Our Board Members
Brenda Coleman currently serves as the Executive Director of Atlanta CARES, an affiliate of the National CARES Mentoring Movement. The mission of Atlanta CARES is to secure and transform the lives of vulnerable children by inspiring, recruiting and mobilizing masses of caring men and women to mentor and nourish them. While leading this mentoring initiative, Brenda has been instrumental in establishing Atlanta CARES partnerships with over 40 corporate, community, and faith based organizations to serve as advocates for underserved youth in Metro Atlanta.
In addition to leading the mentoring outreach, Brenda has also led the charge in the Atlanta CARES STEM CAMPAIGN to provide opportunities for youth to explore careers in the STEM fields and engage in STEM related activities. For the past two years, she has coordinated the annual Atlanta CARES STEMfest Conference for youth at Georgia Tech and the annual STEM EnRICH Summer Academies at IMHOTEP Academy and Morehouse College.
A retired teacher and literacy coach, Brenda’s educational career spanned the course of 40 years. Her belief that “literacy is the single greatest predictor of success in one’s lifetime” led her to launch Landmark Literacy Consulting LLC . As the founder and CEO of Landmark Literacy, Brenda specializes in curriculum writing, educational programming, specialized workshops and trainings, and research-based instructional strategies. She holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Development in Reading and Writing, and she has facilitated literacy seminars throughout the country.
ATLANTA CARES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Lynn Anidi, PhD
Faculty – School of Business
American InterContinental University
During her educational teaching experience, Dr. Anidi has been honored to teach, coach and mentor students. She has enjoyed teaching at on- ground university campuses in Georgia and facilitating many online university courses in the subjects of Healthcare Administration, Management, Medical Office Management, Electronic Health Records, Healthcare Informatics, Marketing, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Research, and English courses to name a few.
Dr. Anidi’s corporate experience includes serving as the Director of large multi-site and specialty healthcare organizations in Georgia, helping these organizations automate, streamline, and direct their healthcare labor management.
Dr. Anidi's research experience allows her to serve the medical community domestically and internationally. Her current research endeavor involves clean water for underserved countries me and my colleagues are conducting multivariate statistical analyses using standard and advanced statistical techniques.
Currently, Dr. Anidi serves on the Advisory Board for the Atlanta University Centers, Lyke House. She also serves as Board Member on City of South Fulton Historic & Cultural Landmarks Commission. She is a member of the APHA- American Public Health Association and the ACHE-American College of Healthcare Executives.
Author & Corporate Trainer
Tameka is an award-winning, multi-bestselling author, international trainer, speaker, coach and Executive Leadership Strategist who specializes in youth and professional development. She has served as a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, John Maxwell Team and an Adjunct Professor. The Huffington Post, Examiner, Lifetime Moms and a host of other media outlets have featured her work.
Tameka, a graduate of Southern University in Mechanical Engineering and Webster University (MBA), helped families garner well over $40 Million in scholarships and admissions to top-tier institutions throughout the US, and corporations upskill their staff and improve company operations. Ms. Williamson is enjoying living a life of purpose that impacts the lives of others.
Cheryl Nabritt Brown
Manager, Retail Food Safety US East
Starbucks Coffee Company
Cheryl received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Augusta College. She has been employed by Starbucks Coffee Company for the last 15 years. Prior to her employment with Starbucks, she held positions leading Environmental Health with the Fulton County Health Department and State of Georgia. She also held positions as Safety Manager with South Georgia Medical Center and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Cheryl is very passionate about the health and safety of mankind and works daily to ensure Food Safety Standards are upheld as she leads a team of Retail Food Safety partners in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and New York Metro. She also provides support to the Southeast Region in the Atlanta, Alabama and North Florida markets.
Cheryl is currently the president of the Georgia Association of Food Protection and former Vice President.
Dan Moore President/CEO APEX Museum
In 1978, Moore founded the African American Panoramic Experience Museum (APEX) in Atlanta, which seeks to educate people about the depth and breadth of the African American experience.
Dan's inspiration for the museum came as he attended a banquet honoring Dr. Benjamin Mays, and he dedicated himself to creating a museum that celebrates the unsung heroes of the African American experience.
Dan remains there as executive director to this day directing the expansion of The APEX into a 90,000 square foot facility with a walk through history from ancient Africa to the present election of Barack Obama, first Black president of the United States of America.
"Where Every Month is Black History Month" TM
Jamaar Logan currently serves as a Regional Post-Secondary Transition Specialist for the Dekalb County Schools District (DCSD). In this role, Jamaar is responsible for the design and implementation of a strategy to ensure all students are college and career ready. Jamaar has over 15 years of experience leading college access programs in partnership with school districts. Prior to this role, Jamaar successfully implemented the Check and Connect mentoring program resulting in reduced suspension rates and improved student engagement for DCSD students.
Prior to his time with Dekalb schools, Jamaar led multiple college access programs for other school districts including Atlanta Public Schools. He served as the founding Executive Director of Youth Empowerment & Stability Inc, a non-profit organization focusing on positive youth development. Jamaar has served as a Director for various state and federal grant programs aimed at improving college access including leading the Department of Justice- Parks Pals Mentoring Program and Department of Education-TRIO programs. Additionally, Jamaar had led programming efforts for various national non-profit organizations, including but not limited to Boys and Girls Club on America, Morehouse Alumni Association, Cares Mentoring Movement, Urban League, Community in Schools and Forever Family Inc.
Jamaar is an avid runner and a member of the South DeKalb Striders Running Club. He is an active member of The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church, where he serves as the coordinator of the mentoring ministry. Jamaar enjoys golfing, coaching youth athletics, traveling and volunteering. Jamaar is a graduate of the 2013 New Leaders Council Atlanta and fellow of the Portland State University Institute for Youth Mentoring. Jamaar holds a master’s degree in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University, and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College. Jamaar is a Dekalb County resident, and a proud husband and father to his daughter Lennox Rose.
ATLANTA CARES STEERING COMMITTEE
From Left to Right:, Barbara Guillory, Jonathon Mayo, Stephanie Hunte and Jamaar Logan.