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

Thruston Morton
Founder, Global Endowment Management
Robert A Bartlett Jr Robert A. Bartlett
Chairman and CEO, Bartlett Tree Experts
Sam Bowles
Managing Director, Threadridge Investment Partners
Peggy Brookhouse
Founder, Brookhouse
Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Duke Energy
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.
Johnny Harris
President and CEO, Lincoln Harris
Kathryn Heath
Partner, Flynn Heath Holt Leadership
Marcus Jones
City Manager, City of Charlotte

Paul Kardous
President, Row
Lori Collins Luski
Principal, Collins Climate Consulting
Susan McDonough
Civic Leader
Susan McKeithen
Civic Leader
Rolfe Neill
Civic Leader
John Petrone
President, SouthWood Corporation
 Stoney Sellars
President and CEO, StoneLaurel
Marcia Simon
President, Paul Simon Women
Chris Thomas
Partner, Childress Klein




Meet Our Staff


Jane Singleton Myers
Executive Director

Heike Biller
Director of Programs

Jen Rothacker
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Zack Agerton
Events Coordinator

Kate Bolkin
Community Tree Educator


Meet Our City of Charlotte Liaisons

Tim Porter
Chief Urban Forester

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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