Our Board Chair
Stacy Sutton is a lifelong marketer, connector of people, and passionate do-gooder. Her 30+ year career in marketing has ranged from owning a digital agency to leading marketing for tech startups. Stacy is also an active volunteer with organizations ranging from humanitarian (Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Honduras Agalta Valley Education Foundation, Year Up) to business (Conscious Capitalism Atlanta, 48in48) to political (Vote Forward). Stacy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in Communications Management from the University of Southern California. She is the proud mother of two fantastic adult daughters.
Our Leadership Board
Warren S. Binderman
Melissa Cherry Davis
Melissa Cherry Davis is the Director of Residential and New Build fiber construction projects in the Outside Plant Construction department at Cox Communications. Melissa has been part of the Cox Communications family since in 2015. As a Senior Project Manager in the Engineering Management Office, Melissa supported Node Actions, facility capacity management and other engineering projects. She moved to OSP in 2019 as a Senior Manager in the NT Construction Program Management organization. A native of St. Lucia, Melissa has resided in Atlanta since 1995. She has been married to her husband Derick for over 20 years and is the mother of 2 very active teenage boys: Damien and Dawson. When Melissa is not working, she enjoys traveling with her family. She is an avid reader, cook and BBQ aficionado.
Jordan is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but has called Atlanta home for almost 30 years. He has been an attorney for over 20 years, mostly at Kaufman & Forman, and for the last 2½ years with Fox Rothschild, a national law firm. Jordan’s legal practice includes family law, business litigation, corporate law, landlord-tenant law, and other areas of law. Jordan has also been actively involved in his synagogue, Ahavath Achim in Buckhead, for nearly 25 years. Jordan comes to Aurora Day Camps from a very personal place—his youngest son, Jared, died unexpectedly of brain cancer at age 7 in 2014. Since then, he has been involved with many causes relating to childhood cancer, and is inspired by the work Aurora does. Jordan is the proud father of a graduating senior from the Weber School and is happily remarried, and has a 17 year old stepson and 13 year old stepdaughter, as well.
Beth Friedman is the mother of three boys, Jake 16, Zach 14, and Nate 13. She has been married to Jared Friedman, a Mohs surgeon at Marietta Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center, for almost 20 years. She earned her BA in psychology from Emory University, her teaching certificate from Mercer University and her Masters in school counseling from University of West Georgia. In addition to volunteering at the Davis Academy, the Weber school, ORT Atlanta and the AA Synagogue, she has an Atlanta-based matchmaking business called juLuv. She comes from a family of Camping professionals and she is passionate about the mission of Aurora day camp!
Tracey is an experienced recruitment and diversity leader with over 15 years of experience across professional servicesorganizations and in academia. She is the Head of Diversity Talent Acquistion Programs at Workday where she focuses on innovative workforce development programs to close the opportunity gap. Prior to Workday, she led diversity recruiting strategy at Bain & Company. The scope of her work included guiding leaders to build inclusive talent strategies, developing and deepening relationships with external partnerships, and creatingsignature early identification programs. Tracey previously served on the board of Teach for America Metro Atlanta. She is a member of the North Suburban Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the Atlanta Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. She is also an alumna of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation Inspire Atlanta Class of 2019. Tracey earned her B.A. from Spelman College and both her J.D. and M.A. from The Ohio State University. She and her husband, Justin, have two children and reside in Mableton, GA.
Pat Jordan is President, Patric Jordan & Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in airline safety, operations, pilot training and fuel efficiency. Pat has a broad range of experience in aviation operations, quality systems and business development spanning his 40-year career in aviation. In addition to his own consulting practice, Pat is President, APUTRAC, LLC, providing state-of-the art technology solutions for tracking and managing auxiliary power unit (APU) resources for airlines and aviation companies. During his career at Delta Air Lines, he served in several leadership positions including General Manager, International Alliance Operations, General Manager, Finance and Administration, and Chief Pilot - Cincinnati. He retired from Delta as a Captain flying the Boeing 767 on Delta’s international routes. Pat has been actively engaged in non-profit community activities including Outward Bound, Leadership Atlanta and Aurora Day Camp.
Glen Lew, MD
Dr. Lew is a pediatric oncologist well-known in both the local community and nationally. Dr. Lew cared for patients at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for over 20 years. He was very involved in Children’s Oncology Group clinical trials for children with leukemia nationally. Dr. Lew also has been dedicated to the education and training of future physicians, serving as Associate Director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at Emory, and also via his involvement in the Education Committee of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO). Dr. Lew served as Aurora Day Camp’s first Medical Director between 2018-2021, helping establish Aurora’s presence in the Atlanta childhood cancer community. Dr. Lew joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2022 as a Senior Clinical Trials Physician, where he hopes to help bring forth newer and better treatments for patients with blood cancers worldwide.
Ashley Linton has led a successful marketing career throughout many different roles. With over 15 years of experience as a marketing leader, Ashley has national and international experience developing strategies and execution plans for some of the most emerging brands globally. Ashley is an active member of the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated, and the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton. Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport. She is an avid Atlanta sports enthusiast, and in her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places with her family.
Genille McElvey is an IT professional, with over 25+ years of leadership and technology experience in the financial services industry. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing Management. In addition to her professional career, Genille is active in the non-profit community and has helped produce many successful fundraising events. She is actively engaged and contributes to various committees and has a devotedness to programs uplifting and empowering women and children. Genille has held volunteer leadership positions at several organizations; including The Drake House Board of Directors, since 2016. She is a 2019 graduate of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation - Inspire Atlanta Program and a 2018 graduate of the Leadership North Fulton Program. Genille enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, and yoga.
Eve Patterson Nimkar
Eve Patterson Nimkar brings 25+ years of leadership experience in branding, marketing, and communications to the Aurora Leadership Board. She currently serves as head of marketing for Boldsquare, a multi-disciplined strategy, communications, and marketing firm serving corporations and community/government organizations across the United States, Europe, and Canada. Eve is a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta where she has served in global missions, children's church, and the women's ministry. Additionally, she is an active supporter of several healthcare nonprofits, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, ALS Therapy Institute, and the American Cancer Society. Eve holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Oral Roberts University and a master's in journalism from the University of Georgia. Eve and her husband Niranjan Nimkar enjoy traveling and exploring new places and cultures, hiking, and visiting family in Oklahoma and India.
Carl is a Partner at Deloitte, a global professional services firm. He first started helping Aurora Day Camp in 2018 during Deloitte’s Impact Day, their national day of volunteering. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs, graduated from Illinois State University, and received his MBA from DePaul University. He moved from Chicago to Atlanta with his wife, Amanda, in 2010. Carl enjoys coaching and watching his two sons (Jackson and Chase) and daughter (Taylor) play sports and compete in dance competitions.
Evin is one of Atlanta’s most respected Family Law attorneys and a founding partner of Hunter, Weinstein & Somerstein, L.L.C. With more than 20 years of experience, Evin advises clients in all areas of Family Law, with a focus on challenges to custody, support, and matters of extreme financial complexity. He is as comfortable in the conference room as he is in the courtroom and believes that a great trial attorney should be judged by the settlements he has been able to achieve for his clients. As a trained mediator and arbitrator, Evin successfully negotiates prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, marital settlements and parenting agreements. He is a seasoned advocate in child-custody, alimony and child-support issues as well. Considered one of the “pioneers” in the Atlanta Collaborative Law community, Evin has been instrumental in establishing and developing Collaborative Practice in the Atlanta legal community. Evin is a founding member of the Atlanta Collaborative Divorce Alliance, a closed network of elite practitioners in Collaborative Law. While his practice focuses solely on Family Law, approximately half of his cases choose to proceed Collaboratively, seeking to resolve their issues amicably while avoiding the need for Court intervention. Evin Somerstein is the author of numerous articles relating to family law and regularly serves as a guest speaker at Continuing Education Programs for fellow family law attorneys. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia in 1989. Evin enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, plays golf whenever the opportunity arises, and shares his love of music through guitar.
Brooks A. Suttle
Brooks is a labor and employment law attorney with Alston & Bird LLP, where his practice involves virtually all aspects of employment counseling and litigation. From legal compliance in the hiring process to drafting employment and independent contractor agreements, to enforcing restrictive covenants, managing investigations, and litigating whistleblower, discrimination and wage-and-hour claims and class-actions, Brooks advises and defends employers on a wide variety of employment-related matters in arbitration, administrative proceedings, and state and federal courts nationwide. Brooks was born in Atlanta, but grew up in southern California before heading east to Philadelphia where he earned a bachelor’s degree in intellectual history from the University of Pennsylvania. When his father died of cancer shortly after graduation, Brooks attempted to move back to California but was inadvertently waylaid for several years on the small farm outside Birmingham, Alabama, where his dad grew up. While there, Brooks worked in the restaurant industry (where he met his future wife), started a photography business, taught for Kaplan and pursued a master’s degree in Integral Theory before ultimately deciding to move back to Atlanta to attend Emory Law School and start a family. Brooks now lives in Smyrna with his wife, Mollie, and their two daughters, ages 5 and 9.
James is the owner of Atlanta Pro AV (APAV). Using his background as a professional touring musician, he developed an audio visual company that specializes in live production, integration, and design for corporate clients. James is active in the non-profit community and helps produce numerous nonprofit galas and fundraisers.
Rachel Weinthal is a Director at Delta Consulting Group, an international consulting firm of professionals that specialize in engineering, construction, accounting and litigation support. Rachel primarily provides forensic accounting, investigation, and expert witness services to her clients involved in litigation, arbitration, and whistleblower matters. Rachel earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and holds both CPA and CFE certifications. Rachel is a native of New York and moved to Atlanta in 2020 with her husband Robert and their two children, Hudson and Emmy. In New York, Rachel led her firm’s community service initiatives, organizing Weeks of Service as well as one-day volunteer opportunities for her colleagues throughout the year. Rachel was also active in Team in Training (TNT), an endurance athletic program that provides funding for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Rachel served on the Executive Leadership Committee of TNT and was the Chairperson of a yearly 5k race benefiting LLS. In her spare time Rachel enjoys training for marathons and triathlons, her greatest athletic accomplishment being an Ironman.
Peggy comes to us with over 20 years of experience heading up technology partnerships and delivery teams. Her passion for leadership and affinity for coaching people has afforded her many successes in building high performing teams and developing organizations to exceed established benchmarks. Peggy has held roles as a Leadership and Business Development Coach, Senior Vice President in Banking and Mortgage Technology companies. Currently she is the Head of Partnerships for the Americas at Shift Technology. Peggy shared that she has been looking for an opportunity to use her skills and give of her time and talent. She choose Aurora Day Camp because of its stellar mission to include siblings in its day camp. As a cancer survivor Peggy knows well that cancer affects the entire family, and sharing in the good times is exceedingly important.