Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

International Board of Advisors

Elie Wiesel†, Lifetime Honorary Chairperson

Nobel Laureate for Peace, 1986


Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2004

Dr. Paul Farmer, Founder, Partners In Health

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Chair, Dept. of African & African American Studies, Harvard University

Kerry Kennedy, International Human Rights Activist & Author

Dr. Bernard Kouchner, Founder, Doctors Without Borders

Jonathan Kozol, Author & Child Advocate

Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Jerre Stead, Chairman & CEO, IHS. Inc.


Charlotte Board of Advisors

Mary Lou & James Babb, Civic Leaders 

Robert Bertges, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo

Ambassador Mark Erwin, President, Erwin Capital

The Honorable Harvey B. Gantt, Former Charlotte Mayor 

Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown, SVP & Chief Community Health & Wellness Officer, Novant Health

Clarice Cato Goodyear, Community Volunteer 

The Honorable James Martin, Retired VP for Research, Carolinas HealthCare System

Sally D. Robinson, Civic Leader

F. William Vandiver, Retired Executive, Bank of America

The Honorable Kurt Waldthausen, Past Honorary Consul, Federal Republic of Germany

The Honorable Melvin L. Watt, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Dr. James H. Woodward, Chancellor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Charlotte


Charlotte Board of Trustees

Joan F. Lorden, Chair

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UNC Charlotte

Stephanie G. Ansaldo, President

The Echo Foundation


Dmitry Vovchuk, Vice Chair

Director, Business Support & Chief of Staff, Ally Financial

Claude Close, Secretary

Partner & Vice President, Springsteen Capital

Michael Hennessey, Treasurer

Managing Director, Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

Candice H. Knezevic, At Large

Change Manager, Duke Energy

Rajnish Bharadwaj, Community Advisor

Frank L. Bryant, Partner, Poyner & Spruill, LLP

Tom Jackson, Principal, Financial Services, Ernest & Young LLP

Neeraj Khanna, SVP, Strategic Programs Leader, Wells Fargo

Mark McDowell, Investor, Entrepreneur, Engineer

Thomas D. Pollan, President, Pollan Enterprises

John B. Stedman, President, JBS Capital, LLC

Eric M. Teal, Chief Investment Officer & Managing Partner, Queens Oak Advisors

Mark E. Williams, Manager, Deloitte