Co-Chairs

Gibbie Harris, Mecklenburg County Health Department

Liz Winer, Winer Family Foundation


Executive Committee

Katrina Graue, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

William Hammill, MD, Novant Health 

Will Jones, Thompson Child and Family Focus

Ellen McIntyre, PhD, UNC Charlotte 

Stacy Nicholson, MD, Atrium Health

Stephanie Cooper-Lewter, PhD, Leading on Opportunity

Carmen Hooker Odom, Cardinal Innovation Board

Cotrane Penn, PhD, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Michael Ruhlen, MD, Charlotte AHEC 

Judge Elizabeth Trosch, North Carolina Courts


Steering Committee

Kelly Blasky, Charlotte AHEC

Cherene Caraco, Promise Resource Network

Wanda Douglas, North Carolina Families United

 James DuRant, MD, Novant Health

Tamikia Greene, Mecklenburg County Health Department

 Janice Gruendel, PhD, UNC Charlotte

Sara Horstmann, MD, Atrium Health

 Jacqueline McKnight, PhD, County Department of Social Services

Tchernavia Montgomery, Crisis Assistance Ministry

Kristie Opiola, PhD, UNC Charlotte

Amber Pierce, Reach Out and Read

Anna Priester, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Justin Perry, Perry Counseling

Kathyrn Firmin-Sellers, United Way of Central Carolinas

Bob Simmons, Council for Children’s Rights

Jillian Totman, Thompson Child and Family Focus