First official GenOne cohort inducted October 2016

First official GenOne cohort inducted October 2016


Executive Staff


Ian Joyce - Executive Director

After a life-changing experience studying abroad and working as a reporter in Kosovo, he realized he wanted to make his impact as a leader through teaching. He applied to Teach for America and was accepted as a 2014 Corps Member. Now an Alumni of the Teach for America program, Ian taught US History as a passionate Eastway Jaguar for four years, receiving the 2017 Charlotte Chamber's Young Professional Educator of the Year award. He began working on the GenOne program in his second year of teaching with Founder Greg Gabriel as a CMS District Program, but as the program grew Ian quickly realized it would not be effective for the students GenOne serves or grow meaningfully unless he could run it full-time. As the Executive Director, his favorite component is working with the incredible students and families GenOne serves. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his dog Loki and hiking with his wife Sarah.

GenOne Team:

Don Cleven

Don is the Board Chair

Michele Amoroso

Michele serves on the board and manages the finances

Katie Gauntner

Katie serves on the board and chairs the Fundraising committee

Maria Lander

Maria serves on the board and is the GenOne parent liaison

Erin Stubbs

Erin serves on the board and is the SVP lead partner

Barlow mann

Barlow serves on the board and is our legal council


Greg Gabriel - Founder

Greg Gabriel was born and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management, and was accepted into Carnegie-Mellon’s 3-2 MBA Program.  Greg Gabriel also earned his Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He is a National Board Certified Teacher and assessor for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Greg Gabriel teaches 7th grade math at Eastway Middle School, and he is a past Teacher of the Year and math department chair at Eastway Middle School.  Greg Gabriel was named a 2013 MeckEd Teacher of Excellence and recipient of MeckEd’s Paul Jackson Teacher of the Year Award.  Greg Gabriel was a 2017 recipient of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' I AM CMS award.

Scott Brennan

Scott serves on the board and is responsible for operations, growth, and expansion for GenOne 

sabrina shingwani

Sabrina is the Board Secretary

Stephanie Leo

Stephanie serves on the board and chairs the Event and Family Programming  

carla clements

Carla is a board member and manages the GenOne Navigators