Our Team

Anno HardageAnno Hardage, CEO

Anno is an experienced financial, operational, and visionary executive. Her expertise in strategic leadership, establishing collaborative relationships, and board development for service organizations provides a strong foundation for the continued growth of Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta.

Previously, Ms. Hardage held the position of Chief Development and Marketing Officer for Catholic Charities Atlanta. As a member of the executive team, she was responsible for establishing strategies, policies, and activities required to market the organization’s brand as well as raise funds for agency operations. Anno established the financially successful department while cultivating key relationships with donors, community supporters, the board of directors, volunteers and other non-profits.

Prior to joining Catholic Charities Atlanta, Anno was Director of Client Service at CornerCap Investment Counsel, Inc. She also worked with Raymond James and Associates, where she developed a successful wealth management practice and provided certified instruction for Financial Management for Women. Before beginning her career in the finance industry, Ms. Hardage held the position of Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Currently, Ms. Hardage serves on the board of trustees for Sophia Academy and Community Friendship. She has served on the President’s Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the Board of Trustees of the Atlanta Sierra Club, and as Past Treasurer for Art Sandy Springs.

She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Georgia State University, and resides in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

 

Corby Herschman

Corby Herschman, Director of Development

Corby is the Director of Development for Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta, where her role is to build strategic and sustainable revenue sources through corporate, foundation and individual donor relationships.

A graduate of University of Florida with a degree in Public Relations and Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits, she previously held the position of Development Manager at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, where she worked to create thriving environments for corporations and government agencies across the state of Georgia. Before coming to Atlanta, she was the Development Associate at the University of Florida Hillel, with a focus on donor development and program funding for the nation’s largest population of Jewish students.

Corby is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta, Association of Fundraising Professionals of Atlanta, and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, and serves as a Vice Chair of the Steering Committee for the American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS board. She has experience working with the Florida Fund annual campaign, Shands Hospital Office of Development, the University Of Florida Office Of Public Relations, and other nonprofit organizations.

In the spring of 2017, Corby plans to graduate with her MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, with concentrations in Strategy, Organization & Management, and Operations Management. In her free time, Corby loves traveling, hiking, snowboarding, scuba diving, and reading. CHerschman@GirlsIncATL.org

Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker, Director of Finance and Operations

Jennifer is Director of Finance and Operations at Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta with responsibility of overseeing the day to day operations and finances of the nonprofit. She has more than 10 years’ experience in the nonprofit community and has become a strong advocate for the term “It Takes a Village.” She has realizes that all children need to be given the necessary tools to be a STRONG, SMART AND BOLD individuals. She believes that it does not only include education in science, math, social studies and language arts but it incorporates being able to make the right decisions to achieve your goals in life.

During tenure with Girls Inc. she has been able to assist them through transition phases including implementing budget reductions and incubating new business controls. She has developed new policies and procedures, implemented innovative ways to save money, aid with over technology essentials and manage annual budget. She has developed a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for all one program at a time.

She received her B.S. from Georgia Southern University and Certificate in Information Technology from Clayton College and State University. During her time at Georgia Southern University she served an internship in their Human Resource Department where she gained skills and knowledge is training, recruiting, communication, organizational development, compensation and benefits.

She recently received her Certification of Nonprofit Resource Management and Certification in Nonprofit Finance and Accounting Essentials. She currently volunteers at Community Bible Church and Suder Elementary. JWalker@GirlsIncATL.org

 

Michelle Graves

Michelle Graves, Center Director

Michelle has a passion to help others achieve their personal success. She endeavors to work with youth to uncover hidden talents, overcome obstacles, enhance confidence, and help them to realize that success is within their reach but comes with hard work and determination. Oprah Winfrey once said, “You only have to believe that you can succeed, that you can be whatever your heart desires, be willing to work for it, and you can have it.”

Michelle recently embarked on my second career in Youth Development after many years in Corporate America, and we are so glad she joined our team! Michelle has always been a public servant, volunteering at various non-profit youth development programs. She worked with college-bound students through scholarship and mentoring programs, while developing and facilitating mentoring training. With her recent move to Georgia, she made the personal commitment to continue this work on a full-time basis with Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta.

Michelle received her BS in Marketing and Management Information Systems from Syracuse University and then went on to pursue an MBA in Business Management from LaSalle University. She also earned an Associates Certificate in Project Management. MGraves@GirlsIncATL.org

 

 

Carolyn Wells

Carolyn Wells, Center Operations and Program Facilitator

Carolyn has been serving with Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta since 2012, and in that time has grown to be a vital part of the team ensuring that our center is well stocked and prepared for the girls.
Carolyn has been a community volunteer for most of her life, serving with a mentoring program called Sister to Sister for over 12 years, and also giving her time to the Montclair, NJ Public Schools as a PTA President, School Review Chair, Fundraiser, and Tutor. Since moving to the Metro area, Carolyn has volunteered at the Smyrna Public Library and the Cobb Community Service Board with Project Lynx.

Carolyn has received various community and volunteer service awards, including the YWCA 50 Women You Should Know. She considers it a privilege to be working with the girls of Girls Inc. and loves inspiring them to be Strong, Smart, and Bold!  CWells@GirlsIncATL.org