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HPDL Class of 2014

Congratulations to the HPDL Class of 2014!

Presented by GCN in partnership with American Express, High Potential Diverse Leaders is our annual leadership development program designed to provide the rising stars of nonprofit organizations with the skills needed to assume executive-level responsibilities within the sector.


Danielle Ayers

Director of Affiliates

ToolBank USA


Betty Barnard

Planning and Policy Development Specialist
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council


Elizabeth Bookout

Fountain Gate Life & Wellness, Inc.

Patricia Chourio 

Junior Achievement of Georgia, Inc.

Lisa Clark

Director of Operations
Street GRACE, Inc.

Laura Cline

ECE Director
Our House

Tracy Coram

Lead Strive Trainer
New Hope Enterprises


Patrice Davis-Duncan

Grants & Compliance Manager
Jerusalem House, Inc.

Chris Ferguson

Education and Outreach Coordinator
Atlanta Community Food Bank

Elizabeth Geiger

Director of Communications





James Gilliam 

Books, Bells, and Balls Inc.

Jennifer Halloran 

Executive Director
Camp Horizon, Inc





Melanie Harris 

Corporate Responsibility Communications Specialist
Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Charles Haws

Associate Director of Programs
Society of Biblical Literature

Joshua Jefferies

Program Director
The Posse Foundation, Inc. - Atlanta





Joy Jones

Director of  Performance and Quality Improvement
Lutheran Services of Georgia, Inc.





LaRhonda King

Georgia Association of Educators

Chris Latson

Pathway Coach/Case Manager
Future Foundation, Inc.

Eryn Marchiolo 

Director, Targeted Research Programs
Rheumatology Research Foundation

Dana Milling 

Grants Compliance Manager
Families First 

Elisa Molina-Zuniga

Operations Associate
Junior Achievement of Georgia, Inc.

Shenna Morris 

Community Resource Coordinator
Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Katie Olliff

Development Manager
Meals On Wheels Atlanta

Ashani O'Mard

Director of Fund Development
Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc.

Doris Pereira Perdomo 

Program Coordinator
Community Assistance Center

Erica Rabhan 

Development Director
American Jewish Committee

Emily Rose  

Farm to School Coordinator
Georgia Organics

Ashley Schick 

Studio Program Director
One Love Generation

Adrian Shelby 

Executive Director
Pre K Foundation





Lauren Simmons

Senior Catering Sales Executive
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Zakiya Sloley 

Director of Development/Chief Operating Officer
Center for Pan Asian Community Services Inc.





Empish Thomas

Public Education Coordinator
Center for the Visually Impaired

Ebony Webber 

Chief Officer of Operations





Tangie Wilson 

Steps Toward the Future