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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Membership Chair||Benjamin Ragin|
|Foundation Chair||Bonnie Hardage|
|Foundation Chair||Frank Jackson|
Taifa Smith Butler is executive director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, where she leads and inspires the GBPI team to accomplish the organization’s mission and vision to improve economic opportunity for all Georgians. She is a problem solver, tireless champion for equity, working families and investing early in children — Georgia’s greatest asset.
Taifa brings more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, public policy research and data analysis in the public, nonprofit and private sectors. Prior to joining the GBPI team as deputy director in 2011, she served as the policy and communications director for Georgia Family Connection Partnership where she co-managed the Georgia KIDS COUNT project and monitored public policy and its impact on children, families and communities.
She has served on various local, state and national committees and boards. She was a member of Leadership Georgia Class of 2016 and a Rockwood Leadership Institute Leading from the Inside Out Fellow, Class of 2017. Taifa currently serves on the Demos board of directors, as well as the Betty & Davis Fitzgerald Foundation board of trustees.
She is also a highly sought-after speaker. Recent engagements include the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Leaders Council, foundation events for Mary Reynolds Babcock, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, and many more.
Taifa graduated from Mount Holyoke College and holds a master’s in public management and policy from the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, with a concentration in economic development and financial management.
Jordan Greenbaum is a child abuse physician at the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is the medical director of the Center’s Institute on Healthcare and Human Trafficking, as well as the medical director of the Global Health and Well-being Initiative with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.
Jordan co-chairs the Human Trafficking committee for the Ray Helfer Society, and the Education/Training committee for HEAL Trafficking. She conducts research on child sex trafficking and provides training for medical and non-medical professionals at the local, national and international levels.
Wendy Kinney has devoted most of her working life to the study of marketing and has experienced, again and again, the power and profitability of personal referrals. She has developed a multi-layered approach for creating a network of relationships and shares the approach through lively, engaging and content-filled workshops and seminars. Corporations and Associations call on Wendy to deliver her workshops in a variety of formats and venues: keynotes, as a luncheon speaker, breakout sessions and in-house training.
Do the comment sheets from your events say “Great information - wish there was time for networking?” Wendy Kinney's workshops will show them how to make connections that continue after the event. She is a frequent guest speaker at National Sales Meetings, Trade Association Conventions, Trade Association Meetings or Business-Building Clinics. Wendy Kinney's programs are structured to address the needs of the organization or company. When you book Wendy to deliver a speech or a workshop, count on this: * high energy, content-rich sessions * participants who learn - while they're at the event - how to get more from the event * easy-to-follow processes for building a referral network.
Brookhaven Rotary was thrilled to present a check for $152,000 in support of Shepherd Center's SHARE Military Initiative to Shepherd Center Chairman and Co-Founder, James Shepherd!!
Congratulations to Mark Galvin, the 2018-2019 Brookhaven Rotarian of the Year!! Thanks so much for all that you continue to do for our Club!