Director – Betty Ann Falkner
Long an advocate of self-betterment through learning, Betty Ann Falkner has dedicated the last six years as director for the Center for Smart Financial Choices (CFSFC) to empowering individuals throughout the Piedmont by delivering financial education, providing people with choices and encouraging long-term behavioral changes. Betty Ann’s passion for cultivating financially competent youth and adults has been unstoppable. Since its inception, CFSFC has reached over 13,300 individuals with workshops, scholarship opportunities, and one-on-one financial check-ups. Her leadership and initiative have been the driving force behind the success and impact of the Center for Smart Financial Choices thus far.
Two of Betty Ann’s strongest qualities are: a ”can do” attitude that moves the work forward; and unbridled compassion that refuses to let a need go unmet. Always dreaming big, she will go above and beyond to make sure that those who need it most are given the opportunity to better themselves by learning and practicing money management skills. Betty Ann is able to use her unique background in a variety of fields to connect with different types of people and her own story of success and overcoming obstacles is a motivation to many. Betty Ann continues sowing the seeds of financial knowledge in helping empower upward mobility and confidence into the lives of others. She does this while ensuring CFSFC is a sustainable organization which collaborates with others to demonstrate the value of financial education.
Youth Program Educator-Leslie Moser
As the Youth Program Educator for CFSFC since October 2015, Leslie Moser is the primary contact for schools to schedule workshops and is responsible for delivering quality information to students. She also coordinates CFSFC’s volunteers, recruiting and connecting individuals with meaningful ways to share their expertise with students. Her approachableness and humor are manifest as she encourages teens to succeed in the future.
The youngest of five children raised in a very hardworking and modest household, Leslie understands the value of money and hopes to share with students the importance of living simply and using money responsibly. She grew up in Colorado, attended college in Washington, and then entered the world of education through Teach for America, teaching fifth grade students on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. She is the grateful mother of two young children under three, and the proud wife of a recent recruit into the Winston-Salem Fire Department.