Part of Our Family: The Relatives Team
The Relatives team members come from all different backgrounds to make a diverse group of counselors, mentors, and transition specialists. We work around the clock to keep our youth safe and secure. From the staff to the youth we serve, we value this family above all else.
Trish brings years of experience as she recently served as a vice president of Alexander Children’s Foundation. Before joining Alexander Youth Network in January 2015, she worked at the YMCA of Charlotte as their Senior Financial Development Director. Trish joined the YMCA after six years with the Emergency Winter Shelter, now known as the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte. She also served as the CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Charlotte, Inc. and currently serves as Treasurer for the Charlotte chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Curtis has been a part of The Relatives since 2005. On top of being Executive Director since 2016, he also serves as the Program Director after serving as the Relatives Program Manager for over 11 years. A longstanding background in youth development, Curtis acted as a Behavior Modification Technician for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools before joining the Relatives team.
Spencer took on the role as Development Director in 2016 after serving as the Relatives Development Officer for 5 years. Committed to the Relatives mission, she volunteered with the organization since 2008 before joining the Relatives team as the Volunteer Engagement Officer.
Board of Directors
Premier Sotheby’s Realty
John Charles Kernodle
Strathmore Capital Advisors
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Vice Chair & Treasurer
Canopy Financial Advisors
Brown Brothers Harriman
Bank of America