Governing & Advisory Boards

Atlanta Youth Academy is supported by many committed and faithful individuals, and the school is governed by two volunteer Boards. The AYA Board of Directors oversees the school’s adherence to the Christian mission, and the AYA Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the financial well-being of the institution. Members of the Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Trustees support AYA in strategic planning for the future through setting appropriate policy.

Both Boards are comprised of current parents and community leaders. Board terms are three years and new trustees are nominated by committee and voted on by current members of Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees, respectively.

Along with AYA’s Board of Advisors, all Board members are close friends of the school who are dedicated to promoting the mission of Atlanta Youth Academy.

Board Members

Board of Directors

  • Mr. Philip Bray
  • Mr. David Edwards
  • The Honorable Harold Melton
  • Mr. Jay Simms
  • Mr. Lawrence F. Teem
  • Mr. Hank Thomas
  • Mr. Keith White
Foundation Trustees

  • Mrs. Donyal Andrews
  • Mr. Frank H. Briggs, Jr., Chair Emeritus
  • Mr. Frank H. “Bo” Briggs, III
  • Mrs. Joanne Brown
  • Mr. Lee Burrows
  • Mrs. Kim Daugherty
  • Mr. Dwayne Ellis
  • Mr. John Hamilton, Chair
  • Mr. Warren Harper
  • Mrs. Judy Harrison
  • Dr. Sivan Hines, Chair Emeritus
  • Mr. Glenn James
  • Mr. Roger Key, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Mr. Ron Lenderman
  • Mr. Sid Mashburn
  • Mr. Chris Morocco
  • Mr. Heath Milligan
  • Mr. William M. Ragland, Jr.,
  • Mr. Erwin Reid
  • Mr. Doug Weston
  • Mr. Richard Willingham

Board of Advisors

  • Mr. Wayner Crowder
  • Mr. Larry Edge
  • Mrs. Caitlin Jones
  • Mr. Cooper Mills
  • Mr. Richard Parker
  • Mr. Chris Schoen
  • Mr. Steve Shuler
  • Mr. Jack Sibley
  • Mr. McKittrick Simmons
  • Mr. David Songy
  • Mr. Zach Young


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