Our Board

The faces behind Erin's Hope For Friends

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Christine Carrier

Chairman of the Board

Ms. Carrier has over 30 years of experience in the television communications industry as an executive leading sales and marketing divisions. Currently, she is working with start up organizations to help define their overall strategy, expand reach, and assist in solving complex business issues. Ms. Carrier has been involved in a number of charity organizations and boards, and she has a unique skill base of organizing/implementing fund raising events.

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Stacy Horst

Co-Founder & Secretary

Mrs. Horst is a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams. In addition to owning her own firm she has many professional certifications. Most importantly, Mrs. Horst has served multiple roles for non-profit organizations (Civic and Faith Based); most notably, she was Director for CAP (Child Assault Prevention) in Medina, Ohio.

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Darren Horst

Co-Founder

Mr. Horst is co-founder and board member.  He has served in many executive capacities involving sales, marketing and general management in his career, working on major brands like Rubbermaid, Sevin, Amdro and in B2B environments.   He and has actively served on multiple boards, committees and leadership teams for non-profits.

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Sam Divine, Jr.

Treasurer

Originally from Monrovia, Liberia, Sam Divine, Jr. leads GrowthXel. Sam is passionate about helping clients accelerate their growth and optimize their results. Sam began in professional services at Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young, and he has worked for multiple large companies including Cox Communications and WebMD. Sam holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance as well as an MBA in International Business.

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Tammy Hammond-Natof

Member and Kentucky Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Hammond-Natof has been serving individuals with ASD for 20 years, with roles including in-home therapist, special education teacher, school consultant, ABA instructor, and group counselor. She is a licensed psychologist and behavior analyst with a private practice. She was chair of the Kentucky Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Board and is on the executive committee for the Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis.

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Darrell Kinkaid

Member

Mr. Kinkaid is retired after 37 years in the food service industry where he held leadership positions in Food Safety, Quality Assurance, and new product/process development for Burger King, Arby’s corporations and OK Foods. Mr. Kinkaid has supported mission work over the years and is a certified Stephens Minister.

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Stacey Langan

Member

Stacey is the Director of Human Resources for EdjAnalytics and EdjSports. She has spent her career primarily working in technology and data service industries, building many HR functions and workforce programs. Stacey has previously held roles with Toyota Family Learning Programs, served on the council for the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management, and has worked with various non-profit organizations throughout the years.

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Corinne Wells

Member

Corinne is a mom to two boys, 25 and 23.  Her oldest son is autistic and has attended E Club for over 2 years. Corinne is currently working with Johnson and Johnson as a Division Manager and with Mentor (J&J) as Regional Manager covering the southern states from South Carolina to Louisiana.

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Rachel H. Williams

Social Media Committee Co-Chair

Mrs. Williams is the daughter of Darren and Stacy Horst. She graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design, Cum Laude, in 2017. Presently, she is the proud owner of Rachael Joyce Photography. Mrs. Williams has participated as a counselor and small group leader throughout her schooling. Rachael has a passion for bringing out the best in her peers, and fueling the confidence of those around her, which she now aims to do within her portraiture

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Brandon Williams

Social Media Committee Co-Chair

Brandon Williams is an Emmy nominated designer working at WSAV 3 in Savannah as the design director. He is a creative, passionate, and dedicated individual and loves what he does. Additionally, he is the husband to Rachael Williams and the son-in-law to Darren and Stacy Horst. Throughout his life he has found ways to serve his community through many volunteer opportunities but where he shines is creating beautiful imagery to convey important information about EHFF!

 

Meet Our Team

The people who make e's Club possible

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Nicole L. Burroughs, MA, MAA

Executive Director

Nicole Longevin-Burroughs holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Nonprofit Management, as well as a Bachelor of Music Education. Nicole also has a second graduate degree in Grant Writing and Evaluative Measures and a certificate in grant writing. She has worked with multiple nonprofit organizations across the country and has fundraised over $3 million dollars for various charities through grant writing, development, and events.

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Becky Matthews

Program Director

"Ms. Becky" has worked with children throughout most of her adult life. She worked as a teaching assistant and music teacher at Kennesaw Methodist Children’s Academy for 11 years. She is also the coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry at Kennesaw United Methodist Church. As a parent of a high-functioning autistic son, she holds a special place in her heart for these amazing kids and their parents.

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Brooke West

Operations Assistant

Brooke West is a Senior at Kennesaw State University, majoring in Human Services, with a concentration in Social Engagement and Advocacy. Brooke hopes to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. For the past five years, Brooke worked as a Veterinary Nurse in small animal practices. She lives with her husband, two dogs, and a cat.

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Elizabeth Carter

Program Assistant

Liz graduated from the University of South Carolina and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Mississippi. She is currently an Associate Professional Counselor in the Greater Atlanta Area. When she is not counseling, Liz loves to spend her time playing tennis, or  training her dog, George, to be an animal-assisted therapy dog.

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Carlos Crutch

Program Assistant

Carlos is a behavioral therapist with over 10 years of experience working with groups and children with special needs. He has degrees in Psychology and Educational Psychology and Psychoeducational Testing. Carlos is currently completing his dissertation in School Psychology with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavioral Analysis, and he is the Assistant Director of Spectrum Behavioral Associates.

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Hunter Smith

Program Assistant

Hunter first started as a volunteer at e’s Club and immediately fell in love with the program. He has worked with children for nearly eight years as an after school teacher as well as a lead summer camp counselor. Hunter has a BBA with a focus on management; however, after a year in the business world he realized he could not help the community in a way that he wanted to, so he is currently pursuing a second degree in Elementary Education.

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Melissa Hines

Program Assistant

Melissa is a current student at Kennesaw State University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Melissa is also planning on pursuing a Master’s degree in ABA Psychology so that she can use ABA therapy to help kids with autism and other developmental disorders. Melissa first started as a volunteer at e’s Club, but she is now a program assistant who loves working with all of our amazing members.

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Elise Hoffman

Program Assistant

Elise is a current student at Kennesaw State University studying history education. Elise is also hoping to pursue a master’s in special education. EHFF has opened her eyes to how much she loves working with individuals with Autism, and she would like to take the skills that she has learned and implement them into her everyday career.

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Mallory Smith

Social Media Coordinator & Program Assistant

Mallory graduated with a degree in communications from Kennesaw State University and plans to earn a Master’s degree in school or clinical counseling. She has worked in customer service, live events and supports our social media pages. Communicating and creating strong connections are some of Mallory’s passions which is why she loves being a part of Erin’s Hope for Friends! In her downtime, she enjoys going on hikes with her dog, Dexter, or playing soccer.

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Caroline Border

Program Staff & Media Manager

Caroline is a student at the University of Alabama. She is studying marketing and business on the University's Presidential Scholarship, and she is in the Honors Program. Caroline began volunteering for e's Club in 2018, and since then she has found her passion in helping others. She is now on staff as one of our program assistants and our media manager.

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Gabrielle Adauto

Program Staff

Gabby is a student at KSU, majoring in elementary education. She enjoys all things outdoors including hiking, running, and sports. She also loves playing tennis. She spends most of her time with friends or reading a new book. She cannot wait to be a teacher and have a classroom of her very own.

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Anna Matthews

Program Staff

Anna is currently a student at Georgia College pursuing her bachelor’s degree in public health along with a minor in music. Her older brother is on the autism spectrum, and she learns a lot from him and all our e’s Club members. Anna hopes to graduate and return home to Acworth, GA to work in a public health field as well as continuing her involvement with e’s Club.

 

Kentucky Office Advisory Board

Erin's Hope for Friends Kentucky

Tammy Hammond-Natof

Board Chair

Cindi Blyberg

Secretary

Liz Maybriar

Treasurer

Krista McManis

Outreach Chair

Dawn Broderson

Events Co-Chair

Maria Robinson

Events Co-Chair

Trevor Cox

e’s Club Site Chair

Matt Roberts

Outreach Committee

Georgeann Brown

Fundraising Committee

Karina Pezzi

Board Member

 

Our Mental Health Advisory Board

Dr. Jeffrey Jones

PhD, Clinical Psychologist and owner of Beyond Words Private Practice – a social coaching and advising therapy

Dr. Scott Davis

PhD, Practicing Clinical Psychologist specializing in helping Children and Teens

 
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Open a Club

Learn how you can open your very own e's Club. Just email us!

 

In the News

Learn more about the impact Erin's Hope for Friends has made on our community and see who's talking about us.

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Club provides kindness and belonging for teens with autism

April, 01, 2021

"Mason is part of something called e's Club. It's an organization for teens and young adults just like him. Mason's dad, Trevor, is on the board for the Kentucky chapter and he knew this would be perfect for his son"

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Thank You to The Georgia Spa Company

November 15, 2018

We want to give a huge thank you to the Georgia Spa Company for their generous donation to Erin’s Hope for Friends. We were chosen to be their 3rd Quarter donation recipient, and they visited our Alpharetta location yesterday. Please help us thank them for the incredible gift they have given our kids & young adults by visiting their website linked below.

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EHFF receives award from Mazda Drive for Good and NBC Universal

December 1, 2016

Erin’s Hope for Friends is excited to announce that we have been selected by the Mazda Drive for Good Campaign. This campaign recognizes and rewards charitable organizations doing exceptional work in their communities. “We are pleased and proud to be selected among so many wonderful groups doing good work. We will be using this award money to fund a second location sometime in early 2017, as we have over 170 kids now and can’t serve them all”

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Northside Woman Article – A wish for Erin

Jul 11, 2016

Club for autistic teens keep daughter’s memory alive

-Candy Waylock 

Read the article by clicking below

 
 

Contact Erin's Hope for Friends

PO Box 755 Acworth GA 30101

678.390.4812

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