Board of Directors

Dedicated board members have continuously provided crucial strategic planning and fundraising for Youth V.I.B.E. to expand its operations and support base. The Youth V.I.B.E. board continues to represent some of the top corporations, political offices, and grass-roots organizations in Atlanta.

2016 Board of Directors

Waleed Shamsid-Deen – Founder

Bryan Davis – Chairman
Ackerman, Co.

Tony Smalls– Treasurer
The Benjamin Co.

Andrew Schutt 
Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP

Dr. Naim Shaeed 
Ankle and Foot Center of GA

Ortez Wells 

Hassan Hagood
Contract Business Interiors

YoLanda Bethea 
Bethea & Associates

Sherida DeFrance
Capital One Auto Finance

Ginger Lay
Shop Black Owned


Alumni Board Members

Atira Rochester
Georgia Institute of Technology

Jason Smith 
St. Jude Medical

Nat Long
Neighbor Newspapers

Rochelle Jones 
Kellen Company

Karim Ziyad
TYT, Inc.

Michael Johnson 
Atlanta Gas Light

Tonya R. Echols, MD
Greater Atlanta Radiation Oncology/Consultants, LLC

Greg Cole
Chicago’s Nancy’s Pizza

Mike Kelly 
M.K. & Associates, LLC

Mimi Getachew 
University of Iowa

Angela Lewis
Speaking Concepts & Publications

Yolanda Shaw
Shaw’s Administrative Services

Christopher Goode 
Goode-Van Slyke Architecture

Karen Goode 
Hewlett Packard

Al Duncan 
Startel Wireless

Dr. Zahir Shakir-Khan 

Anita Carter 

Daniel Blackman 

Linda Mayhand 

Tonya “Beyonce Allowishus” Clackurn 

In Memory of Elizabeth Andrews

Elizabeth-AndrewsElizabeth Andrews was a board member, friend, supporter and youth advocate. Her passion and commitment to Youth V.I.B.E. was unparalleled as was her advocacy for children. We appreciate her dedication and service and are honored to have had her as a board member and supporter. She will be missed and remembered as a part of the Youth V.I.B.E. family.