Meet The Board
Passionate about helping young adults thrive, Joy has an eclectic professional and personal background. With over 25 years of experience as a licensed clinician, social worker, consultant, and trainer, Joy has worked throughout the US, Canada, and Europe within mental health, children and family services, and healthcare. Joy is an avid open water swimmer and has competed in major swim events such as The Golden Gate Bridge to Bay Bridge swim & The Alcatraz Swim, is an assistant Swim Coach at Brenau University, and a former international rugby player and coach.
Susan Davis is a highly motivated professional with solid analytical skills and a proven track record of individual contribution with risk and finance subject matter expertise. She is a productive, positive leader with experience in building and managing diverse teams with great knowledge of financial and risk management of automotive dealerships and corporate banking sectors.
Hannah Killingsworth graduated with a BBA in Accounting from the University of North Georgia in 2021. With a passion for non-profit organizations, she extends as much of her time and effort as possible to help communities grow. While exploring different career paths, states, and countries, she hopes to gain a vast array of interpersonal and cultural knowledge in order to help all communities thrive.
JJ Crump is an experienced business entrepreneur with over 20 years professional experience helping people and organizations grow and prosper. Most recently, JJ is mentoring innovative startup organizations and founders who are looking to change the world. JJ has authorized and contributed to multiple books on teaching technology skills to empower individual growth and been recognized in his industry for multiple contributions. As an avid learner who loves a good challenge, JJ is passionate about mentoring and helping others overcome adversity and succeed.
Dr. Ashraf Mady is an associate professor in the Computer Science and Information Systems Department at the University of North Georgia. Dr. Mady has over 25 years of professional experience in academia, management, and software engineering. Dr. Mady served as the head of the Computer Science and Information Systems Department in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia from 2017-2021. He was awarded several grants to support his projects in Cybersecurity, blockchain, technology adoption, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Dr. Margaret Schutte is a primary care physician at NGPG in Buford. She is board-certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and offers patients a wealth of expertise and experience. She is devoted to the comprehensive healthcare needs of patients of all ages and provides diagnosis and treatment for a range of medical conditions
Megan is the event coordinator at Tap It Growlers.
Julie Tate is a licensed master social worker (LMSW) who has over 20 years of experience in social work and related fields. She earned her Master's degree at The University of Alabama and undergraduate degree at Georgia State University. Julie is a native Georgian and has lived in Hall County most of her life. Currently, she is a medical social worker at a local hospital. She is also a part-time therapist at Thrive Gainesville where she facilitates a woman's support group. In her spare time, Julie enjoys spending time with her family, drinking coffee, and spoiling her dog.
Mike Jones is a life-long citizen of Hall County and Gainesville, GA. Before practicing as a physical therapist in Ellijay, GA at Bryant Physical Therapy, he was a staff physical therapist at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA for almost 5 years with 25 years total experience now as a physical therapist. Mike enjoys helping his patients recover from injury and orthopedic post-op conditions through various rehabilitation techniques. He uses this experience as a medical professional to assist the Project YET board with advice and assistance where appropriate as well as assisting with fundraising events for Project YET. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling the world and experiencing international cuisine and cultures.
Ms. Stephanie D. Woodard is the Solicitor-General of Hall County. A double Panther,Stephanie graduated with honors from the Georgia State University and GSU College of law. Ms. Woodard prosecuted in 5 different jurisdictions, currently including the Hall County Solicitor’s Office. Ms. Woodard believes that part of her responsibility as an elected prosecutor and a committed citizen of our North Georgia community is to meaningfully participate in the grassroots level work of keeping our community healthy, safe, and thriving.
Dr. Joshua Mugele is a provider with Georgia Emergency Department Services who specializes in Emergency Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Mugele is board certified in Emergency Medicine.
Arturo has a passion for creating a community within Gainesville through his work at Project Yet and with Tap It Growlers.