BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

ADVISORS & LEADERSHIP TEAM

Holly Wade, Co-Founder

Holly Wade was a remarkable young lady, who accomplished much in her 14-years. She was a bright light to all around with her tremendous heart, joy, love and compassion for others, and her incredible sense of humor:) She was quite creative and talented. In her short life she was already a published writer, a news reporter and anchor on a Kids News Program, an agent-represented actress and model, and the inspiration for the creation of Young Writers' Academy LLC. On December 10, 2015, Holly was diagnosed with stage 4 Gliosarcoma - an aggressive and rare form of brain cancer. She courageously battled for 7-months, losing her fight on July 1, 2016. Before she passed, she worked with her mother on the mission of the Hands for Holly Fund, and took great joy at the prospect of helping others through her illness. 

Christine Wade, Executive Director/Co-Founder

Determined to honor her daughter Holly, Christine searched for services available to parents caring for ill children. Much dismayed by the lack of financial aid offered to families, Ms. Wade worked with her daughter to define the mission of the Hands for Holly Fund, and then assembled a team of professionals to help her develop and implement the non-profit organization. Christine's twenty years of experience in human resource management and program development within nonprofit and corporate sectors have assisted her with this undertaking. Christine received her B.S. in Psychology and completed 30 credits toward a Master’s in Counseling; she also holds a PHR certification and she is a published editor. 

Human Resources Manager, YWCA Central Carolinas

Bill Wade, President, Board of Directors

Bill is a senior vice president in the International Banking Group at Wells Fargo and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.  A 17 year veteran of the company, Bill has held varied finance positions across numerous wholesale banking and capital markets businesses, including a 3 year overseas assignment in London, England.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Bill lived and worked in New York for Morgan Stanley and Citibank in their capital markets finance and controller organizations.  Bill received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Long Island University- CW Post, and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance and Investments from Baruch College in New York, NY.    

Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

Courtney Purviance, Vice President, Board of Directors

Courtney worked as an Occupational Therapist for eight years in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, specializing in brain injury and cancer rehab.   The mother of two children stopped working outside of the home when her first child was a year old.  Courtney has remained active in the community assisting in her neighborhood rally for a cure.  She comes to us with a passion for children and their families.

Mario Mastrantoni, Treasurer & CFO, Board of Directors

Mario is the director of accounting policy for Wells Fargo and is based in Charlotte, NC.  Mario joined Wells Fargo through the Wachovia acquisition where he was the accounting policy manager responsible for capital markets activities in Wachovia’s Corporate and Investment Bank and Corporate Treasury. Prior to joining Wachovia, Mario held various controllership positions at GE Capital in Stamford, CT.   Prior to joining GE Capital, Mario was an assurance and a transaction services manager at PricewaterhouseCoopoers in Washington, DC.  Mario is a CPA in the State of New York and has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Siena College in Loundonville, NY.

Director of Accounting Policy, Wells Fargo

Kathleen Kullick, Secretary, Board of Directors

Kelly Kullick is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RLD) at Carolinas Healthcare System specializing in enteral and parenteral nutrition and serving on both the Ethics and Pressure Ulcer Prevention Committees.  At St. Matthew Catholic Church, Kelly is a Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion and an active member of the Family Assistance Ministry.  She trained her dog to become a Nationally Certified Therapy Dog and visits patients at Brightmore Assisted Living and Memory Care Facilities.  Kelly serves on the Ballantyne Country Club House and Tennis Committees and enjoys running, tennis, and fitness classes.  Kelly’s favorite and greatest role is wife, mother, and friend.  Kelly feels blessed to be a friend to Holly and her family and to help other families focus on their greatest blessings by relieving some of their burdens in even the slightest way through the Hands for Holly Fund.

Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RLD), Carolinas Healthcare System

Carrie Dunham, Philanthropy Manager, Board of Directors

Carrie worked for twenty years in the financial services industry before taking a break to focus on her family. She most recently served as a Finance Director for MetLife in the Premier Client Group. Prior to MetLife, she spent the majority of her career with Bank of America serving in their Finance, Risk and Customer Credit organizations. Carrie’s primary focus has always been helping and serving others, whether it is her family, friends or various charities. When not on the tennis court, you will find Carrie watching her son compete in swimming or walking her two dogs. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University and a green belt certification in Six Sigma Processes. 

Holly Roundtree, VP Development & Communications

Holly Cummings Roundtree is a seasoned executive level nonprofit professional. Over the years, Roundtree has held leadership roles in nonprofit and education environments. Her knowledge base spans across non-profit administration, fund development, program management, board and staff development, volunteer management, and marketing and public relations.

 

After obtaining her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree at South Carolina State University, she went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication (MCC) from the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia, SC.  Upon receiving her MMC degree, Roundtree was nominated and gained membership into the International Who’s Who Historical Society. She was also celebrated in the Who’s Who In Black Charlotte, NC 2012 line-up. As a youngster, similar to Holly Wade, Roundtree always had concern and a heart for helping others. “Hands for Holly has a mission that I can totally throw myself into,” Roundtree said, “A child that was able to see and focus on other families’ battles while fighting her biggest one ever, is something sacred and special. Holly may not be physically here anymore, but her vision and legacy will live on through the works of the Hands for Holly Memorial Fund.”

Dori Cazorla, Marketing Director

Dori is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Business and Marketing. After graduating from college, Dori worked in marketing for a large food service company. While taking a pause in her career to raise her children, she tapped into her experience as a competitive figure skater by working as a part-time figure skating coach. As the mother of a child with special needs, Dori is a fierce advocate for people with IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities). She is a certified tennis coach for the Mecklenburg County Special Olympics tennis program. In 2010, Dori established a year-round Special Olympics tennis program in South Charlotte.  She currently serves as the Program Director and has grown the program from  6 to 30+ tennis athletes and has enlisted hundreds of volunteers over the years. Dori has re-entered the workforce as a marketing professional and is currently the Marketing Director at Lincoln Derr, PLLC, a civil litigation law firm. 

Carlene Delorenzo, Operations Director

After graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in accounting, Carlene worked for the Hearst Corporation as an accounting manager.  Carlene then took time off to raise her family.  While doing so she served on Ballantyne tennis committees, tennis boards and captained many tennis teams.  When the opportunity arose for her to help with the Hands for Holly Memorial fund, Carlene knew that this would be a great fulfillment of her newfound time since her son is in college.  Carlene comes to us with a wonderful desire to help families in need.   

Rene LeBlanc-Allman, Legal Advisor - Advisory Board

René LeBlanc-Allman is a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP’s Finance Practice who represents financial institutions and equity sponsors in corporate lending transactions. In addition, Ms. LeBlanc-Allman served in the United States Air Force from 1987 to 1994. She received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Interdisciplinary Studies in 1995. She received  a J.D., magna cum laude, in 1999 from the University of South Carolina, where she was an articles editor for the South Carolina Law Review, and a member of the Order of the Coif. Ms. LeBlanc-Allman was listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America 2015 and 2016 in Banking and Finance. She was also recognized in Chambers USA in 2014 and 2015 as one of the nation's top lawyers in Banking & Finance. Ms. LeBlanc-Allman is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Business Law Section and she is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the UNC School of Law’s Center for Banking and Finance. She was named as one of the Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” which identifies professionals who are making major strides in their careers and impacting their communities.

Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Dr. Elisa Levine, Medical Advisor - Advisory Board

Dr. Elissa Levine is a board certified pediatrician who has over 15 years experience in private practice.  After graduating from Princeton University, she attended Boston University School of Medicine where she developed a love of children.  Dr. Levine completed her pediatric residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL and then traveled to New Zealand for additional training in developmental pediatrics and emergency care.  Dr. Levine and her husband relocated to Charlotte in 2003.   She enjoys spending her days helping children and their families.   She uses her pediatric background to help schools implement health and nutrition curricula.  When not at work Dr. Levine cherishes time with her husband, Joshua, and their daughters, Talia and Sasha. 

Pediatrician, Kids First Pediatrics

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