Mollie Thorn

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

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 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.

Emely Reyes

Emely is the Program Assistant for Wayfinders. Emely is a recent graduate from UNC Charlotte, where she studied International Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her passion is to positively impact the community in any way she can. In her spare time, she enjoys Pilates, reading, and spending time with friends.

Lazetta Lutrillo

Lazetta is the Family & Academic Success Coordinator for Wayfinders. Prior to joining our team, Lazetta worked with Communities In Schools for over 10 years where she referred scholars to Wayfinders. Lazetta joined Wayfinders in 2024 and has a passion for working with students and families to provide resources and eliminate any barriers to students being successful in school and life. Lazetta is a Charlotte native, and lives with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys salsa dancing, pickleball, and traveling with her family.


George Metz
Synergy Emerge

Vice-President of Fundraising

Vince Hindman
Wells Fargo

Vice-President of Governance & Nominating
Emily Forfar
Ally Bank

Vice-President of Mentoring
Asa Santa Cruz
BDG Architects

Alison S. Miley
Atlantic Squared

Marcus Kimbrough
Atrium Health

Roselyn Ahua
The Vision Loft

Rose Blackwood
Bank of America

Lance Breeden

Karl Celis

David Crane
Crane Charitable Foundation

Fred Dumas
Dark Cubed

Avin Dwivedy

Shaila Gupta

Claudette Houston-Harris

Jeryn Lindsay

Marc McCollum

Stuart Pfeifer
Morgan Stanley

Kara Schlageter

Gillian Small
The Leon Levine Foundation

Quiana Smith
Bridge Investment Group