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

Christine Edwards, Civility Localized – Board Co-Vice Chair

Annie Eilers, Providence High School – Student Advisor

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

Bryan Holladay, CLT Public Relations

Chase Howard, Palisades High School – Student Advisor

Righteous Keitt, United Way – GenerationNation Alumni

Margaret Marshall, Community Leader

Adam Rhew, SouthPark Community 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 2023-24


Annie Eilers

Chase Howard

Malachi Thompson

Vice President

Joy Alabi

Katie Eilers

Anthony Korolos

Nadia Sesay

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

Jobs and internships