Liz is a community advocate for health, education and social justice. Her focus has been on early childhood development with the vision of fostering economic mobility in the Carolinas. She supports programs and initiatives that focus on the whole child and combine education and health - prenatal to age five. Liz serves on the boards of NC Smart Start and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Foundation and  Advisory Boards for the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education, and Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. She sits on the State Board for Nurse Family Partnership and recently became a member of the Mecklenburg County COVID-19 Recovery and Renewal Task Force.


Brad is a former managing director with Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC, previously serving as managing director and partner at McColl Partners, LLC.  He supports work encompassing social justice, mobility and Jewish life. 



Lindsay Broyhill is the Director of Strategic Programs and Administration. She comes to the Winer Family Foundation with strong experience raising awareness and funds on behalf of children, women, and families with low incomes. She previously led communications strategy and supported fundraising and grantmaking at Ascend, a policy program at the Aspen Institute focused on building intergenerational cycles of prosperity for families in the U.S. Prior to joining Ascend, she was an account supervisor at Widmeyer Communications, a public policy communications firm, where she managed communications projects for early childhood education, K-12 public education, education technology, and public health organizations and agencies. Broyhill graduated from Cornell University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. 


Danielle Close is the Foundation Assistant. In her role, Danielle manages scheduling, meeting preparation, and overall organization for the foundation. In addition to her work at the Winer Family Foundation, Danielle works as a consultant managing the communications strategy for ANSWER Scholarship, a Charlotte nonprofit that provides scholarship and mentorship to mothers of school age children working towards an undergraduate degree. Danielle graduated in 2019 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in Human Development and Family Studies where she interned as a research assistant at the Brain and Early Experience Lab. 


MC Belk Pilon, John M. Belk Endowment

Stephanie Kripa Cooper-Lewter, PhD, MSW, K. B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

Susan Gale Perry, North Carolina DHHS

Dan Gerlach, Dan Gerlach, LLC.

Janice M. Gruendel, PhD, EdM, Bridgeport Prospers

Carmen Hooker-Odom, Former Secretary of North Carolina DHHS

Sara Horstmann, MD, Atrium Health

Brandon Lofton, Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.

Easter Maynard, Investors Management Corporation / ChildTrust Foundation

Dr. Marcus Plescia, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Jake Sussman, The Justice Collaborative

Judge Elizabeth T. Trosch, North Carolina Judicial District 26

Stacy Warren, The Duke Endowment

Sue Worrel, The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte

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