Nancy Flake Johnson | President and CEO
Nancy Flake Johnson is the President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. She hails from Detroit, Michigan where she previously served as the Vice President of Programs for the Detroit Urban League. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her position, having high-level work experience in both the public and private sectors. For ten years, Nancy served as the Executive Director for the Howard University Small Business Development Center. Prior to that, she built a career as a successful CPA and consultant operating an accounting, tax and consulting practice for 15 years. She began her professional career in Atlanta after graduating from Howard University in Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting, working with top CPA firms including Coopers and Lybrand and Arthur Andersen and Company.
In addition to her work at the League, Nancy serves on the City of Atlanta Workforce Development Board and the Howard University Entrepreneurship Institute. Nancy is divorced and the proud step parent of Camille, a junior at the University of Michigan, Sarah, a freshman at Penn State University and Philip Johnson, a 10th grader who all reside in Southfield, Michigan. In her not so spare time she enjoys biking, music, traveling, reading, volunteering at her church and dancing.
Direct Phone: 404-659-6575
Marc Parham | Director Entrepreneurship Center
Marc Parham a business consultant, coach, trainer and author. He has served as the Managing Partner at the Partec Consulting Group a business consulting company providing services throughout the world for over 18 years. He is a systems engineer with emphasis in the areas of system design, business efficiency, project management, security, and training. He has over 20 years experience and an extensive background in the automation industry as well as executive consulting in the For-Profit and Non-Profit world of business. He has many certifications and accreditation’s in the area of system integration, project management, and non-profit administration. He has conducted many diverse projects both locally and nationally.
Marc has worked in various capacities in the field of business including President of a systems integration company, network engineer for a large computer distributor, systems analyst for governmental agencies and business consultant for many large and small corporations. He has provided consulting services for non-profits organizations and for-profit companies doing specialized business with non-profit organizations.
Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson | Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
The longest serving member of the ULGATL team, Dorothy – affectionately known as Dottie – began her career with the organization in 1976. As Executive Assistant to the President/CEO, she is responsible for a wide variety of activities including providing administrative support and scheduling of appointments for the President/CEO. Dottie is also involved in logistical planning and coordination for all agency-wide activities including the Annual Meeting, Spirit of the League event, Equal Opportunity Day Dinner and other special occasions. Prior to joining the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, she served as an Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of the Washington County Board of Education and as an Executive Secretary at the Elizabeth City State University.
In her spare time, Dottie enjoys dancing, reading, reciting poetry and traveling. She is the proud mother of one daughter, Amandria.
Direct Phone: (404) 659-6580
Africa Roberson| MBA, CWDP Business Development Manager
Originally from Waycross, Ga., Africa Roberson moved Atlanta to attend Clark-Atlanta University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Masters in Business Administration and she recently was awarded her Certification in Workforce Development.
Africa has been in the social services arena since 1997, volunteering and working to change the lives of the clients that she impacts. Her passion for helping the community has allowed her to serve on the board of Quest 35, Inc., an organization that supports the prevention of homelessness and provides transitional housing since 2001.
She has served as the chairwoman for Quest 35’s annual Champions of the Homeless Gala since 2002. Africa volunteers to support young women to change their lives, which resulted in a cameo appearance on Keyshia Cole’s show “The Way It Is.” Finally she has served as a volunteer for the Salvation Army’s Adult Literacy Program where she received the 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award.
Genee Dunn| Receptionist / Office Assistant
Genée Dunn has expansive years of experience as an administrative professional. She takes pride in her interpersonal skills and applies this to her daily duties.
As the first face visitors see to our office, Genée loves extending her customer services to all of our clients, vendors and partners.
Tracey Mosley | Transition Program Coordinator
Tracey R. Mosley is the Program Manager for Transitional Services, a program that mentors and counsels men and women transitioning from incarceration, homelessness, unemployment and underemployment. It’s through this program that men and women can find their true purpose and potential that will lead them toward a career path for a sustainable income.
Tracey also was the Program Director of Foreverfamily, Inc., heading the group’s fatherhood program and running a transition program for men. Prior to that position, he spent 14 years at Delta Air Lines, serving in several capacities including to a supervisor for international airport services at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. At Worldwide Global Marketing, he held the position of senior project manager. He holds certifications in project management (PMP) and facilitation with significant experience in organizational development and customer service.
Currently, Tracey is in training as an interventionist, following his life’s passion to counsel men and women to live a clean, sober lifestyles, specifically ones who are transitioning back to their communities.
He received his bachelor’s degree in communication with a concentration in organizational development from the University of Wisconsin.
Deborah McClary | Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator
As the advocacy and outreach coordinator, Deborah spearheads the organization’s community engagement efforts. Deborah serves as the liaison between the League and many of its community partners and facilitates the League’s volunteer engagement activities, civic engagement, voter education and registration efforts.
Through Deborah’s work, the League is able to address community-based issues that might not naturally fall under its programmatic purview. For example, Deborah spearheaded the agency’s Census 2010 Campaign in partnership with the Leadership Council of Civil Rights, The Peoples Agenda and the City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and staff to outreach to hard to count communities to foster participation to ensure a complete count.
Prior to joining the League, she worked as a retail and small business lender and community bank examiner with a local regulatory agency.
Phone: (404) 659-1150
Stacey Chapman | Computer Instructor
Stacey serves as the Computer Instructor for the Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) Certification Course that teaches job seekers the computer skills they need to seek gainful employment. She also serves as the Microsoft Certification Testing Administrator and the Efforts to Outcomes Impact Tracking System Administrator. Stacey assists with the creation of promotional materials and serves as a special activities coordinator for the agency. Over the years Stacey has trained hundreds of League clients–setting them on the path for gainful and sustainable employment.
Phone: (404) 659-1150
Julie Johnson | Director of Education and Training
Julie serves as the Director of Education. With more than 20 years of experience in training and development in the private and public sector, Julie has developed innovative learning systems for Towers Perrin and Group Health, Inc. and served as a school principal in New York City.
Julie also managed a successful consulting firm with clients including the Los Angeles Unified School District; Head Start and Beyond the Bricks, New York City; the Institute of Church Administration and Management, Atlanta, Ga.; and the Walnut Way Conservation Corp., Milwaukee, Wis.
Julie holds graduate degrees in both Curriculum and Teaching and School Administration and Leadership. She is an avid swimmer and an aspiring guitarist.
Antionette Ball | TEC Director
Antionette is an independent consultant providing technical support and developing programs for minority business enterprises. Her leadership role involves garnering corporate partnerships and expanding The Entrepreneurship Center (TEC) with educational programming to provide participants with access to financing opportunities and contract opportunities.
Her professional experience includes serving as the Director for the Project SPACE program at Morehouse College, which involved managing a $25 million grant from NASA. In this position, she was responsible for awarding scholarships, budget management, student recruitment and placing hundreds of student interns at various NASA installations across the world.
Antionette has received numerous awards for outstanding community service and for launching programs that provide technical support to minority- and women-owned small businesses. She has been recognized by the Georgia Microenterprise Network (GMEN), received awards from the Atlanta Business League, Fulton County Board of Directors, Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award and Turner Broadcasting Pathfinders. Clorox named her recognized her as part of “Women Making a Difference” in the community.
Antionette earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California.
Parks Sims | Career Coach
Parks Sims is the Career Coach for the Workforce Division. Parks recently relocated back to the Atlanta area from the Midwest in the summer of 2012. While spending nearly 10 years in the Midwest, Parks served as a Senior Disability Navigator/Case Manager to The Full Employment Council of Kansas City.
According to Parks, “I never imagined I would be working in this capacity, when I was younger.” In the beginning of his career, Parks worked for a very profitable, but privately owned, finance company. However, Parks always felt as if he wanted to give back more and make a positive impact on our dying communities. He made a career turn-a-round and went into the nonprofit sector. “Little did I know, my life would be changed forever,” Parks said.
In addition to enjoying being a father to his two daughters, Abrise and Jasmin, Parks enjoys public speaking, community empowerment and helping individuals identify and/or enhance their career skill-set levels.
Myra Johnson | Part Time Workforce Assistant
Myra Johnson has over ten years of experience in the administrative support field. She has worked in the legal, government, and education arenas providing administrative, secretarial and clerical support for several departments providing social services and direct customer service and support to Georgia’s citizens.
Sharon Dukes |Housing Director
Sharon Dukes is the Director of Housing and Community Development. Sharon brings more than 20 years of professional experience and an extensive background in the Real Estate Industry, Community Development and as a Housing Counselor.
Our focus and goals in the Housing department at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta include, but are not limited to, establishing and maintaining strategic relationships with local / regional and federal stakeholders including: government, nonprofits, private sector lenders and realtors. The housing department offers homebuyer education, financial literacy, credit counseling, foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation. We strive to educate our clients throughout the housing process.
Prior to joining the League, Sharon was president and chief executive officer of D.R. Builders and Dukes Consulting Company. She currently resides in DeKalb County with her husband Robert. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and volunteering. She is currently chairman of the board for the Lithonia Housing Authority.
Johnette Brown |Housing Counselor
Johnette began career in mortgage banking and finance in 1996. She attended MLS School of Real Estate, Nash Securities’ Training, Capstone Institute of Mortgage Banking and Finance and has more than 17 years of experience in Real Estate.
She is committed to providing each client with the highest level of service and professionalism. Johnette has an innovative approach to business, with emphasis on working as an integrated team and high standards for customer satisfaction.
Johnette has degree in Administration/Entrepreneurship from Devry University. She also is a certified Housing Counselor for the State of Georgia. Currently, she is , is working toward being a national certified housing counselor through NeighborWorks®.
Tony-Jean Louis |Housing Counselor
Tony Jean-Louis has a passion for assisting homeowners as a NeighborWorks certified foreclosure intervention counselor. He is also a Georgia state-certified housing Counselor, which means a HUD-approved housing counselor.
Tony has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, specialization in Mortgage Finance. He graduated in May 2008 at York College, Jamaica, N.Y. He also has a degree in linguistics.
Currently, he is enrolled in a Homeownership and Community Lending program with NeighborWorks to become a national professional certified counselor.
Tony has been working for Urban League for four years, starting as a volunteer.
For a stint, Tony was the dean in a high school. He also worked for New York C Center for Rehab and Harrow’s Store.
Tony is interested in learning more every day through trainings and classes to better assist clients. His hobbies are fishing and swimming.