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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Staff & Board
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Staff
The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership staff is a dedicated team working to raise awareness and funding for the Atlanta BeltLine project. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership staff works closely with Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the City of Atlanta, and Partner organizations to make the Atlanta BeltLine vision a reality.
Rob Brawner is the Executive Director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. Leveraging the Partnership’s staff and consultants, and working closely with the Board of Directors and other stakeholders, Rob leads the Partnership in its broad-based, collaborative focus on ensuring the promise of stronger communities and equitable, sustainable benefit to the 45 Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods and beyond. His responsibilities include the development and implementation of the Partnership’s strategic plan, as well as capital and operational fundraising – and stewardship of the private and philanthropic funds that support of the construction of the project.
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Rob has been actively engaged with many local non-profit organizations since moving to Atlanta in 1996 and currently serves on the board of the Poncey Highland Neighborhood Association, where he lives with his wife Stephanie and their son Nathan.
Director of Partnerships and Engagement
Salisha Evans is Director of Partnerships and works with individuals, private companies, non-profit organizations and philanthropic institutions looking to become involved with Atlanta BeltLine programming, events and charitable giving. Salisha is an Atlanta native and holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and an MPA in non-profit management from Georgia State University. She has worked in development at the American Red Cross and Be The Match Foundation, and had an eight-year career managing fundraising campaigns at Coxe Curry & Associates, Atlanta’s oldest non-profit consulting firm.
Salisha volunteers with numerous organizations in Atlanta and is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta and the League of Women Voters.
Program Manager [Engage]
Alice Weston is Program Manager [Engage] and coordinates public programming including the Free Fitness Series, tours, the Neighborhood Festival Series, volunteers, and the Run.Walk.Go! Race Series. Alice is a Savannah native and a current “Cabbagetown townie.” She holds B.A.’s in both Human Rights and Photography from Bard College. Alice was previously the Manager of Visitor Experience at the Museum of Design Atlanta and interned at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Alice serves as the Community Outreach Chair for the World Water Relief Ambassadors, a nonprofit based in Atlanta.
Alice can often be found eating King of Pops and walking the Eastside trail with her beagle/hound mix June.
Program Manager [Enable]
Natalie Keen is Program Manager [Enable] who, in coordination with the Director of Partnerships, manages the organization’s capital and operational fundraising efforts including donor acknowledgment, reporting and support for programs and events. Natalie is a northerner at heart—she grew up in Coatesville, Pennsylvania—but made a permanent move to Atlanta in 2010. She holds a bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, DC. She has worked in development at both Atlanta International School and Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Natalie volunteers with many organizations including the Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Shepherd Center and the Junior League of Atlanta.
John Becker is Communications Coordinator and has overall responsibility for communications, public relations and marketing. John is a 35-year Atlanta resident and holds a B.A. in German from Auburn University. In 2006, after twenty years in health care technology sales and marketing, John refocused his career on communications. John has been in charge of communications for the Virginia-Highland Civic Association since 2010 where he documented development, implementation and early use of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. He has served as co-chair of Virginia-Highland’s Summerfest for the past three years.
John is a racquetball player, avid digital photographer and fan of all things Auburn. He and his dog Chris live in a condo on the Eastside Trail in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood.