Board of Directors
James Carr – Communications Coordinator, Georgia Organics
James Carr is an advocate for sustainable farmers and millennial activism. Carr has experiences in all forms of media: He has published a book, filmed and produced documentary films, written for local newspapers, national websites, and regional networks, covered and organized events, and raised money for nonprofits.
Amanda Hollowell – Education Specialist, LifeLink of Georgia, Communications Director, Georgia’s WIN List
Amanda Hollowell is an advocate and entrepreneur in the Savannah, Georgia community. Amanda Hollowell graduated from University of California at Berkeley where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication. Amanda has extensive years of experience in entrepreneurship, social media/marketing, event planning and community outreach. She is originally from California and has made Savannah, Georgia her home for the past eight years. She is an active advocate for organ donation; she also is a small business owner, as an event planner and marketing consultant.
She has an extensive volunteer career, she is the Technology Chair for the Association of Multicultural Affairs in Transplantation, she is a standing member of the Savannah Black Heritage Festival Committee and Health Fair Coordinator, Board Member for Girls On The Run – Savannah, Member of the Savannah (GA) Chapter of The Links, Inc., 2015 Academy Graudate of the Georgia’s WIN List Leadership Academy, member of National Council of Negro Women, and Skidaway Abigails.
Dillon R. Johnstone, Community Advocate
Dillon R. Johnstone moved to Baldwin County, GA after his departure from active service with the U.S. Army. He completed his B.A. in Sociology at Georgia College and State University, Georgia’s only liberal arts state institution. During his efforts to be involved in the community, Baldwin County gradually became Dillon’s home. He spends much of his time reporting on the good work happening in the community, advising local stakeholders through during innovative community engagement processes, and working on wood carvings on his front porch.
Dr. Judy Jones – Founder, CEO, Esteem Yourself High
Judy Jones is a seasoned political grassroots volunteer leader. She is the Vice-President of the Atlanta chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus, she is also a Hillary For America Fellow and most recently named as a member of the 2016 Women In Numbers Leadership Academy. Judy is also the founder and CEO of Esteem Yourself High, a non-profit organization to promote the success of teen girls. Ms. Jones is the mother of a college student and is a published author of four books.
Pate McMichael – Senior Lecturer, Georgia College & State University
Pate McMichael is a senior lecturer at Georgia College, where he teaches courses on narrative journalism and media law. His first book, Klandestine, was published in 2015. He was a 2009 finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists and holds a bachelor’s in history from The University of Georgia and a master’s from the Missouri School of Journalism.
Born and raised in Augusta, Carlandra discovered her interested in political movements in high school. Carlandra earned a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Georgia State University where she broadened her passion for civic engagement in local, national and international politics. After starting her career in the private sector, Carlandra moved her efforts beyond direct actions into civic engagement work in Atlanta. She is excited to use her talents to shape engaged, knowledge and equatable communities.