Our Leadership Board

Our Board Chair

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Malena Casey

VP, CRM Strategy and Business Operations

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.

Our Vice-Chair

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Kasey Brooks

Associate Vice President, Member Care

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.

Our Leadership Board

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Tess Berrafato

Teacher

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.

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Dr. Kwame Brown

Senior Medical Science Liaison - Sleep/Neuroscience

Dr. Kwame M. Brown earned a BA in Molecular Biology from Hampton University and a PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University. He currently serves as a Senior Medical Science Liaison for Jazz Pharmaceuticals where he bridges gaps between science and the clinic. He has had a wide-ranging career in neuroscience and its potential applications. This has included work in neural injury research, recreational programming and operations at the community level, task forces for physical activity and nutrition, traveling the country as a speaker, and serving as a Pychology professor. Kwame has been married to Kymani for 13 years and is the father of two girls, one of whom has been a cancer patient. Both girls have attended Aurora Day camp and loved their experiences. Kwame's interests include tennis, music, and anything outdoors.

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Melissa Cherry Davis

Director of Residential and New Build

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.

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Jordan Forman

Partner

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.

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Andrew Galanopoulos

Managing Director

Andrew Galanopoulos is a Managing Director, Technology Consulting at Accenture, where he helps clients in the Communications, Media, and High Tech industries transform their brands via technology innovation. In nearly 20 years working in Consulting, he is most passionate about building strong teams and mentoring people in their careers. Andrew grew up on the Gulf Coast of Alabama and graduated from Duke University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2005. After several years living in New York and Silicon Valley, he moved to Atlanta in 2019, where he now resides with his wife, Minnie, and their dog. Andrew is an avid traveler, musician, runner, and golfer who never misses a Duke basketball game.

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Aneel Gill

Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development

Aneel currently serves as the Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development for Wellstar Health System. In his role, Aneel directs all mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships for Wellstar and leads all of the organization’s business development opportunities. Previously, he worked for PruittHealth for 14 years where he oversaw their Department of Planning & Development. Aneel earned his BS from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and he obtained a joint MBA/MHA degree from Georgia State’s Robinson School of Business. Away from work, Aneel enjoys traveling, rooting for the Alabama Crimson Tide, playing in a men’s adult soccer league, and spending time with his wife and two sons, Carter and Bennett.

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David Healy

Client Executive

With over 30 years of experience as a Client Executive in Healthcare Leadership at Sodexo, I am deeply committed to elevating the quality of life for patients and their families through a steadfast focus on patient-centered care. Currently overseeing support services across 14 hospitals in the South East, I bring a wealth of expertise in navigating the intricacies of healthcare administration to ensure optimal care delivery. Originating from Ireland, my journey in the United States has taken me through Philadelphia, Sarasota, San Diego, and Boston before settling in Atlanta for the past 8 years, imparting a diverse perspective to my leadership approach. A proud father, my two sons, Cian, a UGA graduate and Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps, and Lochlain, set to study International Relations at NYU in 2024, are a continuous source of inspiration. Residing in Alpharetta, my personal pursuits include fitness, golf, and the joy of cooking for family and friends, emphasizing my belief in the power of community and connection.

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Hayden Jordan

Vice President, Transformation

Hayden Jordan is a dedicated healthcare professional with years of experience driving wellness through operational strategy, with an emphasis on operational efficiency and quality outcomes. As PAN’s Vice President of Transformation, Hayden leads the design and implementation of the organization’s strategic initiatives while focusing on enhancing PAN’s mission to expand access to healthcare. Prior to joining the PAN team, Hayden spent several years developing Pruitt Health’s palliative care program where he built care delivery models across the southeast region. He was responsible for the development of all clinical care teams and oversight of service line operations, as well as leading the go-live pilots in 17 markets across Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. His efforts led to the development of the largest community-based palliative care program in the state of Georgia, serving patients with serious illnesses and chronic diseases. In 2022, he was recognized by Aging Media as part of its Future Healthcare Leaders Class, which recognizes 40 exceptional leaders under 40 from across the care continuum who are making a push to define the future of healthcare in the United States. Hayden holds two master’s degrees in business administration and health administration from Georgia State University as well as an undergraduate degree in economics from Florida State University.

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Pat Jordan

President

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.

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Ashley Linton

Marketing Manager

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.

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Chris MacInnis

Chief Operating Officer

Chris MacInnis is the Chief Operating Officer at MD Revolution. Prior to taking this role, Chris was the President & COO at NavCare – Comprehensive Care Management. Chris was previously the Chief Revenue officer at Elara Caring. His career in healthcare covers over 26 years with the past 18 years at the Senior Executive level. His broad experience in care management and post-acute care covers the areas of program development, operations management, accounting and finance, business development, acquisitions, and consulting services. Chris also served as Sr Vice President of Operations and Business Development at Pruitt Health, Sr Vice President of Strategy and Development at Kindred Home Health (formerly Gentiva), General Manager of Home Care Programs at HCR-ManorCare, d/b/a Heartland Home Health and Hospice, and Sr Vice President of Operations at CareSouth. During his career, he led large healthcare operations, developed disease management programs, executed strategic business plans, led mergers and acquisitions and worked across the country to develop relationships with hospitals, nursing facilities, other post-acute providers and health plans. Chris also served on the board of directors of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation with a mission to support research and education on the value home health care can offer to patients and the U.S. health care system. Before entering the health industry, Chris had a brief stint in the NFL as a punter and served two years as an officer in the Air Force with assignments at the United States Air Force Academy and Patrick Air Force Base. Chris graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Chris and his family currently reside in Marietta, GA just outside of Atlanta. He and his wife, Maria, have two children, Turner (18) and Claire (17).

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Genille McElvey

Operations Manager

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.

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Eve Patterson Nimkar

Vice President, Client Marketing

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.

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Carl Obradovich

Partner | Gi3 - Global Investment & Innovation Incentives Services

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.

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James Taylor

Managing Partner

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.

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Rachel Weinthal

Director

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.

Our Executive Advisory Board

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Dr. Glen Lew

Sr. Clinical Trial Physician
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Stacy Sutton

Director of Growth