YNPN Atlanta and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) are pleased to announce the recipients of the "30 Under 30" Awards! These 30 young professionals are making waves in the nonprofit sector in Georgia!

Scroll down to read more about the 2017 class. Below you can find their LinkedIn account and three words used by their nominators to describe them. The awardees will attend several exclusive recognition and educational events in early 2018. You can read more about this collaboration on GCN's website. 


Thank you to our Committee Members 

Jillian Madden - Chair

Brianna Alexander
Natalia Barreto
Brandon Fleming
Veronda Ford
Brittney Henry
Allison Hood
Wesley Myrick 
Zach Nikonovich-Kahn


Maya_Brown_headshot.jpg Maya Brown 
Campaign Manager
Vital Outreach Foundation 
Driven, Leader, Dedicated
Tiffany_Brown_headshot.jpg Tiffany Brown
The Young Belle Project, Inc. 
Ambitious, Gregarious, Pragmatic

 Dante_Brown_picture.jpgL'Dante Brown

IT Coordinator
Points of Light Foundation
Find on LinkedIn
Changemaker, Team Player, Motivator
Alex_Camardelle_headshot.png Alex Camardelle
Program Assistant, Family Economic Success
Annie E. Casey Foundation 
Just, Advocate, Unapologetic
Robert_Carnes_Headshot.jpg James Robert Carnes
Managing Editor 
The reThink Group 
Communicator, Innovator, Storyteller
Dane_Caston_headshot.JPG Dane Caston
World Peace Connection 
Find on LinkedIn
Peacemaker, Ambitious, Self-less
Jordan_Crews_headshot.jpg Jordan Crews
Courageous, Action, Honest
Emily_Cumbie-Drake_headshot.jpg Emily Cumbie-Drake
Director of Programs
Georgia Organics
Problem-Solver, Integrity, Uniting Vision
Zobida_Janne_Dat_headshot.jpg Zobida Janne Dat
Manager of Special Events & Volunteers
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy 
Leader, Compassionate, Poised
Margaret_Derby_headshot.jpg Margaret Derby
Program Manager, Innovation
Passionate, Determination, Energetic
Ashleigh_Harris_headshot.jpg Ashleigh Harris
Special Events Coordinator
Susan G. Kormen Greater Atlanta
Enthusiastic, Dedicated, Well-Rounded
Caitlin_King_headshot.jpg Caitlin King
General Manager
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Hardworking, Driven, Productive
Mikayla_Lofton_headshot.JPG Mikayla Lofton 
Advancement Coordinator 
Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School 
Result-Oriented, Passionate, Discipline
Sam_Martinez_headshot.JPG Sam Martinez
Director, College Innovation
Goodie Nation
Innovate, Positive, Leader
Lenora_Oeters_headshot.jpg Lenora Oeters
Sr. Manager, Distinguished Events
American Cancer Society
Driven, Compassionate, Forward-Thinking
Ufuoma_Ogaga_headshot.png Ufuoma Ogaga
Board Treasurer/Controller
Destiny's Daughters of Promise
Dedicated, Loyal, Hardworking 
Teni-Ola_Ogunjobi_-_Headshot.jpg Teni-Ola Ogunjobi
Community Engagement Associate
Global Village Project
Passionate, Leader, Inspiring 
Tommy_Pearce_headshot.jpg Tommy Pearce
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Caring, Integrity, Excellent
Benjamin_Sperling_headshot.jpg Benjamin Sperling
Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder
Next Generation Men & Women 
Passionate, Ambitious, Go-Getter
Rachel_Stanley_headshot.jpg Rachel Stanley
Development Coordinator
Passionate, Selfless, Ambitious
Whitney_Stovall_headshot.png Whitney Stovall
International Program Manager
United Methodist Committee on Relief
Poised, Compassionate, Solution-Oriented
Martice_Sutton_headshot.jpg Martice Sutton
Girls Going Global
Find on Linkedin
Resilient, Visionary, Positive
Madeline_Tapper-_headshot.jpg Madeline Tapper
Manager, Knowledge Development 
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Strong, Kind, Calm
J._Tolliver_YNPN_30_under_30_headshot.jpg JoVantries Tolliver
Volunteer Coordinator
Rainbow Village
Innovative, Leader, Phenomenal
Maithri_Priya_Vangala_headshot.jpg Maithri Vangala
Chief of Staff
Ideal, Action, Champion
Adrienne_Waddey_headshot.jpg Adrienne Vinson Waddey
Associate Director of Development 
Oxford College, Emory University
Strategic, Tactful, Genuine
Yvonne_Wagner_headshot.jpg Yvonne Wagner
Lead Community Food Systems Coordinator
Atlanta Community Food Bank 
Ambitious, Selfless, Tireless
Joshua_Woods_Headshot.jpg Joshua Woods
Campaign Manager
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Relationship, Compassion, Team
Hunter_W._Woodworth_headshot.jpg Hunter Woodworth
Development Executive
Boy Scouts of America
Self-Motivated, Go-Getter, Ambitious 
Javan_Wyche_headshot.jpg Javan Wyche 
Program Coordinator
Purpose Built Schools
Impactor, Innovator, Advocate


List of Past Recipients