A Night In Blue Gala
Saturday, May 18
6:30pm - 11:00pm
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President & CEO
Dave joined the Foundation in 2005. Before joining the Foundation, Dave retired as the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service, Georgia Region. During his 22-year tenure with the Secret Service, Dave served as the Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Investigations, as well as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protection Division, serving under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. Dave was awarded the Distinguished Service award from President Bush for supervision of agents/decisive actions on September 11, 2001. Dave lives in Brooks, Georgia with his wife, Renee, and his two sons, Jacob and Jonathan.
Vice President of Resource Development
Rochelle B. Dennis
Rochelle joined the Foundation in the fall of 2010 as Vice President of Resource Development. Rochelle is a nonprofit veteran with over 15 years experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, public relations, special events, programming and strategic planning. Rochelle was awarded the SC Public Relations Society Best of Show and Mercury Award for Best Special Event in 2001. She has lectured on nonprofit sustainability, fundraising, social marketing and event planning. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Rochelle has a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Rochelle is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Junior League, PRSA, and AFP. Rochelle lives in Jonesboro, Georgia with her husband, son, and dog.
Community Outreach/ Special Events Coordinator
Lauren joined the Foundation in 2012 as the Community Outreach / Special Events Coordinator. She has a background in event planning, marketing, and donor relations, and is responsible for coordinating the Foundation’s events and community involvement. A native of Atlanta, she has a Master’s Degree in Marketing and Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University and Undergraduate Degrees in Sociology and Child Development from the University of Georgia. She is a volunteer for various organizations around Atlanta, and currently resides in the Brookhaven area.
Director of Operations
Courtney has been with the Foundation since 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Operations. She is responsible for managing the Foundation’s financials, human resources and the overall operating procedures of the Foundation. She comes to the Foundation with a background in nonprofit fundraising, event and volunteer management. Courtney currently sits on the Membership & Recruitment Committee for the Junior League of Atlanta. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Georgia and currently resides in Ellenwood with her husband and daughter.
Director of Housing
Stephanie Cruse joined the Atlanta Police Foundation in 2010 with a 20-yr career background in the housing industry, including mortgage compliance auditing, operations management, and loan origination. Her role as Director of Housing is to increase police presence in the City of Atlanta, by partnering with Atlanta stakeholders to create housing opportunities and incentives to encourage Atlanta police officers to live in the city. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Stephanie holds a MBA from Michigan State University and a B.A. in Accounting. She is also certified in Pre-Purchase Homeownership Education. Stephanie is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has resided in the metropolitan Atlanta area since 2001.
Vice President of Programs & Strategic Projects
Grant joined the Atlanta Police Foundation in 2008 and currently serves as the Director of Programs. Hawkins manages the daily functions of the Foundation’s programs including the Recruitment, Scholarship, Training, Mounted Patrol, Operation Shield, and other programs. Hawkins received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of Georgia, his Masters of Public Administration from Jacksonville State University and holds his Georgia Peace Officer certification. As a resident of Midtown Atlanta, Hawkins is involved in several community groups and volunteers his time at various organizations.
Vice President of Communications &
Director of Crime Stoppers Atlanta
Miguel Sepulveda is the Vice President of Communications & the Director of Crime Stoppers Atlanta for the Atlanta Police Foundation. In this position, he is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives to ensure the growth and success of the Crime Stoppers program – including communication, marketing and fundraising. Prior to joining the Atlanta Police Foundation, Miguel worked as a public relations professional at MS&L Worldwide where he managed and supported several client accounts.