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Frank Brown, Esq.

Frank Brown’s passion for nurturing school children is infectious, and he is the right leader to take this legendary organization to the next level by bridging the gap between kids in need, their families, our schools and the community.

Chief Executive Officer

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John G. Holly, SHRM

Chief People Officer

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John is a lifelong human resources professional. He has held long tenure in positions with Georgia Power/The Southern Company and Cox Communications, in addition to senior leadership positions with AFC Enterprises and Kumho Tire Group, until his shift in focus to nonprofit work in 2019.

Open Position

Chief Development Officer

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Shireen Udenka, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

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Shireen Udenka is a solution-oriented leader with vast experience in finance and accounting in both the nonprofit and for-profit arenas. Shireen is particularly passionate about equity, an inclusive economy, women’s empowerment, and our work to reach young people.

Executive Staff & Board of Directors


Yglesias Hollins, Chair

Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Global Community Affairs

The Coca-Cola Company


Eric Barnum, Immediate Past Chair


Sarah Spiegel, Vice Chair

Managing Director

Roark Capital

Latanza Adjei

VP, Corporate Services

Georgia Power Company

Nell Campbell-Drake

VP, Retail Payment Office

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Adam Chamberlain

Regional President 

Lithia & Driveway

Whitney Gerkin

AVP, Operational Excellence

Cox Automotive

Rory Anne Hepner

Director, Global Vehicle Logistics & Customs

Mercedes-Benz USA

Josh Hirsh

Executive Managing Director


Reina Jones

Asst. VP, Community Development

Delta Community Credit Union

Nasha Knowles 

Financial Consultant

Equitable Advisors 

Bert O'Neal

Head of Operations 

Roark Capital

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members

Brian Harvel, ESQ.
Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

Pro Bono Counsel

Frank Brown, ESQ.
Chief Executive Officer

Communities in Schools of Atlanta


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