Board of Directors
Debi M. Starnes, PhD
Debi Starnes served as Mayor Shirley Franklin’s policy advisor on metro Atlanta’s initiatives and projects to prevent and end homelessness. She currently serves as a board member of the Regional Commission on Homelessness. Dr. Starnes was steadfast in her support and advocacy for improving Atlanta’s continuum of care for the homeless population during her term as an Atlanta City Councilwoman from 1994-2005.
She advocated bringing homeless providers and advocates together with the business community, forming the Homeless Action Group. She helped develop The Rock, which was the first implementation of a ”coordination station” for comprehensive homeless services. She then worked to help fold The Rock into the Gateway Center.
Dr. Starnes helped develop the Imperial Hotel, Hope House, Genesis Shelter and several other transitional housing facilities for homeless men, women and children. With Mayor Franklin she developed the $20 million Homeless Opportunity Fund.
As the co-founder of EMSTAR Research in 1988, her professional work has included designing and evaluating programs in diverse areas of public service. Dr. Starnes received her BSW and MA from East Tennessee State University and her PhD in 1987 from Georgia State University.
Robert Glustrom has been active in Atlanta’s legal, business, and philanthropic community since the late 1970s. In private practice since 1976, Mr. Glustrom has also taught and lectured at the Emory University Law School, the John Marshall Law School, and the College of the National Institute of Mental Health. From 1978 to 1998, he served as the civil commitment judge for the Fulton County Probate Court in Atlanta, and from 1980 to 2000 was Of Counsel with the law firm Arnall, Golden and Gregory.
He is currently Managing Member of the RCG Properties group of companies, and serves as Chairman of TSN LLC, a web based portal for telecommunications carriers. In the past, Mr. Glustrom co-founded and co-owned the Atlanta Silverbacks professional soccer team, serving as its co-chair, and served on several other boards, including that of the publicly held Harry’s Farmers Market (HARY). Mr. Glustrom graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1973 and received his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School in 1976.
Greg Heston is an Atlanta native. Over the years he has given his time and resources to serve the under-resourced of Atlanta, through such organizations and venues as the former Palmer House of Techwood Homes, the Nicholas House, and the Atlanta Youth Project. Greg currently serves on board of Reformed Ministries International, Inc., an Alabama-based mission organization. Greg has been a United Way of Atlanta donor since 1986, and a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society since 2005.
Professionally, Greg is a partner with Ernst & Young LLP (EY), and has practiced public accounting in Atlanta since he began his career with EY in 1986. Greg holds CPA licenses in Georgia and Alabama, and is member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Greg is past president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Society of CPAs.
Greg graduated from Auburn University in 1985 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration (Accountancy). Greg currently serves on the Board of the Auburn University Foundation, as well as the Advisory Council of the Auburn University School of Accountancy. Greg was recognized as an outstanding alumnus by the SOA in 2007.
Greg and his family are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, where Greg has previously served as a deacon and finance committee chair. Greg married to Mary Grace in 1991, and together they have six children ranging in age from 24 to 6.
Peter currently serves as General Manager of the flagship Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Previously, Peter served as General Manager of Hyatt Regency San Antonio and the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. He has also served as General Manager of Hyatt Regency Savannah and Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest in Marietta.
Since returning to Atlanta, Peter has become actively involved in the downtown business community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Atlanta Sports Council, Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Police Foundation. Peter is a member of the Atlanta Hotel Council and has also been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Mary Parker Foundation.
Peter is passionate about service and has taken leadership roles in each of the communities where he has served. He is actively involved in improving quality of life issues that include transportation, downtown development and public safety which are important to the guests and associates he serves. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.
Kimyatta is Regulatory Investigations Counsel & Global Investigations Program Lead at McKesson Corporation, where she oversees McKesson’s enterprise-wide internal Investigations Program and provides strategic counseling on a variety of regulatory and compliance matters, as well as risk mitigation activities. Kimyatta sits in the General Counsel Organization—a centralized team of attorneys and compliance professionals who support the entire family of McKesson businesses. Kimyatta is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).
Kimyatta developed her expertise as a healthcare litigation, compliance, and regulatory attorney representing a variety of plan, payor, and provider clients at Alston & Bird LLP, where she practiced prior to joining McKesson. In private practice, she represented clients in the defense of False Claims Act litigation, whistleblower actions, and government investigations related to alleged fraud and abuse violations of federal and state health care laws. She also assisted clients in conducting internal compliance investigations, as well as with developing and implementing effective compliance programs. Kimyatta is also President & CEO of an independent consulting company, Collective Pathways Consulting Group (CPCG), where she helps organizations leverage diversity & inclusion and compliance & ethics for economic growth and broader cultural change.
Dr. Mark Holzberg
Dr. Mark Holzberg is a board-certified dermatologist and established Newnan Dermatology (now Avail Dermatology) in Newnan Georgia. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1983. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Emory and teaches diseases and tumors of the nail at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Holzberg lectures, edits textbooks and authors numerous articles in dermatology. He is past President of the Atlanta Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and past President of the Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Holzberg was the Dermatology Foundation Practitioner of the Year in 2016.
Dr. Holzberg’s philanthropic work has been as past Georgia Vice Chair for the Dermatology Foundation and in patient dermatologic health issues. He has lobbied Georgia senators and representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington on behalf of dermatologic patients through the American Academy of Dermatology for many years and has testified and worked on patient issues here in the Georgia legislature. More recently, Dr. Holzberg established a free dermatology clinic for the homeless at the Mercy Care Clinic @ Gateway Center. With a close friend and associate, Dr. Holzberg helped to establish the Advisory Council for Gateway Center. The Advisory Council has recruited recognized leaders in the Atlanta community to act in the Council as a “think tank” and advocacy group for Gateway helping Gateway Center accomplish its mission of making homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring.