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.


Heather is the executive assistant for Wayfinders. She joined the Wayfinders team as a volunteer along with her husband, serving as mentors in 2015 before moving into the position of executive assistant in 2019. She brings years of executive assistant experience both professionally and from her service on local non-profit boards and committees. She is passionate about the mission of Wayfinders and is excited to be a part of this growing organization. When not supporting the staff at Wayfinders, she is busy raising her two daughters and spending time with her family.


Lisa Stewart 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.


Stacy Levinson
MS, OD, MyEyeDr.

Past President
Melissa Raphael,
Community Volunteer

Vice-President of Fundraising
Vince Hindman, Wells Fargo

Vice-President of Governance & Nominating
Edward Kuehnle

Vice-President of Program Development
George Metz
Synergy Emerge and Freedom School Partners

Kenneth Doty
Community Volunteer

Ayanna Wakefield
Foundation for the Carolinas

Board Member Emeritus
Gary Ferraro
Community Volunteer

Rose Blackwood
Bank of America

Fred Dumas
Dark Cubed

Adam S. Farber
Colliers International

Emily Forfar
Ally Bank

Reed Griffith
Flagship Healthcare Properties LLC

Claudette Houston-Harris

Emily Mullinix
Community Volunteer

Maria Parker
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Esezele Payne
Atrium Health

Steve Raphael
Community Volunteer

Gillian Small
Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Kristin Smith
Community Volunteer

Quiana Smith
Atrium Health

Alison Storie
Elliott Davis