Our Team

Center for Civil and Human Rights

The Center is led by a dynamic group of local and national civic and business leaders. Together, they monitor our growth and progress.

  • The Honorable Shirley C. Franklin
    The Honorable Shirley C. Franklin Purpose Built Communities

    Board Chair

    • A.J. Robinson
      A.J. Robinson President of Central Atlanta Progress
      • Councilmember Natalyn M. Archibong
        Councilmember Natalyn M. Archibong Atlanta City Council, District 5
        • Lawrence Ashe, Jr.
          Lawrence Ashe, Jr. Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

          Senior Counsel

          • Barbara Balser
            Barbara Balser Owner of Balser Enterprises
            • Mr. Alister Bazaz
              Mr. Alister Bazaz Senior Vice President, Bank of America Business Capital
              • Ms. Susan R. Bell
                Ms. Susan R. Bell Partner, Americas Financial Accounting Advisory
                • Tom Bernstein
                  Tom Bernstein President & Co-Founder of Chelsea Piers Management
                  • William Clarskon, IV
                    William Clarskon, IV
                    • Richard Deane, Jr.
                      Richard Deane, Jr. Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day
                      • Curley Dossman, Jr.
                        Curley Dossman, Jr. President, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation
                        • Katie Fahs
                          Katie Fahs Marketing Consultant
                          • Ingrid Saunders Jones
                            Ingrid Saunders Jones Chairperson, the National Council of Negro Women
                            • Derreck Kayongo
                              Derreck Kayongo National Center for Civil and Human Rights

                              Chief Executive Officer

                              • Edward Montag
                                Edward Montag CEO, A. Montag and Associates
                                • Sunny K. Park
                                  Sunny K. Park Chief Executive Janitor, General Building Maintenance, Inc.
                                  • Egbert Perry
                                    Egbert Perry Chairman and CEO, Integral
                                    • Glen Rollins
                                      Glen Rollins Private Investor
                                      • Stephanie Russell
                                        Stephanie Russell Community Volunteer
                                        • Doug Shipman
                                          Doug Shipman CEO, BrightHouse
                                          • Frank L. Sims
                                            Frank L. Sims President of Fisk University
                                            • Mr. Henry “Hank” Thomas
                                              Mr. Henry “Hank” Thomas CEO, Victoria Hospitality Properties, Inc.
                                              • Michèle Taylor
                                                Michèle Taylor Community Volunteer
                                                • Mr. Brian Tolleson
                                                  Mr. Brian Tolleson Founder/Head of Content, Bark Bark
                                                  • Paul Viera
                                                    Paul Viera CEO, Earnest Partners
                                                    • Councilmember Cleta Winslow
                                                      Councilmember Cleta Winslow Atlanta City Council, District 5
                                                      • Alan Wise
                                                        Alan Wise Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
                                                        • Christopher C. Womack
                                                          Christopher C. Womack Executive Vice President & President of External Affairs, Southern Company
                                                          • Andrea Young
                                                            Andrea Young Community Volunteer
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