Dr. Walt Thompson Executive Director
Hometown: Sparta, New Jersey
Alma Mater: BS and MA from Wake Forest University, Ph.D. from The Ohio State University
Years serving Atlanta ASAS: 21 years
"The greatest compliment is when a student walks up or a parent calls on the phone and says “thanks”. We have hundreds of programs we offer to students ranging from homework assistance to project-based learning, to structured physical activity and cooking classes. But, my most enjoyable moment is when a student or parent simply says thank you."
Deborah Hampton Business Manager
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Alma Mater: Clark Atlanta University
Years Serving Atlanta ASAS: 2.5
"My work is very meaningful to me because all the payment request, contracts, non-catalog purchase orders, travel authorizations, and travel expense statements that I process for the Atlanta After-School All-Stars Program gives me hope that we are helping to improve and strengthen our youth to become successful students."
Xiaoyun Zhang Graduate Research Assistant
Years Serving Atlanta ASAS:
Heather Rodriguez Graduate Assistant
Hometown: Macon GA
Alma Mater: Georgia College and State University
Years Serving Atlanta ASAS: 1
"I enjoy knowing that each day we are doing work that will impact a student for the rest of his or her life; our afterschool program enriches students' lives academically, socially, and gets them thinking about the future. The work that we do empowers our students to feel confident and go after their dreams."
Maurice Shaffer Program Coordinator
Hometown: Madison, GA
Graduated From: Georgia State University
Years Serving Atlanta ASAS: 2
" The most rewarding and meaningfu part of my work with Atlanta ASAS is that through the opportunities given to our students from the programs provided, each one begins to understand his and her purpose , skills, and talents. The self confidence and knowledge that is acquired by the students by the end of the program year makes everything worthwhile."
Kirk Posmantur, Chairman of the Board
Founder and Chairman, AXCESS Worldwide
Valerie R. Jackson, Co-Chair
Literary Reviewer & host, Public Broadcasating Atlanta, NPR
Dr. Walt Thompson, Vice-Chair
Executive Director, Regents Professor Georgia State University, College of Education and Human Development
President, Atlanta Braves
CrownBridge Group LLC
Chairman & CEO Allconnect Inc.
District 2, Atlanta City Council
Senior VP and General Manager,FOX Sports South
Dr. Carolyn Huff
Retired Principal Martin Luther King Jr. MS
Ann B. Lally
Interactive Practice Lead
Backstop Ventures LLC
Midtown Consulting Group