Our Team

National 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.

  • Jill Savitt
    Jill Savitt President and CEO
  • Don Byrd
    Don Byrd COO
  • Deborah Richardson
    Deborah Richardson Executive Director, IHTI
  • Ryan Roemerman
    Ryan Roemerman Executive Director, LGBT Institute
  • Candice Franklin
    Candice Franklin Director of Development
  • David Hopings
    David Hopings Visitor Services Experience Manager
  • Dominique Claggette
    Dominique Claggette Event Coordinator
  • Donald Young
    Donald Young Manager of Admissions
  • Jasmine Waters Page
    Jasmine Waters Page Education Programs Coordinator
  • Judy Klose
    Judy Klose Executive Assistant/Office Manager
  • Keisha Lewis
    Keisha Lewis Director of Visitor Services
  • Kelli L. Edwards
    Kelli L. Edwards Manager of Public Programs
  • Lauren Tate Baeza
    Lauren Tate Baeza Director of Exhibitions
  • Lavette Dow-Jones
    Lavette Dow-Jones Director of Finance
  • Lisle Dorsey
    Lisle Dorsey Group Sales Manager
  • Marcus Lamar
    Marcus Lamar Manager of Technologies
  • Molly Hilsman Smalley
    Molly Hilsman Smalley Institutional Giving Manager
  • Nehemie Lucien
    Nehemie Lucien Development Coordinator
  • Nicole Moore
    Nicole Moore Director of Education
  • Samuel Landis
    Samuel Landis Senior Designer
  • Shani Drake
    Shani Drake Director of Marketing
  • Sonya Pierce
    Sonya Pierce Director of Facilities
  • Tamika Cummings
    Tamika Cummings Volunteer Coordinator
  • Toni Friday
    Toni Friday Director of Events & Partnerships
  • Torrie Shepard
    Torrie Shepard Digital Media Coordinator
  • Xaviar Battle-Wallace
    Xaviar Battle-Wallace Senior Events Coordinator
  • Zakaria Ismail
    Zakaria Ismail Database Manager
  • 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
  • R. Lawrence Ashe, Jr.
    R. Lawrence Ashe, Jr. Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

    Senior Counsel

  • 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
  • William Clarkson, IV
    William Clarkson, 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
  • Egbert Perry
    Egbert Perry Chairman and CEO, Integral
  • Doug Shipman
    Doug Shipman President and CEO, The Woodruff Arts Center
  • Frank L. Sims
    Frank L. Sims Retired Executive
  • Mr. Henry “Hank” Thomas
    Mr. Henry “Hank” Thomas CEO, Victoria Hospitality Properties, Inc.
  • Michèle Taylor
    Michèle Taylor Community Volunteer
  • Brian Tolleson
    Brian Tolleson Managing Partner
  • 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
  • Tiffany DeVaughn
    Tiffany DeVaughn Managing Director at Accenture
  • Johnita P. Due
    Johnita P. Due Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, CNN at Turner Broadcasting
  • Prof. Juliet Sorensen
    Prof. Juliet Sorensen Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Director of Bluhm Legal Clinic
  • Jill Savitt
    Jill Savitt President and CEO
  • Joshua R. Newton
    Joshua R. Newton Senior Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement, Emory University
  • Edward Potter
    Edward Potter Human and Worker Rights Specialist
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