dedicated folks who believe in youth and know the power of serving.


the pebble tossers board of directors

  • Partner – Alston & Bird LLP

    What do you like to do in your free time?
    We enjoy traveling, dining out and exploring the city with our two young children.

    What Inspires You?
    My children! Also, people who are authentic and engaged community and civic leaders.

    Alison LeVasseur
    Alston & Bird LLP
  • Senior Technical Account Manager – MuleSoft/Salesforce

    Free time Activities?
    My husband and I are always in the kitchen; I like good food then working it off via HIIT workouts!

    Bucket List?
    Buy someone a home…I’m aways from that, but it would be pretty cool!

    Brandon Nivens
  • Director of Sales – Google Cloud Business Solutions

    A developer of leaders in the workforce, Brandy fits right in with the Pebble Tossers mission to empower youth to lead through service. She is a strong believer in volunteerism leading to good citizenship and strong character development. Brandy is the Director of Sales for Google Cloud Business Solutions.

    Brandy’s bucket list item is to take a year off and live abroad with her family – soaking up a new culture, meeting new people, learning another language, and immersing in a new way of life.

    Brandy Brock
    VP, BOD
  • Partner – Bennett Thrasher

    What do you like to do in your free time?

    I regularly go hiking on the Appalachian Trail and practice woodworking. I spend most of my weekends cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Brian and his wife, Kate have two sons, Knox and Baer, and are joined by two dogs, Logan (chocolate lab) and Margo (beagle).

    Brian Sengson
    Treas., BOD
    Bennett Thrasher
  • Project Manager – NCR Corporation

    Inspiration: Kindness and the opportunity to experience all that life has to offer!

    Bucket List: To visit every national park. And a wish for my dog to be allowed to go everywhere with me!

    Favorite Things: I love doing anything in the sunshine from hiking and running to just reading outside. And my 1.5 year old dog, Charlie.


    Emmie Berberick
    NCR Corporation
  • Salesforce

    Free time Activities?
    Jiu-jitsu and hikes

    Bucket List?
    live in Europe for a period of time.

    John Ambra
  • Senior Director – The Moriah Group

    What do you like to do in your free time?
    Family, Travel and Sports

    Bucket List?
    Visiting pro sports stadiums across the country

    Jonathan Leon, Ed.D.
    The Moriah Group
  • Marketing Communications – Siemens

    What do you like to do in your free time?
    Work out, hang with friends, cook, and travel

    Bucket List:
    Travel to Spain and Italy


    Keirsten Henderson
  • Senior New Business Development Executive – OneDigital

    Inspired by: My parents’ 49-year marriage and still counting. Outside of my family, positive and optimistic people inspire me. People who are willing to work hard and have my back.

    If you had one wish: It would be for people not to be ashamed by mental health and that more people would embrace therapy. 

    Family: Husband – James, 2 sons – Dutch + Pierce, Dog – Murphey.

    Contact Kelly: boardpresident@pebbletossers.org

    Kelly Weber
    Pres., BOD
  • Retired teacher, Orton Gillingham tutor, mom

    Inspired by: Nature, children, travel, good friends, honest relationships, connectivity

    In my free time: Exercise, reading, gardening, enjoying fine food/wine

    Family: Wife of nearly 28 years, and a sweet, soulful 12 year old son.

    Kris Manning
    Orton Gillingham tutor, Mom
  • Director of Marketing – Plaid Enterprises

    What do you like to do in your free time?
    I enjoy spending time with family and friends, running and being on the lake.

    Bucket List?
    Train and complete a triathlon

    Kyra Balentine
    Plaid Enterprises
  • Sr. Sourcing Specialist – Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    Free time Activities?
    Travel, Hiking, Biking, exploring new restaurants

    Bucket List?
    See all the seven wonders of the world

    Lloyd Richardson
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Head of Sales, MidAtlantic + Carolinas – Amazon Web Services

    Matt’s inspiration and interests coming soon.


    Matt Carr
    Amazon Web Services
  • Vice President – WebMD

    What do you like to do in your free time?

    I love to be active. I enjoy tennis, the occasional poor round of golf, and staying fit. I’ve spent a lot of time over the last decade coaching youth soccer and Little League baseball. I enjoy traveling with my family and trying out new BBQ recipes on the backyard grill.

    Neal won Pebble Tossers 2021 Board Chili Cook-off with his Big Green Egg smoked chili.

    Neal Chatigny
    Sec., BOD
  • Finance + Administration Director – Pebble Tossers

    Inspired by: My daughter. Every day.

    Bucket list: Go on a cross-country US road trip with my family

    Family: Husband, Doug, and our daughter, Arielle. We have a great cat, Leo (15).


    Rebecca L. Sandberg
    Pebble Tossers
  • VP Market Leader of Consumer Banking and Investments – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Inspiration: Tifany finds inspiration in helping and motivating others when they are down and seeing them overcome their challenges.

    Bucket List: See the Northern Lights

    One Wish: To take away hunger by feeding the world.

    Tifany lives in Atlanta with her 8 pound poodle, Apple Love.

    Tifany Gilmore
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Senior Director – UKG

    What do you like to do in your free time?
    Hike, play tennis, travel, spending time with family and friends, eating amazing food

    Bucket List?
    Create a community of people who thrive and support each other

    Vicki Reyzelman

pebble tossers advisory council

  • Inspired by: My family!

    In my free time: I participate in triathlons and marathons.

    Family: My wife, Erin and two daughters in college.


    Aaron Dixon
    Partner - Alston & Bird LLP
  • Inspired by: My faith and belief that all things are possible through Christ and learning something new from challenges or obstacles

    Bucket list: Live to be 100; build a youth & elder daycare

    Family: Husband Todd, daughter Olivia, son Zach & daughter-in-law Alana and granddaughters, Nell and Jovie.


    Amy Merry
    Sales Productivity and Readiness Lead - Amazon Web Services
  • Inspired by: My faith, my family, my career and the people I work with. Forgiveness inspires me. Nature & travel also inspire me.

    Bucket list: Backpack through Southeast Asia.

    Family: Engaged to Daniel, the oldest of three sisters and have a dog named Spencer

    Broughton Barry
    Account Manager - Wolters Kluwer
  • I am inspired by people that are authentic, think of others and want to make a difference – no matter how small.

    I love to be outdoors whether running, walking, skiing or hiking.

    Family: My husband, Dan and 3 amazing sons.

    Dara Redler
    Chief Legal Officer - H&R Block




    Dorian Usherwood
    Managing Principal Consultant - Definity, LLC
  • Bucket List:  To go on a photography tour of the Big 5 National Parks

    Favorite Volunteer Experience: Weekly visits to the Boys & Girls Club when I was a student at UGA

    Family: Married with one son


    Elizabeth Rasberry
    Internal Communications Leader - ABB
  • Inspired by: Working with kids at Cristo Rey Jesuit School

    Bucket list: Swimming with the Great Whites off Cape Town (in a cage) 

    Family: 2 beautiful daughters, one terrific son, 1 Rhodesian Ridgeback


    Eric Meier
    Senior Vice President Client Relations - United Healthcare
  • What inspires you?

    Being a good role model for my daughter, helping others find their success professionally in a manner that is true to their personality, and making work and service more relationship-based.

    Heather Housley
    Director/Region Executive - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Inspired by: Making people smile 

    Bucket list: Run with the bulls

    Family: 4 handsome boys and 1 beautiful bride 


    Jeff Black
    Stealth Partner Group




    Jeni Stephens




    Juan Sanchez
    Federal Reserve Bank of Altanta




    Karyn Greer
  • Inspired by: My family

    Bucket list: Run a full marathon

    Family: Blended family with 5 amazing girls – Zoe, Sofia, Harper, Jada and Ashley


    Leslie Graham
    Vice President Human Resources
  • Inspired by: Making a difference in the lives of others and teaching my children the value of such work.

    Bucket list: To go skydiving

    Family: Married with four kids, Anna Kate, Campbell, Jordan, and Jamie.


    Mary Ulmer-Jones
    Senior Vice President/Associate General Counsel - Bank of America
  • Inspired by:  I enjoy building relationships and connecting others personally and professionally.

    In my free time: I spend as much time as possible with my family. We spend most of our weekends on playing sports and cheering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Florida Gators.

    Family: Wife – Divya Vaswani, Sons – Rajer and Jaisen.

    Vijay Vaswani
    Managing Director, Transaction Advisory Services - Bennett Thrasher
  • Inspired by: I draw my energy from helping others and it inspires me to see individuals meet their goals, no matter how small.

    Bucket list: To travel, travel, travel!

    Family: Atlanta native, married and has one daughter who attends NC State University.


    Wakeeta Rosser
    Kennesaw State University

Every volunteer makes a difference , and your contributions have done so much to make Big Trees shine.

Leslie Burke, Board Member, John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve

pebble tossers staff + service leaders

We are so thankful for our amazing staff and trained service leaders who ensure that each and every service project goes great.

  • Wave
    Beth Freeman
    Service Leader
  • Coleen Rosenberg
    Service Leader
  • Diana Oxner
    Grants Strategist

    Get social with us! Eric’s got the details.



    Eric Greenwald
    Communications Manager

    Get social with us! Julia’s got the details.



    Julia Dao
    Marketing + Social Media Coordinator

    Molly Reilly
    Service Leader
  • Want to talk numbers? Rebecca can keep the conversation going!



    Rebecca Sandberg
    Finance + Administration Director
  • Sharmelle Brooks
    Marketing Specialist
  • Tysheonia is committed to developing the next generation of compassionate leaders.



    Tysheonia Edwards
    Youth Development Coordinator

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