Staff & Board of Directors

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Bill Geiger

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Bill joined Freedom School Partners in October of 2023 and serves as the Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Amber Jackson-Holston

Enrichment Manager

Amber joined Freedom School Partners full-time in spring of 2023 and serves as the Enrichment Manager.

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Leah Jones

Scholars & Families Manager

Leah joined Freedom School Partners in January 2019 and currently serves as the Scholars & Families Manager.

Justin Lane

Data Evaluation & Impact Manager

Justin joined Freedom School Partners in September 2023 and serves as the Data Evaluation & Impact Manager.

Ieeshah Mackey

Supplies & Materials Coordinator

Ieeshah joined Freedom School Partners in May 2023 and serves as the Supplies & Materials Coordinator.

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Ralph Pérez

Director of Development

Ralph joined Freedom School Partners in October 2023 and serves as the Director of Development.

Dynasty Rankin

Program Assistant

Dynasty joined Freedom School Partners in February 2023 and serves as the Program Assistant.

Sally Sacco

Chief Administrative Officer

Sally joined Freedom School Partners in February 2013 and serves as the Chief Administrative Officer.

Necole Watts

Year Round Engagement & Outreach Coordinator

For over 23 years, Necole Watts has been shaping the lives of children. Through her work as a group home counselor and an…

Tiffany Williams

Chief Programming & Partners Officer

Tiffany joined Freedom School Partners in 2007 and serves as the Chief Programming & Partners Officer.

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Annalise Wilson

Marketing & Communications Manager

Annalise joined Freedom School Partners in February 2022 and serves as the Marketing and Communications Manager.

Mai Yang

Operations Manager & Bookkeeper

Mai Yang joined Freedom School Partners in January 2024 and serves as the Operations Manager and Bookkeeper.

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Alexis Young

Volunteer Coordinator

Alexis joined Freedom School Partners in February 2016 and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator.

Mary Nell McPherson

Founding Executive Director

From January 2000 – December 2019, Mary Nell McPherson served as the founding executive director of Freedom School Partners…

Meet Our Board of Directors

Covell Adams | The Structured Finance Association
Tara Agnew-Harris | Community Volunteer
Ann Cho-Taggert | Community Volunteer
Hendrick Ellis | Bank of America
Kate Flynn (Chair) | Deloitte
Ben Garcia | Vanguard
Andy Habenicht (Vice Chair) | TIAA
Mary Hall | Atrium Health
Michelle Harley | Fifth Third Bank
Gigi Harris | Community Volunteer
Mary-Margaret Kantor | Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
David Lamothe | Wells Fargo
Janaka Bowman Lewis | UNC Charlotte
John Lipe | Baird Private Wealth Management
Anil Matai
| Bank of America
William Maxwell | Colony Commercial
Kimberly Moore-Wright | Truist
Katie Morgan | My Next Season
Kim Perry | United States Patent & Trademark Office
Dana Saxe | Deloitte
Raquishela Stewart | CharMeck 311
John Stevenson | Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Burnet Tucker | My Next Season
Jim Williams | Williams Management Co., LLC
Angela Yochem | Community Volunteer
Brandon Zeigler | Global Endowment Management, LP

Special thank you to Daniel Coston Photography for the images.