Frank Brown, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer

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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.

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Dorothy Styles

Director of Programs


With 29 years working with ed reform initiatives, her career has always focused on program development and college readiness. Her life goal is to increase access opportunities for under-served and primarily first generation college students.

Kimberly Walker, Ph.D.

Director of Evaluation


Leading the organization’s focus of being a high-impact data driven culture, Kim
is all about progress, improvement, and strategic decision-making.

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David McClellan, CPA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

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David  is a certified CPA, a Certified Cash Manager,
and has a Six Sigma Green Belt certification. He has experience in several industries, as well as the
Big 4 accounting firms. 

John G. Holly, SHRM

Director of Human Resources

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.

Executive Staff & Board of Directors


Eric Barnum, Esq., Chair




Nell Campbell-Drake, Past Chair
V.P., Retail Payment Office
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Kristina L. Christy, Vice Chair

Community Advocate

Jessica Shrum, Treasurer

V.P. of Corporate Strategy

Cox Automotive 

Allison Berger, Secretary


Media Relations

Whitney Gerkin

Sr. Director, Manheim Digital

Cox Automotive

Josh Hirsh

Executive Managing Director


Yglesias Hollins

Sr. Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Global Community Affairs

The Coca-Cola Company

Michael Lenahan

Director, Advisory


Anne Lerner

Senior Communications Strategist

Jackson Spalding

Reina Short

Asst. V.P., Community Development

Delta Community Credit Union

Sarah Spiegel

Managing Director

Roark Capital

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members

Dr. Mike Looney
Fulton County Schools

Dr. Morcease Beasley


Clayton County Public Schools

Brian Harvel, Esq.
Alston & Bird LLP

Frank Brown, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer