Board of Directors, Advisors & Staff

Please be advised that all inquiries regarding the path to funding should begin with the submission of a Letter of Inquiry.

Board of Directors

Leon Levine
President & Director

Sandra P. Levine
Vice President & Director

Larry Polsky
Director

Dr. Michael Richardson
Director

Thomas (Tom) W. Lawrence, III
Director


 

Staff

Tom Lawrence

Thomas (Tom) W. Lawrence, III
Executive Director
(704) 817-6502
tlawrence@leonlevinefoundation.org
Tom Lawrence is the executive director and a member of the board of directors of The Leon Levine Foundation. In 2002, Tom joined the Levine Family Office as chief financial officer to oversee the personal finances, tax compliance and investment portfolio management for the family and its Foundation. He previously worked in the Family Wealth Planning division of Arthur Andersen in Charlotte and with the general services group of McGladrey & Pullen in Richmond, Virginia. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Tom is a graduate of the University of Richmond. He and his wife, Gina, have two young children.

 

Arrington Mixon
Arrington Mixon
Senior Program Officer
(704) 817-6508
amixon@leonlevinefoundation.org
Arrington Mixon is a senior program officer and advisory board member of The Leon Levine Foundation. She is also the portfolio manager at the Levine Family Office. Arrington worked for Bank of America from 1982 through 2009, in a variety of roles including corporate banking, global markets and risk management. She is currently on the boards of EverBank Financial and Christ Church Foundation and previously served on the boards of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and the Women’s Impact Fund. Arrington is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She and her husband, Burch, have two adult children.

 

Justin Steinshriber
Justin Steinschriber
Senior Program Officer
(704) 817-6506
jsteinschriber@leonlevinefoundation.org
Justin Steinschriber is a senior program officer of The Leon Levine Foundation. He is also operations manager at the Levine Family Office. Justin previously worked at Wells Fargo Private Bank, advising high net worth families on comprehensive wealth management matters.  He began his career as an attorney in the estate planning and wealth transfer group of Moore & Van Allen, PLLC. In addition to his professional work, he has served on the Boards of the Arts & Science Council, the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte and Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte.  Justin is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Virginia School of Law.  He and his wife, Kirsten, live in Dilworth with their two children.

 

Larry Polsky
Larry Polsky
Senior Advisor
(704) 817-6507
lpolsky@leonlevinefoundation.org
Larry Polsky is a senior advisor and a member of the board of directors of The Leon Levine Foundation. Previously, Larry was executive vice president of administration with Goodrich and Coltec Industries, a predecessor company, and prior to that, he was vice president of personnel with Cooper Industries in Houston, Texas. In addition, Larry serves as a trustee at Queens University. He is a former board chair of Discovery Place and a past trustee of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center and the Levine Museum of the New South. Larry is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio) and the University of Illinois. He and his wife, Dale, have two adult children and four grandchildren.

 

Mike Richardson
Dr. Michael Richardson
Levine Scholars Program Director
(704) 817-6503
mrichardson@leonlevinefoundation.org
Mike Richardson is a program manager and a member of the board of directors of The Leon Levine Foundation. He has worked with the Levine family since 2004 and joined the Foundation in 2009. Dr. Richardson is the associate medical director for Survivorship and Genetics at the Levine Cancer Institute. Prior to that, he served as a primary care physician for 25 years. Born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, Mike is a Morehead Scholar and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC-CH School of Medicine. He and his wife, Kelli, have two adult children.

 

Christy Bostic
Christy Bostic
Program Officer
(704) 817-6510
cbostic@leonlevinefoundation.org
Christy Bostic is a program officer at The Leon Levine Foundation. Previously, she worked as a development officer at Wingate University from 2007 until 2010. Christy is actively involved in the Women’s Impact Fund and serves as a volunteer for the Humane Society of Charlotte. She is an All-American swimmer and a graduate of Wingate University and the Byrum School of Business. Christy and her husband, Benj, have one young son.

 

Andrew Yavorski
Andrew Yavorski
Senior Program Associate
(704) 817-6512
ayavorski@leonlevinefoundation.org
Andrew Yavorski is a  senior program associate at The Leon Levine Foundation. He first joined The Foundation team as the Foundation’s first-ever intern. He is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in public policy and history. He is an avid sports fan, particularly of his alma mater and his hometown Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets.

 

Sara Utterback
Sara Utterback
Program Associate
(704) 817-6511
sutterback@leonlevinefoundation.org
Sara is a program associate at The Leon Levine Foundation. She previously worked at Queens University of Charlotte as the Assistant Director of Admissions and Events. Sara is a proud native Charlottean and graduate of Queens University of Charlotte. She has a love for sports, running, and spending time with her family, including her two dogs.

 

Amy Chapman
Amy Chapman
Program Associate
(704) 817-6517
achapman@leonlevinefoundation.org
Amy Chapman is a Program Associate at The Leon Levine Foundation. She previously worked at a digital marketing company in Charlotte as a Junior Copywriter. Amy is a proud graduate of Queens University of Charlotte where she studied English and Arts Leadership and Administration. Originally from England, Amy now lives in Charlotte with her husband, Matt. In their free time, Amy and Matt enjoy mentoring a StreetLeader from Urban Promise. Amy also serves on the Advisory Board of The Arts at Queens.

 

Sarah Ott
Sarah Ott
Administrative Assistant
(704) 817-6514
sott@leonlevinefoundation.org
Sarah Ott is an administrative assistant at The Leon Levine Foundation. She also serves as the system administrator for the Foundation’s grants management system. Sarah previously served in a similar role with an import company in Charlotte. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A proud Army brat, Sarah is delighted to call Charlotte home. She and her husband, Dave, are animal lovers with three cats and a dog.

 

Will Piner
Will Piner
Controller
(704) 817-6516
wpiner@llmanagementinc.com
Will Piner joined the Levine family office as the controller in July 2015 and oversees the day-to-day accounting and tax functions of the office. He previously worked in public accounting with Peter Bell, PLLC; Elliott Davis Decosimo, Deloitte Tax, LLP; and Clifton Larson Allen over thirteen years holding a variety of roles including both audit and tax positions. Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, Will is a graduate of the University of North Carolina. He and his wife, Sara, have three children.

 

Cindy Woller
Cindy Woller
Accounting
(704) 817-6504
cwoller@llmanagementinc.com
Cindy Woller is an accountant at The Leon Levine Foundation. In 2005, she joined the Levine Family Office, and the Foundation full time. Previously, Cindy was the corporate cash manager for Family Dollar Stores while working part time for the Levine family and their Foundation. She is a native Charlottean and a graduate of Wingate University. Cindy and her husband, Scott, have two adult sons.

 

Dave Chandik
David Chandik
Investment Analyst
(704) 817-6513
dchandik@llmanagementinc.com
David Chandik is an investment analyst at The Leon Levine Foundation. Previously, he was a brokerage specialist at Vanguard, executing equity trades while running portfolio and individual equity-level analysis. A Charlotte native and proud Gamecock, David is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he double majored in investment finance and global supply chain and operations management. David’s hobbies include rugby and reminiscing with his Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers.

 

Fred Simmons
Fred Simmons
Project Manager
(704) 817-6505
fsimmons@leonlevinefoundation.org
Fred Simmons is a project manager at The Leon Levine Foundation. In 2008, Fred joined the Foundation after a 36-year career with Family Dollar Stores, during which he served in a number of roles, advancing from his first position as a stock boy at age 17 to the Charlotte-area district manager and eventually the director of advertising. Fred is a resident of Belmont, where he spends his free time working in his yard and tinkering with old cars. Fred, and his wife Joanie, have an adult son and a young granddaughter.