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.

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.

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.

Jim Schroder

Board Treasurer

Head of Real Estate

Founded in 2019, Juno ( is a product company on a mission to reinvent multifamily development. The Company has built a repeatable system to integrate the design, development, and delivery of multifamily housing with the goal of unlocking value for both residents and investors alike. As Head of Real Estate for Juno and President of the Juno Development (the real estate division of the company), Jim is responsible for building the pipeline of new multifamily real estate projects and raising capital for those projects.

Cass Brewer

Board Member

Georgia State University College of Law

Kyle Lamont

Board Member

Oakland City Community Organization

Tara Mitchell

Board Member


Neighborhood Planning Unit – K

Makeisha Robey

Board Member


Andy Schneggenburger

Board Member

Founder and Principal

Porch and Square

Sule Carpenter

Board Member

Dynamic Development Enterprises

Karim Shariff

Board Member

Managing Partner

PacificPoint Realty

Wesley Brooks

Board Member

Affordable Homeownership Lead, SVP
Wells Fargo 

Terri Block

Board Member

Senior Vice President, Atlanta Market Executive

Bank of America Atlanta 


Lisa Bennett

Board Member


Chanel Zeisel

Board Member

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