Board Members

Melanie Cooksm
Melanie Cook-McCant, Esq
Role: 
Chairperson
Appointed by: Fulton County in 2011
Melanie B. Cook-McCant is a corporate attorney and management consultant. She is a native of Milledgeville, Georgia and a graduate of Harvard Law School and a cum laude graduate of Spelman College. Ms. Cook’s career includes a five-year tenure at the Securities and Exchange Commission, an appointment by President Bill Clinton as a Senior Policy Advisor to Secretary of Commerce William Daley, and a Consultant to Blaylock and Partners, a New York-based investment bank. Melanie is licensed to practice law in Georgia and New York. During her career, Ms. Cook has advised on a wide range of complex issues involving economic and community development, access to capital, technology, health care, and government procurement. Currently, Ms. Cook serves as the Manager of Business Development for the Atlanta region of DB Consulting Group, Inc. Her contributions to affordable housing include consulting to the Community Development Division of the Ford Foundation and the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for the Fulton County City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority, she is also on the Board of Directors of Community Health Charities of Georgia and was formerly on the boards of Spelman College, Georgia College and State University, and Cancer Care, Inc. Ms. Cook’s hobbies include motivational speaking, volunteering as an usher at Impact Church, and with various children’s charities, serving on the programs committee of the Harvard Club of Georgia, and playing golf.
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LaKesha Robinson
Role:
Vice Chairperson
Appointed by: City of Atlanta in 2015Bio coming soon.
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Nia Knowles
Role: Treasurer
Appointed by: Fulton County 2015

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Toni Sargeant
Role:
Secretary
Appointed by: City of Atlanta in 2016

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