We have established a volunteer Board of Trustees to oversee the Foundation and seek to include representation by parents from each of Inman’s feeder elementary school zones, as well as the Inman school administration, PTO and GO Team. The Board works with the administration to spotlight projects, identify resource needs and fund initiatives not covered by the District budget.
The current parent representatives to the Board are:
Kevin Lyman, President (Morningside): Kevin and his wife Jenny currently have an 8th grade son and a 6th grade daughter at Inman. Kevin currently serves on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra board, the Covenant Community board and the Emory Board of Visitors and in the past has served on the vestry of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and as president of the Morningside Elementary School Foundation and the Morningside Lenox Park Association. He is Director of Global Investment Initiatives at Invesco Ltd., a global investment management firm headquartered in Atlanta, and previously worked as an attorney for the firm. Kevin is extremely excited about the opportunity to work with other Inman families to grow the Foundation and achieve its goal of making Inman the best middle school, public or private, in Georgia!
Melanie Bliss, Trustee/Communications (Mary Lin): Melanie and her husband Jason are native Atlantans. Their daughter Ally is a Grady 9th grader and their son Tyler is an Inman 6th grader. Melanie is a doctoral level clinical psychologist and co-owns Thrive Center for Psychological Health. Melanie specializes in treating patients with anxiety, PTSD/trauma, and personality disorders, and she has a special interest teens and young adults. Melanie serves as a mental health consultant, educator, advocate and researcher in various capacities and is adjunct faculty at Emory University School of Medicine. She is an avid volunteer, currently serving on a board that seeks to prevent homelessness, and previously serving on the Mary Lin PTA and as an Inman Beta Club advisor. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys being on water, reading, running, and socializing.
Annie D’Agostino, Trustee/Secretary (Mary Lin): Annie is from Orlando, Florida. She has a journalism degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Texas. Annie is currently a stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur that recently established State Street Stitchery, an Atlanta based studio where she teaches sewing skills. She has volunteered extensively for our Grady Cluster as Mary Lin’s PTA Communications VP for two consecutive years and then as PTA Secretary during the 2016-2017 school year. Annie and her husband Josh currently have three daughters enrolled in the Grady Cluster (Lin and Inman) – Elena (9th), Sari (7th) and Mira (5th).
Julie Kimble, Trustee (SPARK): Julie has been a member of the Grady Cluster community since 2013 and Atlanta resident since 2000. Her son Davis attended SPARK and is now a 6th grader. Julie served as the SPARK PTO Co-President for FY18-19 and the PTO Communications Director for FY17-18. Prior to her PTO board election, she was an active volunteer with enrichment events, fundraising efforts and a room parent volunteer for 4 years. She is an event planner with the Georgia Tech Research Institute where she has been employed for nearly 10 years. A native of Northern Michigan, she earned her BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and after graduation quickly headed south to Atlanta to escape the snow.
Susan Lin, Trustee/Treasurer (SPARK): Susan and her husband Jimmy have lived in Virginia-Highland since 2004. They have 3 children in the Grady cluster: Jayden (rising 6th), Evan (3rd) and Avery (1st). Susan recently completed 2 years as the SPARK PTO Treasurer, and has also volunteered as SPARK Spirit Wear co-chair, room parent, Daisy troop treasurer, and on the Virginia-Highland Morningside Parent Association (VHMPA) board. She is currently self-employed as a business and finance consultant, and has 8 years of corporate finance experience with The Home Depot. She holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from UF and an MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School.
Suzanne McPherson, Trustee/PTO Representative (SPARK): Suzanne and her husband Tyler Ryan have lived in Virginia-Highland since 2004. They have 3 daughters in the Grady cluster: Sophie (10th grade at Grady), Vanessa (8th grade at Inman) and Bridget (3rd grade at SPARK). Suzanne is currently a stay-at-home mom and has volunteered for various school activities over the years, including: SPARK PTO (fundraising chair, 2 years), SPARK room parent (multiple years), co-chair for the Inman PTO (currently), and secretary for the Grady High School Foundation (currently, 3-year term). She is also currently serving a 3-year term on the Session at Morningside Presbyterian Church and is a member of the Morningside PC Head of Staff search committee. Suzanne, a native of Canada, enjoys the snow free winters in Atlanta but wishes the summers were not quite so hot.
David Stevens, Trustee (Mary Lin): Father to Amelia (rising 6th grader) and Sadie, (rising 4th grader at Mary Lin), and husband to Cara. He’s an attorney and managing partner at Stevens & Sullivan, LLC, a disability law firm primarily focused on representation of disabled veterans. An intown Atlanta resident since 1992, he has seen first hand the incredible changes in the Grady cluster over that time and recognizes the important role that our public schools play in maintaining the positive growth of our community. Since finishing law school at Georgia State in 2002, he worked as a public defender and litigation associate prior to founding his current firm. David previously served as a trustee on the Mary Lin Education Foundation board from 2016-2018, during which time the Foundation’s yearly fundraising campaigns raised over $250,000 for the benefit of the school. He is now looking forward to helping in any way he can with the Inman Foundation’s continuing success. When not working, David enjoys watching and coaching soccer, running, and traveling with his family.
Wendy Tobias, Trustee (Morningside): Wendy and her husband, Chuck Tobias, have lived in Morningside since 2003, They are parents to Charlie (Inman 8th grader) and Jack (Inman 6th grader). Wendy was an active volunteer at Morningside Elementary. As a room parent for 8 years, Chair of the MES Book Swap for 3 years, and Morningside Elementary School Foundation trustee for 5 years, Wendy focused on cultivating valuable relationships between the teachers, administrators, and parents while remaining an advocate for advanced learning and achievement for all students. Wendy currently works for a full service interior design firm and oversees large scale residential projects while managing various residential projects of differing scale and depth, and she strives to design unique interiors that will have a positive impact on her client’s lives.
Bingham Ulsh, Trustee (Morningside): Bingham and her husband, Andy, have two sons, Drew, 8th grade, and Glover, 4th grade at Morningside. Bingham has volunteered for various Morningside activities, including chairing Boosterthon(2 years), Nominating Committee for PTO, and room parent. Bingham was a former elementary school teacher and values the important role Inman plays in our children’s lives.
Maria Zufall, Trustee (SPARK): Maria and her husband, Bill Chan, are the parents to Zoe (9th grader at Grady), Zachary (6th grader at Inman) and Abigail (a kindergartener at SPARK). Over the years, Maria has volunteered for various SPARK activities, including: SPARK after Dark co-chair (annual fundraiser, 2 years); room parent (multiple years), Girl Scout troop co-leader, and SPARK kindergarten ambassador. She looks forward to becoming more involved at Inman. Maria has degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University (B.S.) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.S. and Ph.D). She is a registered professional engineer in Georgia and is currently Director of Air Quality Permitting at Georgia-Pacific LLC.
Additional Board Members include the following people:
Dr. Kevin Maxwell, Inman Middle School Principal.
Shanda Beadles, Inman Middle School Business Administrator.
Tenecia Powe. Inman Middle School Instructional Technology Specialist.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved in the Foundation, please feel free to contact any of the Board members listed above. We are always looking for volunteers!