Building Results-Focused Leaders for Tomorrow

Posted October 27, 2014, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Foundation has chosen 11 local leaders focused on issues from community development to education to participate in its third class of Atlanta Leaders for Results. The leadership program, a partnership of the Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site and Leadership Development unit, is designed to generate a critical mass of next-generation social change leaders in Atlanta.

Program participants will strengthen their skills to identify and implement innovative, equitable strategies that are evidence-based and results-oriented. Over a series of seven two-day seminars, these leaders will deepen their capacity to leverage data, partnerships, personal power and organizational authority to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of their work. They also will focus on increasing the public and political will needed to decrease outcome disparities and improve opportunity, and develop stronger consensus across organizations and systems about the pathway to achieving results. With discussions, exercises and practice of results-based leadership competencies woven into the seminars, class members will have the opportunity to learn with and from a community of their peers. The third class began its work in October 2014 and will continue through July 2015.

Class participants include:

Ellyn Cochran
Project Director, Frontiers of Innovation
GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students

Kelley Ditzel
Vice President - Research, Evaluation & Data
Junior Achievement of Georgia

Pierre Gaither
Operations Manager
Pittsburgh Community Improvement Association, Inc.

Sakinah Harrison
Senior Director, Education
United Way of Greater Atlanta

Katie Hayes
Executive Director
Community Farmers Markets

Jessica Johnson
Executive Director
The Scholarship Academy, Inc.

Joseph  Mole
Executive Director
Emmaus House

Christi Moore
Assistant Director, Rollins Online and Evaluation
Rollins Center for Language & Literacy

Shaunae Motley
Second Chances Project Director
Quest For Change, Inc.

LaMonica Shelton
TANF Program Manager (Atlanta)
Administration for Children and Families,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cheri Tipton
Deputy Director
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.