30 under 30 2018 Awardees

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 2018 class. Click their names to connect with them on their LinkedIn account. 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 

Zach Nikonovich-Kahn - Chair

Allison Hood
Wesley Myrick 
Whitney Stovall
Joshua Wood
  
Sam Aleinikoff
Founder & Executive Director, College AIM
Annie Appleton
Development Director, Teach for America - Metro Atlanta
Megan Arthur
Customer Relations & Enrollment Program Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta 
Courtney Kay Ball
Special Education Teacher, Hillside Inc.
 
Emma Calabrese
Development Director, Synchronicity Theatre
Camellia Chandler
Annual Giving Manager, Atlanta Police Foundation
Chaz Chapman
Director of Talent & Branding, Agape Youth & Family Center
 
Kate Coffey
Business Development Manager, Georgia Chamber of Commerce 
 
Edmonia Doe
Executive Director, Zoe Safe House
 
Kathryn Ethridge
Corporate & Individual Giving Manager, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
 
Jossette Footmon-Smith
Program Director, VOX Teen Communications 
Fiona Freeman
Communications Coordinator, International Rescue Committee - Atlanta
Allison Hahn
Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Services, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Foster Hayes
District Executive, Boy Scouts of America
Dominique Hite
Administrative Coordinator, Emory University
Mikaela Houghton
Development and Operations Associate, Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN)
Rachel Karabenli
Event Support Specialist, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 
 
Rachael Kurtz
Match Support Specialist, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta 
Asha Cobb Jones
Bi-Lingual Programs Assistant, General Board of Global Ministries 
Lene Sabin Nichols
Accounting Manager, Atlanta Ballet

Brittney Palmer
Senior Program Specialist, Atlanta Regional Commission 
Vanja Pantic-Oflazoglu
International Program Manager, Welcoming America
 
Latia Richards
Founder & CEO, Vandergriff Cares, Inc.
 
Lauren Rock
Director of Young Professional Engagement, United Way of Greater Atlanta 

Starr Smith
Program Manager Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
Myriah Sparks
Co-Founder, College Has Its Life Lessons (CHILL)

Hannah Testa
Founder, Hannah4Change
Aroona Toor
Project Manager, American Cancer Society
Trecinia Wiggins
Development & Employee Engagement Manager, EarthShare of Georgia 
Rachael Woods
Senior Project Manager, Greening Youth Foundation

 

List of Past Recipients