Co-Chairman

BRIAN MOYNIHAN
Chairman & CEO
Bank of America

CEO Roundtable Member

MARVIN ELLISON
President & CEO
Lowe’s

Corporate Operations Coordinating Committee & Go Red for Women National Leadership Council Member

CHRISTINE KATZIFF
Audit Executive
Bank of America

National Center Investment Committee

CHRIS WILLIAM
Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo Advisors

Southeast Board of Directors

CARL ARMATO
Chief Executive Officer
Novant Health

SANDRA BURKE, Ph.D., FAHA
Retired Cardiovascular Research Scientist

2021 -2022 Campaign Chairs

Heart of Charlotte/Heart Ball

GARY MICHEL
Chair, President and CEO
JELD-WEN, Inc. 

Go Red for Women

SHEILA JORDAN
Chief Digital Technology Officer
Honeywell

ANGELA YOCHEM
EVP, Chief Transformation and Digital Officer
Novant Health

Heart Challenge

DAN SOTO
Chief Compliance Officer
Ally Financial

2022 Heart Challenge Leaders

Campaign Chair

DAN SOTO
Ally Financial

Immediate Past Campaign Chair

CINDY NOBLE
Compass Group 

Executive Team

MATT ARNOLD
Ally Financial 

KEN BERNARDO
Truist

MARIANE CARNA
Novant Health

ED COSTELLO
LabCorp

LYNN HANSEN
Crowder Constructors

JEFF JENKINS
Ally Financial

KATIE JOHAR
EY

MATT LECKRONE
Compass Group

RANDY MARION
Randy Marion Automotive

JOSH PITTMAN
Grant Thornton

DR. GEOFFREY ROSE
Atrium Health

JOE SHULL
Flagship Healthcare Properties

BRIAN WEISKER
Duke Energy

2022 Heart of Charlotte Heart Ball Leaders

Campaign Chair

GARY MICHEL
JELD-WEN, Inc. 

Immediate Past Chair

ANNE MADDEN
Honeywell

Incoming Co-Chairs

KIM AND LEON TOPALIAN
Nucor

Executive Team

YELA ALUKO, MD
EY

MATT ARNOLD
Ally Financial 

LYNN BOWSER
Northwestern Mutual

PAUL CAMUTI
Trane Technologies

JOHN CHRISTENBURY
CBRE

TIM CRAVEN
JELD-WEN, Inc.

JAY EICH
Trust Company of the South

TY JEFFERS
SPX FLOW, Inc. 

BRANDON NEAL
Novant Health

JOE PARADISE
KPMG

DREW PRASTER
Charlotte Hornets

CHAD RICE
Honeywell

RICK SMALL
Truist

DAN SOTO
Ally Financial

JAY WEBER
Chubb

2022 Go Red For Women Leaders

Campaign Chairs

SHEILA JORDAN
Honeywell

ANGELA YOCHEM
Novant Health

Circle of Red Chairs

DREW CAWTHORNE
EY

ROCHELLE RIVAS
North Highland

Executive Team

STEPHANIE ALGER
Vista Private Equity

DR. ADELLE ANTHONY-WILLIAMS
Adelle Anthony-Williams MD, PLLC

MARCIA AVEDON
Trane Technologies

JODIE AYRES
Fifth Third Bank

ERANIA BRACKETT
Dentsply Sirona

ANDRE COLE
Wells Fargo

ANNETTE DAVIDSON
Grant Thornton

ERIKA DUNCAN
Bank of America

SAMANTHA FERRIE
North Highland

CHRIS HART
Levvel

PAULA KRANZ
Novant Health Innovation Lab

SHARMILLA KUMAR
Accenture

BETSY MACK
Charlotte Hornets Foundation

NANCY MCNELIS
Summit Leadership Partners

THERESA PAYTON
Fortalice

DR. CHERYL RICHARDS
Catapult

NIKI SCOTT

MEGAN TURNER
EY

JENNIFER WINSTEL
Bank of America, Private Bank

LISA YANKIE
Dentsply Sirona

Promotores de Salud Community Advisory Committee

ANA BUTTERS
Harris YMCA

DR. ROSANA SALADIN-SUBEROL
Charlotte Mecklenburg School District

JOEL VAZQUEZ JAIMEL
Mecklenburg County Public Health Department

JUDITH BARRIGA
Norsan Media

KERRI REVENS, Ph.D., MS, CHESL
Camino Community Center

LESTER OLIVIA, MBA
Medic-Mecklenburg EMS Agency

MICHAEL RESTAINO
BlueCross BlueShield of NC

ROSA MARIA GONZALEZ
Atrium Health

KARINA RUNYAN
Novant Health

KARINA GONZALEZ
Mecklenburg County Public Health

JESSICA MONTANA
Mecklenburg County Public Health