Gabriel Center Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Myers, Chair, is the Director of Corporate Services for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties. She is a Certified International Property Specialist through the National Association of Realtors, and enjoys helping companies from across the world make the Atlanta area their home. Prior to her successful real estate career, Nicole’s work focused on organizational leadership/fund development and she has 15 years of experience in both domestic and international markets. Her areas of expertise include results based facilitation and collaborative development, where she is able to enhance and maximize community resources though strategic public/private partnerships. Nicole’s activities and accomplishments include:

Graduate, Leadership America

Graduate, Georgia Academy for Economic Development

Board Member, Vinings Historic Preservation Society

Past Board Member, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Atlanta Chapter

Member, Junior League of Cobb-Marietta

Olivia Choplin, Past Chair, received her PhD in French Literature with a Minor in Psychoanalytic Studies from Emory University in 2009 and joined Elon's faculty that same year. Her teaching and research interests include foreign language pedagogy, French theater (from the farces of the Middle Ages to the post-dramatic theater of contemporary France), psychoanalytic theory, contemporary Québécois literature, and literature of the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora. She loves bringing theater into the foreign language classroom. Her favorite city in France is Nantes, where she taught and studied for three years after her undergraduate studies and met her husband. Some of her favorite aspects of French and Francophone culture include smelly cheese, crêpes, bilingual puns and play with words, and the belief that governments have a responsibility to support and cultivate the arts. Fresh out of college, Olivia started as an intern with the Center when it was in Alexandria, Virginia. 

 

Carolyn Bender, Secretary. 

 

Katherine Elberfeld, Founder and Treasurer, is a Georgia native. An Episcopal priest and published author, she holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, a master’s degree in communication from American University in Washington, D.C., and a master’s degree in divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. Since 1998, Ms. Elberfeld has devoted her energies to spreading the power of servant-leadership. She is also passionate about tennis, reading, hiking, and music and is a "Far Side" aficionado. Retired from the Center's staff since March 2015, Katie enjoys focusing on her fiction and other writings and on her work as priest associate at St. David's Episcopal Church in Roswell, Georgia.