Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

Board of Directors  |  Serving Each Child in Every Neighborhood. 

BOARD LEADERSHIP

Cheryl Richards, Ph.D.

Cheryl Richards, Ph.D.

Board Chair

CEO & Regional Dean at Northeastern University-Charlotte

MaryBeth Simon

MaryBeth Simon

Board Vice Chair

Director of Marketing at NewDominion Bank

Carrie Reeder-Petkavitch

Carrie Reeder-Petkavitch

Immediate Past Board Chair

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
UTC Aerospace Systems

Ray Jones

Ray Jones

Board Treasurer

Senior Manager at Vanguard

Joanette Freeman

Joanette Freeman

Secretary

Executive Director, Compensation and Benefits, CPCC – Central Campus

BOARD MEMBERS

Latoya Scott

Latoya Scott

Vice President, Smart Kids' CDC

Tamikia Greene

Tamikia Greene

Assistant Health Director Mecklenburg County Health Department

George Dunlap

George Dunlap

Chairman of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners

Victoria Manning

Victoria Manning

Executive Director at Skeebo Foundation

Cynthia Fritz

Cynthia Fritz

Managing Director of Deloitte & Touche LLP

Jared Keaton

Jared Keaton

Assistant Executive Director of Administration at Bethlehem Center of Charlotte

Betsy Mack

Betsy Mack

Executive Director, CSR Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Ben Gilman

Ben Gilman

Head of Business Continuity, Programs & Process Engineering, Bank of America

Amanda Pickens Nitto

Amanda Pickens Nitto

Attorney, Robinson Bradshaw

Chris Law

Chris Law

Assistant Director, NC Pre-K Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

Dwayne Sanders

Dwayne Sanders

Supply Chain Manager, Patton’s Incorporated

Dr. Shivani Mehta, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Shivani Mehta, MD, MPH, FAAP

Assistant Professor – Atrium Health Levine Children’s Medical Group
Assistant Adjunct Professor – University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
General Academic Pediatrician – Atrium Health Myers Park Pediatrics
Physician Champion – Carolinas Medical – Legal Partnership

Krutesh “Kru” Trivedi

Krutesh “Kru” Trivedi

Senior Vice President, Credit Products Group

Emily Nanney

Emily Nanney

Education Leader, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

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Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
(704) 377-6588
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202