Kelley joined Action Ministries as COO in 2014, bringing a diverse experience as a nonprofit executive in the Greater Atlanta area and as a former independent financial adviser. Kelley previously served as Chief Operating Officer of First Step, a nonprofit alternative staffing organization headquartered in Atlanta. First Step’s mission is to provide jobs, workforce development, housing and benefits to Atlanta’s homeless. Prior to First Step, Kelley headed programs for MUST Ministries, where he led efforts to provide food, clothing, housing and job training to 34,000 clients in eight counties. He has been involved in homelessness intervention in the Atlanta area since 2006 where he began as a volunteer, later transitioning a career in financial services to fully dedicate his energy to “helping folks get back on their feet.” He is a 1996 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Kelley earned a master’s degree in theology from Spring Hill College and is a Ph.D. candidate in public policy from Walden University. In his spare time, Kelley enjoys supporting his teenage daughter’s passion for competitive travel softball across the southeast. He also enjoys a number of outdoor activities, including sailing, fly fishing and hiking.
(Corporate and Foundation Relations)
Scott comes to Action Ministries from Hands On Atlanta, where he was Associate Director of Development for nearly seven years and was responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate, foundation and individual major donors resulting in $2.3 million funding for that organization’s mission and annual growth goals. He has expertise in the areas of donor retention, organizing donor events, managing corporate volunteer projects and grants management. In prior positions, he served as the Director of Government and Community Relations for MARTA, where he developed and directed passage of MARTA’s annual county, state and federal legislative agenda, which resulted in $314 million in operational funding and coordinated the development and submission of $289 million in grant applications to federal and state government funding agencies. Scott was also Director of External Affairs for Southern Energy Inc./Mirant Americas, Inc. in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, where he managed a $6 million budget. Scott received his Bachelor of Public Administration degree from the University of Mississippi.
Keya is a graduate of Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in biochemical sciences and is currently a M.Div. at the Gammon Theological Seminary, a constituent member of the Interdenominational Theological Center. Before coming to Action Ministries, Keya worked for Pathways Community Network Institute, where she was the data quality specialist for City of Atlanta agencies consulting on data quality, implementation planning and process improvements for federal and local reporting. Prior to joining Pathways, Keya worked at MUST Ministries in the areas of volunteer, program and grants management. Keya enjoys traveling, puzzles and games, and spending time with her son and daughter.
Katie is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received a master’s degree in social work and a certificate in nonprofit management. She joined Action Ministries in 2014 as the Development Coordinator for Breakthru House. In her current role, Katie provides support for the central development team with a focus on donor outreach and stewardship. She previously worked at the Asian American Resource Center and at the office of International Student Life at the University of Georgia. In her free time, Katie enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.
Annette joined Action Ministries in 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Augustine College, and she previously worked as a legal clerk for U. S. Army headquarters in El Paso, Texas. She and her husband of 27 years, Randy, have two beautiful sons. The family attends Good Shepherd Community Church in Atlanta, where she is involved in Vacation Bible School and sits on the usher board. In her free time, Annette likes walking, traveling, going to the movies and spending time with family and friends.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., Steve worked in the banking field for more than 15 years, largely as a bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Steve earned a master’s degree at Emory’s Candler School of Theology. He is a lifelong United Methodist and has worked with Action Ministries since 2004. He enjoys watching the Atlanta Braves, playing golf, camping and eating fried catfish.
Herve joined the accounting department of Action Ministries in March 2012. Herve has worked as a general ledger accountant and a financial reporting and budget accountant in the banking and real estate industries. He is a CPA and has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and a master’s degree from St. John’s University in New York. Herve is married to Suzanne, and the have three children. He enjoys reading, handy work and spends his free time involved in his kids’ activities.
Erica has a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Florida, and, as a professional writer and editor, she has helped corporations, nonprofits and universities tell their stories since 1995. She is a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta. She and her husband have two daughters, and they spend most of their leisure time on the soccer field or in the car, driving to dance class.