Jill Arrington - Executive Director

Jill Arrington - Executive Director

Jill Arrington comes to Groundwork Atlanta with over 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience; she has spent most of her career working in community and economic development, with a focus on adaptive re-use, asset management of real estate, affordable housing, infant and teen health care, youth education and mentoring, and community activism and engagement.  In addition to her degrees in law and history, Jill also has a B.A. in Music and experience in the cultural arts and entertainment arenas of choral societies, symphonies, and rural arts. In her time as an Atlantan, Ms. Arrington has seen Atlanta grow and morph from a large sleepy southern city to a bustling international city, filled with many opportunities and challenges for communities working to strike a balance with their history, as well as the needs of residents and desires to continue to grow and prosper.

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Groundwork Atlanta Board of Directors

Carly Queen - President Transportation Planner and Traffic / ITS Associate, AECOM

Carly Queen - President

Transportation Planner and Traffic / ITS Associate, AECOM

Robbie Burr - Vice President Executive Assistant to the Provost, Georgia Institute of technology

Robbie Burr - Vice President

Executive Assistant to the Provost, Georgia Institute of technology

Scott Whalen - Treasurer Tax Manager, Smith & Howard

Scott Whalen - Treasurer

Tax Manager, Smith & Howard

Craig Pendergrast - Secretary Environmental and Real Estate Attorney, Taylor English

Craig Pendergrast - Secretary

Environmental and Real Estate Attorney, Taylor English

Lawrence Bell, IV Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Troutman Sanders Strategies

Lawrence Bell, IV

Senior Manager of Government Affairs, Troutman Sanders Strategies

Nell Benn Executive Director, Agape Youth and Family Center

Nell Benn

Executive Director, Agape Youth and Family Center

Elly Dobbs Retired Attorney and former Georgia State Representative

Elly Dobbs

Retired Attorney and former Georgia State Representative

Elena Fash Neighborhood Activist

Elena Fash

Neighborhood Activist

Kathy Hearn Historian and Co-Founder, Riverwalk Atlanta

Kathy Hearn

Historian and Co-Founder, Riverwalk Atlanta

Wendy Hogg Director of Business Development, NewFields

Wendy Hogg

Director of Business Development, NewFields

Caroline Ledlie Director, Youth Villages Americorps

Caroline Ledlie

Director, Youth Villages Americorps

Michael Mapp Grove Park Resident

Michael Mapp

Grove Park Resident

Jaimi Panini Product Development Director, Anthem Innovation Studio

Jaimi Panini

Product Development Director, Anthem Innovation Studio

Janet Romanic Principal, Schroeder Architects

Janet Romanic

Principal, Schroeder Architects

Makara Rumley Principal, Hummingbird

Makara Rumley

Principal, Hummingbird

Keith Sharp Realtor, Keller Williams Buckhead

Keith Sharp

Realtor, Keller Williams Buckhead

Donna Stephens NPU-G Resident and Westside Momentum core group member

Donna Stephens

NPU-G Resident and Westside Momentum core group member

Lindsay Wallace Environmental Scientist, Newfields

Lindsay Wallace

Environmental Scientist, Newfields