Board of Directors
BETTINA LOVE, PHD
Dr. Love is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary and Social Studies at the University of Georgia, Athens. Her research focuses on the ways in which urban youth negotiate Hip Hop music and culture to form social, cultural and political identities.
ELIZABETH WILDER YOUNG
Ms. Young is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice at Rock Springs. She specializes in supporting parents--particularly mothers--navigate the challenges & stress of parenting, while remaining grounded & caring for themselves. She also helps adults, adolescents and children struggling with difficult life transitions, depression, anxiety, trauma and behavior issues. Ms. Young takes a holistic approach to healing, integrating body, mind and spirit to promote health and well-being. She earned her master’s in Social Work from U.C. Berkley and has as worked in child-welfare and advocacy for ten years.
Mr. Jordan has extensive experience in Strategy, Portfolio/Program/Project/Change Management and Management Consulting. He received a bachelor’s degree from both Morehouse College in General Science – Math & Physics and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Electrical Engineering as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from Graduate Studies at The George Washington University School of Business.
Mr. Redman is the Chief Operating Officer at OneGoal, which is a growing organization focused on making college graduation possible for all students in our nation. From 2009-14, Mr. Redman served as Vice President of Strategy and External Affairs at Teach For America in Chicago. He worked for Deloitte Consulting from 2005-2009 in the Washington and London offices, focusing on business strategy and performance management. Mr. Redman graduated as an honors scholar from Auburn University with a BS in business, and holds masters degrees from the University of Texas and the University of Cambridge. He lives in the Virginia Highlands with his wife and two daughters.
Mr. Lasher is currently the Vice President of Real Estate & Development at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, covering all development activity for the Hyatt Place & Hyatt House brands in the Southeast region. Prior to this position, Brett spent time in various roles in the Feasibility, Development Finance, and Real Estate Strategy functional areas of Hyatt. Before "catching the hotel bug", he worked as a management consultant with Bain & Company in a number of their offices across the globe.
Mr. Nelson currently serves as a Finance Manager at The Coca-Cola Company, with forecasting and budget management responsibilities for Coke's business with CVS Health. Mr. Nelson has been with The Coca-Cola Company since 2011, first joining the company's audit department. Prior to joining Coke, Mr. Nelson spent three years at Ernst & Young in the Atlanta office, working in the audit practice from 2008 - 2011. Mr. Nelson received his bachelor's degree from Morehouse College, with a degree in business administration, concentrating in accounting. He also received a Masters in Accounting from Wake Forest University.
Ms. Reid is a finance professional with over 15 years of experience. She is a certified public accountant and currently serves as Manager of Financial Analysis for CNN's digital portfolio. Her business expertise and knack for connecting with people has afforded her the opportunity to work across the organization both domestically and internationally within Asia, Europe and South America. She is a native of Atlanta with a heart for service. In conjunction with serving The Kindezi Schools, she is active with the National Association of Black Accountants, the Atlanta Suburban Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and attends Word of Faith in Austell, Georgia.
Ms. Sandhaus is a digital media veteran with more than a decade of experience leading large, consumer-facing projects. She is an expert at translating business goals into an actionable plan, managing large portfolios and teams, and forging strong relationships with clients. She is currently the vice president of digital program management at CSE.
Mr. Wadley retired from a successful advertising career at firms including ClickMedia, Monetizeit and Media Whiz to volunteer his services to identify and promote successful educators with proven strategies teaching the inner city youth of Atlanta. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Music Project, one of Kindezi's studio partners.
Following graduate training in biochemistry, Mr. Whitehead spent 23 years running various biotech and computer companies. He has served on the boards of several technology companies and the Atlanta International School, as well as a number of other non-profit organizations. He led the successful lobbying effort in Washington during the Clinton and Bush years to double US funding for biomedical research. Most recently, Mr. Whitehead chaired a community-wide development program in Clarkston, Georgia.
Board Meeting Schedule
|July 20, 2017||Kindezi Old Fourth Ward||386 Pine St. NE Atlanta, GA 30308|
|September 21, 2017||Bethune Elementary||220 Northside Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30314|
|November 16, 2017||Gideons Elementary||897 Welch St SW Atlanta, GA 30310|
|January 18, 2018||Bethune Elementary||220 Northside Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30314|
|March 15, 2018||Kindezi West Lake||286 Wilson Mill Rd SW Atlanta, GA 30331|
|May 17, 2018||Bethune Elementary||220 Northside Dr NW Atlanta, GA 30314|
Board Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with staff presentations, with the board business items starting at 7:00 pm. Meetings end at 9:00 pm. Please see the agenda in advance of each meeting, which is posted in the "Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes" section of this page.
Board Meeting Participation Policy
All Board meetings are open to the public.
Time is set aside at each regularly scheduled meeting to provide stakeholders the opportunity to address the Board. The public comment period is designed to gain input from the public and not for immediate responses by the Board to the public comments presented.
Individuals who wish to address the governing board at a Board meeting will be required to sign up in advance of the meeting by emailing the Executive Director (deanleeper[at]kindezi.org) and the Board Chair (blove[at]kindezi.org) at least 24 hours in advance.
- Speakers should be courteous and professional. The presiding Board officer may terminate public comments that are profane, vulgar, or defamatory.
- Speakers will be heard in the order in which they emailed in their request to speak.
- Speakers have three minutes each and must stop speaking promptly when signaled.
- The board reserves the right to cap the public comment period to the first seven individuals who sign up.
- Speakers may not address confidential student or personnel matters, but may submit such concerns to the Board in writing.
- Board members will not respond to the comments during the meeting. If follow-up is necessary, the appropriate staff or a representative of the Board will follow-up in a timely manner via email, letter, or telephone.
Parents, individuals, and Kindezi staff who have a grievance that they would like to present to the Board of Directors are requested to follow the Kindezi Grievance Policy.
Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Board meeting agendas and minutes are kept in public Dropbox folders. You do not need a Dropbox account to view the folders or contents -- simply press the "X" when it prompts you to login with an account.
Please see here for the approved FY17 budget for the Kindezi Schools.
The FY18 budget was adopted on May 18, 2017. You can view the FY18 budget here.