Various professions are represented on Lift2Enrich’s Board of Directors. Cumulatively, senior leadership has over seventy-five years of experience in program management, education, professional writing, and evaluation. The Board is charged with the overall governance and performance of organizational work, as well as financial oversight. Board members participate in strategic planning, financial monitoring, and individual and large-scale fundraising.
Terri obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T State University, which allowed her to work for several Fortune 500 companies. She later earned a writing certification from The Institute of Children’s Literature. Utilizing her passion for literacy, technology, and education, Terri has been able to develop creative learning opportunities for students of all ages, teaching, mentoring, and tutoring thousands of students. As a seasoned writer and author of five published books, Terri founded The Writers’ Tablet Agency in 2011 to help other aspiring authors publish their work. Originally from Connecticut, Terri lives in Marietta, Georgia, where she has been an active member of the community for over twenty-five years. She and her family are members of North Point Ministries and East Cobb Church. Terri is married to Will Whitmire, and together, they have three young adult children. Reading, yoga, and traveling off the beaten path are some of her favorite past times.
Rebecca Lindstrom is an investigative reporter for The Reveal on 11Alive in Atlanta. Her investigations focus on exposing the injustices and systemic gaps that impact the most vulnerable in our community. Rebecca’s reports on child welfare and animal cruelty have earned her numerous Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards. In 2018, Rebecca was named Best Reporter by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters. Rebecca has had the opportunity to interview several US Presidents, movie stars and corporate executives, but counts herself even more fortunate to have interviewed so many hard working, compassionate members of the local community who welcome her into normally private moments in their lives. She has a heart for empowerment, serving a year in Americorps’ National Civilian Community Corps and continuing to find non-profit and community projects that give people skills to achieve their dreams. But life isn’t just about work. Rebecca enjoys hiking, scuba diving, skiing, photography and any event that gives her and the family an excuse to get outdoors.
A Michigan native, Leah received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Michigan State University. She continued her education with Master’s work in Reading and Literacy as well as Curriculum Development. Leah spent several years teaching lower elementary school in Detroit where she developed a passion for early education in underserved communities. Leah and her family moved to the Atlanta area in 2015 by way of Chicago. Having various yoga certifications, including trauma-informed training, she started a preschool yoga program in 2019. Leah quickly saw the benefits mindfulness and movement bring to young children. In 2020, the program evolved into a nonprofit corporation, Laughing Dogs Yoga. Leah lives in East Cobb with her husband, two boys, and eight (!) pets.
As the Vice President of Human Resources & Quality Assurance at Phoenix Senior Living, Yolanda Hunter’s business acumen and strategic planning ensure that any Senior Living Company/Community at her helm has the necessary quality systems in place to ensure the care and services are delivered at its highest level. She is internally motivated, approachable and detailed oriented. Yolanda earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and a Masters in Counseling at The University of Missouri-Saint Louis. Yolanda hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. She and her husband have four children.
Will Whitmire is the senior manager at AT&T Labs, where he oversees networks, labs, products, services, and people to create a world where everything works together seamlessly. Will is originally from Washington, DC but currently resides in Marietta, GA with his wife and children. Will’s passion for finance has made him a highly sought-after advisor. He has volunteered his time with many organizations including supporting his wife’s vision, LIFT2Enrich, Inc.
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