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Executive Team

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Jared Keaton

Chief Executive Officer

Jared Keaton started his career at Alliance Center of Education in 1998, as a member of the Center’s Accounting Team. Being recognized as a mission-first leader, Jared was quickly promoted and has led the organization through several growth cycles as Controller, Assistant Executive Director, and Chief Operating Officer. Today, as the Chief Executive Officer, Jared has also refined year-round services...

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Brian Luckadoo

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer, Brian Luckadoo, joined the Alliance Center for Education accounting team as a Financial Accounting Specialist in 2007. Brian immediately leaned into the organization’s restructuring activities by suggesting ways to streamline accounting processes and improve the existing financial reporting structure. These initiatives aided in improving the organization’s overall financial health, provided accurate data that was used to evaluate program and service offerings, and later, similar data collection provided information used in program expansion.

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Shalina Berger

Director of Human Resources

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Katie Wayne

Director of Development

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Elisha Wilson

Early Childhood Education Director

Elisha Wilson has been an Early Childhood Educator for nearly 25 years. With 15 years of teaching spanning from infancy to Pre-K; followed by almost 10 years in Program Administration. Her passion for early childhood was motivated by her grandmother, mother, and aunt who collectively contributed 31 years of service to Bethlehem Center of Charlotte, now Alliance Center for Education (AC4Ed). Elisha’s younger siblings are a product of Bethlehem Center of Charlotte.

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Georgett Johnson

Out of School Time Program Director

Board of Directors

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Samantha Dunbar

Chair

Samantha Dunbar

Executive Consultant

Chair

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Andy Belk

Vice Chair

Andy Belk

Edward Jones Investments 

Financial Advisor

Vice Chair

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Jorge Manjarres

Treasurer

Jorge Manjarras

Truist

Senior Financial Officer, Strategic Funding

Treasurer

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Michelene Mathews

Secretary

Michelene Mathews
United Methodist Women
Assist Director St Mark’s Child Dev. (retired)

Secretary

Board Members

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Alexandria Addison

At-Large Member 

Alexandria Addison

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Maudre Addison

Johnson C. Smith University
Director of Employee Services

 

Maudre Addison

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Taylor Barbour

PNC Bank, Healthcare Relationship Manager

Taylor Barbour

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Andy Belk

Andy Belk

Edward Jones Investments 

Financial Advisor

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Dimetris Craig
 

Dimetris Craig

Policy Council Representative

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John DeMicco 

John DeMicco
Theater Professional

Retired Teacher

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Samantha Dunbar

Samantha Dunbar

Executive Consultant

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Kim Langstaff

Kim Langstaff

Hannover Life Re America

AVP, Compliance Auditor

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Michelene Mathews

Michelene Mathews

St Mark's Child Development

Assist Director, Retired

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Jorge Manjarres

Jorge Manjarres

Truist Senior Financial Officer, Strategic Funding

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Anthony Stradford

Anthony Stradford

Financial Literacy Coach

Retired Military

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Ronda K. Williams

Ronda K. Williams

Hannover Re

Vice President, Human Resources

Ex-Officio Members

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Diann Back

President- United Women of Faith

North Carolina Conference - Metro District President

Diann Back

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Rev. Dan Pezet

United Methodist Church

Western NC Conference - Metro District Superintendent

Rev. Dan Pezet

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Rev. Dan Pezet

United Methodist Church

Western NC Conference - Metro District Superintendent

Bishop Ken Carter

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Joanie Strohm

United Women of Faith

Western North Carolina Conferenc
 

Joanie Strohm

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