Mrs. Robbin Fowler is an Atlanta native. She and her husband Simon have four children and five grandchildren. Simon and Robbin are active members of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, where Robbin has been a member for most of her life. Robbin was raised in a Christian home and trusted the Lord as her personal Savior very early in her life. Robbin's walk with the Lord is paramount in her life and governs all that she does. For the past thirty plus years, Robbin has been teaching classically at Grace Christian School in Pharr, Texas; DeKalb Christian Academy, now Providence Christian Academy in Atlanta; and most recently, at Covenant Christian School in Smyrna. For twenty-three years, she homeschooled three of her four children until they all finished high school.
Robbin loved her time as an educator at Covenant Christian School and is very excited about being a part of the board of CCS. She is looking forward to being a part of what the Lord is doing at Covenant and helping the school grow and thrive.
Ijeoma Obilo Faison
Ijeoma Obilo Faison is an Executive Director in the Global Technology Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) organization and serves as the Head of DEI for the Cybersecurity & Technology Controls (CTC) team. A newly developed role focused on driving operational success around CTC's DEI efforts, including leading the DEI strategy, developing programming and resources, managing the DEI Working Group, and working closely with CTC leaders to effect change.
Prior to her current role, Ijeoma was the first Head of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for the US Market Leadership Team (MLT). In her role, she partnered with the firm’s DEI Centers of Excellence to ensure that local activities aligned with the firm’s global strategies. Ijeoma supported local leaders to lean in on the firm’s commitment to helping close the racial wealth gap and drive economic inclusion in their community. The MLTs represent an institution of the firm’s most senior leaders from all lines of business that work to deliver the firm locally as one cohesive and united team to enrich the communities the firm touches. There are 51 MLTs across the US that represent more than 100 distinct markets. Faison joined the newly formed role after serving as the Head of GoodWorks, the firm's largest volunteer engagement program, engaging over 70,000 employees worldwide in impactful opportunities with charities such as Junior Achievement, Dress for Success, Habitat for Humanity and Diversity Organization.
Prior to JP Morgan Chase, Ijeoma served as the Senior Director of Engagement & Strategic Partnerships at the Food Bank For New York City, raising $4 Million annually. She was responsible for supporting the organization’s overall engagement strategy to increase the visibility and brand awareness of Food Bank For New York City among new and targeted audiences, as well as identifying unique opportunities and cultivating strategic partnerships within and across a variety of markets, programs, and industries.
Prior to Food Bank for NYC, Ijeoma was the Director of Membership & Communications for a diversity, equity and inclusion non-profit Council of Urban Professionals. The Council of Urban Professionals connects, empowers, and mobilizes the next generation of diverse business and civic leaders. In her role, she was responsible for managing CUP's membership, communications, the Board & Senior Management Diversity programs as well as the Distinguished Leadership Series.
Ijeoma has a BS in Biology from Temple University and her Masters’ in Public Health & Public Administration from a joint program between University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and Rutgers University School of Public Administration. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and serves on the board of the Nigerian Healthcare Foundation, sending medical professionals to Nigeria, West Africa and providing basic healthcare.
Nell Goza comes to the CCS board with extensive non-for-profit experience in the fine arts as a professional performer, educator, director, and choreographer. During her time in the arts sector, she also served on the board and as the Development Director for Inaside Chicago Dance. She directed multiple capital campaigns, assisted in obtaining grants, and helped develop and execute marketing campaigns. She currently works in corporate communications and is also involved with political advocacy. She has two young girls at CCS and is looking forward to helping pave a bright future for the school.
Josh Winkles is a Covenant Christian alumnus (having attended K4-6th grade) and a Smyrna native who has had a varied career in operations including health insurance, transportation and digital agencies. After almost a decade in startups, Josh felt called to ministry and is currently on staff at Smyrna First Baptist Church and pursuing his M Div. in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has experience of learning the classical education model, having worked for several years with Classical Conversations and directing the Challenge IV level (12th grade).
Member at Large
Thomas V Naughton
Tom was born and raised in New York City. He left NYC in 1976, completed his apprenticeship in Connecticut, and moved to Atlanta in 1979. He continued to work in the welding industry. He moved to Smyrna in 1981, and met his wife Diane. They were married in 1984.
In 1990, their daughter Keely was born. Keely attended Covenant Christian School for K5 thru 5th Grade. We won the wrapping paper and candy selling contests several years in a row.
In 2004, Tom began international sales in the oil and gas industry. He has lived in India and Saudi Arabia and has played golf on five continents.
He has been a member of Jonquil City Kiwanis for over five years and has served as president and secretary. Tom enjoys volunteer work and enjoys helping others.
Tom is still involved in the oil and gas industry as a consultant. Most of his time now is spent with his daughter and three grandchildren. Five-year-old twins, Mills and Mackie and three-year-old Ann Blake.
Member at Large
Anthony grew up in Warren, Ohio and graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor's in Accounting. Anthony and his wife Angelle have been married since 2008 and have three children (Christina, Christian, Christiana) who attend CCS. They are members of East Point Church, where Anthony serves as an elder. Anthony currently works as the Director of Sales for Wayne Pumps. In his leisure time, Anthony enjoys fellowship, family/friends, fitness, food, and football.