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Board & Advisors

Michele L. Stumpe is the Co-founder and Chair of Children of Conservation. Ms. Stumpe is also a Board Member and past Chair of the Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance (an alliance of 22 sanctuaries throughout Africa) and a founding Board Member of The Giving Kitchen Initiative. Stumpe is a partner at the law firm of Taylor English Duma, specializing in litigation & hospitality including alcohol licensing/compliance. She has served on multiple non-profit boards involving children & animals for the past 20 years.

Kerry L. Stumpe is the Co-founder and Vice Chair of Children of Conservation. Stumpe practiced architecture in Atlanta, GA for 10 years when he and his wife decided to start their own business in order to facilitate their passion to support the wildlife & people of Africa. Stumpe has a long history as a volunteer football coach & gravitates to projects that help kids advance their stations in life. In addition, Stumpe is a Senior Licensing & Permits Consultant and graphic designer with the law firm of Taylor English Duma.   

Myrna Antar is one of the original Board Members of Children of Conservation. Antar began her career in event management in 1992 at The Georgian Terrace. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the Special Events Industry and is the current Owner and President of Novare Events, managers of Atlanta’s premier special events facilities.Stephanie Green Bass, Board Member. Green-Bass is the Founder/CEO of (Plā) Beauty, a premium cosmetic line with a purpose of making lasting impressions in the lives of children worldwide. Plā donates a portion of all proceeds to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and other children’s hospitals in cities where Plā is sold. …….. ……… …… …………….. ……………… …………… …………………. …………….. ……  …… …………….. ……………… …………… …………………. ……………..

Kim Segal, Advisor/Executive Director. Kim comes to Children of Conservation after having worked in Accounting, Finance and Operations in Corporate and Non-Profit sectors since 1993.  She began her career at Ernst & Young and joined our team in 2015. ……. ……… …… …………….. ……………… …………… …………………. …………….. ……  …… …………….. ……………… …………… …………………. …………………… ……… …… …………….. ……………… …………… …………………. …………….. 

Kimberly McDonald, Advisor. McDonald is a designer whose love of all things natural and passion for sustainability inspired a brand  where every one-of-a-kind piece carries a story and invites connection. Since McDonald launched in 2007 in New York City, her ability to create a unique connection between the owner and a piece, between herself and trusted suppliers, and between the company and the planet has resulted in a collection that has received overwhelming support and recognition from editors, stylists and celebrities like …………………………………First Lady Michelle Obama, Joan Burstein, Cindy Crawford and Cameron Diaz.

C.E. Steuart Dewar, Advisor.  Dewar was recognized in a News Inc. Magazine article as one of the four founding fathers of the electronic publishing systems industry. In 1975, Dewar founded Dewar Information Systems Corporation which, in 1988, was ranked #115 on the Inc-500 list of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Dewar later received the Blue Chip Enterprise Award, the Illinois High Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was elected to the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. In 1994, his DewarView product received the Seybold Award for Excellence. In 1995, he sold Dewar Information Systems and  built a world class AZA certified wildlife sanctuary for gorillas in North Georgia. In the wake of the Chimp Act amendment which created a vast need for sanctuaries to house former research lab chimpanzees, and the declining need for a sanctuary for gorillas, Dewar donated the facility to a Chimpanzee rescue organization in 2015.  He now spends most of his time writing shareware software under the name of Pimlico Software, Inc. where his Pimlical Calendar for Android – was the #1 Top new paid productivity application on Google Play in within 2 weeks.

Evelyn Mims