Community advocate Tiffany Capers begins as executive director for Grier Heights revitalization nonprofit

Search committee struck by her passion to improve the quality of life in Grier Heights and a “very deep commitment to justice.”

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Tiffany Capers

Tiffany Capers is putting her nonprofit leadership and social justice advocacy experience toward revitalizing the Grier Heights neighborhood. On Monday, Capers stepped into her new role as executive director for CrossRoads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development, Inc. She succeeded Don Gately, who retired as the organization’s founding executive director.

“I look forward to partnering with the Grier Heights community and continuing the work to make Charlotte a city that reflects our deepest beliefs and highest ideals for us all,” she said in a press release.

Capers brings 25 years of nonprofit and public sector experience to her new position. Prior to CrossRoads, she spent 11 years as managing director for Teach for America where she oversaw strategy, public affairs and development. Other previous roles included tenures at Foundation For The Carolinas and the City of Charlotte.

Capers is widely known for her volunteer work as a leader and co-facilitator with Black Lives Matter Charlotte. She serves on the boards of the Charlotte Post Foundation and GenerationNation as well as a member on the YMCA Community Impact Committee.

In a statement, CrossRoads’ board chair Joe Helweg said the search committee was “struck by her authentic passion for service and for the mission of CrossRoads to improve the quality of life in Grier Heights with a very deep commitment to justice.”

Capers holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from UNC Charlotte. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.


Katrina Louis is managing editor of qcitymetro.com who can always find something to do in Charlotte. She’s an offline hustler (and has the shirt to prove it) but when online, find her on Instagram and Twitter.

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