Board Members

  • Wendy Kahn (Board Member)

    Wendy Kahn is an Active Philanthropist in the City of Charlotte. Married for more than 15 years to Michael A. Kahn. They presently live with their two Sons Michael Jr. & Luke Kahn who are 10 & 12 years old.  As owners of the Charlotte Checkers and Carolina Hurricanes, she comes with a strong background in family values, and a […]

  • Ryan Schalles (Board Member)

    Ryan Schalles is a Customer Experience Manager for The Wendy’s Company, covering a seven-state territory. Ryan’s responsibilities include internal evaluations, training, and supporting Wendy’s Franchise Groups. The Wendy’s company is based out of Dublin, OH, however, Ryan currently works from his home office. Prior to joining “Always Believe”, Ryan held several local celebrity fundraisers benefiting […]

  • Michelle Thomas (Board Member)

    Michelle Thomas is the Citizenship & Public Affairs Manager for Microsoft Southeast Region, covering eight states from North Carolina to Florida.   Michelle’s responsibilities include developing the citizenship strategy; driving local corporate social responsibility programs including YouthSpark and digital literacy grants and software; and investing in programs that assist in providing technology education and careers […]

  • Anthony Bogues (Board Member)

    I am a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, currently employed with the City of Charlotte. I have always had a passion for working with kids which dates back to my earliest years. I grew up volunteering with my Aunt who, for over twenty years, coordinated programs for the Department of Recreation and Parks in […]

  • Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues (President)

    Muggsy was born January 9, 1965 in the Lafayette Public housing projects of Baltimore, Maryland. Anyone who looked at his size and environment would have defiantly challenged the idea of Muggsy: a key player voted most valuable player as he helped Dunbar High School win 59 consecutive games ranking the school as one of the […]

  • Henry Underwood (Board Member)

    Henry Underwood a pillar in the Charlotte community for over 25 years. He previously worked for Xerox Corporation in sales and Marketing for 10 years acquiring many awards for the top sales person and Presidents Club winner. Presently owner of Underwood Specialty Advertising a Promotional Products Company established in 1994 providing over 750,000 different products […]

  • Brittney Bogues (Vice President)

    Brittney founded All In Public Relations based on the principles of publicity and the evolving world of electronic media. Brittney’s “Go Hard or Go Home” leadership has given her the edge in placing her clients in the publications that matter. ESPN, GQ, USA Today and TIME are just a few of the top tier media […]

  • Octavia Scott (Treasury)

    Octavia Scott is a Vice President of Wells Fargo and Company, providing Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement leadership and oversight for operational risks. A 32-year veteran of the banking and financial sector, she previously managed Credit Risk related activities for a $12 billion dollar commercial banking portfolio. Octavia earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, […]

  • Leondrus Wright (Secretary)

    Chef Leondrus Wright received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Morris College in 2004 and a Masters in Public Administration from Bowling Green State University in 2006. He became interested in cooking at the age of thirteen when his grandmother taught him how to bake his first cake. Chef Wright really developed his passion […]