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Meet the Board

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Allegra Lawrence-Hardy
Governance Chair


 Lawrence & Bundy LLC
Atlanta, Georgia

Allegra Lawrence-Hardy co-founded her corporate litigation firm, Lawrence & Bundy. She  was the campaign chair for Stacey Abrams’ gubernatorial race in 2018 and continues to be in the upcoming November elections. Allegra and her firm continues to be legal  representation for Fair Fight Action which tirelessly advocates and works against voter  suppression in the United States.


Allegra has and continues to participate in various boards  including but not limited to: Director, Executive Committee of the Independent School  Chairpersons Association; Chair, Board of Trustees, Atlanta Girls’ School; Commissioner,  ABA’s Committee on the Lawyers’ Role in Assuring Every Child’s Right to a High- Quality  Education Member; Executive Committee Member, Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of Greater  Atlanta; Member, Board of Directors, Zoo Atlanta; Executive Committee Member, Board of  Directors, Children’s Museum of Atlanta; Past Member, Corporate Council, Fernbank Museum;  Past President, Atlanta Legal Diversity Consortium (ALDC); Past President, Georgia  Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA); Former Member, Board of Directors,  Atlanta Legal Aid Society; Former Chair, Women and Minorities in the Profession Committee;  Past Member, State Bar of Georgia; Board of Directors, Atlanta Community Food Bank. She has  received numerous community awards omitted here for the sake of brevity.  

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Diana Suber

Senior Legal Counsel

 Employment Law Solution
Atlanta, Georgia

Ms. Suber is a Senior Counsel at the Employment Law Solution. She has over twenty years of legal experience in both the private and public sectors. Immediately prior to working for the ELS, she served as an Assistant Regional Counsel for the Social Security Administration, defending disability claims filed in federal court. Earlier in her career, Ms. Suber worked as an employment defense attorney at two large law firms—Jones Day and McGuireWoods— practicing all aspects of employment law defense, including litigating matters arising under federal and state anti-discrimination laws, conducting fact investigations, troubleshooting, and counseling clients conducting business in a wide range of industries. She also served for over a decade as an appellate staff attorney for the Honorable Justice Robert Benham of the Supreme Court of Georgia where she honed her expertise in high-level legal research, analysis, and opinion writing. Ms. Suber uses her wealth of knowledge and career experience to obtain satisfactory results for ELS clients. 


Ms. Suber received her law degree from Harvard Law School and her bachelor’s degree from Emory University.  

Tisha Jones

Tisha Jones

Tisha Jones has been an educator for 15 years in both public and private sectors. She is currently developing math curriculum for under represented communities. Throughout her  time in education, she has taught in grades from K-7. She has a special affinity for mathematics  and delivered a TEDx talk titled Insπre: Rethinking the Purpose of Math Education. She has also  had the pleasure of serving as a math specialist in her last two schools.


She earned her B.S. in  Elementary Education from Florida A&M University, her M.S. in Educational Psychology from  GA State University, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Elementary Education, where she  has focused on mathematics and equity in education, from GSU. She deeply believes that all  children should be receiving an anti-racist education. 

Senior Advisor of Content

Math Learning Center

Atlanta, GA


Kyla Byas- Smith

Kyla is an experienced Principal with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) focused in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from Georgia State University. She has demonstrated evidence of garnering high outputs for both staff and student outcomes as well as strong education professional skills within project management, curriculum development & design, professional learning development & delivery, leadership coaching, and staff management.

In addition to her educational experience she also holds expertise within the fields of International Relations, Policy Analysis, Education Policy, Diplomacy, and Data due to her Undergraduate Degree in International Studies from Spelman College.


KIPP Charter School 

Atlanta, GA

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