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.  

Nancy Downing

Nancy Downing

Chair

Nancy has served on the Board of Trustees at Thompson and currently serves on the Board at Providence Day School and the Board of Advisors of Greenhouse Scholars. Her experience with these organizations has included fundraising, strategic planning, Board cultivation and governance. She and her husband Bruce have 4 grown children.

Bill Crowder

Bill Crowder

Vice Chair

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. 

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Brian Jones

Treasurer

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. 

Teresa Starr

Teresa Starr

Secretary

Teresa served on the board of Matthews Free Medical Clinic and St. Stephen Preschool and worked in Admissions at Providence Day School and Queens Univ. She has volunteered with numerous non-profits in Charlotte, including Physician’s Impact Fund and St. Gabriel Catholic 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.

John Chanon

John Chanon

John 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 25 years in various positions including Senior VP of Finance for Harris Teeter Supermarkets.

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Mary Lou Daly

Mary Lou is a client advisor for Bragg Financial Advisors, where she provides retirement, estate, investment, and financial planning services to clients. She has also worked as a CPA.

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. 

Mark McAlister

Mark McAlister

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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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.