Charlotte Neuroscience Foundation Board of Directors

Memory & Movement Charlotte is humbled to have the support of talented, thoughtful, creative leaders who are engaged in every way.  

2024 Board of Directors

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John Chanon


John is returning to the MMC Board. He is a retired CPA who formerly served as the NC Managing Partner for Tatum CFO Partners. Prior to that, Mr. Chanon worked for Ruddick Corporation for twenty-five years in various positions including Senior Vice President of Finance for Harris Teeter Supermarkets.

Mark McAlister

Mark McAlister

Vice Chair

Mark is a Charlotte native and a graduate of Sewanee, The University of the South. He began his career in banking and transitioned into the paper and packaging business over 30 years ago. He and his wife Lib have 3 married children...all Sewanee grads. 

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Brian Jones


Brian is a co-founder and principal of Providence Capital Advisors, and the Director of Financial Planning. He offers strategic guidance in virtually every area of personal finance. Brian also serves on the finance committee at Myers Park United Methodist Church. 

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John Beyer


John is an attorney with Parker Poe, concentrating on professional negligence and product liability defense. He has served on the board of directors of the NC Association of Defense Attorneys, is a member of the Defense Research Institute and led Parker Poe's Professional Negligence & Product Liability Defense Group.

Cindy Grim

Cindy Grim

Immediate Past Chair

Cindy rejoins the board after serving from 2014-2021. She is retired from Bank of America after a long career in corporate and investment banking, and is currently doing consulting work. Cindy previously served as chair of the board of the Charlotte Catholic High School Foundation. 

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Charles H. Edwards II, MD

Founding Physician

MMC was born of the vision, passion and conviction of Dr. Edwards. In his role as a board member, Dr. Edwards will guide the strategic growth of the practice regionally and advocate for the Time and Attention model of care nationally and in a variety of settings.

Bill Crowder

Bill Crowder

Bill is the Executive Vice President of Crowder Constructors, Inc. He also serves as a trustee for Wingate University, a board member of Alexander Children's Network, and an Elder in his church. He brings deep understanding as a caregiver. 

Hannah Dickerson

Hannah Dickerson

Hannah brings both personal and professional experience to the board. She previously served as Vice President of Advancement at Wingate University, and is currently caring for her mother, a Memory & Movement Charlotte patient.

Scott Kerr

Scott Kerr

Scott recently retired from a long career with the Atrium Health Foundation and brings deep understanding of grant-making and nonprofit administration.

Jenny Longshore

Jenny Longshore

Jenny is the Director of Executive Talent Attraction with Centene Corporation, a healthcare enterprise that focuses on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Before joining Centene, Jenny was a senior human resources leader with Novant and Atrium Health. 

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Joe Marley

Joe is the former Managing Director of Marsh & McLennan Companies, and today owns and manages a commercial real estate investment firm as well as a pine timber farm in South Carolina. He’s active with many area organizations, including leadership roles on capital campaigns for NC State University, Charlotte Rescue Mission, and Crossnore School and he leads the Name, Image and Likeness Collective for NC State Baseball. Joe also chaired the Epicurean Society Scholarship fund at Johnson & Wales University for three years.

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Harsha Mirchandani

Harsha is a physical therapist and is involved in her mother's care. She is passionate about nonprofit work and served on MMC's caregiver advisory committee. 

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Don Taft

Don is retired from Hoechst Celanese and his career as a management consultant. He's been a trustee of Wingate University for over 30 years and board chair for three years. Don is a weekly Bible resource leader at Pritchard church in South End and a national church renewal consultant.