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NGCF Leadership Program, You Lead, Graduates First Class

NGCF Leadership Program Graduates First Class

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The ‘You Lead’ Emerging Leaders Program at the North Georgia Community Foundation has graduated its first class with 15 non-profits leaders from across North Georgia. This leadership development program is just one of the many educational and leadership training opportunities provided as part of the Growing Roots of Wisdom (G.R.O.W.) program at NGCF.

2019 NGCF ‘You Lead’ Graduates:

Mark Akin, North GA Works!
Brandy Anderson, Acceptance Recovery Center, Inc.
Cindy Bryant, Gateway Domestic Violence Center
Margaux Dolenc, North Georgia Community Foundation
Linda Foster, Jackson County Family Connection
Jillian Ingram, Acceptance Recovery Center, Inc.
Megan Martin, North Georgia Community Foundation
Dana Miller, Junior Achievement of Northeast Georgia
Wanda Newton, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier
Paula Payne, Community Helping Place
Chanda Santana, DIVAS Who Win Freedom Center
Natalie Vinzant, Hall-Dawson CASA
Mandy Volpe, Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
Hannah Warner, Chattahoochee Riverkeepers
Lisa Warwick, North Georgia Community Foundation

G.R.O.W. was established in 2018 with support from MBA students at the University of North Georgia Mike Cottrell College of Business. This class of ‘You Lead’ was led by Duane Hinshaw, Principal, Non-Profit Breakthrough Leadership. For more information on G.R.O.W. and the programs offered, including the next class of ‘You Lead,’ visit



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