GenerationNation: Our Team

GenerationNation develops a new generation of civic leaders.


Board of Directors

Paul Burley, Bank of America

Tiffany Capers, Crossroads Corporation – Board Co-Chair

Lenny Coltrane, PwC

Tricia Cotham, Community Leader

Elyse Dashew, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education – Board Co-Chair

Christine Edwards, Amplify Charlotte

Rod Garvin, EY

Diane Gavarkavich, Community Leader

Brent Gilroy, Community Leader

Sarah Hazel, City of Charlotte

Bryan Holladay, Charlotte Public Relations

Don Jonas, Care Ring – Immediate Past Chair

Righteous Keitt, GenerationNation Alumni

Joel Odom, GenerationNation Alumni

Wanda Reeves, Community Leader

Adam Rhew, Center City Partners

Brandi Williams, Community Leader

Legal Advisor

Corby Anderson, Bradley Arant


Amy Farrell, Executive Director

Ty White, Program Coordinator

Nicholas Smith, Youth Project Coordinator

Patricia Banega Segura, Special Projects

Youth Council Officers


Kush Patel, Cato Middle College High School

Tucker Stillman, South Mecklenburg High School

Ian Waters, Sugar Creek Charter School

Vice President

Gabriel Hammonds, Harding University High School

Jasleen Kaur, Providence Day

Juliette Palacios-Perez, North Mecklenburg High School

Stella Smolowitz, Myers Park High School

Student Advisor to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Gabe Schuhl, Ardrey Kell High School