November 1st - December 29th 2013
Saving Lives Through the ARTS" Campaign
December 19, 2013
2013 Holiday Celebration
 
 
 
    Antwan "Big Boi" Patton,Founder, CEO- An American rapper, song-writer, record producer, and one half of the Grammy Award winning hip hop duo Outkast.  Big Boi was born and spent the first half of his childhood in Savannah, attending School before moving to Atlanta with his Aunt Renee to pursue his interest in music at Tri-Cities High School, a Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. He had a strong interest in hip hop music, and met André "3000" Benjamin while attending Tri Cities High School in the early-1990s. The two eventually joined forces as Outkast and signed with LaFace Records.  He can be identified by his rapid-fire delivery, a style which has become more distinct since the album ATLiens. Patton has often used his lyrics to criticize the problems that plague both the African American community and the world. With over 10,000,000 in records sold (RIAA), makes Big Boi/Outkast the largest selling rap group in history.  
 
 

Jennifer S.Lester, Executive Director- A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Jennifer has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and mentalhealth care. She combines a Master's degree in Psychology from Georgia School ofProfessional Psychology with a Bachelor's in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University.In 2008, she established The Purpose Project, LLC a multidisciplinary behavioralhealthcare practice that offers mental health services, life coaching, career counseling,and leadership training throughout Metropolitan Atlanta. Jennifer is a LicensedProfessional Counselor, who uses a Cognitive-Behavioral therapy approach to insureclinically sound and culturally competent practices.Jennifer dedicated the last 10 years serving as the director of a private non-profit EarlyEducation and Family support agency. She has worked with community agenciessuch as United Way, Babies Can't Wait, National Head Start Association and GeorgiaDepartment of Family and Children Services to mention a few. Jennifer is a childadvocate, an entrepreneur, an educator and a motivational speaker; she can be heardweekly on 404Live® a premiere online radio station.

William Johnson, Operation Manager
williamj@bigkidzfoundation.org

Jessica Manning, Communications Consultant- Campbell Manning PR  
Media@bigkidzfoundation.org


Shaveeta Whitehead, Program Coordinator/Administrative Services
Swhitehead@bigkidzfoundation.org


 
 
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EXECUTIVE BOARD

Antwan Patton – Founder, (President)

Joi Edwards, D.M.D General Dentist, Lake Pointe Dental (Chair)

Eric Robinson, LTC Military Liaison- Department of Defense FEMA Region IV, (Vice Chair)

Star Miller, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Secretary)

Kelley James Johnson, MBA (Treasurer)

Kareem Hill, University of Phoenix (Advisory Board Chair)


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gayle Cabrera, Business Service Officer - BB&T Bank

Clifton Camp, CEO Camp Marketing and UPTOWN Magazine

Grant Coleman, Vice President PNC Wealth Management

Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilman - District 2 City of Atlanta

Genise Huey, Accountant, Department of Department of Health and Human Services

Damon Kimes, M.D., President- CEO Regatta Professional Staffing

David Morgan, Member Cobb County School Board

DeMarco McMillian, Director of Entertainment Sales Loews Hotel, Atlanta

Christopher Reeves, M.D., CFO Concordia Anesthesiologist

Ric Ross, Southeast Regional Manager/National Field Director Capital Records

William Stephens, Sr. Manager, Suite Services Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena

Otis Threat, Senor Representative, MillerCoors

James Walker, ESQ Walker and Associates


 
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ADVISORY BOARD(SAVANNAH)

Jacqueline Chavis, Savannah Chatham County Public School System 

Tony Cooper, Owner Athlete’s Foot

Kevin L. Foard, Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center 

Kim Gusby, WSAV (NBC Affiliate) News Anchor 

Paul Little, First African Baptist Church

Alderman Van R. Johnson, II City of Savannah Alderman

Rev. James "Jay" Jones, 100 Black Men of Savannah, GA 

ZaDonna Slay, (Advisory Co-Chair) Savannah-Chatham Youth Futures Authority

Donna Williams, Amerigroup