Meet Our Leadership Team

Dave Thillen,


Creator of the Career Coaching Program 2017, 30 year marketing and management career with IBM, Instructor and gymnastics coach at West Point

Marjorie Ellis 

Board Member

Coaching coordinator for Greene College & Career Academy, former Career Counselor at Baylor University

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Michelle Valigursky 

Board Member

Editor emeritus at Emory University, 30 year communications and marketing career, published book and magazine author

Elaine Thillen,

Secretary and Treasurer

Artist, President - eKistics LLC, 25 year career with Xerox, community volunteer

John Ellenberg

Board Member

Chief Executive Officer of the Greene College & Career Academy, Former principal of Newton County High School in Georgia

Rob Mitchell,

Board Member

Past President of Reynolds Lake Oconee, Past Executive Director of Atlas Ministries, United States Olympic Kayak and Canoe Team Member


Tamika Miller

Board Member

Greene County High School parent, Ritz Carlton at Lake Oconee hospitality team member.

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