Leaders

2024 Leadership


Katie Tyler
President
Paula Vincent
Immediate Past President
Ann Caulkins
President-Elect
Moira LoCascio
Secretary
Jessica Donan
Treasurer
Karen Albritton
VP Membership
Meghan Barp
VP Communications
Jennifer Appleby
VP Programs

Membership in IWF Carolinas is by invitation only.


Candidates are recognized leaders in their fields; proactive in the advancement of women; involved in civic, nonprofit and professional associations; and committed to engaging with the Forum. We seek a diverse membership, reflecting the breadth of industry, age and race/ethnicity of women leaders across North and South Carolina.
Women of accomplishment, influence, and impact are nominated by current members submitting applications for formal review by the Membership Committee and approved by vote of Forum membership before being invited to join.

Member List


IWF Carolinas is proud of its roster of over 100 women representing the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors and spheres of influence in North and South Carolina. Below is a list of current members and their professional titles.
 

Membership List

  • Norma Abbene Founder - ASG Consulting
  • Karen Albritton Consultant - Thinc Strategy
  • Stephanie Ansaldo President - The Echo Foundation
  • Jennifer Appleby President/Chief Creative Officer - Wray Ward
  • Catharine Arrowood Of Counsel - Parker Poe
  • Roslyn Artis President, CEO - Benedict College
  • Dianne Bailey Managing Director, National Philanthropic Strategy Executive - Bank of America
  • Meghan Barp President and CEO - United Way of Greenville County
  • Sherry Barretta CEO/Owner/Founder, VisionCor, Inc. - VisionCor, Inc.
  • Emma Battle Founder, President and CEO - Market Vigor LLC
  • Sarah Beardsley Managing Director and Retail Industry Lead - Accenture
  • Laura Belcher President/CEO - Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region
  • Lynette Bell EVP and President of the Truist Foundation - Truist
  • Andrea Bierce Retired Partner, Financial Services Practice - KPMG, New York
  • Patty Blackburn Former Vice President Communications & Public Affairs - Ingersoll Rand
  • Tanya Blackmon President - Auspen Consulting
  • Jayne Borman Family Office CFO - Bahakel Family Office
  • Deborah S. Bosley, Ph.D. Founder & Principal - The Plain Language Group, LLC
  • Abha Bowers CEO - Walk West
  • Roberta Bowman Founding Principal - Bowman Strategic Advisors, LLC
  • Leigh Brady President/CEO - NC State Employees Credit Union
  • Lissa Broome Wells Fargo Professor of Banking Law, Director Center for Banking and Finance - University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Christine Brown-Quinn IWF UK
  • Maryann Bruce President - Turnberry Advisory Group
  • Jennie Buckner Former Editor - Charlotte Observer
  • Ethel Bunch Founder and CEO - Sustain SC
  • Wendy Burden
  • Cynthia Carlson Retired Entrepreneur
  • Ann Caulkins President of Novant Health Foundations - Novant Health
  • Barrie Christman Retired Chairman, President & CEO - Banking Executive
  • Marian Clark Co-CEO - JC Steele
  • Adrienne Cole President and CEO - Raleigh Chamber
  • Sue Cole Managing Partner - SAGE Leadership & Strategy, LLC
  • Kristi Coleman President - Carolina Panthers
  • Lori Collins Luski Owner and Principal - Collins Climate Consulting
  • Pat Crull, Ph.D. Group Vice President (Learning, OD, Succession Planning, Diversity and Inclusion) - Time Warner Cable, retired
  • Elizabeth Davis President - Furman University
  • Sharon Decker
  • Kandi Deitemeyer President - Central Piedmont Community College
  • Dena Diorio County Manager - Mecklenburg County
  • Tracy Doaks President/CEO - MCNC
  • Jessica Donan Office Managing Partner - EY
  • Elyn Dortch Senior Vice President - Wells Fargo Bank
  • Mae Douglas Former EVP Chief People Officer - Community Leader
  • Theresa Drew Retired Managing Partner Carolinas Practice - Deloitte
  • Karen Dunning Founder/Principal - Baynes Dunning Consulting
  • Natalie English President/CEO - Wilmington, NC Chamber of Commerce
  • Linda Farthing Former CEO/President - Retail Executive
  • Suzanne Fetscher Founding President + CEO Emerita - McColl Center for Art + Innovation
  • Frances Fleisch Retired
  • Elizabeth A. Fleming Strategist, Facilitator, Coach - Independent
  • Dorlisa Flur Corporate Director and Strategic Advisor - Multiple corporate boards
  • Eileen Friars Retired Bank Executive
  • Sharon Gaber Chancellor - UNC Charlotte
  • Marilyn Gist Author, Speaker, Consultant - Marilyn Gist, Ph.D.
  • Mary Gray-Reeves Managing Director - College for Bishops of the Episcopal Church
  • Laura E. Grüb-Geschwindt, MBA Entrepreneur - LG Enterprises/MNI
  • Ravila Gupta President and CEO - Bagchi Group
  • Catherine Hansen Chief of Protocol - North Carolina Consular Corps
  • Carol Hardison CEO - Crisis Assistance Ministry
  • Jennifer Haygood CFO - University of North Carolina System
  • Kristen Hess CEO - HH Architecture
  • Kathryn Hill Retired President and CEO - Levine Museum of the New South
  • Valerie Hillings Director and CEO - North Carolina Museum of Art
  • Sage Hoare Principal - Sage Hoare Strategies, LLC
  • Dr. Brenda Holdnak Former Senior Vice President Human Resources - Holdnak Associates
  • Jewell Hoover Civic Leader
  • Catherine Horne President and CEO, - Discovery Place Inc.
  • Vonda Huss EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer - Brighthouse Financial
  • Marjorie Jenkins Dean - UofSC School of Medicine Greenville
  • Christine Katziff Chief Audit Executive - Bank of America
  • Marcie Kelso Partner - Kelso Communications
  • Lou Kennedy Nephron Pharmaceuticals
  • Kathleen Kennedy-Olsen President | CEO - Kathleen Kennedy Foundation
  • Valerie Kinloch President - Johnson C. Smith University
  • Sara Kirkpatrick Founder - SLK Works, LLC
  • Christie Knittel Mabry, Ed.D. Executive Director, Leadership, Organizational Development & Growth - Sage Therapeutics
  • Barbara Laughlin Former CIO - First Union Corporation
  • Mickey Layden CEO - LCK (Project Management Firm – Colliers, SC)
  • Shawna Lemon Co-managing Shareholder - Stanek & Lemon
  • Moira LoCascio CEO - MYgroup
  • Joan Lorden Provost Emerita - UNC Charlotte
  • Carol Lovin
  • Vi Lyles Mayor - City of Charlotte
  • Sandi Macdonald President & CEO - North Carolina Symphony
  • Dawn MacLaren Chief People Officer - Vertical Relevance
  • Michelle Maidt Board of Advisors - Reichard Capital, LLC
  • Ju-Don Marshall President/CEO - WFAE
  • Tonya Matthews President/CEO - International African American Museum
  • Melissa McGuire Managing Director, EVP - Sherpa
  • Suzanne Miglucci Independent Board Director - Miglucci on Marketing
  • Lynn Minges President/CEO - NC Restaurant and Lodging Association
  • Vicky Mitchener Owner and CEO - Dickens Mitchener and Associates
  • Arrington Mixon Board Chair - Foundation for the Carolinas
  • Mona Moon Retired
  • Diane Morais President of Consumer Bank - Ally Bank
  • Cynthia Mynatt President - Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships
  • Pamela Oliver MD, EVP & President - Novant Health, Inc.
  • Lisa Owen Founder and CEO - Converge, LLC
  • Lori Pappert Dentist/Partner - Drs. Pappert & Kirk Family Dentistry
  • Elise Partin Mayor - City of Cayce
  • Tracy Preston EVP, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary - HanesBrands Inc.
  • Robin Reiter-Faragalli Principal - Reiter & Associates, LLC
  • Clyda Rent Retired
  • Donna Rhode Community Relations Executive, Vaco. Former Vice President, Cisco - Vaco
  • Cheryl Richards, Ph.D. President & CEO - Catapult
  • Megan Riegel President & CEO - The Peace Center
  • Charmaine Riggins CEO - Loparex
  • Elizabeth Rostan Physician/Owner - Charlotte Skin & Laser
  • Joyce Russell President - The Adecco Group US Foundation
  • Sepi Saidi Board Director; former CEO - SEPI, a division of TranSystems
  • Machelle Sanders NC Secretary of Commerce - State of NC
  • Laura Schulte CEO - LAS Consulting, LLC
  • Christy Shaffer General Partner - Hatteras Venture Partners
  • Minor Shaw President - Micco, LLC
  • Andrea Smith Bank of America
  • Martha Smith
  • Carol Spalding President - Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
  • Molly Spearman State Superintendent of Education - South Carolina Department of Education
  • Inez Tenenbaum Attorney at Law - Wyche, P.A.
  • Alejandra Thompson Founder - Thompson Traders
  • Krista Tillman Co-Founder - identiversity
  • Betty Trautwein Retired Financial Services Executive and Board Member
  • Katie Tyler Founder - Tyler2 Construction, Inc.
  • Grace Ueng Founder/CEO - Savvy Growth
  • Paula Vincent Retired President Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center and Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital
  • Sophia Wajnert Co-Founder - Sora Union
  • Holly Welch Stubbing President/CEO - E4E Relief LLC
  • Laura Wellman President & CEO - retired - E4E Relief
  • Edwina Woodbury Retired Public Company CFO, Independent Board Member
  • Wendy York Dean - Powers College of Business, Clemson University
  • Katie Ziglar Director - Ackland Art Museum

Past Presidents

Paula Vincent
Paula Vincent
2023
Lori Collins Luski
2022
Laura Meyer Wellman
2021
Barrie Christman
2019 - 2020
Pat Crull
2017 - 2018
Sherry Barretta
2015 - 2016
Linda Farthing
2013 - 2014
Joan Lorden
2009 - 2012
Alana Ennis
2006 - 2009