Other Communities We're In:

SVP International

Staff & Board


Kristin Winkle Beck, Executive Director

Kristin joins SVP with over two decades of experience leading business units and strategic vendor relationships for Capital One, GE Consumer Finance and Bank of America.  More recently, she is the creator and founder of Pivot Point Professionals, LLC, a boutique coaching and consulting firm focused on helping professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs make changes in their career and businesses to align their purpose and performance with their priorities. Read More »

Heather Karriker, Associate Director

Heather has served as Associate Director for SVP Charlotte since 2015. As a UNC Charlotte graduate with a background in education and counseling, Heather worked for several years with Sylvan Learning Centers and the public school system in Union County. Read More »


Denise Burkard, Board Chair

Most of the time I spend in my day-job with people and teams outside of Charlotte. SVP is an anchor for me to the Charlotte community-really helping me connect with others in-person and feeling like I am contributing to a vibrant nonprofit community. I initially started as a Coach for SEED20 which was a great entree into SVP." Read More »

Bleema Bershad

When I moved to Charlotte in 2016 with my family, I discovered SVP Charlotte as way to not only connect with others passionate about improving life in our community, but also make positive change by supporting nonprofits directly. I’m proud to be a Board member of an organization that delivers funds and so much more to so many worthy Charlotte nonprofits. Read More »

Catherine Fischer

It has been a great way to see what is going on in our community and to be a part of the change they are effecting. Engaging with and working beside wonderful people who bring such a diverse range of skills and talents is enriching. Read More »

Chelsea Gorman, Board Secretary

Joining SVP has allowed me exposure to non-profits in the Charlotte area that I never would have known existed otherwise. Read More »

Cristy Travaglino, Board Treasurer

SVP provides a unique opportunity for me to use my skills and talents to help local nonprofits in a meaningful way while allowing me to continue to grow my knowledge in the nonprofit sector and connecting me with other highly motivated individuals who share a passion for making our community a better place for everyone. Read More »

Harrison Marshall

We not only provide funding; we also provide the human capital of our partners and the community connections that give our Investees the best opportunity for success and growth. Read More »

Mark Weber

As an entrepreneur, I totally relate to SVP's entrepreneurial spirit in using innovative approaches to achieve leveraged results in the organization's nonprofit partnerships Read More »

Scott Leo

SVP provides an opportunity for me and my wife, Stephanie, to work together with other like-minded people in Charlotte to improve our community in a unique and engaging way. Read More »

Scott Brennan

Scott discovered SVP through his work with GenOne Charlotte, an SVP Investee.  Prior to his retirement in 2017, Scott was a managing director with Accenture. Upon retirement he was looking to leverage his skills to give back to the Charlotte community and specifically to impact economic mobility.  Read More »