OUR STAFF

Mollie Thorn
James

Mollie is the Executive Director of Wayfinders. She joined the Wayfinders team as a volunteer in early 2012 before moving into the position of executive director in June of 2012. Mollie came to Wayfinders after a successful 17-year legal career and brought a wealth of community involvement and non-profit experience to the executive director role. Mollie enjoyed the tremendous benefits of the summer camp experience as a camper and camp counselor herself and is passionate about extending those benefits to low-income students in the Charlotte area.

Jaime Kannan
Lam

Jaime is the Director of Development for Wayfinders. Jaime joined Wayfinders in 2020 and has a decade of experience in fundraising, spanning a wide range of organizations. Jaime has experience in a wide range of organizations, ranging from human services to arts and culture, with a focus in strategic fundraising growth.

Lisa
Stewart

Lisa Stewart is the Mentor Coordinator for Wayfinders. Lisa is an experienced coordinator of volunteer-centric teams with a passion for bridging the opportunity gaps for underserved children in Charlotte. Most recently, she has served as co-coordinator of a youth mentor program for a local elementary school. Lisa joined Wayfinders as a mentor earlier this year and strongly believes that the experiences Wayfinders offers through camp, mentorship and enrichment opportunities can change the trajectory of a child’s life for the better. Lisa and her husband have lived in Charlotte since 2003 and have three children.

Alison Busch

Alison Busch is the Camp & Enrichment Coordinator for Wayfinders. Alison joins us from the education world, where she was a Transitional Kindergarten teacher at First Presbyterian Church for the past 11 years. She is a Co-Chair of HYPE, a mentoring program at Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary, as well as a Mentor with Wayfinders. Her passion lies in improving outcomes in children’s lives and she looks forward to building meaningful relationships with Wayfinders scholars and their families. Alison, her husband, and their three sons have lived in Charlotte since 2000. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and backpacking, reading, yoga and spending time with friends and family.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
George Metz
Synergy Emerge and Freedom School Partners

Past President
Stacy Levinson,
MS, OD, MyEyeDr.

Vice-President of Fundraising
Vince Hindman
Wells Fargo

Vice-President of Governance & Nominating
Edward Kuehnle
Revionics

Vice-President of Program Development
Quiana Smith
Bridge Investment Group

Treasurer
Alison Storie
Atlantic Squared

Secretary
Emily Forfar
Ally Bank

Roselyn Ahua
The Vision Loft

Rose Blackwood
Bank of America

Karl Celis
Worldpay

Ken Doty
The Connor Group

Fred Dumas
Dark Cubed

Avin Dwivedy
GLC

Claudette Houston-Harris
INLIVIAN

Marcus Kimbrough
Atrium Health

Maria Parker
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Esezele Payne
Atrium Health

Stuart Pfeifer
Morgan Stanley

Melissa Raphael
Community Volunteer

Asa Santa Cruz
BDG Architects

Kara Schlageter
Truist

Gillian Small
The Leon Levine Foundation