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Nancy Flake Johnson | President and CEO

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With a passion and reputation for leadership in community and economic development, Nancy Flake Johnson returned to Atlanta in 2008 to become president/CEO of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta. Well-known across the country for her commitment and innovative approaches to education and advancing the black community through economic empowerment and urban development, Nancy quickly built partnerships in the public and private sectors throughout the metropolitan region to drive the Urban League’s impact on youth, adults and families through its initiatives and programs.

Nancy has developed and steered her committed and qualified team at the Urban League to create successful programs that meet people where they are and guide them toward financial and economic empowerment. Program platforms benefit job seekers across the spectrum –unemployed and underemployed youth and young adults, professionals, former inmates re-entering society after incarceration, first-time homebuyers, and entrepreneurs, homeless or underemployed adults. In partnership with businesses and other nonprofit organizations, she has increased the League’s impact on housing, education, career focused training, business development and job opportunities in
underrepresented communities.

She serves on several boards and committees including the City of Atlanta Workforce Development Board, Co-Chair of the National Urban League Jobs Task Force, Every Student Succeeds Act Coalition, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Atlanta Transit Expansion Advisory Committee and the Georgia Education Equity Coalition. Her advocacy for civil, education and economic rights has earned her numerous awards and honors: the Atlanta Business League selected her as one of the Most Influential Women of Atlanta for four consecutive years; the Howard University School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015 and in 2013, she was honored as a “Woman of Excellence” by the Atlanta Daily World Newspaper.

Nancy earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and received a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University in Chicago. Before joining the leadership of the Urban League in Detroit in 2006, Nancy operated the Howard University Small Business Development Center in the University’s School of Business where she inaugurated innovative programs that elevated attention to diverse entrepreneurs and business leaders around the nation.

Our ULGA Staff Team & Auxiliary Contact Information

Nancy Flake Johnson, President/CEO (404) 659-6575
Dottie Johnson, Executive Assistant to the CEO (404) 659-6580
Renee Tyner, Assistant to the CEO (404) 659-8006
Deborah McClary – Director Human Resources/ Advocacy & Volunteers (404) 659-8478
Athena Payne, CFAO (404) 659-6576
Karima Hightower, Office Assistant (404) 659-5326
Workforce, Education & Training Programs
Kyrstle Jones, Director  of Workforce, Education & Training (404) 659-2616
Angela Marshall, Director of Adult Reentry & Transitional Employment (404) 549-6586
Sheree Knowles,  Professional Coach – Accelerated Business Professionals Program (404) 659-6587
Stacey Chapman – Workforce Program Assistant – Computer Training (404) 659-2618
Samuel Fair, Sr. Empowerment Advocate Workforce – T2W2 & New Beginnings (678) 539-6474
Ebony White, Empowerment Advocate – Workforce – T2W2 (678) 539-6473
Paula Worrell, Empowerment Advocate – Workforce – P2E (404) 659-8179
Tamarjia Andrews, Program Assistant – Adult Re-entry & YouthBuild (678) 539-6472
Career and Employment Services
John Moye, Career and Employment Coach – P2E (404) 659-6585
Shuntay Pitre, Career and Employment Specialist – UYEP (404) 546-3656
Robin Latimore, Career and Employment Specialist – T2W2 (404) 659-5366
Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, Employment Specialist YouthBuild & PSN Career (404) 546-6579
Youth Development Services
Tracey Mosley, Director – Youth Services  (UYEP, Neighborhood College, Project Ready) (404) 546-3652
Charles Walker, Program Manager – YouthBuild (404) 659-6470
Chanetha Vaughn,  Program Manager – Urban Youth Empowerment Program (UYEP) (404) 546-3653
Joi Turner, Program Manager – Project Ready (404) 546-3659
Breana Curry, UYEP Empowerment Advocate (404) 546-3655
Jhessica Wade, Project Ready Coach (404) 546-3651
Shenika Cowart, Program Assistant – Youth Services Division (404) 546-3657
Willie Pappas, YouthBuild Empowermnet Advocate (404) 546-6578
David Smith, Project Ready Coach (404) 546-3651
The Entrepreneurship Center
Marc Parham, Director – The Entrepreneurship Center (404) 659-6593
Housing & Homeownership
Johnette Brown, Sr. Certified  Housing Counselor (404) 659-6584
Tony Jean-Louis, Certififed Housing Counselor (404) 659-6591
ULGA Guild
Pamela Heglar, President (404) 659-1150
ULGA Young Professionals
Tereance Puryear, President (404) 659-1150
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