Monica Ponder

Monica L. Ponder, MS, MSPH is a health and scientific communications professional residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Monica has worked in health communications for nearly 10 years and also leads several community initiatives under the arm of her consulting company, MLP Communications. MLP...

Kathy Colbenson

After a number of years as a practicing clinician, in 1987 Kathy Colbenson became the CEO of CHRIS Kids and found her calling. CHRIS Kids offers a values-driven Family of Services that provides trauma-informed, strength-based services through a counseling center, a training institute, eight...

Lisa Wise

Lisa Wise is a social worker and nonprofit administrator with more than 30 years of experience in the fields of human services and community development. Lisa currently serves as Executive Director of Initiative for Affordable Housing, Inc. in Decatur, Georgia.  The agency provides housing...

Lisa Sivy

Lisa Sivy is a manager at Jabian Consulting.  Jabian Cares was founded in 2009 as a mechanism to support our employees’ passions while giving back to the local Atlanta community.  It is a charitable organization whose mission is to support innovative approaches to improve the quality of...

Neil Shorthouse

Neil Shorthouse is the co-founder of the Communities In Schools (CIS) national network. He has dedicated more than 40 years to improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth through his work with CIS and other youth serving nonprofit organizations. CIS now operates through 183...

Shelley Saxena

Shelley Saxena is the founder and CEO of Sevamob.  He has managed several multi-million dollar products for IBM and co-founded a cash-flow positive mobile technology startup, Saasmob. He has an MBA from Cornell and B.E. from IIT Roorkee. He has extensive experience in all aspects of a...