Leadership

We are working together to build
a healthier future for all kids.

Jennifer L. Owens

Jennifer has been a long-time leader in Georgia’s non-profit sector with a specific focus on systems-change, policy and organizational development. She helped seed the early stages of Georgia’s now flourishing farm-to-school movement and led the policy work focused on school wellness as a director at Georgia Organics. She has also been integral in municipal-level work to establish protections for community gardens, urban farms and farmers markets and strategies to increase access to fresh produce.

Owens joins the HealthMPowers team from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, where she served as Senior Vice President. During her tenure, she oversaw the expansion of the organization’s operations and programs focusing on equity, health, the safety net, K-12 and post-secondary education, child care and fiscal policy issues. She launched and managed education campaigns focused on SNAP, the earned income tax credit and the need for more support for Georgia’s working families, including child care and food assistance.

Owens brings nearly two decades of experience in policy research and advocacy, community organizing, communications, fundraising, organizational development and leadership. Other prior roles include Deputy Political Director for the 2014 Jason Carter for Governor campaign, Development and Advocacy Director on staff at Georgia Organics, former Executive Director of The League of Women Voters of Georgia and a pioneering staff member at The Clean Air Campaign, where she launched a first-in-the-nation Better Air Schools program. In each of these roles, Owens leveraged strong relationships, evaluation, communications and strategic competencies to grow and evolve each organization’s impact.

Jennifer has been honored as one of the youngest recipients to be awarded the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40,” and has received The Georgia Conservancy’s Longleaf Award for Excellence in Environmental Advocacy.

Jennifer lives in Brookhaven with her husband and two daughters. She is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia and is an avid college football fan, novice urban farmer and untrained cook. She is active in her community, serving as a coach for the local Odyssey of the Mind team to engage youth in creative problem-solving, a volunteer with a community task force serving the Buford Highway corridor, and has held appointed positions on the City of Brookhaven’s Affordable Housing Task Force, Charter Review Commission and Zoning Rewrite Committee. Prior board service includes We Love BuHi, Georgia Women for a Change, Faith in Public Life and Girls Opportunities for Adventure and Leadership (GOAL).

Board Leadership

Chair of the Board
Loreal LeGate
i3MKTG
Executive Director

Vice Chair
Kelly Combs
Anthem, Inc
Executive Director

Corporate Secretary
Kirk Diamond
Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield

Treasurer
Amanda Adams
Cherry Bekaert LLP
Managing Director

Founders
Andrew Isakson
Isakson Living
Managing Partner

Mary Johnson
SBBOS, LLC
Owner

Board Roster

Amanda Adams
Executive Director
Cherry Bekaert LLP

Afshan Ali
Division Vice President
Jackson & Coker

Justin Grimsley
Senior Project Lead
Chick-Fil-A

Gerry Halphen
Launch Consulting

Pat Hickok
Owner, Retired
Atlanta Embroidery & Twill

Jasmine G. Hoffman, MBA, APR
Associate Dean for Enrollment and Communications & Chief Operating Officer
Emory University

Andrew Isakson
Managing Partner
Isakson Living, Inc.

Christopher Johnson
Owner and Managing Director
Brightlane Partners, LLC.

Mary Johnson
Owner
SBBOS, LLC

Dr. Jeffrey Koplan
Vice President for Global Health
Emory Global Health Institute

Denys Lu
Chief Technology Officer/Director
Emory University

Elizabeth McMahon
Strategic Engagement Manager
Prophet

Nicole Mosley
Principal
McClure Health Science High School

Keith Perkey
Vice President
Haskell

Curtis Saueressig
Senior Manager
KPMG LLP

Laura Stammer
Senior Sales Finance Manager
Rheem Manufacturing

Sonya Tinsley-Hook
Talent/H.R. Professional
Deloitte Services LP

Dr. Diane Allensworth (B)
Retired
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Louis Battey Jr. (B)
Cardiologist
Piedmont Heart Institute

Jason Bernstein (B)
Partner
Barnes & Thornburg

Mike Callahan (B)
COO/CFO
Aprio, LLP

Randy Carroll (B)
Chairman
BIP Wealth

Mike Elting (B)
Retired
Cushman & Wakefield

Theresa Metzler (E)
Retired
Georgia State University

Michael Neumeier (B)
CEO
Arketi Group

Alan Pogue (B)
Director of Operations
Emory University

Ashley Rouse (E)
Development Manager (PLG)
Captain Planet Foundation

Heather Voight (B)
Sr. Vice President/College Sports
Circle Media, Inc.

Dr. Shannon Williams (E)
Realtor
Keller Williams

(B) Former Board Member   (E) Former Employee

Amalie Alvarez
Health Educator, Elementary
Email

Forrest Ann Anderson
Health Educator, Elementary
Email

Bonnie Anderson
Virtual Learning Coordinator
Email

Dianne Baker
Health Educator, Early Care
Email

Susan Balogh
Health Educator, Elementary
Email

Kristy Bond
Marketing Manager
Email

Kendall Charlton
Virtual Learning Director
Email

Myeisha Coggins
Health Educator, Out of School Time
Email

Shelle Deal
Office & Human Resources Manager
Email

Raschell Downer
Project Director, Elementary
Email

Cathy Durand
Lead Health Educator, Early Care
Email

Natasha Ealey
Health Educator, Out of School Time
Email

Aimee Edwards
Health Educator, Elementary
Email

Lee Ann Else
Development Director
Email

Haley Emerson
Health Educator, Secondary
Email

Susan Fochtmann
Accountant
Email

Megan Fulks
Lead Health Educator, Elementary
Email

Suzanne Glenn
Executive Program Director
Email

Dr. Dana Griffith
Executive Program Director
Email

Carmen Guadagno
Lead Health Educator, Secondary
Email

Dasia Harmon
Project Director, Out of School Time
Email

Kenna Ho
Health Educator, Early Care
Email

Sequoya Howard
Program Manager
Email

Kristina Hyland
Community Engagement Specialist
Email

Regina Jackson
Community Engagement Specialist
Email

Brandon Johnson
Community Engagement Specialist
Email

Debbie Kohne
Accountant
Email

Greg Lafortune
Health Educator, Out of School Time
Email

Audi Lahijani
Health Educator, Elementary
Email

Delilah Landrum
Marketing Manager
Email

Casey Martínez de Andino
Project Director, Secondary
Email

Adria Meyer
Project Director
Email

Barbara Miller
Project Director, Early Care
Email

Michelle Miller
Project Director, Family Engagement
Email

Keisa Portress
Resource Manager
Email

Emma Prince
Health Educator, Elementary
Email

Anaise Quirindongo
Program Analyst
Email

Heather Rice
Project Director, Community
Email

Kimberly Santijanna
Lead Health Educator, Early Care
Email

Caroline Schick
Health Educator, Out of School Time
Email

Danielle Scudder
Virtual Learning Assistant
Email

Dustin Sergent
Lead Community Engagement Specialist
Email

Chris Stewart
Executive Program Director
Email

Meggie Stewart
Health Educator, Out of School Time
Email

Keyanna Townsend
Health Educator, Secondary
Email

Chuck Truett
Intervention Coordinator
Email

Olivia Tyler
Health Educator, Early Care
Email

Alexis Upshaw
Health Educator, Elementary
Email

Crystal Wheatley
Grants Accountant
Email