It started over sushi.
Carolyn Naseer and Erin Spencer, My Change Agent Co-Founders, both have personal missions that include having a positive, measurable impact on their communities…
As fate would have it in 2005, the two women moved to Raleigh-Durham at the same time based on the lure of a wondrous life in the Triangle. Little did they know what would happen when their lives crossed paths.
Having built their own vocations on creatively bridging gaps and disrupting expectations, Carolyn and Erin found themselves at a crossroads. They realized that they could continue applying their skills in-house, or use them to impact other industries and organizations.
After sharing many sushi lunches together, a partnership emerged—one that involves applying kindness and compassion to the business world.
The rest is history.
CAROLYN NASEEr, Co-founder
Naseer (MA, Columbia University) has vast experience in research, corporate application, leadership, compliance and policies, budget oversight and management, implementation and execution, and public speaking. She has worked with start-ups, Fortune 500s, and state-level organizations, and has written peer-reviewed publications and presented at numerous national conferences. She enjoys public speaking, volunteering in the Triangle community, and is actively engaged with local boards.
Carolyn’s superpower: Implementation and making things happen! (She loves spreadsheets but will never admit it.)
ERIN SPENCER, Co-founder
Spencer (BBA, University of Georgia) has over 15 years progressive experience in strategic organizational development & alignment, marketing, human resources, finance, IT, M&A, risk management, and operations. She is passionate about empowering teams and clients with the best knowledge and resources available to impact their business. For fun, Erin loves to work with teams in a training and development capacity so they can reach their highest potential and adores public speaking. She is actively involved in the community and serves on numerous boards.
Erin’s superpower: Cultivating relationships to solve problems.
MARISSA SHELDON, Client success lead
Sheldon (MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) has over ten years of experience in public health, including research, community outreach, communications, evaluation, and project management. She has worked at the federal level at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as at the local level at a Florida county health department and at NC State University. As an active volunteer, she is passionate about making positive changes in the community and driving change in underserved populations.
Marissa’s superpower: Creating order out of disorder.
Greg Hrabec, Controller
Hrabec (MBA - Strayer University) has 20+ years experience in small business operations and finance both running a family-owned business as well as consulting with other small businesses in the Triangle area. His experience encompasses work within all departments of a small business from Finance and Accounting, HR, Employee Benefits, Inventory, Purchasing Production and overall Operational Management. This has given him the ability to work successfully with all levels of an organization and see the "big picture" when addressing issues.
Greg’s superpower: Wizard of all things for small business - especially finance!
Wendi Lucas, Nonprofit Lead & Subject Matter Expert
Lucas' (JD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) dynamic 25 year career in the nonprofit sector has bridged conservation, law, public health, housing, and higher education. Serving both locally and internationally in the C-Suite and on Boards of Directors, she has successfully led numerous organizations through periods of growth and transition. She is an experienced organizational development expert, visionary strategic planner, and highly successful fundraising professional. An avid adventurer who is drawn to explore horizons, she believes the journey begins where existing trails end.
Wendi's superpower: Forging new models of success