Christine White is the Executive Director of Georgia Alliance for Progress, where she facilitates funding a network of grassroots, civic, and social change organizations across the state. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Christine advises donors, family funds, community foundations, and national funding institutions on how to invest in communities of color in ways that build power and create a more responsive and representative democracy.
Prior to joining Georgia Alliance, Christine served as business counsel and management consultant, supporting clients in the areas of strategic planning, labor and employment law, and growth financing. As a judicial clerk and prosecutor in Fulton County, Georgia, Christine witnessed first hand the horrific effects of poverty, racism, and unjust educational opportunities. In response, Christine continues to support local efforts to change policy, address inequity and serve marginalized communities. Christine earned an MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology, in the Scheller School of Business, and a juris doctorate from John Marshall Law School. Christine is a proud graduate of Spelman College, where she studied political science and economics.
Alison comes to GAP with a wealth of experience, having worked both in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors during her 20+ year career. She is a proud alum of Clemson University and holds a BS in Accounting. A certified project management professional, Alison is passionate about converting strategic vision into clear project outcomes. She has held managerial roles within the profit and non-profit sectors in addition to several entrepreneurial endeavors. When she isn’t working you’ll find this fitness enthusiast pursuing her love of exercise and consuming the chocolate that she loves with equal fervor We’re thrilled to have Alison join the team and look forward to the support that she brings this team and yours in the coming months.
Dr. Michelle Tait-Allen scholar and researcher with over 10 years of experience dismantling and disrupting oppressive systems as a diversity, equity, and inclusion professional. Her work experiences are as diverse as her multilayered identities; her former employers include Nike, ExxonMobil, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Public Schools, and most recently, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has worked in corporate marketing, curriculum development, higher education administration, DEI coaching, and assessment and evaluation. She earned her Bachelor of Business from Savannah State University and her Master’s of Education and Doctorate of Education from Georgia Southern University. She is passionate about the educative process and sees knowledge attainment and application as the first step towards liberation. When she is not working, she can be found DJ’ing a local wedding, cooking, or at home on her sofa binging a TV series.
Rep GA is a nonpartisan organization committed to recruiting, training, and developing leaders across the state of Georgia. As the demographics in the state change, we work to ensure that the same opportunities for leadership exist for all Georgians, regardless of race, gender, religion, region, or citizenship. In addition to supporting future leaders, we also connect with like-minded organizations to partner in overcoming structural and racial barriers to civic engagement.
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