GenerationNation: Our Team

GenerationNation develops a new generation of civic leaders.


Board of Directors

Maggie Akers, MVA

Ken Brown, City of Charlotte

Paul Burley, Bank of America

Tiffany Capers, Crossroads Corporation – Board Co-Chair

Lashaun Carter, Mecklenburg County

Lenny Coltrane, PwC

Tricia Cotham, Community Leader

Calvin Duong, Charlotte Engineering Early College – Student Advisor

Christine Edwards, Civility Localized – Board Co-Vice Chair

Diane Gavarkavich, DTG Community Services – Board Co-Vice Chair

Sidney Griffin, South Mecklenburg High School – Student Advisor

Bryan Holladay, CLT Public Relations

Righteous Keitt, GenerationNation Alumni

Margaret Marshall, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Mira Mullis, Independence High School – Student Advisor

Adam Rhew, Center City Partners

Malachi Thompson, West Charlotte High School – Student Advisor

Brandi Williams, Community Leader

Past Chairs

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


Legal Advisor

Corby Anderson, Bradley Arant

Executive Director

Amy Farrell, GenerationNation


Youth Council Officers 2022-23


Calvin Duong

Sidney Griffin

Mira Mullis

Malachi Thompson

Vice President

Annie Eilers

Chase Howard

Claire Ryu

Student Advisor to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

Laksha Ramkumar, Butler High School (2023)

Juan Torres Munoz, East Mecklenburg High School (2022)

Join the team

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