Staff and Board

True Champions of Trees

Achieving the mission of TreesCharlotte requires a collaborative effort of volunteers, partners and sponsors. In addition to this incredible support team, TreesCharlotte is anchored by a staff and founding board that work tirelessly to make the TreesCharlotte vision a reality.

The TreesCharlotte Board provides strategic oversight and counsel for the overall efforts of TreesCharlotte. In this capacity, the Board serves as fiduciary for TreesCharlotte by raising private capital, establishing contracts with partnering non-profits, and supporting efforts to coordinate volunteer plantings, public education initiatives and general awareness campaigns, as well as guiding the work of the Executive Director.



TreesCharlotte Board of Directors

Johnny Harris
President and CEO, Lincoln Harris
Marcia Simon
President, Paul Simon Women
Robert A Bartlett Jr Robert A. Bartlett
Chairman and CEO, Bartlett Tree Experts
Philip Blumenthal
Director, Blumenthal Foundation
Sam Bowles
Managing Director, Minturn Partners
 David M. Carroll
Civic Leader
Lori Collins
Principal, Collins Climate Consulting
Rob Harrington
Attorney at Law, Robinson, Bradshaw, and Hinson, P.A.
Kathryn Heath
Partner, Flynn Heath Holt Leadership

Marcus Jones
City Manager, City of Charlotte
Christine P. Katziff
General Auditor, Bank of America
Susan McKeithen
Civic Leader
Debra Plousha Moore Debra Plousha Moore
System Chief of Staff, Carolinas HealthCare System
Thruston Morton
CEO, Global Endowment Management
Rolfe Neill
Civic Leader
Tom Nelson
Chairman, President and CEO, National Gypsum
John Petrone
President, SouthWood Corporation
 Stoney Sellars
President and CEO, StoneLaurel
Lloyd Yates
EVP Market Solutions & President Carolinas, Duke Energy




Meet Our Staff

Chuck Cole
Executive Director

Dave Cable
Director of Philanthropy & Special Projects

Heike Biller
Events Director

Jen Rothacker
Community Engagement Officer

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