Board of Directors Class of 2012

We are excited to introduce to you the nominees for the Board of Directors Class of 2012. With your approval at our Annual Meeting on 11 November, these talented individuals will join the Class of 2011 (Henry Batten, Amanda Leech, Curry Roberts, Yuki Takahara) in leading LLCC in the coming year.

Courtney Harkness

A vice president in the Atlanta office of Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, Courtney develops and manages execution of comprehensive public engagement and marketing communications programs for large corporate clients, including ongoing corporate brand work and new product launches, and oversees the day-to-day operations of Edelman Southeast’s technology practice group.

Courtney’s experience includes strategic execution of public relations initiatives, direct consumer and business-to-business marketing, sales support and proposal development efforts, trade show and event management, and corporate internal and external communications.
Prior to joining Edelman in 2007, Courtney managed the Impact Marketing program for financial institution clients at CheckFree Corporation. (now Fiserv), where she was responsible for developing and executing consumer direct marketing campaigns.  Previously, Courtney served as marketing communications manager with NCR Corporation. and account executive on the BellSouth International account at Ketchum. She began her career as a press coordinator in the office of Georgia Governor Zell Miller.

Fluent in Spanish, Courtney holds both a B.S. in International Affairs and an M.B.A. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She lives in Morningside with her husband and two children.

Harriet Hoskyns-Abrahall

Harriet is the Senior Business Development Manager for Public Broadcasting Atlanta, the local affiliate of National Public Radio and PBS, whose studios are in the immediate area, just off Cheshire Bridge Road.
Her previous experience has included teaching and research at the Department of Business Studies at the University of Edinburgh, legal practice in the Bahamas, positions with Shell Oil in HR and Finance, with Arthur Andersen in Market Research and international service on three continents with the YMCA. Her Swim School on Grand Bahama continues its work today. She is the Past President of the British American Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of the Georgia Friends of the University of Edinburgh, when she earned her degree in Law. Her hobbies include various sports, the performing arts,and her 1938 MG.
Harriet has served two previous terms on our Board of Directors, coordinating our Pedestrian Concerns Committee. She lives in the Lindridge Martin Manor neighborhood.

Dorean Neville

Dorean is Vice President & Branch Manager for Regions Bank – Cheshire Bridge Road Branch. She and her staff have been very active in the community for the last several years, participating as a sponsor in the Taste & Tour of Cheshire Bridge, and leading a Financial Literacy Program for the parents of children at the Easter Seals Early Learning Center on Sheridan Road.
She and her husband live in Fairburn.

Jason Stephenson

For the last eight years, Jason Stephenson has been on the staff of Westminster Church located in LaVista Park. He works with the church’s middle and high school students as Director of Youth Ministries, after previously serving as the Executive Director of Camp Westminster in Conyers.
Jason graduated from Belhaven College in Jackson, MS with a degree in Business Administration, spent his childhood in East Tennessee and Mississippi, and remains very close to his four siblings. He’s a huge sports fan, enjoys teaching and outdoor activities.
Jason has served as Treasurer for LLCC for the past two years.

Rosalie Townsend

Rosalie Townsend works for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on the Scottish Rite campus as a pediatric rehabilitation nurse. She is currently coordinating the Hispanic ESL classes that will begin in January 2011, and is excited to have the opportunity to volunteer and help the LLCC community reach its full potential.
Rosalie and her family live in Tucker, and have been members of Westminster Presbyterian Church for many years.