Our Team...

Founder/Executive Director

While serving as Mayor Pro-tem, Interim Mayor, and City Councilwoman in the City of Forest Park, Mrs. Adams envisioned giving teenagers a vehicle to promote their interest through active involvement in community activities.  She envisioned teens serving as ambassadors to the City leaders on behalf of their peers.  From this, the Forest Park Teen Council was officially launched.  She has placed her stamp on the City of Forest Park, the United States Air Force, and the United States Postal Inspection Service, in addition to her community, civic organizations, church, and family.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and has a GA Certification in Mediation.

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Board Members

Chris Leighty

Al Wiggins

LaTanja Allen-Felder

LaTanga Iris Allen-Felder is employed with the City of Atlanta, Department of Public Works, Office of Transportation as a Traffic Signals and Signs Data Reporting Analyst, Sr.  Over the course of her professional life, she has held administrative, budgeting, management, operations and policy roles with local, state and federal government agencies

Secretary

Sheila Smalls

Board Member

Ann Keith

Board Advisor

Mark B. Kyles Jr.

With more than 20 years of experience in both personnel and project management, Mark is a graduate of Tuskegee University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy and Soil Science. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Brenau University. Mark currently manages his own consulting firm and previously worked as a facilities manager for the Atlanta Housing Authority and Emory University. Mark is a member of the George Washington Carver Society and volunteers for many civic and non-profit organizations in the metro Atlanta area.

Vice-Chair

Robert Mack

Board Advisor

Terry Baskin

Terry L. Baskin currently serves as The Tax Commissioner of Clayton County, Georgia. Prior to taking office, he served four years under the past Tax Commissioner as the Deputy Tax Commissioner. A resident of Jonesboro since 1990, Terry is a dedicated community leader, husband and proud father.

Treasurer

Dr. Chalonda Smith

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Staff

Yasmin Julio

Program Manager

William Carroll

William M. Carroll, Jr. a graduate of Albany State University, has worked with the youth of Georgia since 2003 as a tutor, prevention instructor, Health Educator and motivational speaker.  William teaches youth the importance of remaining drug and alcohol free, being positive, and living an abstinent life style. He is a co-host of Teens Speaking Out, a radio blog that addresses the issues faced by today’s teens. His favorite saying/thought is a quote by Bill Keen, "Yesterday is the past and tomorrow is the future. Today is a gift, that is why it is called the Present."

Program Manager

Jennifer Matinez-Perez

Jennifer attends Mundy's Mill High School and is active in the JROTC and wants to be a JAG officer in the military.

Youth Advisor

David Hickson Jr.

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Program Manager/ Technical Specialist

Tom Bailey is a licensed CPA in the State of Georgia and maintains industry-specific continuing professional education for his practice areas.  Tom has over 16 years of audit and accounting experience.  Tom specializes in Non-profit and Government auditing and brings a tremendous amount of experience to auditing.

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