Sheltering Arms Welcomes Five New Members To Board Of Directors And New Chair Of The Board

Atlanta, GA – January 6, 2023 Sheltering Arms, Georgia’s longest established and one of the largest nonprofit early childhood education providers, is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors, Carice Anderson, Julie Anderson, Reginald Chever, II, David O’Banion and Michelle Sanchez Boyce and new Chair of the Board, Patrick

“We are pleased to welcome such distinguished leaders to Sheltering Arms’ board,” said President and CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson. “They are highly regarded in their industries and will bring a wealth of expertise and passion to the community. It is an honor to have them on the board as we continue transforming the lives of children and their families through high-quality, equitable early childhood education and leadership in the field.”

Carice Anderson is Director of People Manager Strategy at BlackRock, focusing on the intersection of talent and leadership development, workplace evolution, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Julie Anderson is Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of Georgia Pacific. Julie joined Georgia‐ Pacific in 2022 with oversight of corporate finance and accounting, treasury, business development, and information technology.

Reginald Chever, II is Vice President and Regional Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. As part of the Regional Economic Information Network (REIN), Reggie is responsible for gathering economic intelligence in the local business and academic community to support the Atlanta Fed’s contributions to the monetary policy process.

David O’Banion, MD, FAAP, is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician in the division of neurology and conducts clinics in various locations through Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics. He is also core faculty at Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia State’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.

Michelle Sanchez Boyce is an entertainment executive in the role of Chief Operating Officer of My Music Box. She works with CEO and artist Anthony Hamilton on scaling operations of the brand, which launched in 2019 in partnership with BMG – The New Music Company.

Patrick Warren is a principal in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s internal audit, risk management, and regulatory compliance practice. Rick brings deep experience helping companies enhance their internal control environment.

Returning board members include:

  • Nicole Layne, AZEK Company – Vice Chair
  • Dan Goerlich, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ‐ Treasurer
  • Celena Matlock, Aerion Supersonic ‐ Secretary
  • Leah Austin, National Black Child Development Institute
  • Kathy Bremer, BoardWalk Consulting
  • Bobbi Cleveland, Tull Foundation (ret.)
  • Stacey French-Lee, Georgia State University
  • Martha Greenway, Greenway Strategy Group LLC
  • Kevin Hamada, UPS
  • Talbert Hill, Preschool Solutions Inc.
  • Brian Holmes, Dentons
  • Jackie Hopkins, ICF Next
  • Safia Icgoren, Urban Sprout Farms
  • Lori Kaczynski, Graphic Packaging International Inc.
  • Jesse Killings, Southern Company
  • Andrew McConnell,
  • John Morabito, RBC Wealth Management
  • Obi Okwara, Bain & Company
  • Lizz Patrick, Patrick Law Group, LLC
  • Akin Tuboku-Metzger, Truist
  • Dr. Yasmin Tyler-Hill, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Kathryn Valentine, Valaris Consulting
  • Kay Vermeulen, Techtronic Industries

Sheltering Arms also wishes to thank its outgoing board members for their years of service, support, and leadership: Walter Appleby, Georgia‐Pacific,Ben Collier, Chick‐Fil‐a, Joni Deus, Mailchimp, Ursula McNeil, Purchasing Power, and John Pelik, Federal Reserve Bank.

About Sheltering Arms

Sheltering Arms is the longest‐established and one of the largest nonprofit early childhood education organizations in Georgia, providing high‐quality early education, child care, and comprehensive family support services since 1888. The agency serves up to 3,000 annually and their families at 13 metropolitan Atlanta locations in Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, and Gwinnett counties and consistently meets accreditation standards by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. On average, children attending Sheltering Arms score in the 90th percentile for language and literacy, exceeding developmental milestones for kindergarten readiness. Visit for more information.

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