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.

A Dedicated Team

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.

TreesCharlotte was initially incubated as an affiliate of Foundation For The Carolinas, and has since established itself as a separate 501c3 organization. The TreesCharlotte Board meets periodically throughout the year and guides the project and 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 JrRobert Bartlett
Chairman and CEO, Bartlett Tree Experts
Philip Blumenthal
Director, Blumenthal Foundation
Sam Bowles
Managing Director, Minturn Partners
David Carroll
Head of Wealth, Brokerage & Retirement, Wells Fargo
Lori Collins
Executive Director, Collins Climate Consulting
Dena DiorioDena Diorio
County Manager, Mecklenburg County
Rob Harrington
Attorney at Law, Robinson, Bradshaw, and Hinson, P.A.
Kathryn Heath
Partner, Flynn Heath Holt Leadership
Marcus D. Jones
City Manager, City of Charlotte
Christine Katziff
General Auditor, Bank of America
Susan McKeithen
Civic Leader
Debra Plousha MooreDebra 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
Stoney Sellars
President and CEO, StoneLaurel
Lloyd Yates
EVP Market Solutions & President Carolinas, Duke Energy

Meet Our Staff

Chuck Cole
Executive Director, TreesCharlotte
Dave Cable
Director of Philanthropy & Special Projects, TreesCharlotte
Heike Biller
Events Director, TreesCharlotte