Executive Board

Ashley Nealy – President

Ashley Nealy is a rare find in the field of Information Technology, which is a heavily male-dominated industry. Ashley is the Web Team Lead for the United States Department of Treasury in the office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). She provides and leads web and application development services to support the mission which is to protect the integrity of the nation’s taxpayer system. Ashley is also the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Mindly Maven, LLC., a creative solutions company specializing in web and graphic design.

Ashley started with TIGTA in August 2010 and has received numerous promotions and awards in her five year career at the Department of Treasury including the Highest Performance Award, Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Award and the IT Group Award for her regional leadership in the Laptop Refresh Project. She was recently selected by the Atlanta Federal Executive Board to participate in their Leadership Government Program which prepares high performing federal employees for Senior Leadership in the federal government.

This year, Ashley became one of the youngest donors to establish a named fund at Kennesaw State University which has a minimum give of $1,000 per year over a 5 year period. The Ashley Nealy A.T.O.M.S. Center Fund was established to advance to the teaching of science and mathematics in Georgia’s K-12 Schools. This fund will enhance programmatic strategies to recruit, influence, and nurture interest in students, especially those underrepresented in the STEM field, and will support STEM related programs for students and teachers. Ashley used her 27th Birthday to raise money for her fund which well exceeded her expectations. Ashley’s work was recognized by SkilledUp.com where she was featured as one of the “5 Female Web Developers You Should Follow on Twitter” and they referenced her STEM fund. Ashley has also been featured as an “Awesome Designer.”

Ashley partnered with Georgia State Representative Erica Thomas of District 39 to host the inaugural “South Cobb Codes” during Computer Science Education Week and Georgia Day of Code. Students watched an introductory video showing them how Computer Science is related to every industry and then Ashley was able to talk about how she uses Computer Science in her profession. She then led two different classes for an Hour of Code where she taught students computer programming and how to code their own video game. Ashley used her own personal funds to purchase custom wristbands which were given to every student during the completion of the course which were branded “South Cobb Codes.”

In addition to her philanthropic efforts, Ashley also commits herself to expanding the face of STEM. She is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta where she is currently serving in the Girls Scouts Placement and will specifically work with the STEM programs including their robotics team. She is also a member of Women in Technology where she will serve as Campus Event Host and will be responsible for interacting with students to increase their connection to Women In Technology. The events will take place at colleges and universities across Atlanta.

Ashley currently serves as the Vice President for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals. The Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals is comprised of young professionals ages 21 to 40 dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the oldest and largest community-based movement in the nation, the National Urban League. She also gives her talents by serving as the Webmaster as well and graciously donated a redesigned website along with a powerful membership database.

In 2014, Ashley was named one of the 30 Under30 Following the Vision. She is also a 2015 Fellow of the New Leaders Council – Atlanta Chapter, a selective leadership development program where she now serves as Communications Co-Chair. Earlier this year, Ashley was selected out of 300 applicants to serve on the Inaugural Millennial Advisory Panel for the Atlanta Regional Commission which seeks to have millennial input on the region’s 25 year strategic plan. Through her involvement with the Panel, Ashley wrote an OpEd which was featured in the May 17, 2015 edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution Sunday Paper about why innovation is needed to win Atlanta’s future. In her spare time, you can find Ashley playing kickball or tumbling. Ashley is also the founder of ATL Adult Cheer, a meetup group for past cheerleaders who want to get back active in the activity.

Ashley Nealy graduated cum laude and with Honors from Kennesaw State University in May 2010 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems. The following spring, Ashley received her Master’s of Science in Information Systems in May 2011. She currently resides in Cobb County, Georgia with her dog Khloe.

Brittany Marshall – Vice President

A West Palm Beach, Florida native, Dr. Brittany Marshall received her Bachelors in Health Education from the University of Florida, Masters in Public Health from the University of South Florida, and Doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center.

Currently, Dr. Marshall is an ORISE Evaluation Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta where she works in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Broadly, Dr. Marshall’s practice and research interests include HIV prevention among vulnerable populations, program evaluation, and implementation science. Her ultimate goal is to lessen the research-to-practice gap to build community level evaluation capacity to support improved health outcomes produced by HIV evidence-based interventions. Dr. Marshall began her career with the federal government as a member of the second class of the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) with the CDC in 2008. Since then, she was worked in public health in a variety of settings, from non-profit, to state government, and has recently returned back to the federal arena at CDC.

Dr. Marshall has held leadership positions within the American Public Health Association for the past seven years. She has served as the Chair of the APHA Student Assembly and an ex-officio member of APHA’s Executive Board and presently serves Governing Council Co-Whip for APHA’s Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) Section, PHEHP Secretary. She has been a board member of the Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI) and served as the 2013-2014 Membership Chair. Her other board service includes the CDC Public Health Associate Program Alumni Association (2015 President) and Divas, MPH (Experiences Committee Co-Chair). She is a graduate of the United Way of Greater Atlanta Volunteer Involvement Program and a member of the 2017 class of GeorgiaForward’s Young Gamechangers. Most recently, she was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Emerging Leaders of DeKalb sponsored by Leadership DeKalb.

Angel Butler, Treasurer

Angel Butler is a 2009 graduate of Florida State University with a B.S. in Accounting, currently working on her MBA with a concentration in leadership from Ohio Dominican University, expected graduation December 2017. Currently, she works at Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) at Dobbins ARB as a Contract Administrator. She has been working for the federal government since 2012.

Mayumi Dickerson, Secretary

Mayumi Dickerson is an Atlanta, Georgia native, currently pursuing a degree in Law and Society from Georgia State University.  Ms. Dickerson works with the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Mitigation addressing emergency management issues affecting the City of Atlanta and the impacts on Metro Atlanta.  Ms. Dickerson was on the inaugural Student Advisory Committee of the White House-led initiative “It’s On Us” combatting sexual assault on college campuses and continues to serve on the committee.  Ms. Dickerson is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer for the Fulton County CASA and a member of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta - Young Professionals.

Ashley Scott, Communications Co-Chair

Ashley N. Scott is an Assistant City Attorney with the City of Atlanta.  Ms. Scott focuses her practice on the defense of the City, specifically its utility, the Department of Watershed Management. Ms. Scott has represented the City in multi-million dollar contract disputes, annexation challenges, and complex litigation. Prior to her time at the City, Ms. Scott worked at several labor and employment litigation law firms, where she advised large and small employers regarding various labor and employment, contractual, corporate/HR compliance, ethical, and human resources related issues and inquiries. She has experience in providing counseling clients on expanding workplace diversity and emerging areas of employment law. 

Stasia Widernyski, Communications Co-Chair

Stasia Widerynski is an ORISE Research Fellow with the CDC Climate and Health Program. She works on a variety of projects focusing primarily on heat waves, climate change, and the built environment. She has a co-written a textbook chapter on global climate change and human health and wrote a technical guidance document on the implementation of cooling centers during heat events. She is originally from Long Beach, CA and received her BS in Environmental Science from Tulane University in New Orleans.

Brittany L. Grear, MPH, Events Co-Chair

Brittany L. Grear is a Public Health Advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a Member Services Representative of NIOSH’s World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. She has experience with local and state public health programs while testing, educating, and treating those infected with STDs and infectious disease and their contacts, in addition to planning and organizing community outreach events to prevent and combat the spread of STDs and infectious diseases. Ms. Grear appeared on a local news channel in the Tampa Area, Telemundo Tampa Bay, educating the community on the transmission, symptomatology, and prevention of Tuberculosis. The link to her news appearance can be found here: http://www.holaciudad.com/tampa/Dia-Tuberculosis_2_901729819.html. At the federal level, Ms. Grear works on behalf of Responders and Survivors of the 9/11 WTC disaster, ensuring that they receive health care for WTC-related conditions and serving over 70,000 WTC Health Program enrollees. Ms. Grear speaks English and Spanish, and tutors children and adults in the Spanish language. She holds a B.A. in Journalism with a Spanish minor from Georgia State University, and a MPH in Health Management and Policy from Drexel University.

Samuel Williams, Events Co-Chair

Samuel Williams is a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”). He represents the interests of HUD in a variety of litigation ranging from personnel to fair housing enforcement. Sam has been in Atlanta since August 2015 and is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. Sam received his Bachelors in History and Political Science from Appalachian State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

Justin Mincey, Membership Co-Chair

Justin S. Mincey, is a Savannah, Georgia native who received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Biology from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, FL. He currently plans on working toward receiving his Masters in Epidemiology next year. Currently, Mr. Mincey works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta where he works as the Research Document Manager Contractor in the Tobacco and Volatiles Branch for the Division of Laboratory Sciences. Mr. Mincey is very active in the community with volunteering with 100 Black Men and Urban League of Greater Atlanta - Young Professionals.

Holly Smith, Membership Co-Chair

Keith Bell, Fundraising Chair