As a mother of three NHS graduates with a 10-year gap in age between the oldest and youngest, Dawn has been volunteering in Norcross Cluster schools and the community for many years. In addition to serving in various positions on Simpson Elementary and Pinckneyville PTSA Executive Boards, she also served as Treasurer of Norcross High PTSA, NHS Swim and Dive Booster Club, and the Fields Club Swim Team. The 2018-2019 school year marks her seventh year of service on the Board of the NHS Foundation for Excellence, including 2 years as Treasurer and 2 years as Co-President. Along with her Co-President, Kim Janis (2014 HOF inductee), she led the Foundation through its two highest revenue producing years, raising over $450,000. The Co-Presidents also completed a number of initiatives that position the board for future success including completion of the Foundation’s first Strategic Plan, implementation of a Contact Management System that allows for forms submissions and online donations, and introduction of a meeting format focused on board training and engagement. Dawn was also instrumental in preparing the narrative and documents to get the Foundation “grant ready” and expanding grant writing efforts.
Outside of the Norcross Cluster schools, Dawn has held a number of volunteer leadership positions at her church, Simpsonwood UMC, where she currently serves as Treasurer. In 2009, she was presented with the Simpsonwood Service Award.
Dawn earned her undergraduate degree from Dickinson College, her Masters of Business Administration from Emory University, and has worked in corporate finance and consulting. Dawn and her husband, Robin, have lived in Peachtree Corners since 1996 and have three children, Nicole, Michael, and Caroline.