Strategic Leadership Council


Bishop Claude Alexander, Pastor, The Park Church

Dr. Adrian Bird, Chair, Interfaith Partners of South Carolina; Assistant Professor, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Charlotte

Sally Gambrell Bridgford, President, The Gambrell Foundation

Brian Collier, Executive Vice President, Foundation for the Carolinas

Bill Crowder, Board Chair, Wingate University; COO, Crowder Construction Company

Imam John Ederer, Imam and Religious Director, Muslim Community Center of Charlotte

Dianne English, Executive Director, Community Building Initiative

Maria Flores-Mills, Vice President of Student Engagement and Dean of Student Life, Queens University

Mary Gaertner, social justice advocate; retired Neighborhood and Business Services Program Coordinator, City of Charlotte

Stephanie Glaser, Associate Vice President for Campus and Community Relations, Davidson College

Mark Helms, Dean of Student Life and Service Learning, Central Piedmont Community College

Rabbi Dusty Klass, Associate Rabbi, Temple Beth El

Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski, Executive Director, MeckMIN

Claire Trexler, Queens Alumna; Belk Chapel Advisory Board; Trexler Foundation

Kristi Walters, Program Officer, Higher Education, The Duke Endowment