Leadership Update

Skyland Trail welcomed one new member to the Board of Directors and six new Advisory Board members. Shayan Hussain, CFA, was elected to the Board of Directors. New additions to the Advisory Board include Chowning Aguilera; Philip Clinkscales, III; Clinton Fletcher; Hil Harper; Olivia Wall; and Keith Wood, PhD. Two members of the Board of Directors, Rex Fuqua and Amy Rollins Kreisler, completed their terms of service on the Board of Directors and were elected to the Emeritus Board.

New Emeritus Board Members

Amy Kreisler Skyland Trail emeritus board member

Amy Kreisler

Board of Directors 2008-2020
J. Rex Fuqua Skyland Trail emeritus board member

Rex Fuqua

Board of Directors 2001-2020
Advisory Board 1990-2000

"We are honored to welcome Amy Kreisler and Rex Fuqua to the Skyland Trail Emeritus Board. Their contributions to the mission and advancement of Skyland Trail during their board tenure have expanded the reach and impact of the organization in incredibly meaningful ways. We are glad they will continue to help shape the future of Skyland Trail through their engagement with the Emeritus Board."

- Beth Finnerty, President & CEO

New Board of Directors Member

Shayan Hussain, Managing Director, BlackRock

Shayan Hussain, CFA

Shayan Hussain, CFA, currently serves as the Managing Director for BlackRock, a multinational investment management corporation, where he is responsible for developing the company’s taxable fixed income platform while providing links between the investment team and clients. Prior to joining BlackRock, Hussain worked with JP Morgan and AT&T. Hussain earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BS in Business Administration, and a BA in Economics from Boston University.

New Advisory Board Members

Chowning Aguilera

Chowning Aguilera

Chowning Aguilera currently serves as the Healthcare Practice Lead at Jackson Spalding, a marketing communications agency. Prior to joining Jackson Spalding, Aguilera worked at marketing agencies, including as an executive at MERGE Atlanta. Aguilera is a graduate of the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Philip Clinkscales

Philip Clinkscales, III, CPA, CFA, CAIA, CGMA, CFP®, PFS

Philip Clinkscales, III, CPA, CFA, CAIA, CGMA, CFP®, PFS, currently serves as a Director at Homrich Berg, a wealth management firm. Prior to joining Homrich Berg, Clinkscales held positions at SoundRiver Advisors and PPA Investments, Inc. Clinkscales earned a master’s degree in Public Accountancy from Georgia State University and dual bachelor’s degrees in Business (Real Estate) and Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.
Clinton Fletcher Skyland Trail board member

Clinton Fletcher

Clinton Fletcher currently serves as a Partner at the law firm Copeland, Stair, Kingma, & Lovell LLP and has previous experience at several other firms. Fletcher earned a JD from the Emory University School of Law and a BA in International Relations from Boston University.
Hil Harpers Skyland Trail advisory board member

Hil Harper

Hil Harper is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Ansley Atlanta Real Estate and has over 17 years of experience in the real estate industry. Harper earned an economics degree from the University of Georgia.
Olivia Wall, Skyland Trail Advisory Board Member

Olivia Wall

Olivia Wall is a marketing and public relations consultant at Mansfield Energy Corporation, where she has served for over 10 years. Wall also currently serves in several capacities on the board at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Wall earned a BA in Art History from Washington and Lee University.
Keith Wood Skyland Trail advisory board member

Keith Wood

Keith Wood, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Wood also serves with the Grady Health System and as the Director of Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training Program at Grady Behavioral Health. Dr. Wood is a current member of the American Psychological Association and the Georgia Psychological Association. Dr. Wood has decades of experience serving the community in both Atlanta and Memphis, Tennessee, through work with organizations with missions ranging from mental health to homelessness. Dr. Wood earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Analysis of Behavior from the University of Florida.

DID YOU KNOW?  Skyland Trail was founded by families seeking to help other families in need of community-based mental health treatment. Learn more about our history.