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
Tess Berrafato is a passionate STEM educator in the metro Atlanta area. Tess earned her BS in chemistry from the University of West Georgia and has received both an MS in Comparative and Biomedical Sciences from the University of Georgia and MAT from Kennesaw State University. She is an active member of the school community by being the Junior class sponsor, the JV girls tennis coach, and the Esports team coach, along with offering multiple tutoring sessions for many different science classes. Tess joined the Aurora Day Camp community in the summer of 2022 as the STEAM coordinator and has not been able to get Aurora off her mind since. She is continuing to work as the STEAM coordinator for Aurora Day Camp for the foreseeable future. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her three cats, read books, play tennis, watch anime and plan fun science experiments.
Kasey Brooks is the Assistant Vice President of Member Care for Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia’s largest credit union. He oversees the credit union’s member experience via phone channel and interactive teller machines. Kasey earned his Bachelor of Arts from Georgia College and is currently enrolled at Kennesaw State University pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration. Kasey is from Fayetteville, GA and has lived in Atlanta for the past seven years. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling and playing golf.
Malena Casey is the Vice President of CRM Strategy and Business Operations for Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia’s largest credit union. Her responsibilities include the strategic management and development of the credit union’s Member Service Platform and the implementation of its business operational programs. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry within the areas of marketing, CRM and analytics. Malena has also been teaching piano lessons for more than 35 years to both children and adults. She has a love of teaching and imparts her passion for music to her students in a way that motivates them, whether young or old. A native of Florida, Malena is a graduate of Emory University. She and her husband Rob have a son Jack and daughter Annie who are in college pursuing their dreams. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, traveling and spending time with her family.
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.
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.
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 VP, Client Marketing, Commercial, Corporate & Institutional Division at Truist, a top 10 U.S. commercial bank. 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.
Dr. Su Rayburn
Dr. Sujatha (Su) Rayburn has worked in IT and the Data & Analytics industry for more than 25 years. She is currently the Vice President of Information Management & Analytics for Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia’s largest credit union, where she leads data analytics strategy and execution. As an experienced executive, Su has expertise in building and leading cross-industry teams in successfully implementing innovative data and analytics solutions. Su’s customer-centric philosophy drives and maintains high customer satisfaction scores within Delta Community, making it a leader in the industry. Su started her career as a Chartered Accountant in India and quickly realized her passion and talent for creating innovative solutions through technology and automation. Prior to joining Delta Community, she was responsible for providing valuable insight and leadership at Equifax. She has also held various contributor and leadership roles at major organizations such as Cox Automotive and GE. In addition to her “day job,” Su is a semi-professional Indian classical music singer. She has performed and raised funds for various charities through her performances and currently teaches music in the metro Atlanta area. Su has a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Masters in Information Systems from Arizona State University. She is a regular contributor and speaker at leading industry conferences and webinars.
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.
Brittiney (Jones) Washington
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.