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HPDL Class of 2017

Presented by GCN and sponsored by American Express, High Potential Diverse Leaders is a leadership development program designed to provide the “rising stars” at Georgia’s nonprofits with the skills needed to assume executive level responsibilities within the sector.


Adam Meade

Director of Community Engagement

Atlanta Community Toolbank


Astin Godwin

Program Director
Camp Sunshine


Caitlin Still

Development and Events Coordinator
Wholesome Wave Georgia

Calleb Obumba

Program Manager
Communities in Schools of Atlanta

Chelsea Folds

Executive Directoy
Good Shepherd Clinic

Cynthia McNeal

Focused Community Strategies

Danny Bu

Email Fundraising Manager

Demona Warren

Executive Director
Grace Temple Ministries 

Dion Walker-Smith

Director of Second Chance Homes
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential

Emily Crumbie-Drake

Farm to School Director
Georgia Organics

Fiona Freeman

Communications Coordinator
International Rescue Committee in Atlanta

Garry Harris

Managing Director
Center for Sustainable Communities

Gloria Ellison

Director, Communications and Events
100 Black Men of Atlanta

Imara Canady

Regional Director, Community Enagement & Communications 
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Jacqueline Brinson

Client Services Team
Community Assistance Center


Jared McKiney

Outreach Coordinator
Office of Congressman John Lewis

Jillian Madden

Development Director
Midtown Assistance Center

Juanita Sheppard 

Office Manager

Emory University

Julie Wilson

Program Director

AJC Decatur Book Festival

Laura Barton

Programs and Partnerships Manager
Atlanta Pride Committee

Liz Liston

Development Officer

Matthew Terrell 

Communications Director
Dad's Garage 


Monique Rainey

Program Manger
Ryan Cameron Foundation

Morgan Alexander

Program Director
Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

Natasha Worthy

Program Manager, Atlanta Healthy Start
Center for Black Women's Wellness

Ngozi Afulezi

Senior Specialist, Research
American College of Rheumatology 

Patrick Currie  

Director of Finance
Focused Community Strategies 

Raychel Robbins

Development Director 
Teach for America 

Ragina Coley

Executive Director
Leading Ladies of Legacy

Ryan Clark

Church Engagement Manager
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Scott Walker, MSW

Clinical Director 

Simone Perry

Nonprofit Advisor 

Stephanie Brown

Development Manager
Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta

Vanja Pantic-Oflazoglu

Senior Executive Assistant
Welcoming America