Intown Collaborative Ministries’ Board of Directors is a remarkable group of committed and experienced leaders from the business, legal, nonprofit, and religious communities of metro Atlanta. Please click on the names below to learn more about our Board members.
Shelby Sutton Roberts, MPH
Principal Consultant, SSR Advisors, Board Chair
Shelby Sutton Roberts is the Principal Consultant at SSR Advisors, an evaluation consultation firm. Shelby works closely with her clients to create evidence based, outcomes driven evaluations to demonstrate the impact of her client’s programs. She has focused her career on designing and evaluating programs aimed to prevent chronic disease and increase access to health care for underserved populations.
Shelby’s work with the American Cancer Society has involved evaluating programs across the cancer continuum from cancer prevention programs targeting employers to hospital-based programs aimed to improve the quality of life and treatment completion of patients with health disparities. Her previous experiences at The American Cancer Society, Northeast Business Group on Health and Columbia University have exposed her to a diverse array of employer, health care and community-based approaches to disease prevention.
Shelby received her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University and her BS in Nutrition Science from Indiana University. She lives in the North Druid Hills neighborhood with her husband and 2 daughters. Shelby enjoys running, writing, and being with her family.
Bill Levisay, MBA, Vice Chair
Principal, Levisay Consulting
For more than 25 years, Bill Levisay has been at the forefront of leading teams, building brands and serving customers for some of America’s most iconic consumer products companies. From 2009 to early 2015, Bill was the chief customer officer for Bolthouse Farms, a high-growth natural/organic food and beverage company, and was one of three senior executives who led the successful sale of Bolthouse Farms to The Campbell Soup Company in 2012. Bill also spent 18 years at The Coca-Cola Company, most recently as senior vice president, Foodservice Sales. He began his career in brand management at Kimberly Clark before moving to Kraft Foods.
Bill holds a B.A. from The College of Wooster and an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. He is an active supporter of The College of Wooster, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and Paideia School and sits on the governing board of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Bill is an active writer of a blog focused on lessons of life and leadership: www.fylegacy.blogspot.com.
Tom Rittle, MBA, Treasurer
The Home Depot, Senior Manager
Tom joined Intown’s board in 2015. He is a Senior Manager of Credit Services at The Home Depot. Tom previously worked as a Manager for Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice, with 3 years of experience redesigning service organizations, particularly large healthcare systems, to streamline operations, accelerate cash flow and improve the patient/customer experience. Prior to joining Deloitte, Tom spent 6 years in Corporate & Investment Banking with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where he analyzed, underwrote and called on large, corporate clients across a multitude of industries. Tom is a graduate of the University of Richmond, with a B.A. in Leadership Studies and a B.S. in Finance Concentration, both cum laude. He also holds an M.B.A., with a concentration in Strategy, from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Tom resides in Virginia Highland and is an avid camper, hiker and traveler.
Alina Capanyola, MBA, Secretary
Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
Alina is a Senior Consultant in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations division. She has worked previously at Social Finance, Inc. and The District Management Council in Boston, MA. Alina is a gaduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she served as Student Body President. Alina also holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School. She lives with her husband in Atlanta’s Morningside neighborhood.
Brad Schweers, Master of Theological Studies, ex officio
Executive Director, Intown Collaborative Ministries
Brad has worked with nonprofits in Atlanta for 19 years. Originally from the Chicago area, Brad graduated from DePauw University, studying religion and psychology. He moved to Atlanta as a full-time United Methodist US-2 volunteer missionary. Brad lived for three years at the Community of Hospitality, a simple-living, social justice community in Decatur, Ga. He worked as a Case Manager at Café 458, the first restaurant in the country exclusively for homeless people. Brad also worked as a Senior Program Manager at Community Friendship, Inc. in Atlanta, helping adults with mental illnesses achieve living, working, social, and educational goals in their lives.
Drawn by the intersection of faith and work toward social justice, Brad attended Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He graduated with a Master of Theological Studies degree, focusing on comparative religion, religious experience, and social change. Brad is a lay member of New Church United Methodist Church, where he served for three years as co-chair of the Outreach Committee. He has also served on the Board of Directors at the Community of Hospitality, Inc. since 1997, serving as chair from 2010-2012. Working at Intown is Brad’s dream job, bringing together his passions, skills, education, and creative mind to bring about what Martin Luther King, Jr. called “The Beloved Community.”
David Brackett, Esq., Immediate Past Chair
Partner, Boundurant, Mixson & Elmore, Board Chair
David Brackett is an attorney at the Atlanta law firm Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP, where he serves as litigation counsel for individuals and companies in all phases of complex business litigation. He has also done a significant amount of work pro bono publico, including representation of a group of disabled and elderly Atlanta residents who were victims of predatory lending, representation of a class of prisoners with regard to prison conditions, and representation of a prisoner who was denied adequate health care.
David attended Duke University and Georgetown University Law School. He lives in Morningside with his wife and two children. They are active members of Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church, where David has chaired the Board of Trustees, Worship Committee, and Recreation Committee and served on the Finance Committee, Evangelism Committee and as an at-large member of the Church Council.
Erin Chance, Esq.
Partner, Chance Law
Erin Chance is an attorney at the law firm Chance Law where she serves as outside counsel to multi-billion dollar corporations and non-profits as well as provides specialized counsel to other law firms. Erin is also a founder of Press On, a childhood cancer research fund devoted to finding less toxic, more effective therapies for childhood cancers. Press On has funded millions of dollars in research at leading institutions across the nation, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Erin attended the University of Georgia for both undergraduate and law school. She lives in Druid Hills with her husband and two daughters where they are members of Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church. Erin is active in her community and at her children’s school and enjoys gardening in her free time.
George Chidi, MBA
Social Impact Director, Central Atlanta Progress
George serves as the Social Impact Director of Central Atlanta Progress. George has worked and continues to work as a journalist for Fox 5 Atlanta, The Guardian, and online media outlets. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst and an MBA from Georgia Tech. He and his wife live in Pine Lake, GA, where he serves on the City Council.
Joe Kingma, Esq.
Partner, Carlock Copeland & Stair
Joe grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Grinnell College, where he played basketball, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He practices law at Carlock Copeland & Stair and has represented hundreds of accountants and lawyers in cases alleging malpractice, racketeering, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract. He has represented directors and officers in claims involving finance, real estate, and corporate governance. Joe has particular experience in real estate issues including: RESPA; TILA; title insurance, real estate fraud, and secured lending. He occasionally tries cases outside the state of Georgia usually in matters involving audit or complex attorney malpractice. He also assists insurers in drafting insurance applications, in risk management, and as monitoring counsel. His hobbies include trying to entertain his family, playing basketball and reading history.
Mike Lynch, MBA
Strategy Consultant, Bain & Company
Mike joined Intown’s board in 2018. He is a currently a consultant at Bain and Company where he serves a diverse array of clients grappling with complex strategic problems. He previously served as Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), overseeing curriculum, teacher professional development, academic supports, and gifted education for the 35,000 student district. While in Minneapolis, Mike led one of the superintendent’s signature initiatives, which focused on bringing greater consistency in teaching and learning across all of the district’s 60+ schools. Prior to joining MPS, Mike was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and began his career as an elementary school teacher in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas.
Mike is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, with degrees in Political Science and Spanish, and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He lives in Kirkwood with his wife and two young sons.
Heather Regnault, MAcc
Heather Regnault graduated from the University of Alabama with a Master of Accountancy and worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a C.P.A. in Atlanta. She worked on a USAID-funded Mass Privitization project in Ukraine and for the International Audit Department at Arthur D. Little, Inc. in Boston. In 2000, Heather moved to the Bay Area in California and attended Stanford University in a post-baccalaureate program in psychology; from 2000–2005 she worked on an adolescent post-traumatic stress research project in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford, and managed the project 2004–2005. After her experience in California, Heather returned to Atlanta in 2005 and began working with nonprofit organizations, joining Magnolia Disaster Relief as a financial advisor and serving as president for the Piedmont Tennis Association. She currently remains on the board of the Piedmont Tennis Association. Heather is married with two children and is an avid tennis player.
Scott Schnell, MBA, CPA
Co-Founder & CEO, MedZed, LLC
Scott Schnell is CEO and Co-Founder of MedZed, a healthcare services and technology company. Prior to his present company, Scott worked in senior leadership positions at Evermark Building Products, Pike Nurseries, RMA Home Services, and The ScoreBoard/Classic Games. Scott is a member of Congregation Shearith Israel in Morningside. Scott is an entrepreneur who values passion, initiative, and execution in those with whom he works.
Alex Watts, MBA
Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Alex Watts is a member of the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch. He has worked in financial services since 2004. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he was a Private Banker with J.P. Morgan, served as an investment specialist with GenSpring Family Offices (now an affiliate of SunTrust Banks), and with Citigroup-Smith Barney.
Alex holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from Emory University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State. In addition to his service to Intown, Alex is involved in a number of civic and philanthropic activities, including as Co-Chair the Finance Committee at Morningside Presbyterian Church, as a Legacy Advisor to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta foundation and board, on the Steering Committee for the Emory Entrepreneur Network, as Co-Chair of the Corporate Sponsorship Committee for the Trust for Public Land, and is a Young Leader within the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. Alex lives in the Virginia Highland area of Atlanta with his wife, daughter, and two dogs.
Those who serve on Intown’s Board of Directors give generously of their time and talents. We are grateful for the contribution of all and recognize here Board chairs since our founding in 2009.
2009-2010 Rev. Bradley Schmeling, Founding Chair
2010-2012 Rev. Joanna Adams
2012-2013 Rev. Mary Lou Gilbert
2013-2015 Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis
2015-2018 David Brackett
2018- Shelby Roberts