Meet the Faces of Nonprofits and What They Face at Augusta Metro Chamber Women In Business

Staff Report

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

The Augusta Metro Chamber and SRNS invite you to Women In Business “Faces of Nonprofits and What They Face” on Tuesday, September 20. Everyday our fierce non-profit leaders have new challenges and needs they are facing. A panel of female non-profit leaders will discuss the greatest needs that arose during the pandemic, what needs are arising now because of the current financial uncertainty, what will be forecasted as their greatest needs in the next 5 years and how can the community lend a helping hand.

Panelists include Kari Viola-Brooke, Executive Director of Child Enrichment; Brittany Burnett, CEO and President of United Way of the CSRA and Susan Everitt, Executive Director at American Red Cross.

Kari has been with Child Enrichment since August 2011 and has interviewed over 1400 children that have experienced abuse, neglect or child sex trafficking. Kari has her bachelors in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross and her Masters in Counselor Education from Augusta State University. She is on the faculty for Georgia Child First and trains new interviewers around the state on how to conduct forensic interviews.

Brittany joined United Way of the CSRA in July 2018 and has more than 20 years of non-profit experience. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Furman University with a BA in Business Administration and Communication Studies and earned her MBA from Georgia State University. While at Furman, she was the recipient of the Winston Babb Memorial Award, which is given to the woman in each class who has demonstrated the most outstanding qualities of leadership, scholarship, and service to the university.

Susan Everitt is proud to call the Central Savannah River Area home for the past 22 years. As the Executive Director of the American Red Cross of East Central GA, she serves our neighbors in 23 counties. Their mission is to help alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. In the past four years, Susan has deployed seven times to assist with major natural disasters. Active in the Augusta community, Susan has served on several local boards, is a member of the Augusta Rotary Club and a Leadership Augusta 2017 graduate.

The Women In Business Program begins at 11:30 am at the Enterprise Mill Events Center. Tickets are $30 for Chamber members and $40 for prospective members. Advanced registration required at Registration deadline is Friday, September 16.