SHARE Charlotte Announces 2020 Board of Directors

SHARE Charlotte Announces 2020 Board of Directors


Diverse Mix of Business and Community Leaders Will Help Take Eight-Year-Old Organization To The Next Level 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (5/11/20) – SHARE Charlotte, a one-stop shop for connecting with 400+ Mecklenburg County nonprofits, today announced its 2020 Board of Directors that includes six returning members and three new additions.

“We’ve been very intentional about board size, roles, growth and fit,” said Colleen Brannan, SHARE Charlotte 2020 Board Chair. “Each new and returning board member has a specific skill set SHARE Charlotte needs, a rock star record of volunteerism and passion for community engagement.”

Julie Ayers, Partner at Aprio

Julie is a CPA and leads the Tax practice in Aprio’s Charlotte office. In the community, she is a past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Charlotte Chapter and currently serves as treasurer on the boards of Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity and First Generation Success. 

Jarian Kerekes, Senior Vice President for Team Member Philanthropy at Wells Fargo  

Jarian's responsibilities include managing an enterprise-wide strategy supporting community involvement and volunteerism programs that provide opportunities for team members to make meaningful and positive impacts in their communities. Previously, he served in similar roles at TIAA and the NBA.

Jack Santaniello, Partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Jack is a partner at the Charlotte office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP where he has worked for more than 20 years. In the community, he is a Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Foundation board member and previously served on the boards of the Latin American Chamber of Charlotte, Safe Alliance and CharMeck Crime Stoppers. 

Returning Board Members Include:

  • Chair: Colleen Brannan, 30-year public relations professional and owner of BRANSTORM PR

  • Vice Chair: Darlene Heater , Executive Director of University City Partners

  • Treasurer: Garrett Tichy, Owner of Hygge Coworking

  • Secretary: Kelly Brooks, CEO of Share Good Software & Founder of SHARE Charlotte

  • Crystal Dunham Sr. Foundation and Community Relations Consultant at Brighthouse Financial

  • Evan Parker, General Manager of The Athletic

About SHARE Charlotte
SHARE Charlotte is building a better Charlotte by empowering nonprofits and helping people invest in their communities in ways that matter most to them.  SHARE envisions a Charlotte united through good!  To learn more visit or email the Executive Director Amy Jacobs (

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