Meet The Board

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Elaine Armstrong

Elaine Armstrong serves as the vice president of marketing for Goodwill of North Georgia. She is responsible for leading a team of highly skilled professionals in the creation and execution of marketing and communications programs and strategies. She also advises and supports Goodwill's business operations teams on a broad range of marketing issues while focusing on carrying out the organization’s mission, strategic plan, and business goals.  As a part of her role, Elaine also hosts the organization’s podcast, The Good Works Show, which airs on YouTube and all your favorite podcast platforms. Prior to coming to Goodwill, Elaine worked as a television news reporter for WALB-TV, the NBC affiliate in South Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication where she earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast news. Recently, she was named by the Atlanta Business League as one of the 100 Most Influential African American Women in Atlanta and a 2019 Woman of Influence by the March of Dimes. She was named to PRSA Georgia’s Inaugural Forty Under 40 class and awarded Nonprofit Pro’s Marketer of the Year in 2020. She is also a proud graduate of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2020. As an extension of her work, Elaine serves on the boards of directors for a number of Atlanta area nonprofits including the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce (Board Chair), the Atlanta Business League, Agape Youth and Family Center, Angel Eyes Fitness and Nutrition (Board Chair), Project Light, and S.T.O.P (Board Chair). She is also an active member of the national and Georgia chapters of the Public Relations Society of America, and enjoys mentoring college students about marketing and communications and working in the nonprofit sector. Personally, Elaine is fanatical about fitness. She holds a number of fitness and nutrition certifications from the National Association of Sports Medicine and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America, and instructor certifications from Piloxing®. She also has a killer right hook.

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Stephanie M Walsh, M.D.

With more than a dozen years of experience in promoting wellness and addressing obesity-related complications, Stephanie Walsh, M.D., is a leader in the field. As Medical Director of Child Wellness at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Dr. Walsh helps to lead the organization's efforts in preventing and treating childhood obesity by encouraging Georgia families to live healthier lifestyles. In 2008, Dr. Walsh worked with Children's staff, Miriam Vos, M.D. and Andrew Muir, M.D., to establish the Health4Life Program at Children's to treat children affected by obesity and its related health issues. Today, Dr. Walsh leads the Health4Life Clinic team, made up of doctors, nurses, dieticians, psychologists, child life specialists and exercise physiologists who work with patients and families to provide intensive treatment of obesity, promotion of a physically active lifestyle and healthy eating habits and behavior change.

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Rostam zafari

Rostam is the Founder and CEO of World Within Ventures and Chairman of World Within Foundation. World Within Ventures is a venture fund that invests in companies with breakthrough technologies to save lives. World Within Foundation makes grants to innovative nonprofits focused equity, justice, and human rights. He also serves as CIO of Sage Hill Investors, where he has led 100+ early-stage investments in purpose-driven founders and fund managers across the US, Europe, India, and Africa. Rostam enjoys reading and writing poetry inspired by his Persian heritage, backpacking, and spending time with family and friends.