Driven by Experienced and Caring Leadership
The senior leadership of Boys & Girls Clubs Metro Atlanta has dozens of years of experience in youth development and specialized fields. They come with the passion, talent, and resolve to meet the needs of our kids. Meet our team!
Corporate Board Chair
Stephanie Blank has a passion for making a difference. A North Carolina native, she grew up believing that education and community involvement are twin pathways to creating a just and more inclusive society. A longtime champion of children and education, Stephanie was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to chair the Child Welfare Reform Council, which was recently created to improve our child welfare system and better protect Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens. She is the founding chair of the governing board of GEEARS, the Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students which is leading a statewide movement to help businesses, government leaders, providers, and parents maximize the economic return on the state’s investments in early care and learning. Blank is the founder of the Nasarian Foundation which will focus its investments on early education, child health, and other issues impacting children ages birth to five. She served as chair of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation Board of Trustees until 2010, and is now a member of the CHOA System Board. She serves as the mentor leader for the Emerging Leaders for Children’s Healthcare and is also a member of the Quality Committee. She chaired the capital campaign for the Imagine It! Children’s Museum of Atlanta and is co-founder of Mothers & Others for Clean Air. Also, she is on First Lady Deal’s Children’s Cabinet, and is on the national board of Jumpstart, an early education program. Blank is a well-known community leader and philanthropist and was named 2000 Georgia Philanthropist of the Year by the National Society of Fundraising executives. She has been a trustee of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, and currently serves as Senior Strategic Advisor for Childhood initiatives. In 2001, she was a recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s Abe Goldstein Human Relations Award. She received the Girls’ Opportunity for Adventure and Leadership “Going for the GOAL” Award in 2001. She was named to the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Academy of Women Achievers and, in 2002, was designated their “Woman of the Year”. In 2007, she received the Big Voice Award from Voices for Georgia’s Children and, in 2011, she received the Women’s Leadership Award for Excellence in Education from the Atlanta Metro United Way. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in interior design from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Blank lives in Atlanta and is the proud mother of three children, a son and boy-and-girl twins.
Michael Armstrong, PhD
Vice President of Club Operations & Evaluation
Mike Armstrong, PhD, is the vice president of Club operations & evaluation for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. In this role, he leads a remarkable team of youth development professionals to ensure that all of BGCMA’s Clubs provide the highest quality experience for the children and youth of metro Atlanta. As a community psychologist, Mike brings with him over 15 years of experience in applied research, adolescent development, public health, and community development. He has served in a range of leadership positions and conducted program evaluations across multiple domains within both the public and private sectors. With expertise in strategic planning, program evaluation, performance management, and mixed-methods research design, Mike’s work in evaluation has led to program enhancements and continuous quality improvement in Georgia’s public health system and within multiple nonprofit organizations. Most recently, Mike was the vice president of evaluation & measurement for BGCMA and was responsible for establishing an outcome-based management system and cultivating a culture of strategic learning leading to continuous quality improvement and data-driven decisions.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Stephanie joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta in September 2011 as vice president of human resources. She has since been promoted to chief human resources officer. She is responsible for managing human resources and supporting the organization’s strategic initiatives. Stephanie brings over 15 years of progressive HR experience in the for-profit financial services industry. Her most recent experience was as HR director, North & South America, for PRGX, Inc., a global business analytics and information services firm. Stephanie is a certified professional in human resources (PHR) and holds a Master’s degree in organization and management from Capella University. In addition, Stephanie has most recently earned the role of vice president, operational effectiveness & administration for the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association for African Americans in HR (NAAAHR). Stephanie and her husband Kenneth are proud parents of a blended family of four kids: Zariyah, Malik, Zoe, and Xavier.
Chief Development Officer
Candice Moore joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta in May 2011. In her role as chief development officer, Candice leads a talented team of development and marketing professionals to secure the financial resources the organization needs to fulfill its mission of helping youth in metro Atlanta reach their full potential. Prior to BGCMA, Candice worked for The Walt Disney Company for 11 years in their corporate giving division. She held several positions that included responsibilities in the areas of community relations, volunteer management, national nonprofit partnerships, cause-marketing, special events, and strategic planning. While at Disney, Candice also served as a board volunteer at Boys & Girls Club of Burbank including two years as board president. Following a desire to play a more direct role in supporting a cause for which she had formed a strong passion, Candice left Disney to assume a development position with Boys & Girls Clubs of America where she worked for three years securing and overseeing national corporate partnerships and national cause-marketing promotions.
Vice President of Business Administration
Natasha Rice joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta in October 2015. In her role as vice president of business administration, she actively manages Club facilities and vehicles striving to provide a safe, positive, and engaging environment to prepare and inspire children and teens to achieve Great Futures. Prior to BGCMA, Natasha worked for PulteGroup and The Home Depot. Her experience and exposure to construction projects allows her to be creative with materials that are durable, but also inviting to our Club members. In the process of BGCMA Club renovation and maintenance projects, she is continuously updating material and product types to withstand a flurry of activity and support the growing needs of our members. She has had experience as a management consultant, commercial banker, and a volunteer to child focused nonprofits and she is thrilled to now serve the community from within the organization. Natasha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College and a Master of business administration from Georgetown University.
- William H. Rogers, Jr., SunTrust Banks, Inc.
- Katy Barksdale, Community Volunteer
- Ada Lee Correll, Community Volunteer
- Mark Feidler, MSouth Equity
- Scott Greene, Bryan Cave
- Arthur Richardson, AEI Retail
- Rick Smith, Equifax
- Carol Tomé, The Home Depot
- Tim Tassopoulos, Chick-fil-A
- Reggie Walker, PwC