Coffee with an Expert

This members-only program is held two to four times throughout the year. These sessions are meant to be informal conversations that allow young professionals to sit with social sector leaders to ask a few burning questions.


February's Expert: 

Elyse Halmett
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta


Elyse Hammett oversees all marketing and public relations efforts of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, focusing on strategic marketing and communications initiatives for key internal and external audiences. A universally accredited PR professional, Elyse leverages more than 20 years of public relations and marketing communications experience, from her tenures at Emory Healthcare, BellSouth and her own PR agency, Eos. She’s won numerous awards from the American Hospital Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America (including its 2014 Georgia Luminary Star Award), and the National Telecom Marketing Association. Elyse serves as the immediate past president of the board of PRSA Georgia, the nation’s second largest chapter.



Past Experts: 

Kinetra Joseph, Vice President of Integrated Marketing for National 4-H Council

Greg Cole, Director of Development for Emmaus House

Jon West, Vice President of Programs for Atlanta Community Food Bank

Cicely Garrett, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer for City of Atlanta

Tjuan Dogan, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Manager for IBM

Alicia Philipp, President for Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta

Ann Cramer, Senior Consultant for Coxe Curry & Associates

Lisa Cremin, Director for Metropolitan Arts Fund