Che D. Watkins
President and CEO | e: email@example.com
Ms. Che Watkins has more than 20 years of experience in external affairs, public policy, business development, and finance. She most recently served as a consultant with the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, serving as a liaison to the board. Che led the initial implementation of an organizational restructuring plan to make the agency more lean, efficient, and accountable. Prior to her time at AWDA, Che served as Education and Campaign Manager the Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network (MAVEN) and Citizens for Transportation Mobility (CTM). MAVEN and CTM were the organizations established to execute the $9 million voter education and advocacy effort to draw 300,000 voters to the polls to pass the $8 billion transportation referendum for the metro Atlanta region.
She spent more than four years with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce as Vice President of External Affairs where she leveraged her acute skills to develop relationships with local government officials, metro area Chambers, regional and community nonprofits, corporate leaders and other community voices. She also managed the Chamber’s Greater Grady Task Force and the “Save Grady” Campaign. Che began her career with J.P. Morgan & Co. as a Financial Accountant and later as an Associate, before moving into client interfacing leadership positions for seven years at Bank of America. Che received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Spelman College, and her MBA from New York University. She is deeply rooted in the community, serving on local and regional boards including Hammonds House Museum, Art Papers Magazine, Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition and United Way of Greater Atlanta. Volunteer and mentor work includes Spelman College, Junior League of Metropolitan Atlanta, Cool Girls, Inc., United Way VIP and others. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2009.
Chief Program Officer | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nichole Jefferson serves as Chief Program Officer for TCWFI, overseeing all programs and services, data and evaluation and grants compliance functions for the agency. Jefferson brings a wealth of experience to the Center, with over 20 years in leadership positions for various nonprofits in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area. She has a track record for leading high performing teams and organizations, as well as strategy and implementation of new programs. Nichole is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Nichole is a graduate of Strayer University.
Peggy Still Johnson
Chief External Affairs Officer | e: email@example.com
Peggy Still Johnson is the Chief External Affairs Officer overseeing a team working in fundraising, employer relationship development, marketing and communications and community outreach. Peggy was the Executive Director for Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and under Peggy’s direction, the team led a successful capital campaign, renovation project and transformed the center in less than 5 years. She also serves as the Arts and Philanthropy Director for Fort Mac (Fort McPherson) overseeing the creative arts and community outreach direction for the re-development of Fort Mac.
Peggy serves on the Advisory Boards for Georgia State University School of Music, Georgia Music Partners, Atlanta Film Society/Atlanta Film Festival, has served 5 years on the Board of Governors (Composer Seat) for The Recording Academy (Grammy Organization) and served on the Advisory Boards for Day League (formerly known as the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center) and Atlanta Music Project. She is an alumna of Leadership Atlanta (class of 2013) and Leadership DeKalb (class of 2014) and an alumna of Georgia State University.
Administration and Operations
Nikki Hall | Intake & Eligibility Coordinator
Geraldine Rodgers | Administrative Specialist
Development and External Affairs
Peggy Still Johnson | Chief External Affairs Officer
Africa Roberson | Workforce Development Manager
Family Economic Success Program
Nicholé Jefferson | Chief Program Officer
Keren Cadet | Program Manager
Chervon Grant | Training Manager
Jarrod Dunn | Pathway Coach
Walter Evans | Trainer
Natalia John | Trainer