William H. “Mack” McDonald

Chief Executive Officer

Mack McDonald joined Renaissance West Community Initiative on February 1, 2016 as Chief Operating Officer before transitioning to the Chief Executive Officer position in December 2016. He is a Charlotte native and has lived in the “Queen City” most of his life. Mack is a graduate of Olympic High School, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical (A&T) State University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). For most of his career McDonald has been an operations, project management, strategic planning and technology professional and has a long history of community service and advocacy.

Prior to joining RWCI, he was a Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Associate Dean of Business and Industry Learning, as well as site manager of the CPCC Ballantyne Center. Mack has served as Business Excellence Manager and Business Relations Manager at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. He was Senior Vice President of Business Operations and CIO at United Way of the Central Carolinas. Prior to that, McDonald was the Director of the Information Management Center at Johnson C. Smith University. Mack started his professional career with IBM Corporation where he held multiple engineering and consulting roles over his 13 year tenure.

Mack will tell you that his passion is in the community and with helping people. Currently he serves on boards of directors for the Charlotte Merchants Foundation, Girl Scouts Hornets Nest Council and Charlotte Warriors Youth Athletics. He also serves on several committees with the Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and is a Guest Services Ministry volunteer with Mecklenburg Community Church.

Mack is a member of American Leadership Forum Class IX and Leadership Charlotte Class 24. He has served on boards of directors for Leadership Charlotte, ArtsTeach, the Carolina Raptor Center, and many others. He has been President of the Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology PTSA, a youth basketball, football and softball coach, and youth mentor.
Mack is a proud parent of three young adult children, Andrew, Michael, and Adriane.

Email: mmcdonald@rwci.org | Phone: (704) 248-3763

Detrina Little

Chief Impact Officer

Detrina is a Charlotte native and joined RWCI in October 2018. Detrina holds a Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Human Services from Wingate University and a Master of Public Administration from Strayer University. As a long time community leader and over 20 years of professional community work Detrina holds a number of certifications in family programming, advocacy, conflict resolution and social services.

Prior to joining RWCI, she worked as the Director of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Gaston`s Bradley Teen Center.  Prior to that, Detrina worked for YMCA of Greater Charlotte as a Family Support Director. Her main roles throughout her career have been developing strategies to engage families to greater independence, promoting career and college programming, building long lasting trusting relationships with population served and combating and developing strategies to end generational poverty.

Detrina is a strong advocate in assisting family with developing pathways to a self-sustainable future and building on family strengths. In her leisure time she mentors teen mothers, practice jewelry making, loves purpose filled travels and is a huge fan of HGTV.

Email: dlittle@rwci.org | Phone: 704-943-9723