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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 Hobson


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 Joe

Executive Director

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 Guthery

Development Director

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

Joe Foster
Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Board Chair

Al Lindemann
FCA Partners

Carolyn Taylor
Premier Sotheby’s Realty

Ernest Alexander

John Charles Kernodle
Strathmore Capital Advisors

Phil Brosseau

Maurico Suarez
Reliable Restorations

Garrett Jenkins
Browns Brothers Harriman

Bryan Stevens

David Stedman

John Wickham
Collwick Capital

Shamba Sandy
Wells Fargo

Julie Eiselt
City of Charlotte

Walker Collier
Trinity Capital Advisors

Kim Hanson
Community Volunteer

Cassell Fitzhugh
Community Volunteer

John Burtis
Community Volunteer

Mark Moore

Tamika Eubanks
Bank of America

Katie Charlebois
Community Volunteer

William Clark

Learn more about the Relatives team from our  Relatives newsletters.

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