Our Board of Directors dedicate their time, experience, and resources to support teens and young adults with special needs exercise their own level of independence and growth.

Jerome Dorsey

Jerome Dorsey has over 25 years of experience working in healthcare as a radiologic technologist, most recently at Advanced Vascular Resources. He received his x-ray training from Crawford Long Hospital School of Radiologic Technology and earned his bachelor’s degree from Saint Francis University in Joliet, Illinois.

In addition to his work, Jerome also serves as a block captain for his neighborhood association and attends Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral. Jerome is married and has two sons. His oldest son Adam has autism and has been an active participating member of My Buddy & Me.

Tamarah Jones

Tamarah Jones is owner and creator of The Evolution of SHE brand and movement. With a bachelor's degree in business management and political science from the University of North Florida, she has an extensive background in the business and financial world. For the past 16 years, she has worked in the areas of operations and compliance for Allen C. Ewing & Co. Investment Bankers, a Florida-based company.  She currently serves as the Sr. Vice President of Compliance for the company and its subsidiaries.

Her passion for the arts and creating has since brought her to the world of make-up and wardrobe styling as the owner of The Evolution of SHE and co-owner of HOBI Studios, an Atlanta-based production studio. 

Outside of the studio and workplace, T. Jones enjoys public speaking, producing memorable events and giving back through her involvement with various philanthropic organizations.

Kelly Parry

Kelly Parry is an Atlanta native and the sibling of a young man with developmental disabilities. Kelly has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, and a master's degree in public administration from Georgia State University. Kelly currently works for DeKalb County in Development as a program manager. 

Suzanne Wheeler

Suzanne Wheeler began her advocacy for autism with a landmark case for insurance coverage for those with Autism (Wheeler V. Aetna Life Insurance Co., United States District Court of Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, 2001-C-6064).

Shortly after moving to Atlanta in 2006 she continued her efforts by serving on the 2007 Walk Planning committee for Autism Speaks and continued her volunteer service acting as Walk Chair for 2009, 2010. In 2014, she continued to support advocacy efforts through her involvement with the Adult Services Town Halls (Residential in 2015 and Employment in 2016) and Grant Reviews for Autism Speaks.  Play A Round for Autism is the golf outing that the Wheelers started to support Autism Speaks and other charitable organizations, like My Buddy & Me. More importantly, Suzanne is mother to Bryce, 22, who was diagnosed with autism and landau-kleffner syndrome in 1996 at two and a half years old. Suzanne and her husband, Michael, reside in the Sandy Springs area with their two sons. They continue to advocate and create opportunities for community support of those effected by autism in Georgia and at a national level.