Atlanta Chapter

New Leaders Council Atlanta: A Community of Diverse Changemakers

Since 2010, NLC-Atlanta has cultivated a community of diverse changemakers who are committed to serving our city through social and political change. NLC-Atlanta provides emerging leaders with training, resources and a national network of support that encourages true impact. Our annual institute propels emerging leaders on trajectories that actualize a more sustainable, intersectional and equitable future.

200

We’ve trained over 200 leaders since our founding.

$150,000

We’ve raised over $150,000 in support of Atlanta’s changemakers

11

Years serving place-based leaders in our community.

“NLC members and fellows must stand in their purpose and declare their intent to move forward an equity-based agenda that focuses on solutions for our most marginalized communities.”

– Rep. Nikema Williams (GA-05)
2013 NLC Atlanta Fellow

2021 Fellows

Dom Kelly

Development Manager, Fair Fight Action

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Felix Rodriguez

Assistant Site Manager, Community Organized Relief Effort

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Hannah Riley

Communications Director, Southern Center for Human Rights

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Hari Prasad

Program Associate, The Carter Center

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Jacoria Borders

Program Specialist, Arthur M. Blank Foundation

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Jamila M. Young

Lawyer/ Ethics Program Coordinator, Moore and Young Legal Solutions/ Wellstar

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Michael Holloman

Deputy Communications Director, Fair Fight Action

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Michael Seaberry

Teacher, Clayton County Public Schools

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Missy Goss

Brand Strategist & Marketing Consultant, Self-employed

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Nkoyo-Ene Effiong

Founder + Principal Attorney, The Effiong Firm LLC

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Rosa Abraha

Public Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Rosalyn Hedgepeth

Financial Manager, Microsoft

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Roshni Chengappa

US Director of Business Development, Generation USA

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Sean Calahan

Lead Process Engineer, Renmatix Inc.

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Simone Hylton

Senior Assistant District Attorney, DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office

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Troy Crittendon

Fiscal Policy Analyst, Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget

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Vanessa Kelly

Organizer, Georgia Peanut Gallery, New Georgia Project

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Alumni

2020

Alan Campbell

Alexandra Clementi

Amit Khanduri

Andre Phinnessee

Andre Fields

Angela Chambliss

Bentley Hudgins

Carolyn Smith

Eric Paulk

Horace Williams

Jasmine Bowles

Keith Sagers

Korri Jones

Laura Mitchell

Lyana Delgado

Maggie Kelley

Maria Jolly

Maxwell Ruppersburg

Natania Carter

Nikishka Iyengar

Sabrina Gomez

Shannon Clawson

2019

Andrew Heaton

Aprille Moore

Augustina Mensa-Kwao

Dylan Nurse

Eleina Raines

Erin Mitchell Richeson

Gizelle Gopez

Hilary King

Joseph Moore

Kandice Mitchell

Lily Engleman

Malik Brown

Marisol Estrada Cruz

Megan Brown

Meredith Pinto

Palmer Lawrence

Raymond Partolan

Sandy Asari Hogan

Shanice Brown

Shemeka Frazier Sorrells

Stefanie Wellons

2018

Ashani O Mard

Azhar Mithaiwala

Bithia Ratnasamy

Brandi Wyche

Brittany Marshall

Cara Snow

Chris Thomas

DeLana Hill

Farah Gulaid

Gino Brogdon

Jenelle Wingfield

Joey Wozniak

Jonathan Leon

Malcolm Phelan

Mamie Harper

Melissa Brogdon

Mercedes Ball

Munmun Khan

Orane Douglas

Pallavi Purkayastha

Samaad Keys

Tony Lucadamo

Yterenickia Bell

2017

Abigail McCann

Ashley Brady

Brenda Lopez Romero

Caroline Saudek

Chris McDade

Christopher DeVore

Emerson Girardeau

Emily Steiger

Ericka McCracken

Everett Steele

Jenn Graham

Jonathan Liddell

Justin Harris

Lawrence Ervin

Martina Edwards

Ranada Robinson

Roberto Gutierrez

Sweta Patel

Telvin Debnam

Victoria Phifer

Yvonne Wagner

2016

Adam Johnson

Bee Nguyen

Bourgogne Ollie

Christine Brodnan

Clara Puerta-Navarro

Damian Denson

Elise Blasingame

Esohe Galbreath

Jamilica Burke

Jason Dozier

Jewel Anderson

Joel Alvarado

Joy Guerin

Lauren Ashley Boswell

Nse Ufot

Roshawnna Novellus

Ryan Shepard

Sam Aleinikoff

Shana Basnight

Xavier Peoples

2015

Allison Hood

Antonio Molina

Ashley Nealy

Charisse Price

Cindia DeVaughn

Dasheika Ruffin

Duke Bradley

Elliotte Creel

Erik Provitt

Hamida Labi

Jennifer Young

Kara Cooper

Katie Delp

Kenneth Westberry

Michael Taylor

Nadine Duncan

Nicole Williams

Onaje Henderson

Quincy Springs

Theodore Harvey

Thua Barlay

Zach Nikonovich-Kahn

2014

Adrienne White

Allen Lee

Ayana Gabriel

Becky Katz

Brandee Tate

Dotan Harpak

Ernie Anderson

Gabrielle Arrington

Glennis Curry

Katerina Taylor

Kwasi Obeng

Lindsey Hardegree

Lisa Chester

Louis Elrod

Nicholas Juliano

Rae Oglesby

RaShaun Holliman

Russell Hopson

Shantrice Jones

Stephen Wilson

Terrica Ganzy

2013

Ana Victorino

Ashlyn Shockley

Candace Stanciel

Chris Appleton

Christopher Bruce

Clifford Reginald Nau

Donald Weigel

Jamaar Logan

Jatisha Marsh

Joshua Noblitt

Julia Lankford

Kenneth Mims

Lynnette Espy-Williams

Matt Westmoreland

Megan Sparks

Minh Nguyen

Natalie Davis

Nikema Williams

Patricia Burton

Rachna Puthottu

Sanjay Parekh

Sojourner Marable Grimmett

Sonya Hunte

Stephen Vault

Tanika Gray

Tereance Puryear

2012

Alexandra Aiello

Arnett Mumford

Bob Payne

Carla Smith

Courtney Gay

Edmond Richardson

Gail Njoku

James Hammond

Jeremy Harp

Juan Morgan

Justin Saxon

Kara Gardner

Kellie Dupree

Lauren Thomas

Marc Olsen

Maurice Stewart

Michael Turgeon

Montoya Ho-Sang

Navneet Narula

Saira Raza

Salena Jegede

Sarah Marske

Sha Glynn

Shayla Nealy

Thad Flowers

TJ Copeland

Traymone Deadwyler

2011

Amber English

Ansaf Kareem

Emily Kirsch

Greg Clay

Hasnain Zaidi

Jae Brown

Jamarr Brown

James Bailey

John Miller

Justin Tanner

Keisha Carter

Kendall Ridley

La Tisha Dear

Lauren O Brien

Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell

Marc Olsen

Maricarmen Smith-Martinez

Maya Simmons

Michael Brewer

Myesha Good

Nakia Harris

Naya Powell

Rochelle Lindsey

Simon Tafoya

Wade Ivy

Yamil Little

2010

Carlissa Carson

Casey Lamb

Christopher Cooper

Daniel Moskowitz

Darius Pattillo

Dwayne Marshall

Fana Abay

Howard Franklin

J. Shakir Ramsey

Jahnisa Tate

Kevin Grimes

Kyle Bailey

Lauren Brown-Jarvis

Matthew Arnold

Menyan Smith

Shemariah Butts

Stacey Chavis

Travis Townsend

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