Our Staff

Your Partners In Philanthropy

Meet Our Staff

The FFTC team is honored to serve our community, clients and partners. We invite you to connect with us.

President's Office

Michael Marsicano, Ph.D.

Michael Marsicano, Ph.D.

President & CEO

Email

704.973.4531

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Abby Clark

Executive Assistant, Administration

Email

704.973.4502

Senior Leadership Office

Brian Collier

Brian Collier

Executive Vice President

Email

704.973.4556

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Melissa Nemec

Executive Assistant

Email

704.973.4910

Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Executive Vice President

Email

704.973.4562

Sara Rae

Sara Rae

Operations Support Associate

Email

704.973.4519

Holly Welch Stubbing

Holly Welch Stubbing, J.D.

Executive Vice President & In-house Counsel

Email

704.973.4557

Debra S. Watt

Debra Watt

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer

Email

704.973.4523

Savannah Fung

Savannah Fung

Executive Assistant, Human Resources

Email

704.973.4507

Nikhil Sawant

Nikhil Sawant

Executive Vice President of Business Services & Chief Information Officer

Email

704.973.4504

Amber Morgan

Amber Morgan

IT & Business Services Associate

Email

704.973.4903

Business Development

Rebekah Allison

Rebekah Allison

Assistant Vice President, Centers for Giving

Email

704.973.4553

Doug Benson

Doug Benson, J.D.

Senior Vice President and In-House Counsel

Email

704.973.4594

Kindl Detar

Kindl Detar, J.D.

Vice President, Planned Giving

Email

704.973.4581

Neal Emmons

Neal Emmons

Vice President, Business Development

Email

704.973.4526

Whitney Feld

Whitney Feld, J.D.

Vice President, Family Office Partners

Email

704.973.4913

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Emily Kennedy

Vice President, Center for Personal Philanthropy

Email

704.973.4092

Nancy Kipnis

Nancy Kipnis

Vice President & Coordinator, Create Your Jewish Legacy

Email

704.973.4554

Linda Nelson

Linda Nelson

Administrative Assistant, Centers for Giving

Email

704.973.4573

Valerie Pearson

Valerie Pearson

Administrative Assistant

Email

704.973.4596

Deviré Robinson, J.D.

Deviré Robinson, J.D.

Vice President, Centers for Giving

Email

704.973.4511

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Tiffany Toppazzini

Business Development Assistant

Email

704.998.6402

Ayanna Wakefield

Ayanna Wakefield

Assistant Vice President, Family Office Partners

Email

704.973.4543

Catherine Warfield

Catherine Warfield, CFP®

Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Advancement

Email

704.973.4515

Phil Warshauer

Phil Warshauer

Executive Director, Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Email

704.973.4544

Holly Welch Stubbing

Holly Welch Stubbing, J.D.

Executive Vice President & In-house Counsel

Email

704.973.4557

Carolina Theatre

Richard Grubbs, AIA LEED AP

Richard Grubbs, AIA LEED AP

Project Manager

Email

704.973.4503

Emily McCallister

Emily McCallister

Programming & Operations Project Manager

Email

704.973.4512

Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Executive Vice President

Email

704.973.4562

Client Services

Jill Blumenthal

Jill Blumenthal

Senior Donor Relations Specialist

Email

704.973.4541

Susan P. Nelson

Susan Nelson

Manager, Donor Relations

Email

704.973.4505

Nikhil Sawant

Nikhil Sawant

Executive Vice President of Business Services & Chief Information Officer

Email

704.973.4504

Community Programs & Civic Leadership

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Qiana Austin

Vice President & Scholarships Program Officer

Email

704.973.4535

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Edwenda Avery

Assistant Vice President, Scholarships

Email

704.973.4582

Brian Collier

Brian Collier

Executive Vice President

Email

704.973.4556

Hillary Crittendon

Hillary Crittendon

Director of the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council (CELC)

Email

704.777.2353

Will Jones

Will Jones

Board & Grants Specialist

Email

704.973.4542

Carla F. McCrorey

Carla McCrorey

Senior Scholarship Specialist

Email

704.973.4538

Carol Morris

Carol Morris

Vice President & Assistant Director, Civic Leadership

Email

704.973.4550

Alexis Owens

Alexis Owens

Assistant Vice President & IT Liaison, Community Programs

Email

704.973.4568

Katie Martin

Katie Martin

Board & Grants Specialist

Email

704.973.4559

David Snider

David Snider

Vice President & Program Officer

Email

704.973.4528

Aisha Strothers

Aisha Strothers

Executive Director, Greater Steps Scholars

Email

704.973.4567

Keva Womble

Keva Womble

Senior Vice President, Community Programs

Email

704.973.4533

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Melissa Nemec

Executive Assistant

Email

704.973.4910

Daavonia Womack-Lee

Daavonia Womack-Lee

Administrative Assistant

Email

704.973.4569

Finance

Alyssa R. Federico, CPA

Alyssa Federico, CPA

Senior Vice President, Finance

Email

704.973.4517

Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca Rodriguez, CPA, CFP®

Controller

Email

704.998.6425

Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Executive Vice President

Email

704.973.4562

Human Resources

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Tashmiere Hunter

Human Resources Generalist

Email

704.973.4975

Madeliene Tweito

Madeliene Tweito

Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

Email

704.998.6431

Debra S. Watt

Debra Watt

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer

Email

704.973.4523

Savannah Fung

Savannah Fung

Executive Assistant, Human Resources

Email

704.973.4507

Information Technology

Cornell Emile

Cornell Emile

Solution Architect

Email

704.973.4500

Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher

Vice President & Director of IT

Email

704.973.4509

Vicki L. Jones

Vicki Jones

Vice President & Sr. Project Management

Email

704.973.4547

Dan Manes

Dan Manes

Senior Manager, Information Technology

Email

704.973.4900

Andrea Phelps

Andrea Phelps

Vice President, IT and Business Liaison

Email

704.973.4514

Michael Scott

Michael Scott

System Administrator Associate

Email

704.973.4574

Nikhil Sawant

Nikhil Sawant

Executive Vice President of Business Services & Chief Information Officer

Email

704.973.4504

Amber Morgan

Amber Morgan

IT & Business Services Associate

Email

704.973.4903

Investments

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Greg Beuris, CFA

Vice President & Director, Investment Portfolio Oversight & Reporting

Email

704.973.4522

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Dana Bradford

Project Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

Email

704.973.4580

Ian Bradley

Ian Bradley

Investment Analyst

Email

704.973.4521

Holly Welch Stubbing

Holly Welch Stubbing, J.D.

Executive Vice President & In-house Counsel

Email

704.973.4557

Legal Affairs

Doug Benson

Doug Benson, J.D.

Senior Vice President and In-House Counsel

Email

704.973.4594

Valerie Pearson

Valerie Pearson

Administrative Assistant

Email

704.973.4596

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Robert Pritchard

Compliance Officer

Email

704.973.4972

Holly Welch Stubbing

Holly Welch Stubbing, J.D.

Executive Vice President & In-house Counsel

Email

704.973.4557

Evan Wolkofsky

Evan Wolkofsky, J.D.

Assistant Deputy Counsel & Vice President

Email

704.973.4558

Marketing & Communications & Events

Susan Gray

Susan Gray

Administrative Assistant

Email

704.973.4588

Timothy Hager

Timothy Hager

Assistant Vice President, Public Relations

Email

704.973.4587

Tara Keener

Tara Keener

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Email

704.973.4570

Jennifer McClave

Jennifer McClave

Assistant Vice President, Marketing Operations

Email

704.973.4589

marla neely

Marla Neely

Vice President, Special Events

Email

704.998.6410

Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Executive Vice President

Email

704.973.4562

Erica Tomashitis

Erica Tomashitis

Communications Specialist

Email

704.973.4540

Real Estate & Facilities Management

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David Blake

Porter

Email

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Jeff Bowers

Porter

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Yvette Byrd

Security Guard

Email

704.973.4500

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Steve Carto

Facilities Manager

Email

704.998.6469

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Shannon Wright

Receptionist

Email

704.973.4500

Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Executive Vice President

Email

704.973.4562