Ky Lindberg

Ky has been a strong advocate for young children and families for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the HMHBGA team, Ky proudly served in leadership roles in the fields of early childhood development, K-12 education, community development and public policy.  Her commitment to creating equitable access to vital resources for children and families has been present throughout her career spanning from her time supporting Congressman Sander Levin to elevating to leaderships roles for Lighthouse Academy, Read to a Child, 313Reads – Detroit’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading and LENA Research Foundation.  As a person who has experienced generational poverty, inequities in healthcare and ACE’s, Ky’s “why” is grounded in her life’s journey.  With the support of her 3 sons, husband and vast HMHBGA “village” she is committed to reducing maternal and infant health disparities because she believes the prioritization of the health of moms and babies is simply the right thing to do. To contact Ky, please email ky.lindberg@hmhbga.org

Precious Andrews

Precious is a proud Hampton University graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and a M. Ed in Special Education. This wife and mother of three beautiful girls worked as a child welfare official with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.  During her 7 year tenure, she worked tirelessly to ensure not only the safety and well-being of Georgia’s children, but also the education of parents by connecting them to resources and programs to strengthen their families. Precious’ “why” is fiercely committed to delivering quality and thoughtful programs to families that will help  strengthen the community she not only is apart of but is passionate about. The motto that influences her work is, “Anywhere I see suffering that is where I want to be, doing what I can.” ~Princess Diana
To contact Precious, please email: precious.andrews@hmhbga.org

Mashanda Burton

Mashanda has over 20 years of Administrative experience including 10 years of Human Resource and management experience in both the private and public sectors.  She has always loved being a voice for people who do not have one, and always finds way to advocate on their behalf.  In addition to her work at HMHBA, since 1996 Mashanda has served as a Board Member and participant of a women’s research study group called WIHS (Women’s Integrated Health Study). She also volunteers at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, women’s shelters, schools, and churches and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).    She is a proud mother and grandmother with a fierce commitment to doing what is just and fair.  To contact Mashanda, please email: mashanda.burton@hmhbga.org

Allyn Davenport

Allyn is a graduate of Georgia State University where she received her B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies.  Before joining the team, she served as the engagement center manager for Georgia Tech where she built a track record excellent customer service, sound team member supervision and high operational efficacy.  Allyn has proven experience with managing data and handling confidential constituent information using BlackBaud CRM database, as well as experience managing relationships with a diverse group of constituents.   Her combined technical skills and keen understanding of the systemic disparities that affect access to comprehensive and vital reproductive healthcare guides her work at HMHBGA. In addition, Allyn served on the Diversity Work Group Planning Committee at Georgia Tech and has received a Golden Teammate award for leading the student engagement ambassadors with dedication and integrity. To contact Allyn, please email: allyn.davenport@hmbga.org

Laura Register

Laura has been a community advocate for many years.  For 13 years, she served on the Grady County Board of Education and in 2011 served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP), focusing on all aspects of adolescent health. She has worked tirelessly on proactively targeting the issue of teen pregnancy. She has become a recognized advocate throughout the state and at the capitol for funding and policies that focus on evidence-based practices to prevent pregnancy in adolescents.  In 2017, the Carter Center for Human Rights Program invited Laura to share her expertise via a United Nations panel entitled: From Fear to Hope: Overcoming Polarization to Promote Rights for Girls and Women.  Her presentation focused on bridging political and religious divides in rural communities.  When not in the office Laura can be found enjoying time with her family physician husband, 3 adult children or many furry friends that include 20 cows, 3 dogs, and a wild barn cat.   To contact Laura, please email laura.register@hmhbga.org

Daphne Yuan

Daphne is a storyteller and strategic content creator with over seven years of marketing, sales, advertising, and communications experience. She enjoys applying her creativity and communications skills to empower and strengthen communities. After graduating with a degree in Marketing from the University of Minnesota, she moved to Atlanta in 2017. Since becoming an ATLien, she has enjoyed exploring the food and music scene, while also learning to embrace the heat. Daphne is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta and the Emma Bowen Foundation. Outside of work, you can find her walking around Piedmont Park and the Beltline, working on art projects, and playing with her cat, Bartok.  To contact Daphne, please email: daphne.yuan@hmhbga.org

Yaa Agyeiwaa

Yaa has a strong passion to serve mothers and babies in Georgia. With her educational background in Developmental Psychology, Yaa strives to provide supportive resources to assist the growth and development of children, as well as, the family unit. Yaa joined the HMHBGA team as a database intern and accepted a position as an Information and Referral Specialist after completing her internship. Yaa steadily advanced within the organization due to her work ethic and zeal to improve Maternal and Infant Health. Currently, as the Senior Coordinator, Yaa is committed to collaborating with community partners and the Call Center team to ensure that children and families are connected to resources throughout the State of Georgia. To contact Yaa, please email yagyeiwaa@hmhbga.org

LaNaarai Wilder

lanaarai.wilder@hmhbga.org

Johnecia Mason, DBA

Dr. Johnecia L. Mason is a Business Professor at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. She is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Spelman College and furthered her educational studies by obtaining a MBA in Management/Leadership in 2006 and a Doctorate in Business Administration, with a concentration in International Business in 2010. She is a 2008 Power 30 under 30 Finalist for the City of Atlanta and was one of six 2007 Upcoming Superwomen under the age of 25 by the Atlanta Tribune Magazine. High scholastic standards and service have always been a major factor and influence in her life. She brings a plethora of skills to any organization, including marketing, volunteer management, and fundraising. She has volunteered with several organizations, including The American Cancer Society-Relay for Life and March of Dimes-March for Babies. She serves because she loves helping others. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Berean Christian Church. She resides in Covington, GA with her husband, Rev. Dr. Rodney Alex Mason, Jr. and they have two sons.

Latasia Brown

Latasia has been a storyteller since she was eight-years-old and has turned that creative calling into a successful marketing career. From studying at Georgia Southern University where she earned two Bachelors of Arts—one in Creative Writing and another in English—to her current role at Leadercast where she is responsible for growing a brand with the mission to fill the world with leaders worth following, Latasia strives and thrives on creating compelling content experiences that captivate and prompt action.
As a board member of HMHB, her content-marketing expertise pairs perfectly with her passion for serving the community that has helped shape her as well as so many other Georgia natives, transplants, and travelers alike. Through this pairing, she hopes to help create positive change for today’s mothers and tomorrow’s infants statewide.
When Latasia is not in the office, you can find her training capoeira at the BeltLine with friends, playing with her German Shepherd rescue at the Atlantic Station Dog Park, or building a home for a hard-working Habitat for Humanity family with her family and friends.