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Our Team

Our teams propel our mission, enabling us to create a world where sustainable and inclusive communities thrive.

Board

Not pictured: Nancy Blank and Steve Cannon

Directors

Arthur M. Blank

Chairman

Perhaps best known as co-founder of The Home Depot, Arthur Blank is now widely recognized for his diverse businesses. Named by ESPN as the 2021 Sports Philanthropist of the Year, Blank ...

Fay Twersky

Director

Fay Twersky is president and director at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Fay joined the Blank Family Foundation in February 2021 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in ...

Kenny Blank

Director

Kenny Blank is an arts nonprofit executive, community leader, and award-winning journalist with a diverse background in film, television, and communications. Currently, he serves as the...

Dena Kimball

Director

Dena Kimball (she/her) is Executive Director of the Kendeda Fund. She has dedicated her career to driving scalable, transformational change through social activism – with more than 25...

Josh Kimball

Director

Joshua Kimball currently leads Data Science and Machine Learning at recent “unicorn,” Calendly. Prior to this, he was the Chief Data Scientist at an Atlanta-based advertising techno...

Nancy Blank

Director

Nancy works at the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta serving as a consultant for the Y Ambassador Board. She has the pleasure of  working with some of Atlanta’s young talented executi...

Associate Directors

Suzanne Apple

Associate Director

Suzanne Apple, of Atlanta, Georgia, retired from the World Wildlife Fund U.S. in December 2015, having served as Senior Vice President of Private Sector Engagement since January 2014. &...

Bill Bolling

Associate Director

Bill Bolling is co-founder, board chair and senior advisor of Atlanta nonprofit Food Well Alliance, a collaborative network of local leaders working together to build thriving community...

Rosalind Brewer

Associate Director

Rosalind (Roz) Brewer was most recently with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer and served as a Director on WBA’s Board. Ms. Brewer served as Chief Operating Of...

Steve Cannon

Associate Director

Stephen Cannon serves as vice chairman, AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE), a for-profit holding group under the Arthur M. Blank Family of Businesses. In this capacity, Cannon, workin...

Elise Eplan

Associate Director

Elise is a co-founder and principal in Be Philanthropy, a firm that advises philanthropic organizations. Prior to her consulting work, Elise was Vice President for Special Initiatives a...

David Homrich

Secretary and Treasurer

David Homrich is Senior Advisor to the Chairman of AMBFO, LLC, the Family Office of Arthur M. Blank. He is also President of Exodus Capital, LLC, Arthur Blank’s private investment com...

President's Office

Fay Twersky

President

As president and director of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Fay Twersky is a trusted, values-aligned leader, working with the Blank family, defining areas of giving and directin...

Kelley Gulley

Chief of Staff

Kelley D. Gulley is chief of staff at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. She joined from the James Irvine Foundation where she most recently served as Initiative Director of Irvine&...

JoAnn Ellis

Office & Logistics Sr. Administrator

JoAnn Ellis is the office & logistics senior administrator at the foundation.  She provides a full range of administrative support to the Office of the President and serves as l...

Patricia Whigham

Executive Assistant

Patricia Whigham is a highly skilled and dedicated professional serving as the executive assistant to the president and director of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Patricia ...

Atlanta's Westside

Daniel “Danny” Shoy, Jr.

Managing Director, Youth Development and Atlanta's Westside

Daniel Shoy, Jr. “Danny”,  joined the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation staff in February 2022 and serves as Managing Director for Youth Development and Westside Atlanta. Danny lea...

Tolton Pace

Sr. Program Officer, Atlanta's Westside

Tolton Pace joined the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation staff in September 2023 and serves as senior program officer, Atlanta’s Westside. In this role, Pace will oversee a range ...

Kasey Anderson

ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Kasey Anderson is an Administrative and Program Associate at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she provides essential administrative, grants management and organizati...

Democracy

Wendy Feliz

MANAGING DIRECTOR, DEMOCRACY AND PUBLIC POLICY ADVISOR

Wendy Feliz joined the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation as managing director for democracy and public policy advisor in September 2022. Wendy has more than three decades of experience ...

Kasey Anderson

ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Kasey Anderson is an Administrative and Program Associate at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she provides essential administrative, grants management and organizati...

Environment

Blair Beasley

Managing Director, Environment

Blair Goldstein Beasley is the Managing Director of Environment at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she leads the strategy and execution of the foundation’s Enviro...

Peter Brown

Sr. Program Officer, Environment

Peter Brown is a senior program officer of Environment for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, he develops and manages a strategic portfolio of grants with partner orga...

Mental Health & Well-Being

Elizabeth Brown

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Elizabeth (Beth) Brown is a resilient and seasoned executive with over 20 years of leadership working in charitable foundations.  Her career spans every aspect of philanthropy, fro...

Natalie Gilbert

PROGRAM OFFICER, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Natalie’s connection to the Blank Family of Businesses and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is long-established. Over the last decade she has worked at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, ...

Toni Johnson

ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Antoinette Johnson is an Administrative and Program Associate at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she provides essential administrative, grants management and organi...

Youth Development

Daniel “Danny” Shoy, Jr.

Managing Director, Youth Development and Atlanta's Westside

Daniel Shoy, Jr. “Danny”,  joined the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation staff in February 2022 and serves as Managing Director for Youth Development and Westside Atlanta. Danny lea...

Kasey Anderson

ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Kasey Anderson is an Administrative and Program Associate at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she provides essential administrative, grants management and organizati...

Natane Eaddy

Sr. Program Officer, Youth Development

Natane Eaddy is senior program officer at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she leads the Foundation’s youth development work, which specifically focuses on increas...

Founder Initiatives

Margaret Connelly

Managing Director, Founder Initiatives

Margaret Connelly is the Managing Director of Founder Initiatives at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she oversees Arthur Blank’s personal giving, including legacy...

Shauna Greene

Program Officer, Founder Initiatives

Shauna Greene is a program officer at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role she manages the work of the associate-led Overwatch Fund Committee, a group of associates acros...

Zach Higley

Challenge Course and Basecamp Assistant Manager

Zach Higley is the Assistant Manager at AMB West Basecamp and Challenge Course. In this role he helps provide a safe, fun and rustic space for Montana-based nonprofits to program and bu...

Taylor Ivey

Challenge Course and Basecamp Manager

Taylor Ivey is the Manager of the AMB West Basecamp and Challenge Course. His responsibilities include providing guests a meaningful, productive, and safe experience weather they are lo...

Whitney Lane

PROGRAM MANAGER - WEST CREEK RANCH, AMB WEST CHALLENGE COURSE, AMB WEST BASECAMP

Whitney Lane is a Program Manager at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role she oversees three program areas in Montana, including AMB West Basecamp, West Creek Ranch, and ...

Aidan Mullaney

Program Officer, Founder Initiatives/Next Generation

Aidan Mullaney is a program officer at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, he organizes and leads the Associate-Led Giving committees and grantmaking for Atlanta Falcon...

Tawnya Rupe

Sr. Director, Montana Philanthropy

Tawnya Rupe is senior program director at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she oversees the management of the associate-led AMB West Community Fund, whose mission is...

Abigail Lawson

Grants Management & Administrative Associate

Abigail Lawson is the grants management and administrative associate at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation in Montana. In this role, she leads administrative functions for the Montan...

Communications

Sherrie Mazur

MANAGING DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS

Sherrie Mazur is a dynamic communications executive with more than 20 years of experience crafting public relations and marketing strategies that amplify not-for-profit visions, messagi...

Caroline Huston

DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Caroline Huston, APR, is the Director of Strategic Communications at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, where she develops and manages strategic PR and communications plans. 

Alexis Nwaiwu

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Alexis Nwaiwu is a communications specialist at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she assists with planning, creating, and distributing content for the foundation. Sh...

Brittany Smith

DIGITAL MEDIA STRATEGIST

Brittany Smith is on the communications team at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation as a digital media strategist. In this role, she leads the foundation’s efforts for developing an...

Effective Philanthropy

Jodi Nelson

MANAGING DIRECTOR, EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY

Jodi Nelson currently works as the Managing Director of Effective Philanthropy at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.  She comes to Atlanta after years spent working domest...

Lisa Zook

SENIOR OFFICER, EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY

Lisa Zook comes to the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation after years of running her own consulting firm.  She brings her strategy, measurement and evaluation skills to the Effectiv...

Finance

Diana Champ Davis

MANAGING DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND GRANTS MANAGEMENT

Diana has 27 years of experience in accounting, finance, and business operations. The two-time Nonprofit CFO of the Year (2010 and 2020) has seventeen years of executive financial leade...

Lea Bond

GRANTS MANAGER

Lea Bond is the grants manager at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, where she manages the full grants administration process, from invitation to approval and payment.

Carol Rodriguez

GRANTS MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT

Carol Rodriguez is a grants management assistant at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role, she is responsible for assisting with the full grants administration process, fr...

Ki-Jana Slaughter

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Ki-Jana Slaughter is a Staff Accountant at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. In this role he maintains financial reports, records, and general ledger accounts in compliance with GA...

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