Rachel is the Co-Founder and current Executive Director at RSS. She taught English as a Second Language for many years. Rachel received her BS and BA degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and studied in Salamanca, Spain. She enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, and spending time with her family.
Marci has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Recreation & Park Administration from Western Illinois University; she also attended Indiana University. Prior to Marci’s journey volunteering with Refugee Support Services, she was a Public Relations Coordinator at various agencies in Illinois, North Carolina, and Georgia, as well as a long stint as a stay-at-home mom. Marci has also served on the Board of Directors for Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency. She has been a Fruitful Friend to two Montagnard families for over 8 years with Refugee Support Services. She enjoys traveling, reading, and helping others.
Anne earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Presbyterian College. She educated her three children for 23 years at home. During that time, she taught elementary co-op classes and tutored. For the past seven years, before becoming Education Coordinator, Anne volunteered weekly educating and helping the parents and their children at the Help Center. She enjoys gardening, cooking, photography, and spending time with her husband and children, as well as her five refugee Fruitful Friend children and their families.
Theresa grew up in and around the Washington, DC area, which is where she first developed her interest in diverse communities. She has degrees in Education from Messiah College, Trinity University, and Johns Hopkins University. She has taught Kindergarten and English as a Second Language. Theresa and her family have been involved with refugees in Charlotte for 10 years.
Board of Directors:
Tammy S. Greyshock, CPA, CFA – Chairperson – Retired Banking; Community Outreach, Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte
Jack Hankins – Vice Chairperson – Vice President, Tyco International, Retired
David Cohen – Investor
Sarah Crosland – Executive Editor of Magazines, Charlotte Observer
Lisa Stryker – Communications Manager, Duke Energy
Odette Valder – M.D., Psychiatric Physician
Paul Yoder – CRM Strategy Consultant