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HPDL Class of 2019

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.


Gregory Aikens

Senior Assistive Technology Instructor

Center for the Visually Impaired 


Erin Alred

Director of Development
Global Village Project 


TeKeyia Armstrong 

Program Director
The Posse Foundation  


Jessica Ayres Williams

Stewardship and Database Manager
Shepherd Center Foundation

Christine Baines 

Senior Manager, Professional Development & Quality

Tameka Baker 

Program Director
The Friendship Center, Inc

Kelly Caudle

VP, Strategy & Programs
Georgia Humanities  

M. Michele Chivore

Director, Network Growth 
Atlanta Community Food Bank

Laura Coats 

Development & Communications Manager
Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta  

Kelly Tonina Cooper

Centre Administrative Director 
Atlanta Ballet

Kalia Edmonds 

Assistant Director, The Fund for Agnes Scott
Agnes Scott College 

Elizabeth Goldberg 

Director of Development
Chris 180

Alyssa Green

Outreach and Education Manager
Georgians for a Healthy Future 

Alantria Harris

Senior Director, Product Programs and Retail
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta  

Kristin Hemingway

Program Director / Program Manager 
Start-C / Be The Bridge

Kristin Hiler

Education and Youth Manager
New American Pathways

Jennifer Hutchinson

Make Progress Leader 
Atlanta Mission

Nautrie Jones

Managing Director, Teacher Leadership Development 

Teach For America 

Sharita Khatiwada 

Youth Academic Specialist 

The International Rescue Committee in Atlanta  

Gabriella Marvin

Community Relations Manager

Katreena Mitchell

Programs Manager
Georgia CORE

Justine Okello

Forward Program Manager
New American Pathways  

Courtney Parsons

Development Coordinator
Kate's Club

Yarbrah Peeples

Senior Regional Director-East
College Advising Corps

Erin Quackenbush

Managing Director, Strategy, Talent and Operations
Teach For America 

Victoria Salzman

Cheif Strategic Development Officer
Multi Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC)

Greg Sims   

Director of Individual Giving
Atlanta Community Food Bank

Calli Speakman

COM Strategy and Engagement Manager  
Habitat for Humanity International  

Rachel Stanley

Grants Manager
Latin American Association

Chelsea Steverson

Marketing Director
Dad's Garage

DeAnna Swope

Program Manager 

Trecinia Wiggins

Development Director  
EarthShare Georgia 

Emily Yerke 

Director of Development
Historic Oakland Foundation, Inc.