Susannah Darrow is the Founder and Principal of Susannah Darrow Consulting. Susannah works to build greater awareness of the arts as a means to develop a more culturally engaged and forward thinking Atlanta.
Susannah currently serves as the District 2 Arts and Culture Advisor to Atlanta City Councilmember Amir Farokhi. Susannah served as the Co-Chair of the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2019. She was a member of LEAD Atlanta in 2016, and participated in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute (2106) and the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta. In 2014, Georgia Trend Magazine named her as one of 40 top leaders under age 40. In 2013, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits named her in their list of top 30 nonprofit leaders under age 30.
Susannah served as the Executive Director of ArtsATL, a nonprofit online publication based in Atlanta, Georgia that covers the city's arts and culture communities. She is also the founding Executive Director of BURNAWAY, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to providing critical coverage and dialogue about arts in the Southeast.
Jenna Gould, Associate Consultant
Jenna Gould is an Associate Consultant with SDC and oversees grants management for SDC’s clients. Having worked in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Jenna is highly adaptable to her clients’ needs. She brings nine years of collective experience in project management, arts administration, and development to the SDC team. Prior to joining SDC, Jenna worked with organizations that include Atlanta Contemporary, Art Papers, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Midtown Alliance, and PennHouse Productions. Jenna was featured as a 2019 Leading Lady by C4 Atlanta. She received her B.A. from Davidson College.
Virginia (Gin) Nugent, Business Manager
Virginia’s specializes in taking care of business so creatives can thrive. 30 years in arts management span circus, opera, theatre, dance, spectacle, musicals and more. Companies include Pittsburgh Opera, History Theatre, Minnesota Dance Theatre & the Dance Institute, Jazz Institute of Chicago, Chicago Dramatists, The Actors Gymnasium, Synchronicity Theatre, Rival Entertainment, Q & A Events and Circus Arts Institute. Gin has served on numerous industry committees and is most proud of co-founding Enrich Evanston: an arts equity task force. She has developed guidelines for City of Evanston’s grant program promoting equity in hiring leaders of color in arts organizations, and reviewed grants for Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota Regional Arts Council and South Arts.
Nasim M. Fluker, Collaborator
Nasim M. Fluker is the founder and principal of Thrd Space, a consulting firm that helps organizations forge meaningful community partnerships and build the capacity to execute their missions. She has a passion for equitable community development. Nasim is driven by a desire to help others by leveraging resources that preserve and develop existing community assets while attracting new investments. Prior to founding Thrd Space, Nasim was the Director of Programs at the Westside Future Fund. During its start-up phase, she provided leadership to expand public-private partnerships, formed alliances with business owners, residents, philanthropic leaders, and the city to create broad-based community engagement. She launched its flagship programs that continue to engage thousands of Atlantans. Prior to her work at the Westside Future Fund, Nasim was the Program Manager at the Atlanta Committee for Progress, supporting its economic development priorities. While completing her graduate work, Nasim studied health outcomes in underserved communities and developed health promotion programs from an intersectional, equity lens. She holds an M.A. in Sociology from Georgia State University and a B.A. in International Development from American University. Nasim is a graduate of Lead Atlanta (2016). She lives in Smyrna with her husband, Clint, and son, Zayn.
Keisha Green, Associate
Keisha Green is a freelance grant writer based in Atlanta, GA. She has been working with nonprofit organizations for over ten years. In 2010, she developed and ran FutureShock Atlanta, a nonprofit youth dance company. She also worked for Louisiana State University as a grants coordinator, securing over $1 million dollars in funds for the School of Veterinary Medicine.
Laura Moody, Collaborator
Laura Moody is the Founder of Peach State Collective and has held positions with the Midtown Alliance, Savannah College of Art & Design, the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and was part of the team that initially opened MODA--the Museum of Design Atlanta. While at MODA, she curated two nationally recognized exhibitions including, “Graphic Noise: The Art of Rock” that traveled to thirteen galleries around the country and the Pitchfork Music Festival. Laura is a member of the 2017 Class of Outstanding Atlanta, the Urban Land Institute's Center for Leadership Class of 2016, and served as a member of the Atlanta Regional Commission's Millennial Advisory Council. She launched her own creative support agency, Peach State Collective in 2015 and has produced events, programming, communications and development strategies for a variety of nonprofit and for profit businesses in metro Atlanta including Atlanta Land Trust, United Way of Greater Atlanta, ArtsATL, Lifecycle Building Center, Westside/Howell Mill CID, and many others exemplary organizations.