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
Sam Bowles
Managing Director, Threadridge Investment Partners
Lori Collins
Principal, Collins Climate Consulting
Mary N. Hall, M.D.
Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Education, Atrium Health
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

Paul Kardous
President, Row
Christine P. Katziff
General Auditor, Bank of America
Susan McDonough
Civic Leader
Susan McKeithen
Civic Leader
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




Meet Our Staff

Chuck Cole
Executive Director

Zack Agerton
Events Coordinator

Heike Biller
Events Director

Jen Rothacker
Community Engagement Officer


Meet Our City of Charlotte Liaisons

Tim Porter
Chief City Arborist

Erin Oliverio
City Tree Canopy Manager

Frank Psaroudis
Stewardship of TreesCharlotte Trees

Meet Rooty

Rooty is our fearless mascot. You might catch him at our TreeStores, outreach events and school programs.

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