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Our Leadership
As a nonprofit organization, we are governed by a Board of Directors that is made up of community members with varying abilities and talents. These members are committed to managing the organization with efficiency and integrity. The Board hires the Executive Director, who is responsible for overseeing service provision, financial performance, strategic direction, and other management areas. There are no strict qualifications for being a Board Member. We are most interested in recruiting people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who are willing to lend their time, skills, and voice for the public good.

Board of Directors

Debra Shaw Hess
President
Retired
Grace Hook
Secretary
Retired
Kevin Decastro
Senior Account Executive at Docebo
Clay Evans
President of WorkForce Innovators of America
Jane Lang
Retired
Kory Verdonck
Vice President
Wisotsky Law, Inc.
Vicky Lester
Treasurer
Retired
Leslie Sitz
Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Odum School of Ecology,
University of Georgia
Pete McGill
Director at Workforce Innovators of America
Janet Render
Teacher
Athens Montessori School
Zander Mason
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Quentez Hodge
Owner
A-Z Junk Removal
Dr. Laurel Murrow
Professor
AU-UGA Medical Partnership
Management Team 

Our management team and staff oversee and conduct Bigger Vision's daily operations. Our Executive Director, Ryan Hersh, and management team work together to ensure we have quality services, responsible growth, and an actionable strategic vision. We also have graduate interns studying social work, public administration, and other disciplines.  Our shelter staff members work with the management team and volunteers to keep the shelter clean, safe, and running efficiently.

 

Once funds become available, we hope to expand our staff to include a case management team of social workers. We may also have openings, so if you are interested in a job or internship, please visit our careers page for open opportunities!

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Management Team and Staff
Our management team and staff oversee and conduct Bigger Vision's daily operations. Our Executive Director, Ryan Hersh, and management team work together to ensure we have quality services, responsible growth, and an actionable strategic vision. We also have graduate interns studying social work, public administration, and other disciplines. Our shelter staff members work with the management team and volunteers to keep the shelter clean, safe, and running efficiently. Once funds become available, we hope to expand our staff to include a case management team of social workers. If you are interested in a job or internship, please visit our careers page for open opportunities!
Our Team
Management and Administrative
Ryan Hersh, Executive Director
Jason Shubert, Shelter Manager
Sam Motley, HMIS Specialist 
Shelter Monitors
David Ferguson
Matthew Curlee
John Gebert
MSW/BSW Interns
Kaila Hubbard
Sky Poole
Social Media Intern
Olivia Love
Grant Writing Intern
Reif Evans 
Bigger Vision recently welcomed our new Executive Director, Ryan Hersh! Ryan had previously served as Development Manager for two years, and he is excited to lead Bigger Vision into the future. Ryan holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management degree from the University of Georgia and has extensive experience in managing nonprofits. When not in the office, Ryan enjoys spending time gardening and hanging out with his dog, Bishop. 
 
Ryan Hersh, Executive Director
More Staff Bios Coming Soon!
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