This is a spotlight episode of Atlanta Business Radio featuring non profit organizations in metro Atlanta. Highlighting the good work, community involvement and how to operate a succesful not for profit business.
Todd Shiflett / Georgia Highlands Medical Services
For more than 16 years, Todd Shifflet served as a key member of the management team at one of the most successful community health centers in South Carolina, and the nation. In that time, he served as the lead in garnering the funding as well as organizing and implementing the strategies that resulted in increased access to more than 16,000 new patients. He also served as architect of the organization’s corporate compliance; community health worker; communications; and private sector fundraising strategies – among other successes. He earned a Master of Arts degree from Winthrop University and has received several trainings and certificates in community health. He has served on many local and state boards, including the Byerly Foundation, the Butler Heritage Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, SC Rural Health Association, and several others. He has also received numerous accolades and awards for his work improving community health including a legislative resolution from the State of South Carolina for his tireless efforts to improve the health and life care system in the northeast region of the state. He joined Georgia Highlands Medical Services as its new CEO this year and has made some significant accomplishments – including a $1 million dollar grant to renovate and open a new specialty center in Forsyth County – over the past several months. He is married to Alex Gossett Shifflet and is the father of twins, Grace and Whitman.
Megan Bowman / Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Megan Bowman provides nearly 20 years of progressive nonprofit leadership experience in the fields of executive management, philanthropy, and media relations. She began her career working in marketing and media relations for two trade associations in Washington, DC. In 1999, Bowman accepted the role of Executive Director of the Prince William County Chapter of the American Red Cross in Virginia. During her time there, Bowman transformed the struggling office into a strategic leadership chapter within the country, and was invited to participate in executive leadership and planning sessions at the national Red Cross headquarters office in DC.Bowman received the prestigious Gail B. Kettlewell Leadership Award for her management of the Red Cross response to the 9-11 Attack on the Pentagon, where she helped to orchestrate the organization’s largest disaster response in history. Since that time, Bowman has held other senior management positons for the Red Cross in development and, in 2003, created her own independent nonprofit consulting firm called Bowman Development Solutions. Her clients have included theFoster Care Support Foundation, Mommy’s Light, Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, and West Chester Public Library in Philadelphia. Today, Bowman serves as the Development Director of Angels Among Us Pet Rescue based in Atlanta. Her goal is to expand the organization’s development program beyond social media support alone. Bowman earned both an undergraduate degree in communications and public relations and a master’s degree in nonprofit management with a concentration in Philanthropy from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She has been married to her husband, Andrew, for 17 years, and has three daughters ranging in age from 7-12. In her limited spare time, Bowman enjoys exercise, cooking, travel, and spending time with her family, including their two rescue dogs, Luna and Jake. She resides in Milton, GA
Jim Hamm / Special Populations Tennis
Married (Jeanie). Graduated from Chamblee High School; attended DeKalb Junior College (now Perimeter College) and Georgia State (before it was a university). Moved to Atlanta in 1959 from Kentucky (pre-date I-285). Selected to the Chamblee High School Hall of Fame.
Business: Executive Director – Special Pops Tennis since 2005 and also employed by Cobb County School District in Transportation Department since 2011 as school bus monitor for the special needs students.
Special Pops Tennis: Founding member of Special Pops Tennis; elected to the Board of Directors in 2005. Chairman of the United States Tennis Association – Southern section Special Populations sub-committee; Member of the Special Olympics North America Tennis Development Committee; Tennis Coach of Team USA – Southeast Region at the 2003 Special Olympics Summer World Games in Dublin, Ireland; Head Coach of Team USA – 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece; recipient of the USTA Southern Section Adaptive Tennis Community Service Award; Tommy Nobis Foundation Philanthropy Award; Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities Vital Service Award; and Cobb County and Cherokee County Volunteer of the Year; Atlanta Falcon Community Service award.
website – www.specialpopstennis.org
e-mail – email@example.com
telephone – (770) 998-7826
Facebook – Special Pops Tennis