Staff



Darren Ash
Executive Director

Darren Ash has served as the Founder & Executive Director of Charlotte Family Housing (CFH). He was Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Apartment Realty Advisors. He has served on 10 poverty/homeless boards in Charlotte & Mexico over the last 20 years. He was awarded the 2010 Charlotte Community Leader of the Year & Goodwill's 2014 Callaghan Cornerstone Award.
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Chuck Jones
Director of Financial Services

Chuck joins Common Wealth Charlotte with a 33-year background in business, advertising, and marketing.  He has had his own firm for 25 years. Throughout that time he has  served in a variety of ministry and pastoral roles. A Charlotte resident since 1987, Chuck cares deeply about Charlotte, its people, and its future. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a Vol for life, despite his transplanted Carolina roots.
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Mary Quinn
Director of Financial Education

Mary Quinn comes to Common Wealth Charlotte with a 17-year history in the nonprofit industry. She is the former Director of Charlotte Saves, a national initiative of America Saves. She is a certified credit counselor and longtime financial educator.
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Alexandra Shaw
Financial Services Manager

Alexandra joins Common Wealth as Financial Services Manager, responsible for assisting clients with securing Opportunity Loans, managing the Opportunity Loan fund and creating enhanced informational infrastructure to secure data.
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Kamina King
Senior Financial Advisor

Kamina King has years of experience in the nonprofit world, including case management for clients experiencing homelessness and those with mental illness.  Her experience includes working with lead agencies in housing and behavioral health, including Behavioral Health Charlotte.  Kamina holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Tricia Fisher
Senior Financial Advisor

Tricia holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She previously worked as a Clinical Family Social Worker at Charlotte Family Housing, and has experience in the treatment of anxiety, depression and recovery from trauma. She enjoys helping clients develop self-awareness and learn new ways of interacting in their lives.
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Jackie MacVean
Special Projects

Jackie MacVean has decades of experience in the non-profit arena as both volunteer and consultant and works with many local agencies including Foundation for the Carolinas and the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage.
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Austin Webster
Teen Financial Education

Austin comes to Common Wealth Charlotte on special assignment from his full-time position with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Teach for America. With a passion for financial education for teens, Austin is involved in developing curriculum to be taught in public school settings to equip middle- and high-school students with enhanced financial literacy.  Austin graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. 
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