Meet Our Team

Each member of our team brings a unique set of skills, expertise, and experiences to the table. We have experts in policy advocacy, community engagement, research and analysis, program development, and more. This diverse range of talents allows us to tackle complex issues and develop innovative solutions that benefit all.

Senior Leadership

Nathaniel Smith headshot

Nathaniel Smith

Founder and Chief Equity Officer
John B Hammond III Headshot

John B. Hammond, III

Vice President of Impact
Tsedey Betru headshot

Tsedey Betru

Interim Vice President of Operations
Joel Alvarado headshot

Joel Alvarado

Vice President of Strategy and Engagement

Executive Support and HR

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Angela Connor

Sr. Manager, People and Culture
Rhonda Thompson

Rhonda Thompson

Executive Assistant to the Founder and Chief Equity Officer
Linda Edwards

Linda Edwards

Sr. Human Resources Manager


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James Harvey

Communications Manager
Keyshawn Gascey

Keyshawn Gascey

Communications Specialist
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Monet Wright

Senior Graphic Designer


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Tina Anderson-Smith

Board Consultant
Gretchen Fuller

Gretchen Fuller

Finance Consultant


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Kwaku "KC" George

Interim Vice President of Finance
Denise Zeigler

Denise Zeigler

Director, Compliance and Grant Management
Aaliyah Baines

Aaliyah Baines

Finance Analyst
Shakira Daniel

Shakira Daniel

Jr. Finance Analyst
Gloria Arnold

Gloria Arnold

Project Manager

Just Energy (Energy Equity/Climate Justice)


Lavonya Jones

Just Energy Director

Shanda Laws

Just Energy Manager
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Kaiya Murphy

Just Energy Associate
Dominique Mack Headshot

Dominique Mack

Senior Manager, Coastal Georgia

Just Growth (Equitable Development)

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Suzanne Burnes

Just Growth Director
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Rob Bennett

Senior Advisor
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Alayne Hightower

Manager, Just Communities
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Hadajo Ferguson

Manager, Just Communities
Jasmine Carter Headshot

Jasmine Carter

Just Growth Associate

Just Health (Health Equity)

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Robyn Bussey

Just Health Director
Tarccara Hodge headshot

Tarccara Hodge

Just Health Manager
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Arlene Parker-Goldson

Just Health Consultant
Jonathan Santos

Jonathan Santos

Just Health Consultant

Just Opportunity (Economic Inclusion)

Sterling Johnson headshot

Sterling Johnson

Just Opportunity Director
Aaron Johnson headshot

Aaron Johnson

Just Opportunity Manager
Charles Peterson headshot

Charles Peterson

Just Opportunity Associate
Tsedey Betru headshot

Tsedey Betru

Equity Advisor

Impact Division

Kaziem Woodbury headshot

Kaziem Woodbury

Just Solutions Director
Allyson Kemp headshot

Allyson Kemp

Data Analyst
Jennifer Cobb headshot

Jennifer Cobb

Just Solutions Manager
Sarah Al-Khayyal headshot

Sarah Al-Khayyal

Data, Research, Innovation and Policy Manager
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Christiana Abernathy

Just Solutions Associate
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Roberto Morales

Just Growth Policy Manager
Kirsten Cook

Kirsten Cook

Interim Director, Data, Research, Innovation and Policy
Azizah Kahera headshot

Azizah Kahera

Just Academies Manager
Caroline Redd headshot

Caroline Redd

Data, Research, Innovation and Policy Manager

Organizing Unit

Marquese Averett

Marquese Averett

Managing Director, Organizing
Jessica Daniels headshot

Jessica Daniels

Yes! for Equity Director
John Roberts, Jr.

John Roberts, Jr.

Yes! for Equity Manager
Jabari Brooks

Jabari Brooks

Yes! for Equity Consultant
Colette Haywood

Colette Haywood

Just Growth Organizer
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Aundrea Hickson

Volunteer/Community Relations Associate

Board of Directors

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Chris Burke

Board Chair
(Director of Community Relations - GA Tech)
Amy Chen headshot

Amy Chen

Board Member
(Professor - Emory University School of Medicine)
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Melanie Moore

Board Member
(Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion - Cox Automotive)
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Jami Buck-Vance

Board Vice Chair
(Founder - Moonfox Consulting)
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Don Phoenix

Board Member
(Southern Regional Vice President - Neighborworks America)
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Chris Marquardt

Board Member
(Partner - Alston & Bird)
Ryan Gravel headshot

Ryan Gravel

Board Member
(Founder - Sixpitch)
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Melanie Winfield

Board Member
(Corporate Counsel - Cox Business)
Elizabeth Swann headshot

Elizabeth Swann

Board Member
(Vice President, Retail Sales - Comcast/NBCUniversal)
Kwaku "KC" George headshot

Kwaku "KC" George

Board Treasurer
(Field Director - National Development Council)
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Sandra Barnhill

Board Member
(National President - Foreverfamily)