Administration and Finance + Government Affairs and Member Engagement (GAME)

Geraldine Gardner

Executive Director, Centralina Regional Council

Geraldine Ide Gardner began her role as Executive Director of Centralina Regional Council in January 2019. She previously served as Director of Urban and Regional Policy at German Marshall of the United States (GMF) in Washington, D.C. At GMF, Geraldine the led program’s transatlantic initiatives to convene policymakers and practitioners from U.S. and European cities to explore key issues in the transatlantic urban agenda. Her expertise lies in the integrated policies and cross-sector partnerships needed to build sustainable and inclusive cities…

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Gabrielle Brown

Accounting Technician
704-348-2716
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Yolanda Harrison

Accounting Technician
704-385-4793
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Emily Hickok

Marketing & Communications Manager
704-348-2702
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Venecia Rock White

Operations & HR Manager
704-348-2733
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Dominique Sanders

Accounting Technician
704-348-2738
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Martha Steen

Staff Accountant
704-348-2727
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Denise Strosser

Finance Director
704-348-2704

Lauren Tayara

GAME Coordinator
704-688-7037
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Kelly Weston

GAME Coordinator/Clerk to the Board
704-348-2728

CENTRALINA AREA AGENCY ON AGING

Linda Miller

Director, Centralina Area Agency on Aging

Linda Miller is the Director of the Centralina Area Agency on Aging. She has more than 30 years of experience in the aging field and has been a part of the Centralina team for 22 years. Linda served as a Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the first nine years with Centralina and was instrumental in developing Centralina’s Evidence-based Health Program that has been delivering wellness programs in the community since 2007. She is one of 12 nationally certified Matter of Balance falls prevention workshop trainers, training hundreds of master trainers over the past decade…

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Laurie Abounader

Regional Ombudsman
704-348-2739

Katie Ballard

Aging Program Specialist
704-499-6392
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Julia Burrowes

Aging Program Specialist
704-348-2729
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Patricia Cowan

Regional Ombudsman
704-688-6503
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Cindy Englert

Ombudsman Program Coordinator
704-348-2715
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Elisa Gregorich

Aging Program Specialist
704-348-2726
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Hillary Kaylor

Regional Ombudsman
704-348-2724
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Katie Kutcher

Aging Programs Coordinator
704-348-2705
Debi Lee

Debi Lee

Assistant Director, Aging Programs
704-348-2714
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Sara Maloney

Aging Programs Coordinator
704-688-7037
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Evelyn Pressley

Aging Program Associate
704-688-6505
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Lindsay Tice

Regional Ombudsman
704-688-6504
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Natalie Tunney

Aging Program Specialist
704-348-2711
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Latosha Walker

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Specialist
704-348-2713
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Margaret White

Aging Program Specialist
704-348-4789

Warren Wilson

Aging Program Specialist
704-385-4793

CENTRALINA COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Michael Manis

Director, Centralina Community Economic Development

Michael Manis is the Director of the Centralina Community Economic Development department. He provides more than 40 years of experience in management and coordination on federal, state and local levels in a variety of municipal and private development arenas. As Director, Michael facilitates access and support of multiple federal agencies and North Carolina funding opportunities, grants and administrative resources for the regional units of government and economic agencies…

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Victoria Avramovic

Assistant Director, Community & Economic Development
704-688-6502
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Savannah Cooper

Community Development Specialist
704-688-7033

Sam Leggett

Construction Inspector
704-458-7019
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James Luster

Senior Community & Economic Development Coordinator
704-348-2706

CENTRALINA REGIONAL PLANNING

Michelle Nance

Director, Centralina Regional Planning

Michelle Nance, AICP, is the Director of the Centralina Regional Planning department. She directs Centralina’s work related to land use and transportation, with a focus on regional and local mobility, healthy community initiatives, placemaking, resiliency and community engagement. Her work is dedicated to helping local governments address shared, long-term issues through collaboration and partnerships…

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Matthew Gallman

Regional Planner
704-348-2734
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Jessica Hill

Assistant Planning Director
704-348-2731
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Emily Parker

Senior Planner
704-688-6507
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Aarti Sharma

Senior Planner/GIS Specialist
704-385-7556
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Carina Soriano

Regional Planner
704-688-7035
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Jason Wager

Principal Planner
704-348-2707

CENTRALINA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

David Hollars

Executive Director, Centralina Workforce Development Board

David Hollars is the Executive Director of the Centralina Workforce Development Board (WDB). In his role he provides the expertise and resources to support the work of the Centralina WDB, partnering with economic development, education and businesses, creating innovative strategies to serve job seekers and employers and investing in the future of the community…

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Tyana Johnson

Communications Coordinator
704-348-2732
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Narissa Knight

Services Specialist
704-372-2718
Solomon McAuley

Solomon McAuley

NextGen Specialist
704-348-2719
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Sherika Rich

Program Services Leader
704-348-2719
Anna Lu_Wilson

Anna Lu Wilson

Business Services Leader
704-385-4790

Centralina Job Opportunities

Centralina employs a team of experts that work collectively to further the mission of the organization. Interested in joining this dynamic team of professionals? Visit our Insights page for available job opportunities. Thank you for your interest in employment with Centralina.

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It is the ongoing policy and practice of Centralina to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.