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HPDL Class of 2015

Congratulations to the HPDL Class of 2015!

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.


Kathryn Banks

Foundation Coordinator
Foundation of Wesley Woods

Charlene Bowden

Administrative Manager
Metropolitan Counseling Services

Kate Bulger

Account Manager
Clearpoint Counseling Solutions (CCCS Atlanta)

Laura Calder Calhoun

Development Director
Albany Advocacy Resource Center

Shirley Anne Cruz

Assistant Director
LaAmistad, Inc.

Shana Edgar-Bagley

Marketing Manager
C5 Georgia Youth Foundation

Adrana France

Cox Enterprises/CERF

Terrica Ganzy

Development Director
Southern Center for Human Rights

Jamila Garrett Bell

Project Coordinator
Emory Center for Ethics

Ryan Hall

Director of Programs
Literacy Action

Laura Hennighausen

Program and Development Manager
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

Tavia Holloway

Development Associate
Georgia State University

Felisha Hunter

Global Program Manager
Celebrate Life International

Safia Jama

Resettlement & Resource Navigation Manager
New American Pathways

Chaundra Johnson

Center Operations Education Manager
YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.

Tamiko Leverette

Nonprofit Dreams

Vonda Malbrough

Director of Development
North Fulton Community Charities

Jennifer McEwen

Managing Director
True Colors Theatre Company

Alaa Naji

Life Skills & Leadership Coordinator
Refugee Women's Network

Shabaura Perryman

Program Manager
Empowerment Resource Center, Inc

Ashley Smith

Accounting Manager
Atlanta Ballet

Leida Speller

Manager, Emerging Products & Services
ClearPoint Financial Solutions

Angela Susten

Director of Client Services
Living Room, Inc.

Tiffany Tolbert

Executive Director
Everybody Wins Atlanta

Rasheeda Wilkins

Program Manager
Center for the Visually Impaired

Denise Wright

Program Manager
Communities In Schools of Atlanta