Executive Leadership


Katha D. Blackwell, LMSW
Chief Executive Officer
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Lawonna Pope
Interim Chief Financial Officer
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Melissa Arthur
Vice President of Prevention & Outreach
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Susan Smith
Vice President of Shelter & Housing
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Board of Directors

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Dr. Tameeka Law Walker, MSCR (Board Chair) Georgia Perinatal Consultants              Cherie Wilson (Vice Chair) Bank of America                                                                    Patrick Brennan (Treasurer) Manheim, Cox Automotive                                                      Ashli Kennedy (Secretary) Creative Planning

Katie Barton Kilpatrick Townsend
Dr. Yamma Brown James Brown Foundation 
Thomas England Forvis
Robyn Farmer Atlanta Braves
Dusty Fisher Amazon Web Services
Pallavi Gor Avidbots Corp.
Nina Gupta Parker Poe
Meimi Hartman Primerica
Kristen Hoskinson (Hearts with Hope Co-Chair) AXA XL 
Erin Meszaros Eversheds Sutherland
Nickie Parker WestRock
Craig Poole TriNet
Dr. Natasha Ramsey  (Hearts with Hope Co-Chair) Natasha Ramsey LPC LLC
Vickie Smith Genuine Parts
Leigh Truss Smith  Emory Healthcare
Laura Vickery Vickery Law Firm
Sue Wyatt  Renasant Bank