Staff



Chuck Jones
Executive Director

Chuck joined Common Wealth Charlotte after a 33-year background in business, advertising, and marketing, including 25 years with his own firm. Throughout that time he has also served in a variety of avocational 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 serves on the Board of Visitors of UT College of Communication and Information.
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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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Darren Ash
Senior Financial Advisor

Darren Ash is Founder of Common Wealth Charlotte, and served as its first Executive Director. He was formerly Executive Director at Charlotte Family Housing (CFH), and 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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Alisha Jeter
Senior Financial Advisor

Alisha comes to Common Wealth after nine years at Florence Crittenton Services, where she assisted clients with a variety of vocational training, college and GED enrollment, budgeting, money management and time management skills. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies.
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Madeline Sierra
Financial Advisor

Madeline is a 2015 graduate of Queens University, and joined Common Wealth Charlotte after serving as Admissions Coordinator for Florence Crittenton Services. She assists CWC clients in budgeting, credit coaching and accessing banking relationships. Madeline is fluent in both English and Spanish.
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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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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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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. She serves CWC in a contract capacity.
 
Scott Christensen
Summer Intern
Scott is a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, majoring in Finance. He is a Leon Levine Scholar, and is working with Common Wealth Charlotte as a summer intern, especially engaged in creating a secure digital archive, access and retrieval system for client files.