Board of Directors
Egbert L. J. Perry, Board Chair
Professionally, he is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Integral, a community development and commercial real estate company he co-founded in 1993 with a mission to “create value in cities and (re)build the fabric of communities.”
Egbert is also Chairman of the Board of Fannie Mae and the Penn Institute for Urban Research, and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, since 1996, and the National Center for Civil & Human Rights.
An honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Egbert received both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University’s Towne School, and a Master of Business Administration degree with majors in Finance and Accounting from its Wharton School.
Renee Glover, Budget, Finance and Facilities Committee Chair
Renee is the Founder and Managing Member of The Catalyst Group, LLC, a national consulting
firm, focused on urban revitalization, real estate development and community building; urban
policy; and business transformation.
Renee served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Housing Authority for almost 20 years, until September 2013, during which she pioneered master-planned, mixed-use,
mixed-income communities. During her tenure, the housing authority sponsored 16 master-planned, mixed-use, mixed-income communities, in partnership with private sector real estate
developers and other investors, leveraging $300 million of federal funds into over $3 billion of private investment and economic impact.
Renee was elected to the Board of Trustees of Starwood Waypoint Homes in February 2017.
Renee was also elected to the Board of Directors of Fannie Mae Corporation in January 2016
and the Board of Trustees of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. in December 2015. Renee
served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity International from November 2006 to
November 2015, including serving as Chair of the Board of Directors from November 2013 to
November 2015. Renee served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Atlanta from January 2009 to December 2014. Renee was appointed to the Board of Advisors
of the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Urban Research in June 2015.
Panya Lei Yarber-King, Governance Committee Chair
Panya Lei Yarber-King received her Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from StanfordUniversity and a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
She started her career as an Engineer at Motorola in Austin, Texas. She has also worked as a senior supply chain manager for AT&T. In addition to her tenure in telecommunications and wireless, she has experience with entrepreneurial ventures, having authored a business plan that led to the successful launch of a coffee shop and business services center. After selling her coffee shop, she became a Resident through the Broad Residency in Urban Education and spent 10 years supporting public schools in several leadership roles. Her most recent educational role was as Executive Director of Information Technology Strategy and Planning at Atlanta Public Schools (APS).
Carol Santos, Head of School at Centennial Academy
Carol Santos has over 20 years experience as an educator, having served as a teacher, varsity basketball coach, Assistant Director of Admissions, Dean of Students, Director of Diversity, Director of the Women In Science and Engineering Program, and Associate Head of School at reputable independent schools such as Westover School, Groton School and Miss Porter’s School. During that time, Carol has built science and engineering summer camps and effectively led schools through accreditation processes, internal and external department reviews as well as served on the founding board of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching program.
With a B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Ed.M. in Private School Leadership from Columbia University’s Teachers College, Carol has a strong background in organizational management and finance. Carol has been a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority since 1990 and has held numerous leadership positions, most notably as Budget and Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer at the State and Regional levels.
Carol is the proud mother of two children, one of which, Nemahn Santos, is a Centennial Academy Legend in the Class of 2017.
Julie Allen, Board Secretary
Julie began her career in Dekalb County as a third grade teacher before moving joining staff at Teach for America coaching teachers and designing professional development opportunities in Metro Atlanta. Julie graduated from Georgia State University in 2013 with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. She is currently serving as the new Assistant Principal at Brandon Elementary School in Atlanta Public Schools. Julie is also a 2017-18 Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Policy Fellow and a founding member of Georgia State University's Young Alumni Council.
Board Member biographies are in progress for the following board members:
|Rewa Berry||Centennial Academy|
|Walt Higgins||Centennial Academy|
|Ed Munster||YMCA of Metro Atlanta|
|Bud Peterson||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Raynise Smith||Atlanta Public Schools|
|Kristyn G. Tumbleson||Georgia Aquarium|