Our Organization

The Board

Genevieve Ward

Board President

Genevieve is a Product Marketing Manager for HD Supply, partnering with senior leaders to find creative solutions for the industry and its products. Previously, she worked on the Marketing Ventures team for The Coca-Cola Company, engaging with startups and technology companies around the world on how they could help strengthen Coca-Cola’s engagement with Millennials. This was after having spent time in Kigali, Rwanda working for the African Entrepreneur Collective, where she mentored African Startups to grow their businesses. She thrives off of working with startups and technology, helping them access resources that will strengthen their businesses, and helping them to successfully engage with corporate partners. Genevieve received a BA from Emory University and an MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School

Hannah Hill

Executive Director

Hannah has a BA in religion from Bryn Athyn College and an M.Div from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. Hannah’s experience includes non-profit work in Thailand with Warm Heart Worldwide and management of social media and communications with Friends of Refugees in Clarkston, GA.

In 2016, she participated in her own personal social justice work with victim-offender mediation. This mediation was conducted in Port Arthur, TX between herself and one of the offenders who murdered her brother in 2000. Due to this work and the realization of prison conditions she has stood in protest of the death penalty in the state of Georgia and has advocated for the rights of those within the prison industrial complex.

Caren Cloud

Executive Board

Caren Cloud serves as the Court Program Administrator for the Fulton County Juvenile Court.  Caren previously served as the Legal Director for the Truancy Intervention Project Georgia (TIP Georgia) and as an adjunct professor of juvenile law at Georgia State University’s College of Law.  A graduate of Clark Atlanta University and the University of Georgia School of Law, Caren has worked in child advocacy for the past twenty years.

Caren is a current member-at-large of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Board of Directors, serves as President-Elect on the Board of Directors of the Gate City Bar Association, is a member of the Atlanta Board of Education Ethics Commission, co-chair of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Law School Outreach Committee and co-chair of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Minority and Diversity Clerkship Committee.

Caren is the recipient of several awards including:  Distinguished Service Award, Atlanta Bar Association (2016 and 2018), the Fred Gray Social Justice Award, John Marshall Law School (2010), the Child Advocate Award, State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, Juvenile Law Committee (2010) and Best Service to the Public, State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division (2002-03).

Gloria White

Executive Board

 

Gloria is a graduate of both Auburn University and The University of Kentucky BA in Arts Administration and Integrated Strategic Communications. She is an Atlanta native and has a love for this city like no other.

Gloria’s background includes corporate event planning and marketing. In the past she had great experiences working for two popular Internet startups. Gloria has been responsible for planning intimate gatherings as well as large-scale events.

Gloria has excellent communication skills in relationship building with clients and vendors. Well versed in social media marketing involved with the special events industry. She is passionate about managing and marketing events that leave customers with delightful experiences and generate a return in revenue

Eric Muntz

Executive Board

 

Eric Muntz is Mailchimp’s SVP of Technology. He leads all of Mailchimp’s engineering teams including infrastructure and product development. Eric’s passionate about working with designers and engineers to build amazing products through easily extensible, reusable, and robust software. During his career, Eric has helped create web, desktop, and mobile applications for early-stage startups, small businesses, and the federal government. He has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Auburn University.

Chris Spears

Board Secretary

Chris Spears is co-founder and chief marketing technology officer (CMTO) at Arke.  As CMTO, he leads initial consulting efforts with clients to help them understand journey mapping and how the various journeys establish the foundation of their brand experience.  As part of the leadership team at Arke, he also reviews and assesses new technology platforms, strategies, methodologies, and tangential partners — which all helps Arke better support its clients.

He serves on the board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber and previously served on the boards of the Technology Association of Georgia and the Atlanta CEO Council. He and his wife have two children.

Katherine Watts

Board Treasurer

Katherine Watts earned her PhD in Psychology, with an emphasis in cognitive neuroscience from Emory University in 2010. From 2010-2017, she worked as a scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health, in the section on the Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety. In addition, she has been involved in developing a novel cognitive paradigm to test out the efficacy of new anti-anxiety drugs. Her work has been presented at multiple conference symposiums and been published in peer-reviewed journals edited by experts in the field.

For the past five years, Katherine has also worked as a Community Development Volunteer. This work weaves together her goal of helping people lead stronger, healthier lives, with her determination to lift up those who are marginalized or vulnerable. Her skills and passion for helping communities thrive have been put to work as the Treasurer for Code/Out, the Junior League Chair of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) and the Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), Chair of the Morningside Presbyterian Preschool Committee, as well as the Chair of both Young Adult and Family volunteers at Morningside Presbyterian Church. Recently her efforts have extended into conservation work, promoting land for all people through the Trust for Public Land (TPL), as Co-Chair of their annual fundraiser. Her fundraising and work on the ground with organizations like Intown Collaborative Ministries, the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), Mercy Community Church, Habitat for Humanity, Nicholas House, International Rescue Committee (IRC), and many other organizations is indicative of her enthusiasm for helping the greater Atlanta Community flourish.

Meredith Jones

Board Secretary

 

Mary Friedle

Executive Board

Mary brings a diverse set of skills to Code/Out as our Volunteer Coordinator. She has been a Registered Nurse since 2010. She took a break from nursing in 2016 to pursue having her own women’s clothing boutique. After much success in her own business, she went on to coach and guide other women in their small businesses. Mary has a passion for fostering an environment of healthy interpersonal communication that is people centric.  
 

In addition, Mary also has a strong  background in mental/behavioral health nursing with adolescents and adults as well as substance abuse recovery. She believes everyone is worthy of change. As a woman in recovery herself for over 13 years, Mary  has a passion for sharing her story and helping others to voice theirs. She is a fierce advocate and is inspired by forging authentic relationships in all areas of her work.

Upon moving to Atlanta in December 2018 Mary felt aligned right away with the work being done at Code/Out and a renewed energy for her first love in her nursing as a home care case manager.  She resides in SW Atlanta with her husband where they plan to buy a home this year.

Natasha Bailey

Executive Board

Non-Profit Organization

Code/Out is a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of recidivism and poverty for the women in Georgia’s prison system. We are a 501(c)3 organization and are able to take tax deductible donations and receive grants. 

Location

Atlanta, Georgia