15 Jan 2018

Meet the Team

Meet the Team Jennifer Nichols Board Member

15 Jan 2018

Meet the Team

Jennifer Nichols

Jennifer Nichols

Board Member

Executive Director/Founder of the Aspire Carolinas Foundation

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Malone University in Canton, Ohio and completed additional coursework in reading education (Eastern Michigan University) and developmental disabilities (CPCC). She taught for nine years in Michigan before moving to North Carolina and changing careers. After several years in sales and management, she entered the non-profit field. She is a certified grants writer and seasoned fundraiser working with organizations such as InReach, The Arc of Mecklenburg, The American Red Cross, and Discovery Place. Jennifer most recently worked at The John Crosland School as Director of Institutional Advancement. For eight years she was responsible for fund development, program development, marketing and public relations. The opportunity to start the Foundation and serve as Executive Director of Aspire Carolinas marks the culmination of a lifetime dream.  She always wanted to start an educational non-profit that would address the needs of underserved populations such as students with learning differences, Asperger’s and those needing career and technical options.

Cathy Fasciana

Cathy Fasciana

Marketing and Communications Manager

Cathy attended Lafayette College and then transferred to Seton Hall University where she received her B.S. degree in Secondary Education and History. She completed her M.S. degree in Management (HR Concentration) at the College of St. Elizabeth. Cathy previously worked in Human Resources Management for ten years. After relocating to Charlotte she took the position of Advancement and Communications Coordinator at The John Crosland School. Cathy is excited to bring her website administration, marketing, social media, writing, administrative and communications experience to her new role as Communications Manager at the Aspire Carolinas Foundation.

Jamie Esquinas

Jamie Esquinas

Operations and Fundraising Manager

Jamie holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Communication and a Minor in Organizational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio, but lived in Orlando, Florida before moving to Charlotte, North Carolina. She has worked in various fields such as Customer Service, Administration, Human Resources, and Project Management. She is skilled at seeing the big picture and tracking and maintaining milestones along the way. Jamie is passionate about collaboration, helping others, and striving to make a difference in the world.

 

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