Shelly Dollar: CEO, President
Shelly Dollar comes to MTG as CEO and President in 2013 after serving as CFO and Project Manager for Children’s Cross Connection International. She spent four years working with Ethiopian youth, directing medical and educational projects both in the US and in Ethiopia with CCCI. She and her husband, Allen Dollar (treasurer) live in Atlanta and parent eleven children as well as hosting others here for medical and educational purposes. Their family is diverse and includes children biologically theirs as well as adopted kids from China, El Salvador, Mexico and Ethiopia.
Tom Andrews: Vice President
Tom Andrews is the President/CEO of Saint Joseph’s Health System and the President of Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services. Saint Joseph’s Health System includes Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services, Saint Joseph’s Mercy Foundation and Mercy Senior Care in Rome Georgia. In addition, the System has an investment in a Joint Operating Company with Emory Healthcare System that includes Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute and Saint Joseph’s Medical Group. The position is responsible for the successful operations of all entities, implementation of the new System strategic plan and ongoing relationships with the Joint Operating Company.
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Adam Winder: CFO
Adam Winder, MBA, is an entrepreneur and strategic executive that is passionate about giving back and helping others. Adam started his career in financial services. His banking experience includes leading strategy for the
commercial line of business of a large bank and eight years advising middle market companies. After becoming a father, Adam left banking to become an entrepreneur. Adam has since started a successful restaurant, technology, and a service business.
Adam graduated Cum Laude with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Economics from Bridgewater College. He holds an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.
Allen Dollar, MD: Treasurer
Dr. Dollar is a cardiologist who holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He serves as the Chief of Cardiology at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta- one of the largest public hospitals in the country.
Dr. Dollar has been doing short-term medical work internationally for over 20 years in such countries as Cambodia, Vietnam, El Salvador, Sri Lanka, India, and Ethiopia. His international work has focused on Ethiopia for the past decade where he travels frequently to provide medical care and teaching in the Addis Ababa School of Medicine and at the Gondar Medical College. He and his wife, Shelly, have adopted six children from other countries in addition to their three biological daughters and two foster children from Atlanta.
Russel T Abney: Executive Board Member
Russ is licensed to practice in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Texas and New York as well as before all federal courts in Texas and Georgia and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Sandy Springs Bar Association, the Georgia Association of Justice and the American Association of Justice.
Bonnie Tamrat: National Director
Bonnie comes to Making the Grade with years of non-profit experience. She is a recent graduate of Addis
Ababa School of Law and Governance and will officially hold the title of "Lawyer" in May of 2019. She currently volunteers in Ethiopia at Mother Theresa's and at Triggerise Ethiopia counseling female sex workers wishing to change their life choices.
Judge Benni Lane: Advisory Board Member and Project Manager
Judge Bensonetta Tipton Lane has over 23 years of judicial service, having served on the Fulton County Superior Court for 20 of those years. She is currently in her second year of retirement and spends her time working with various non-profits and traveling. She has also served as a visiting judge for the Georgia Supreme Court and as a full time judge for the City Court of Atlanta. She has previously chaired the Georgia Superior Court Sentencing Panel. Prior to her ascent to the bench, she practiced law with The Law Project of R. Boult, et. al. and also maintained a solo practice for a number of years. During her legal career her concentration was civil rights, including prison and jail conditions, and employment law.
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Claudine Baker: Advisory Board Member
Claudine Baker is a healthcare IT professional at Mercy Health Services in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a recent graduate of Georgetown’s Executive MBA program where her capstone project focused on healthcare business models in Ethiopia. Claudine has joined MTG through Georgetown’s EMBA21 girl’s house project.
Justin Reaves, Advisory Board
Justin Reaves is a strategic financial healthcare leader with over 13 years of experience
partnering with clients, internal departments, Board of Directors and senior management to
develop strategies and implement solutions focused towards driving growth and achieving
performance goals. He joined MTG through the Georgetown EMBA 21 initiative.
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John Outler: Creative Consultant
John Outler provides professional creative services and consulting. He also heads the publishing company
Gin Press, where he serves as editor, writer, designer, and marketing director.
Millon Yohannes and wife, Lila Gebrehiwot : Eyob's House Manager and Consultant
Million and Lila live in Addis Ababa with their two children. He is acting house parent and mentor to four of our students.
Million is one of the first graduates of our program. He received a Bachelor’s degree of Business and Management from Bahirdar University and now owns a travel agency in Ethiopia. Yofi Ethiopia Tours is accepting new customers and would love to take you and your group for a once in a lifetime tour of their country. They can be reached at www.yofiethiopiatours.com. They have been mentioned in the Lonely Planet as giving exceptional service.