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Dawn Price – Executive Director

Dawn joined the Zion Hill CDC family in August of 2006 and has worked tirelessly to bring quality programs to the community ever since. Her role as Executive Director is to provide leadership and the vision for ZHCDC. She has a wonderful team who helps her every day in ensuring that the programs of Zion Hill CDC are of quality and merit. It is through this process that Dawn receives great joy in knowing that the community is better as a result of their participation in the many programs offered by ZHCDC. Dawn is originally from Providence, RI and is the mother of 3 wonderful children.

Angela Carson – Fund Development Coordinator

Angela loves making a difference. And has worked works with organizations as they enhance their performance, and capacity to deliver on new challenges and critical objectives. She says that working at Zion Hill CDC is a great place to make a difference and be of service. Angela holds a master’s degree of Education and a Bachelor of Science degree from South Carolina State University. She makes Atlanta her home, with her doggie Taco.

Angeline Flagg – Receptionist

A faithful volunteer at ZHCDC since 2008. Ms. Flagg previously worked twenty years as a day care/preschool teacher. She attends Neriah Church and has earned a Certificate of Advance Teaching in Christian Education. Angeline loves to read, listen to music, and enjoys being with her family and friends.

Celeste Smith – Program Coordinator

Celeste joined the ZHCDC family in September 2018 as an intern while working toward her Psychology degree from Clayton State University. She has a passion to help, and genuinely believes that giving someone ”hope” is sometimes all they may need. She plans to continue working to give that hope back to those in need through her role at ZHCDC and her own nonprofit the Believe Again Foundation Inc. Celeste also has a creative side where she periodically works as a graphic designer.

David Gibbs – Housing Developer

As a director, project manager, leadership coach, facilitator and equity guide for strategic initiatives, David has led, provided technical support and capacity-building for the development of highly effective coalitions – ensuring meaningful community engagement and impacts.  His work with movement leaders spans national networks and agencies, regional collaboratives, and grassroots organizations throughout all regions of the United States.

Devin Small-Price – Program Coordinator

Devin joined the ZHCDC family in September 2018 as an intern. Her passion for helping and serving the needs of others has shaped her completion of her associate degree in Social Work and she currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Georgia State University with her overall goal of earning an MSW. Devin enjoys traveling, working out and watching movies


Marilyn B. Cruter (Chair) has been the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Zion Hill Community Development Corporation since 2004. Ms. Cruter is a retired civil rights specialist. She earned a degree in Sociology from Winston-Salem State University. Since childhood, Ms. Cruter has been devoted to serving others in multiple volunteer capacities through her work, church, neighborhood schools, and civic and professional organizations. Ms. Cruter served on the committee at Zion Hill Baptist Church to organize and develop the Zion Hill Community Development Corporation. She has been a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church for thirty-five years where she serves as a deacon as well as in many other capacities. Ms. Cruter states that her passion to help others is driven by so many inspirational people who have been in her life coupled with her divine inspiration as found in Proverbs, Chapter 3, verses 5 and 6.

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson is a man who stays focused on his faith, family, and friendships. Dr. Anderson received his Juris Doctorate from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School he also holds a Master of International Business Administration where he completed his studies in Mumbai, India; and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Morehouse College. A zealous advocate especially for our youth and the under-represented throughout the world, with a specific interest in the African Diaspora.

Nettie B. Johnson Perry a Georgia native and retired educator and earned her Master’s, Specialist and Doctorate degrees from Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University, respectively. Over the course of 38 years, she enhanced the lives of thousands of students through various teaching experiences.

Nicole Anderson (Treasurer)

Niomie Bren-Wilson (Secretary)

Wallace House a New York native with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Fordham University. A coach and relationship builder with a special focus in youth and community engagement.

Dr. Wendy Labat

Wilbert Antoine (Vice-Chair)

Willie Edwards

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