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Emily Pelton
Executive Director

Melanie Dowdell
Office Manager

Polly McKinney
Advocacy Director

Katie Landes
Youth Development Policy Advocate
Director, Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network 

Erica Fener Sitkoff
Policy and Outreach Director

Andrea Cervone
Communications Director

Jessica Woltjen
Outreach Manager

Anre’ Washington
Outreach Manage

Kevin Stam
Policy Support & Outreach Manager


Board of Directors

Rebecca (Becky) Rumer, Chair
Chief Administrative Officer, Synovus Financial Corp.

Sarah J. Beard, Vice-Chair
Director, KPMG LLP

Allison Thompson, Secretary
Senior Associate, Alston & Bird LLP

Stephanie Morela, Treasurer
Assurance Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP

Julie Allen
Community Volunteer

Susannah Balish
Director, Cox Communications, Supply Chain Management

Angie Barber
School Health Program Director, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Network of Trust

Jen Bennecke
President, Jenson Strategic Partners

Brad Bryant
Vice President, Reach Georgia

Anne DeBeer
Retired Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, Federal Reserve

Billy Dukes
Global Capability Leader, The North Highland Group

Katherine Dunn
Senior Legal Counsel, Aptean, Inc.

Gregory Ellison
Partner, Banks, Finley, White & Co.

Rita Gibson
Interim Executive Director, The University Community Development Corp.

Alana Griffin
King & Spalding LLP

Randall Kirsch
Partner, Jackson Spalding

Susan Lazaro
Director, Merchandising Solutions, Coca-Cola North America

Kristen Lingle
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing & Health Professions, Georgia State University School of Public Health

Rodney Lyn
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Georgia State University School of Public Health

Kathryn Martin
Associate Dean for Regional Campuses, Medical College of Georgia

Jamila Pope
Government Affairs Director, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Thomas C. Rawlings
Attorney, McMillan & Rawlings, LLC

Leigh Saxon
Senior Vice President Executive Talent Acquisitions and University Relations, SunTrust Bank

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