Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

Board of Directors  |  Our Vision is Every Child Turns Five Ready to Thrive 

BOARD LEADERSHIP

MaryBeth Simon

MaryBeth Simon

Board Chair

Chief of Staff, Discovery Place

Joanette Freeman

Joanette Freeman

Vice Chair

Human Resources Director, Guilford County Government

Cheryl Richards, Ph.D.

Cheryl Richards, Ph.D.

Past Chair

President,  Johnson & Wales University

Ray Jones

Ray Jones

Board Treasurer

Community Leader

Dr. Shivani Mehta, MD, MPH, FAAP

Dr. Shivani Mehta, MD, MPH, FAAP

Secretary

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

BOARD MEMBERS

Liz Buckingham

Liz Buckingham

Operations Consultant, Vanguard

John Eller

John Eller

Director of Social Services, Mecklenburg County

Cynthia Fritz

Cynthia Fritz

Managing Director of Deloitte & Touche LLP

Dr. Tamikia Greene

Dr. Tamikia Greene

Assistant Health Director Mecklenburg County Health Department

Ben Gilman

Ben Gilman

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

Tamar Goldblatt

Tamar Goldblatt

Senior Director, Pricing Strategy, Novant Health

Chris Law

Chris Law

Director, CMS Pre-Kindergarten Programs

Betsy Mack

Betsy Mack

Executive Director, CSR Charlotte Hornets Foundation

Victoria Manning

Victoria Manning

Executive Director at Skeebo Foundation

Laura Meier

Laura Meier

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, District 5 Representative

Emily Nanney

Emily Nanney

Education Leader, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Amanda Pickens Nitto

Amanda Pickens Nitto

Attorney, Robinson Bradshaw

Dwayne Sanders

Dwayne Sanders

Supply Chain Manager, Patton’s Incorporated

Braxton Winston

Braxton Winston

City Council Member, At-Large Representative

Latoya Scott

Latoya Scott

Vice President, Smart Kids' CDC

Krutesh “Kru” Trivedi

Krutesh “Kru” Trivedi

Senior Vice President, Credit Products Group

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