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All meetings held at: Sam Moss Service Center
1780 Montreal Rd | Tucker, GA 30084
09-12-2013 | (scheduled)
07-18-2013 | (scheduled)
06-08-2013 | 10:00am | agenda [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/splost-iv/oversight-committee/agenda-(2013-06-08).pdf ]
05-09-2013 | 6:00pm | agenda [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/splost-iv/oversight-committee/agenda-(2013-05-09).pdf ]
03-14-2013 | 6:00pm | agenda [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/splost-iv/oversight-committee/agenda-(2013-03-14).pdf ] | minutes [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/splost-iv/oversight-committee/minutes-splost-oc-(2013-03-14).pdf ]
02-21-2013 | 6:00pm | minutes [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/splost-iv/oversight-committee/minutes-splost-oc-(2013-02-21).pdf ]
02-21-2013 | 6:00pm (rescheduled from 01-2013)
12-13-2012 | 6:00pm | agenda [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/splost-iv/oversight-committee/agenda-(2012-12-13).pdf ] | minutes [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/splost-iv/oversight-committee/minutes-splost-oc-(2012-12-13).pdf ]
11-15-2012 | 5:30pm (AIC) | minutes [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/splost-iv/oversight-committee/minutes-splost-oc-(2012-11-15).pdf ]
In June 2012, the DeKalb County School District invited members of the public to volunteer their services for a 12-member Citizen's SPLOST Oversight Committee.
The SPLOST Oversight Committee members have a wealth of experience in accounting, architecture, auditing, construction, engineering, finance, K-12 education, legal, planning, project management and/or real estate.
Christine Avers is presently employed at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta performing Inventory management and Supply Chain duties for the Division of the National Stockpile. Past positions include those with similar work at Philips Healthcare, Georgia Pacific, Genuine Parts Company and the U.S. Army as a Quartermaster Officer.
Ms. Avers is a long-time resident of Dekalb County, a 1977 graduate of Stone Mountain High School and 1982 graduate from the University of Georgia. Ms. Avers received her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2000 and continues to pursue educational opportunities. Ms. Avers is active in her Northwoods Neighborhood and Doraville City.
Ms. Avers' neighborhood is in the Cross Keys High School Cluster, Academic Region 1 and Board District 2.
Paul Baisier is a partner in the international law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Baisier's law practice involves financial restructuring and bankruptcy matters, as well as commercial real estate matters of all types.
Mr. Baisier has an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Baisier has lived in the Atlanta area for more than 20 years, and lives in Dunwoody with his wife and four school-aged children.
Mr. Baisier's neighborhood is in the Dunwoody High School Cluster, Academic Region 1 and Board District 1.
Cathy Blakeney has been a resident of Stone Mountain and DeKalb County since 1995. Ms. Blakeney graduated high school in Prince George's County Maryland and is an alumnus of North Carolina Central University in Durham North Carolina earning a Bachelor's of Arts in Business Administration concentration in Finance. She also earned a Master's of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.
Ms. Blakeney is employed by the State of Georgia as a Business Analyst. She has two children, one a graduate of Stephenson High School and the other a current junior at Stephenson High School. She has extensive experience in finance, accounting, project management and business administration. She holds and has held several leadership roles within community. Ms. Blakeney is looking forward to being an active member of the oversight committee and making another effective contribution to the community, with special focus on the education of the children in DeKalb County.
Ms. Blakeney's neighborhood is in the Stephenson High School Cluster, Academic Region 3 and Board District 6.
Wyvern Budram is Traffic Engineer with 25 years of experience in the private and public sectors as well as internationally. Mr. Budram is currently the Traffic Operations Manager for Fulton County Public Works.
He is married with two daughters and has been an active volunteer in the DeKalb School District since 1990. He is currently the vice-chair of the Local School Council at Southwest DeKalb High.
Mr. Budram's neighborhood is the Southwest DeKalb High School Cluster, Academic Region 4 and Board District 5.
Narwanna D. el-Shabazz has resided in Dekalb Co since 1985 and is the proud mother of two graduates from Druid Hills High School. Both of her daughters have since gone on to pursue professional careers.
Ms. el-Shabazz has had held a number of offices from 1994-2003, including area vice-president of the Emory Corridor, as well as PTSA president and vice-president of the same Area.
Ms. el-Shabazz was also the statistician and bookkeeper of Druid Hills High varsity basketball team for 10 years. She also served as band president of Shamrock and vice-president at Druid Hills. She is very proud to come back to help all children in DeKalb County.
B.R. (Billy Ray) Jones became a permanent DeKalb County resident in 1994. He enjoys being a husband, dad and grand-dad as well as a friend to many and willing community servant.
He has more than 30 years of experience in customer service, project, account and financial management and technical and mechanical support and repair. His experience and skills were attained via a career with IBM spanning more than 24 years, several years with Home Depot and his current employment with Delta Air Lines.
Billy is also a U.S. Navy veteran. His hobbies include activities which enhance his spiritual growth, family-oriented activities, golf and traveling.
Mr. Jones' neighborhood is the Redan High School Cluster, Academic Region 3 and Board District 7.
Kimberly Mitchell is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate of Shamrock High. She holds a Bachelor's of Information Technology degree from American InterContinental University and a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from University of West Georgia's Richards College of Business. Her certifications include Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP), Prosci's Certified Change Management Professional and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Georgia State University's Robinson School of Business.
Ms. Mitchell is currently employed as an Operations Analyst where she is involved in process improvement and strategic planning. Her previous roles included Project Manager, Business Analyst and Corporate Trainer. Ms. Mitchell believes that communication and teamwork are viable assets to the success of any team. Stating expectations initially helps avoid confusion and disappointments. Overall, the confidence of the leader inspires confidence in the team, and as a "life-long learner." She believes that it is truly her responsibility to understand the importance of believing in the entire team, enjoying her work and having the fortitude to capitalize on opportunities to learn from others. Ms. Mitchell lives in Stone Mountain with her two sons, Cameron and Camden. Her hobbies are spending time with her family, reading and volunteering.
Ms. Mitchell's neighborhood is the Clarkston High School Cluster, Academic Region 3 and Board District 7.
Dr. Kirk A. Nooks currently serves as a higher education administrator in the University System of Georgia. This Stone Mountain High School graduate has considered Georgia home for more than 20 years. As a former Dean of Student Services at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and an Engineering Project Manager with CACI, he brings a blended set of skills and more than 15 years of education and engineering experience. On a daily basis, he provides leadership for more than 60 faculty and staff with responsibilities ranging from recruitment to graduation.
Prior to his position at NOVA, Dr. Nooks served as Director of Institutional Initiatives and Governance at Prince George's Community College (PGCC). At PGCC, he was instrumental in establishing the college's new and current system of governance, and working with faculty, staff and students to advance the institution's commitment to becoming a learning organization. Dr. Nooks completed his doctoral studies at The George Washington University after receiving an M.B.A. in Marketing and B.S. in Industrial Management both from Mercer University. He and his wife are proud parents of a sixth-grader in the DeKalb County School District.
Mr. Nook's neighborhood is the Martin Luther King Jr. High School Cluster, Academic Region 4 and Board District 5.
Charles Rogers is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP, a national law firm focused on the representation of the construction industry. Mr. Rogers' legal representation covers all phases of construction planning, design, construction and facility operations and management. His experience in these contexts includes the resolution of project-specific disputes, as well as management of post-project operations and claim handling. He has helped clients resolve a wide range of issues through traditional litigation, claim preparation and defense, contract drafting and negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Rogers has also provided general consultation for construction-related matters for all building types, including high-rise office and residential towers, hotels, schools, recreational and athletic centers, auditoriums, retail developments, medical facilities, industrial plants and science labs.
He has litigated claims in all levels of municipal and state courts and within the Federal Court system, including within the U.S. District Courts of Georgia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Rogers also provides consultation to facility owners related to government contract compliance, including issues raised by application of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to construction contracts and other related documents, the resolution of construction-phase issues, the interpretation of contractual responsibilities and obligations and the development of appropriate compliance programs, risk management procedures and safeguards. Mr. Rogers is a 1989 graduate of Duke University and he earned his Juris Doctorate from the Emory School of Law in 1993. He resides in DeKalb County with his wife, Christina, and their three children, the oldest two of whom attend Fernbank Elementary.
Mr. Rogers' neighborhood is the Druid Hills High School Cluster, Academic Region 2 and Board District 2
Mr. Kerry Williams is a licensed professional engineer who has practiced civil engineering for more than 18 years, working in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Williams specializes in transportation, hydraulics/hydrology and site development. He is currently a Senior Project Manager at AECOM. Before joining AECOM, Mr. Williams worked for various employers including the Georgia Department of Transportation, Fulton County and HNTB.
He received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina after serving four years active duty in the United States Navy. Mr. Williams is an 18 year resident of DeKalb County where he currently resides with his wife and two children.
Mr. Williams' neighborhood is the Lithonia High School Cluster, Academic Region 4 and Board District 7.
Herman Lorenz is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant, and is currently working as a consultant/manager for mid-sized organizations with financial difficulties. His previous experience includes roles as CFO/COO or President in several companies. He has been a management consultant with Ernst & Young (Ernst & Whinney); Treasurer of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; CFO of Metro Directories; President of Daniels Press, Inc.; and has held other positions.
Mr. Lorenz has been active on the Board of Directors of Nicholas House, Inc, a homeless shelter for families in Fulton and DeKalb Counties. He's also been active in the discussion of a new city in central DeKalb County.
Mr. Lorenz grew up near St Louis, and received a BA at Oglethorpe University and an MBA at Georgia State University. He has lived near Lakeside High School since 1967.
Delilah Wynn-Brown is a Principal with Wynn Brown & Associates Inc., an Atlanta-based program management firm. WBA is the second successful firm that she has founded/co-founded and led over the past 20 years to serve clients in the public and private sectors. During that time, Ms. Wynn-Brown has delivered advanced planning, development, pre-design/construction, program management and facilities management services for colleges and universities, governmental agencies, non-profit entities, faith-based organizations and joint ventures. She is an active member of the Society for College and University Planning (SUP), holds SCUP Planning Institute Certification, has presented at regional and national conferences, and currently serves as a SCUP Academy Member and Institute Faculty Member. Other professional affiliations include the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Georgia Chapter.
She has been called as an expert witness, provided leadership on several award-winning project teams (Urban Design Commission, American Institute of Architects, and Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation), and participated in development of two LEED Silver projects. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ms. Wynn-Brown holds a BS in Architecture and has studied city planning at the graduate level. Delilah is married and the mother of two children who are students in the DeKalb County School District.
Ms. Wynn-Brown's neighborhood is the Lakeside High School Cluster, Academic Region 2 and Board District 4.