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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

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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Kivatah Castilla

Chief Development Officer

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Kivatah Castilla has over 15 years of experience in fund development. She’s raised millions of dollars for both local and national nonprofits. Kivatah is driven to grow our revenue to support more students and families at risk of falling through the cracks.

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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.

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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.

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Kimberly Walker-Browner, Ph.D.

Chief Strategy & Officer Programs 

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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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Executive Staff & Board of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Yglesias Hollins, Chair

Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Global Community Affairs

The Coca-Cola Company

 

Eric Barnum, Immediate Past Chair
Partner

BakerHostetler

Sarah Spiegel, Vice Chair

Managing Director

Roark Capital

Allison Berger, Secretary

Consultant

Marketing and Brand Strategy

Latanza Adjei

VP, Corporate Services

Georgia Power Company

Nell Campbell-Drake

VP, Retail Payment Office

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Adam Chamberlain

President & CEO

Aston Martin North America

Kristina Christy

VP, Community Relations, GA & TN

Wells Fargo Bank

Whitney Gerkin

AVP, Operational Excellence

Cox Automotive

Tammy Guadalupe

AVP, Financial Planning & Analysis

Cox Automotive

Rory Anne Hepner

Director, Global Vehicle Logistics & Customs

Mercedes-Benz USA

 

Josh Hirsh

Executive Managing Director

JLL

Reina Jones

Asst. VP, Community Development

Delta Community Credit Union

Anne Lerner

Public Affairs Director

Georgia Transmission Corporation

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members

Dr. Mike Looney
Superintendent
Fulton County Schools

Dr. Morcease Beasley

Superintendent

Clayton County Public Schools

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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