Founded in 1987, Take Charge America, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to providing financial education and counseling to improve the lives of individuals and families nationwide.
David Richardson – CPA, Chief Executive Officer
David Richardson joined Take Charge America in 2008 as Director of Finance and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2009. In 2012, he was appointed to Chief Executive Officer and now oversees all agency operations.
Carol Lown – Vice President, Corporate Secretary, Compliance Officer
Carol Lown joined Take Charge America in 1999. She serves as Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer. She oversees compliance, community outreach, marketing, communications and public relations efforts.
Ted Engel – Vice President, Director of Counseling Services
Ted Engel joined Take Charge America in 2016 and serves as Vice President and Director of Counseling Services. He oversees TCA’s counseling programs and business development, ensuring high quality service and identifying opportunities for growth.
Board of Directors
Ralph Gilbertsen (Chairman)
Managing Director, CBRE, Inc. Global Corporate Services
Deborah Haynes, Ph.D
Professor, Montana State University
Master Certified Coach, Self-Employed
Industry Consultant, Self-Employed
Managing Principal, K-Vaughn Consulting, LLC
Private Mortgage Banker, BMO Private Bank
Jonathan J Fox, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
Chief Financial Officer, Phoenix Union High School District
Eide Bailly LLP, Partner