Our People

Our people—staff, board members, coaches and volunteers—are dedicated to ensuring a positive experience for every participant and family. Learn more about the individuals who bring our mission and vision to life.

Our Staff

Tryphose Asra

Marketing and Outreach Manager

Stuart E. Dougherty

Operations Director

Candice Lofton

Program Manager

Evelina Pierce

Program Director

Lea Rolfes

Executive Director

Aminata Solammon

Development Director

Work With Us

Do you share a passion for our mission and want to join the team? Learn more about open staff and board positions.

Work With Us

Our Board

Carrie Magee, Chair


Julie Anne Kohse, Chair-elect

Jabian Consulting

Kathryn Gilbert, Secretary

Jamestown, LP

Sydney Morton, Treasurer

Georgia Alliance for Progress, LLC

Bethany Baker

Emory University

Rose Davidson

Jones Lang LaSalle

Kelli Ertel


Lauren Freedman

The Coca-Cola Company

Shawn Johnson

The Coca-Cola Company

Kendra LaFleur

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Stacey McGavin Mohr

Eversheds Sutherland

Sibyl Porter

UFCW Local 1996

Jenna Scheinfeld

Prais + Barnette

Brenda Smith

The Coca-Cola Company

Vanessa Stephens


Bess Tang

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Aileen Thomas

Synovus Bank

Elise White

Zurich North America

Shawn Whitman

Zoo Atlanta


Young Professionals Board

Rajvee Bhalakia, Chair


Chelsea Cohen, Committee Chair


Laura Stram, Secretary

Jobs for the Future

Alli Barfield

Wildflower Bakes

Sadie Ellison

The Coca-Cola Company

Sara Jane Fogarty

Daniller + Company

Maria Gordon

Georgia State University

Grace Green

Double the Donation

Jane Hershman

Crown Castle

Schafer Kowalchik


Kinsey Mann

Community Volunteer

Kate Middleton

ECG Management Consultants

Katie Moise

ATL Pelvic Health

Sally Rives

Emory Healthcare

Jodie Williams

Professional Track & Field Athlete

Our Culture

Our mission, vision and core values are at the heart of everything we do. Learn more about our organization, our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and how you can join our team.