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Davida Morgan Washington

Davida Morgan Washington

President

Nonprofit veteran Davida Morgan Washington has been named President of the organization effective June 1, 2020. She succeeds Interim President Elyse Klova (Chief Operating Officer for Blaze Leadership) who also led Ferst Readers’ executive search.

 

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Board of Directors

Eve Goldstein

Eve Goldstein is a retired attorney. Since graduating from Columbia Law School, she has held a variety of positions, including a faculty position at the University of Colorado, Principal Regional Counsel for Health and Human Resources of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and attorney at Jones Day in Atlanta.

She is currently a Board Member and docent at the Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum and co-chair of the Holocaust Survivor Legacy Committee. She is a past president of Jewish Family & Career Services and has previously been a volunteer literacy tutor in the Atlanta Public Schools.

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Kate Hall

Kate Hall is a Human Resources professional with a focus on Compensation, Performance Management and HR Systems. Kate currently works at SunTrust in the Total Rewards space. Prior to SunTrust, Kate was the Senior Director of Compensation and HR Systems for ServiceMaster in Memphis, TN. Before that, Kate was a Director in Total Rewards at The Coca-Cola Company and was a consultant at Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson). Through her consulting and corporate roles, Kate has experience building innovative rewards programs in a variety of industries, including Healthcare, Home Services, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Consumer Goods. Kate graduated from Vanderbilt University, where she studied Economics and Music. She returned to Atlanta in 2016 with her husband and son, where they have been keeping busy with various home improvement projects.

Nancy Hall

Nancy Hall has served as Interim Executive Director of Georgia Public Broadcasting since July 2004. Prior to being appointed to the Interim position by the GPB Board of Directors, she was the Director of External Affairs and served as the liaison to the Georgia General Assembly and Georgia's Congressional delegation for GPB. She also serves as President of the Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Georgia.

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Brigitte Roufail Peck

Brigitte Roufail Peck is a founding partner and current owner of Capstone Advancement Partners, a fundraising consulting firm based in Atlanta, GA. Over her 30-year career as a professional fundraiser, Brigitte has worked with social and human service agencies, independent schools, colleges and universities, religious institutions, arts and culture organizations, and continued care retirement communities.  She approaches each client differently, leveraging the institution's strengths to develop programs that are donor-focused and data-driven. She is a true believer in philanthropy’s ability to transform the world.

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Margaret M. Quinlin

Margaret M. Quinlin is President and Publisher of Peachtree Publishing Company, an award-winning independent publishing house founded in 1977 and based in Atlanta, Georgia. Peachtree publishes books for young readers from board books through young adult fiction and nonfiction. 

Margaret’s own passion for language and books derives from her father’s great love of books and her Irish mother’s strong love of stories and verse. Growing up in a household filled with children and music and stories and books reinforces for her the great value of bringing books to young children in their homes.

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Julie Steele

Dr. Julie Steele currently serves as principal of Lamar County Middle School in Barnesville, Georgia. Dr. Steele’s career as an educator includes years as being a classroom teacher, an Instructional Coach, and an Assistant Principal. Dr. Steele has been an administrator in Lamar County for the past 15 years.

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Amy Burton Storey

Amy Storey has more than 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications, working for global public relations agencies, corporations and book publishers, including KEF Media, Weber Shandwick, MSL Group (formerly Manning, Selvage and Lee) and HarperCollins Children’s Books. She is currently an independent consultant working with Peachtree Publishers. 

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Wes Turner

Wes graduated from the University of Georgia with an undergraduate degree in Family Financial Planning. Upon graduation, he lead a team of data analyst for a credit card processor, Total Systems Services (TSYS). Today, he is a Registered Investment Advisor and partner of Lumature Wealth Partners in Alpharetta, GA. He currently serves as Board President for the Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Wes and his wife, Alex, along with their dog, Kirby Belle, live in Americus, GA. In his spare time he coaches youth football for the Northside Youth Organization (NYO) of North Atlanta, enjoys playing golf, spending time outdoors, and attending UGA football games.

R. Corley Watson III

Corley is a Managing Director of United Capital and leads the North Atlanta office. He is a native of Jackson, Georgia. Prior to joining United Capital, Corley was affiliated with PPA Advisors, where he served on the Strategic Planning and Investment committees. He graduated from the University of Georgia with an undergraduate degree in Agriculture and Applied Economics and, upon graduation, entered Morgan Stanley’s investment-training program in the securities industry. Corley and his wife, Elizabeth, live in the North Buckhead area of Atlanta. They have three sons, Corley, Will, and Sam, and are active members of Second Ponce De Leon Baptist Church. Corley is a Registered Investment Advisor and, in his spare time, he enjoys training for and participating in triathlons, golf, and chasing his three sons.

Rayna Wooden

Rayna graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications.

Since 1977, the Partnership Against Domestic Violence has worked tirelessly to end intimate partner violence and to empower its survivors. It is the largest nonprofit domestic violence organization in Georgia. The organization works to educate the public on the dynamics of domestic violence; promote healthy dating relationships among adolescents and teens to prevent future violence; offer safety and shelter for battered women and their children; restore power, self-sufficiency, and control to survivors; and create an effective and coordinated community response to intimate partner violence.

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Staff

  • President/CEO
    Davida Morgan Washington 

     Davida

  • Director of Accounting and Operations
    Amy Zygler 

  • Enrollment Coordinator/Office Manager
     Leslie Vestal 

     Leslie 1

  • Regional Program Coordinator
    Susan Vaughn 

     Susan 1

  • Regional Program Coordinator
    Debbie Ross 

    Debbie Ross

  • Regional Program Coordinator/Content Manager
    Michelle Maddox 

     M Maddox

  • Project Coordinator
    Emily Pettigrew 

     Emily

  • Administrative Assistant Publications
    Olivia Ramfos 

  • Database Management
    Glenda Cofer 

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