Board of Directors

Our board provides the guidance Jackets for Atlanthropy needs to accomplish its mission. Together, its members hand-select our partnering charities and athletes while stewarding the financial contributions of our generous donors.  This leadership team is a diverse, yet cohesive group of athletes, creators, and professionals who are passionate about Georgia Tech athletics and the city of Atlanta.  These dedicated Georgia Tech graduates collectively boast numerous accomplishments.  Each member is committed to volunteering their time and lending their unique gifts to serve this exciting initiative.

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Board member

Jim McLaughlin

  • Principal at McLaughlin Consulting LLC, an executive supply chain advisory

  • Served on advisory council for NPower - a non-profit helping underprivileged youth and veterans

  • Georgia Tech cheer captain 1990-92

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Board member

Niesha Butler

  • 1999 ACC basketball rookie of the year at Georgia Tech

  • Former broadcaster for CBS Radio & TMZ Sports; starred in the film, Bringing Rain

  • Founder of the Atlanta-based charity, S.T.E.A.M. Champs Foundation


Board member

Laura Powell

  • Georgia Tech cheerleader 2010-2012

  • Intellectual property attorney at Fish & Richardson PC

  • Member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA)

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Board member

Dorsey Levens

  • Motivational speaker and mindfulness coach with Re.Mind

  • All-ACC running back at Georgia Tech in 1993

  • Former Green Bay Packer, Pro Bowl selection, and Super Bowl champion

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Board member

Chelsea Dixon

  • In-house Agency at Chick-fil-A, Inc.

  • Proudly serves with the Davis Direction Foundation, her family's non-profit helping to fight addiction and fuel recovery

  • Georgia Tech cheerleader 2009-14 and President's Scholar

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Board chair and founder

Bo Stapler, MD

  • Physician in adult and pediatric hospital medicine

  • Chair of Pediatrics at St. Vincent Healthcare

  • Georgia Tech Rugby Club member 2003-05

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