GenerationNation: Our Team

GenerationNation develops a new generation of civic leaders.


Board of Directors

Maggie Akers, MVA

Qiana Austin, Foundation For The Carolinas

Paul Burley, Wells Fargo

Tiffany Capers, Crossroads Corporation

LaShaun Carter, Mecklenburg County

Christine Edwards, Civility Localized

Katie Eilers, Providence High School – Student Advisor

Diane Gavarkavich, DTG Community Services – Board Chair

Bryan Holladay, CLT Public Relations

Melissa Hovey, SHARE Charlotte

Chase Howard, Palisades High School – Student Advisor

Righteous Keitt, United Way – GenerationNation Alumni and Board Vice Chair

Margaret Marshall, Community Leader

Zahara Mushinge, Ardrey Kell – Student Advisor

Adam Rhew, SouthPark Community Partners

Brandi Williams, Community Leader

Past Chairs

Tiffany Capers,Crossroads Community Corporation

Brent Gilroy, Community Leader

Elyse Dashew, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Don Jonas, Atrium Health

Rachel Hunt, NC General Assembly

Julian Wright, Robinson Bradshaw

Desiree Rew, Delta Sigma Theta

Brian Francis, Francis Consulting


Executive Director

Amy Farrell, GenerationNation


Youth Council Officers 2024-25


Katie Eilers

Chase Howard

Zahara Mushinge

District President

Christopher Abreu

Anthony Korolos

Student Advisor to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Ailen De Bonis

Vice President

April Alonso

Nitya Garg

Samuel Gwin

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