Beverly Losman – Director of Safe Kids Georgia
Beverly Losman has 30+ years of nonprofit management experience and is currently serving in the capacity of the Director of Safe Kids Georgia and Program Manager of Child Advocacy under the auspices of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Her primary responsibility is to ensure the financial and governmental compliance oversight of the State Office, ensuring the alignment of the mission, vision and strategy. Beverly is adroit in developing existing or creating new nonprofits through donor relationships; leveraging internal and external partners; obtaining membership and maximizing board involvement and challenges the status quo guaranteeing an innovate approach to business.
Previously, as the Executive Director of the Atlanta Office for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, she was responsible for providing 8 hospitals consisting of pediatric services and every one of CHOA campuses hosting family events, activities, computers for children within the hospital recovering and dance events held at Camp Twin lakes.
As Director of the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities in Atlanta her role was to lead a staff of 7 that was responsible for placing teenagers with Learning Disabilities in positions of employment. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Director of the Cultural Affairs Department for the metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce using her talents to combine the arts and business community by matching corporate volunteers with cultural organizations in specific areas of expertise, fundraising, and producing events.
Beverly is a uniquely qualified professional with extensive experience in fund-raising, public relations, marketing, strategic planning and community development and board development.
Mahwish Javed – Program Coordinator
Mahwish holds a Master’s degree in Public Health Informatics (MPH) from University of Illinois at Chicago & Masters of Science degree in Agriculture. She has hands-on public health experience in the field of the built environment, community health and social determinants of health. Previously, as a Public Health Analyst with Desighning4Health, she worked on analyses for the Health Design Assessments and for Healthy Food Access in South Carolina and Delaware.
She is a member of Healthcare Association of Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce (Cumming, GA) and has worked on key initiatives including “Walk with a Doc” & “5K Boulder Dash”.
She started her career in a non-for-profit, as an evaluation analyst for UNICEF by working on Universal Primary Education (UPE) especially for girls between the ages 5- 10 years.
Later she worked as a Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist with UNDP program activities in the areas of Health, Social Mobilization and Women and child health geared towards polio eradication, routine immunization and malaria prevention and control.
Kristy Jennette – Program Coordinator
Kristy is a versatile non-profit professional with over ten years of experience; overseeing recruitment, program implementation, health initiatives, budgeting, process development and partner relations. She is recognized for her vast knowledge in program development, project management and event execution.
Prior to this role with Safe Kids Georgia for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Kristy was Director of Programs at Junior Achievement of Georgia. There she served as a member of the organization’s National Youth Entrepreneurship Advisory Group and was the 2017 recipient of the Circle of Leadership Award. Her innovative planning, insistence on excellence and ability to nurture relationships leads to long term solutions and success. She brings a unique and forward-thinking perspective from her diverse career experiences that include Communities in Schools of Atlanta, Norfolk Community Services Board and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Kristy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Old Dominion University and a Master’s degree in Education from Cambridge College.
Laura Coleman – Operations Coordinator
Laura received her Bachelor of Science degree from Toccoa Falls College in Communications. Her previous work history includes the Department of Family and Children Services, Legacy Link, and Circle of Hope. During that time, Laura also joined the local volunteer fire department and returned to school to obtain her Firefighter 1 and EMT degrees. Recognizing that she had a passion for the above, she was then hired with the Forsyth County Fire Department where she served as a Fire Prevention Training Officer. While at the fire department, she assisted her agency in adopting and implementing the Safe Kids program in Forsyth County. Active in her community serving as a Firefighter/Advanced EMT with Lumpkin County Emergency Services, as well as her church; Laura resides in Dawsonville with her husband James and two incredibly energetic daughters, Launie age eleven, and Reyanne age seven.