Stewards of Permanently Affordable Housing

The work of the Atlanta Land Trust would not be possible without the tireless efforts of a dedicated team that is committed to fulfilling the mission of providing permanently affordable housing in the city.

Amanda Rhein

Executive Director

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Amanda Rhein is a seasoned real estate professional with extensive experience facilitating public private partnerships and community development. She most recently served as the Senior Director of TOD and Real Estate with MARTA where she worked to create transit-oriented communities that connect people to opportunities, drive sustainable community development and promote regional prosperity. Previously she spent ten years at Invest Atlanta attracting investment to Atlanta’s most underserved communities.

Karen Babino

Stewardship Manager

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Karen Babino has more than ten years combined experience in real estate. She is a licensed broker who has focused on working directly with low and moderate income households, encouraging homebuyer education, financial literacy and the use of down payment assistance programs. She is very active in her community having served in leadership roles in both her neighborhood organization and Neighborhood Planning Unit S. She previously worked in corporate marketing and communications for an acute-care, specialty hospital within a non-profit healthcare system.

Grace Roth

Manager of Portfolio Development

Grace Roth graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with her Master of City and Regional Planning. While at GA Tech, she worked as a Graduate Researcher and a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Scoring Intern at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Previously, she served as a Construction Site Coordinator with the Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity and Field Engineer/Civil Estimator with Kiewit Power Constructors, Inc. Grace is interested in the intersection of economic, environmental, and housing justice and hopes to empower people and communities to envision and create a better world.

Angel Wheeler

Stewardship Coordinator

Angel is a contractor who coordinates projects for CIDs across the region. Previously, she worked as a leasing coordinator and a housing specialist at the city of Atlanta. Angel is a native Atlantan and graduate of Maynard Jackson High School (f/k/a Southside), Clayton State University and Phoenix University.

Edith Mares


Edith Mares is a graduate of Brown University with a double major in Public Health and Anthropology. Edith is currently a candidate for Juris Doctor at Georgia State University College of Law where she also sits on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Student Bar Association and is Treasurer of the Estate Planning & Wealth Management Law Society. Edith is interested in using her personal experiences and education to help create a more equitable Atlanta where all Atlanta residents can prosper.

Randall Frazier

Director of Finance

Randall Frazier is a Consulting Business Owner and a Chief Financial Officer with over 20 years of experience in accounting and financial management. Randall collaborates with business owners, executive teams, and board members to design and execute financial and operational strategic plans that align with their goals and vision.

Dawn Arnold

Board Chair

Executive Vice-President/COO
Invest Atlanta

Dawn Arnold  oversees Invest Atlanta’s Community Development, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources and Investment Services departments. Prior to her current position, Dawn served as Senior Vice President of Community Development and was responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction in the successful execution of a shared vision of comprehensive community development, quality affordable housing, and economic growth in the City of Atlanta’s ten Tax Allocation Districts.

Rob Brawner

Board Vice-Chairperson

Executive Director
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

Rob Brawner leads the Partnership in its broad-based, collaborative focus on ensuring the promise of stronger communities and equitable, sustainable benefit to the 45 Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods and beyond. His responsibilities include the development and implementation of the Partnership’s strategic plan, as well as capital and operational fundraising – and stewardship of the private and philanthropic funds that support of the construction of the project.

Andy Schneggenburger


Founder and Principal

Porch and Square

Andy Schneggenburger is the founder of Porch and Square, a real estate development and consulting firm focused on a triple-bottom-line and community-oriented approach to smart growth and housing affordability. Andy also serves as Policy Advisor to DeKalb County Commissioner Michelle Long Spears and serves as Chair of the Atlanta Housing Commission, an appointed body responsible for making housing policy recommendations to Atlanta City Council and the Mayor’s Office.

Karim Shariff


Managing Partner

PacificPoint Realty

Karim Shariff is a seasoned entrepreneur who is dedicated to making an impact in the City of Atlanta. He has had the opportunity to develop and manage several business ventures from the ground up. He has also played an integral role in a number of non-profit organizations within Atlanta, including Leadership Atlanta, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, and the APS School Governance Board. His professional experience spans over 15 years in developing and leading small businesses. His most recent venture, PacificPoint Realty, LLC, is a real estate development and investment firm, focused on the in-town Atlanta markets.

Jim Schroder


Cass Brewer

Board Member

Georgia State University College of Law

Kyle Lamont


Event Manager

Tara Mitchell



Neighborhood Planning Unit – K

Makeisha Robey



Sule Carpenter


Dynamic Development Enterprises

Wesley Brooks


Affordable Homeownership Lead, SVP
Wells Fargo 

Terri Block


Senior Vice President, Atlanta Market Executive

Bank of America Atlanta 


Lisa Bennett



Chanel Zeisel


Assistant Director, Housing Policy and Programs 
City of Atlanta, Department of City Planning


Bem Joiner



Atlanta Influences Everything 

Calvin Brock


Board Member

Metro Atlanta Land Bank

Richard Slaton


Executive Director

JP Morgan Chase Commercial Bank, Community Development Banking

Ronit Hoffer


Senior Real Estate Developer

Mercy Housing Southeast