the risE Grammar board members

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Andrew McKinnon, treasurer

Andrew is currently a Finance Project Manager for Delta Air Lines. Prior to working for Delta, he was a fixed income portfolio manager for TIAA-CREF in Charlotte, NC. Andrew holds a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He also holds an undergraduate degree in English from Boston College. 


Candace Tate, Chair

Candace currently works in Finance for a private Industrial Supply company. Prior to transitioning to the corporate sector, she was a teen mentor and taught special education in a high-needs elementary school in Brooklyn, NY. There, she has had the opportunity to support the needs and attain educational growth of children with a wide range of disabilities including: emotional disturbance, autism, echolalia, generalized learning disabilities, and speech impairments. While life has taken her out of the classroom, she has not lost her passion for making sure that each child receives education of the highest standard. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in General and Special Education from Long Island University as a NYC Teaching Fellow. 


Shannon White, Vice Chair and Secretary

Shannon currently supervises entry-level public heath trainees. She is also the founder of Royal White Consulting, LLC, which focuses on improving the structure, function, and fiscal capacity of nonprofit organizations. Shannon began her career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2003, where she led an evaluation of a national network focused on tobacco health disparities. For more than 10 years, she provided technical assistance to multiple awardees focused on chronic disease health equity. Shannon holds a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Clark Atlanta University.


Karl Prevost

Bio coming soon!


 Brandon Arenston

Bio coming soon!