Board of Directors


YNPN Atlanta's Board of Directors as of July 2017. Left to Right: Kristyn Back, Lauren Jeong, Dominique Hite, Chris Baudler, Jillian Madden, Erin Forsell, Shana Bagley, Kate Stanton, Nicole Michalec, Tiffany Coakley. Not pictured:  Emily Kelly and Laura Heiman.



Tiffany Coakley, Board Chair, Governance Chair
Kate Stanton, Vice Chair
Dominique Hite, Secretary
Nicole Michalec, Treasurer
Lauren Jeong, Chair Emeritus


Board Members

Shana Bagley
Chris Baudler
Tiffany Coakley
Erin Forsell
Laura Heiman
Adena Hill
Dominique Hite
Lauren Jeong
Emily Kelly
Jillian Madden
Nicole Michalec
Kate Stanton

Join the Board!

Interested in joining YNPN Atlanta's Board of Directors? Once or twice each year, we open up applications for additional board members. Check out our volunteer page for details about joining the board and other opportunities to get engaged. 


Get to Know the Board of Directors!


ChrisBaudler.jpgChris Baudler; 30 years old

Chris is a partner in The Robby Group, an affordable alternative to traditional accounting and tax services. In his role, Chris works with civic-minded small business and non-profit leaders to help them reach new levels of community impact. Prior to The Robby Group, Chris worked with numerous non-profit and for-profit organizations including; Missouri Botanical Gardens, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Contrail Bicycle, State Farm Insurance, Medical Positioning, Ameren UE, and many others. Chris’s is a graduate of Xavier University and the University of Missouri, Kansas City where he earned an M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and an MBA with a concentration in Leadership and Change. In his free time, Chris also serves on the board for the BBA, and spends time with his wife, rescued cat, and foster kittens. Find Chris on LinkedIn.


Shana Bagley; 32 years old

Shana is the Director of Operations at C5 Georgia, a youth development organization who works to inspire high-potential youth from under-resourced environments to pursue personal success. In her role, Shana works to maximize the impact C5 Georgia programming has on our students, and to optimize the value C5 Georgia students create in the world. As an avid seeker of knowledge and professional development, Shana is a GCN High Potential Diverse Leader (2015) and an AFP Diversity Fellow (2016). An Atlanta native, Shana is an alumna of Emory University. When she's not working, Shana enjoys time with her husband and two young daughters. Find Shana on LinkedIn.



Tiffany Coakley; Board Chair, 30 years old

Tiffany is a District Director with the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.In this position, she is responsible for increasing membership, fundraising, and providing the Scouting program in the Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Midtown, and East Atlanta area. She received her Master's in Public Administration concentrating in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University. Tiffany is also a proud alumni of University of South Florida where she received her undergraduate degree. During her free time, Tiffany loves to travel, root for any of her hometown Miami sports team, and catch up on her favorite podcast channels. Find Tiffany on LinkedIn and on Twitter at @TL_Coakley.



Adena_Hill.jpg Adena Hill; 30 years old

Adena guides the Southeastern Council of Foundations in our evaluation and involvement in public policy work, supporting initiatives to protect and enhance philanthropy in the South. Adena’s passion for building communities and effecting systemic change is evidenced by her employment, community involvement, and academic path. Prior to joining SECF, Adena led the advocacy and public policy efforts of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Adena has also served as a Social Worker and a legal intern in multiple settings including a shelter, a foster family agency, and a behavioral center, and law firms and clinics. Adena is also committed to volunteerism and community service and currently serves on the board for iDream, Inc., a youth empowerment organization, and as a mentor with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and SKIRTS, Inc.. Adena was recognized as a 2014 Young Nonprofit Network (YNPN) Atlanta 30 under 30 awardee for her work and commitment to the sector. Adena received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College, a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California, and a law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA. Find Adena on LinkedIn and on Twitter at @theATLAdvocate.


Dominique_Hite.jpg Dominique Hite, Board Secretary; 26 years old

Dominique is an Administrative Assistant for Emory University - Development and Alumni Information Services. She is responsible for assisting the Executive Direct and Office Staff with the administrative tasks. Previously, she was a Senior Administrative Assistant for the City of Atlanta - Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Arts and Education Services department. She currently is a Hands on Atlanta - FY18 Volunteer Leader, leading monthly volunteer service opportunities for Truly Living Well - Center for Natural Urban Agriculture in East Point and Atlanta. She is also a Crisis Line Volunteer for Ahimsa House. Dominique graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA in 2014 with a B.A. in Studio Art. Outside of work, she enjoys attending arts and cultural events through the city, playing with her dog, sliding through Pinterest as well as snacking on anything dark chocolate. Find Dominique on Linkedin.


Erin Forsell; 29 years old

Erin is a Development Manager with Be The Match Foundation. Previously, she was the Event Coordinator for the Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter, and also served as Community Affairs Liaison with Providence House Domestic Violence Services in Whiting, New Jersey. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Erin is a graduate of Clemson University, where she received an M.S. in Applied Sociology. When she has free time, you can find Erin bingeing on Bravo reality television shows, cheering on her Clemson Tigers, or exploring Atlanta. She lives in southwest Atlanta with her husband, 12-year-old Maltipoo (Obie) and 3-year-old gray tabby (Beasley). Find Erin on LinkedIn.


Lauren Jeong, Board Chair Emeritus; 25 years old

Lauren is a Program Associate for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, where she works on academic scholarships and a variety of grantmaking programs. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Lauren worked at Foundation Center, where she was responsible for marketing, fundraising, and programming for young non-profits. In this role, Lauren worked on the development and launch of the Nonprofit Startup Assessment, an online tool that helps individuals evaluate their decision to start a nonprofit. Lauren also held internships with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia. Lauren is currently pursuing her MBA at Emory University. Lauren graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s in Public Policy from Georgia State University. In her free time, Lauren enjoys baking, reading, long walks, and yoga. Find Lauren on LinkedIn and on Twitter @lkjeong.


NicoleMichalecHeadshot.jpgNicole Michalec, Treasurer; 38 years old

Nicole is the Manager of Long-Term Giving at The Woodruff Arts Center. She is currently working on the Transformation Campaign, which has already raised $110 million during Phase I. The campaign seeks to physically transform the campus, provide greater access to the arts, and endow existing programs and positions. Previously she was a Programs Educator at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, where she managed their children’s exhibit, as well as coordinating a variety of drop-in programs, educational carts, and special exhibit interactive spaces. Nicole has a Bachelor’s degree in studio art with a focus on sculpture as well as a degree in Art Education. She is certified to teach art to K-12th grade students in the state of Georgia. Nicole and her husband John live in Midtown, Atlanta. They enjoy walking to Piedmont Park with their two dogs, Doodle and Louie. Find Nicole on LinkedIn.



Emily Kelly; 25 years old

Emily works as a Program Assistant for the Southern Education Foundation. Prior to joining SEF, she served as Grants and Communications Coordinator for Life Pieces To Masterpieces, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to improving outcomes for African American boys and young men through mentorship and creative engagement. As a South Carolina native, Emily is grateful for the opportunity to be involved in work that advances equity and excellence in education for marginalized groups in the South, where many of the most profound needs exist. She is a proud graduate of Howard University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Culture. She is a shameless foodie and lover of good wine. Outside of work, she enjoys trying new restaurants, binge watching her slate of TV shows, and spending time with her dog Stokely. Find Emily on LinkedIn.


Kate_Naylor_2014.jpg Kate Stanton, Vice Chair; 31 years old

Kate is the Program Coordinator in charge of the membership program for the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. In the past, she has held a number of other positions with other museums, including two and a half years as the volunteer coordinator for Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Prior to joining YNPN Atlanta, she volunteered in the Vendor Relations Department of Dragon*Con Atlanta for thirteen years, including two years as an Assistant Director. Kate is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Florida State University, where she received an M.A. in Classical Civilizations with a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, baking, and watching Netflix at home, often in the company of her spouse, cat, and two ball pythons. Find Kate on Linkedin



Jillian_Madden_headshot.jpgJillian Madden

Jillian Madden is the Development Director at Midtown Assistance Center, a local nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to low-income Atlantans in times of financial crisis. Jillian came to Atlanta from Michigan in 2013 as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She has previously worked as a Project Manager in the homelessness department of United Way of Greater Atlanta. Jillian graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Communications and English. She sits on the board of the University of Michigan Club of Atlanta board as the Student Recruitment and Scholarship Chair, serves as a mentor at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, and is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta. In her free time, she loves to read and try new restaurants.