ARCHI was founded by individuals and organizations committed to upstream, cross-sector work.
A long vision propelled by iterative action. We are connecting a broad range of players to plug into our framework and catalyze change. We are beginning to move to scale.




Kathryn LawlerExecutive Director
Kathryn Lawler serves as the Executive Director for the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI). Kathryn’s 20 year career has focused on cross-sector interventions to address complex social problems.

From her earliest days as a case worker in downtown Atlanta, her graduate school research and her tenure in a variety of roles at the Atlanta Regional Commission, she has worked to bring together transportation, housing and healthcare systems to support vulnerable populations. Most recently she led a large team as Manager of the Aging and Health Resources Division and Director of the Area Agency on Aging for metro Atlanta.

Kathryn holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from Harvard University.

Kristi FullerImpact Manager
Kristi Fuller serves as the Impact Manager for ARCHI. Kristi has worked in several areas of community health including policies and programs for older adults and people with disabilities, the educational pipeline and licensing of the health workforce, and philanthropic investments seeking to improve health outcomes.

She currently provides support for ARCHI’s strategic and conceptual planning, infrastructure development, meeting design, and evaluation. Kristi is passionate about working with the ARCHI staff, steering committee, and partners to collectively address local health disparities and share our experiences with others interested in addressing similar issues across the country.

Kristi received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan and her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia.

Robyn BusseyCommunity Health Strategist
Robyn N. Bussey is a Community Health Strategist for ARCHI. Robyn facilitates ARCHI’s community-based work in Fulton County.

She has been a part of the ARCHI team since 2012 and launched ARCHI’s engagement in the Tri-Cities community of South Fulton County in 2014. Robyn has experience in community health through engaging communities to assess the health of their neighborhoods and working with residents and organizations to build coalitions that design and drive the work of community health improvement. She is committed to highlighting and addressing the persistent inequities that impact a substantial number of the residents in the Atlanta region.

Robyn received her Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Health Administration from Georgia State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida A&M University.

Mondie TharpSystems Change Manager
Mondie Tharp is a senior research associate at the Georgia Health Policy Center, currently serving as the systems change project manager for the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI). In this role, she works to advance and support ARCHI’s systems change strategies, which are currently focused on improving care management outcomes, and value-based health care. She provides support to collaborating partners, provides programmatic framework for initiatives, and monitors implementation and progress.

Tharp’s areas of expertise are program design and implementation, as well as monitoring and evaluation of both domestic and international programs. She also brings experience in quantitative and qualitative research and HIV research and programming.

Kimberly BassStrategic Support
Kimberly Bass provides administrative and strategic support to the ARCHI collaborative. She helps to manage member engagement, prepare for and execute strategic meetings and assisting core staff members in a variety of activities.

Kimberly has an extensive history supporting health systems change work through her role at GA State University’s Georgia Health Policy Center. She has a BA from Mercer University and is pursuing her Masters in Public Administration at Troy University.

Teri WheatonCommunications Specialist
Teri Wheaton is the communications specialist for ARCHI. Her professional background is in marketing and communications, graphic design, web design, and film production.


Madelyn R. Adams
Madelyn R. Adams
Director of Community Benefit for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia
Tom Andrews
Tom Andrews
President/CEO of Saint Joseph’s Health System and the President of Mercy Care
Eve Byrd
Eve Byrd
Director, Mental Health Program
Carter Center
Mike Carnathan
Mike Carnathan
Manager of the Research & Analytics Division
Atlanta Regional Commission
Dawn Cooper
Dawn Cooper
Asst. Vice Chancellor of College Access Initiatives; GEAR UP GA Project Director
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Elizabeth Ford
Elizabeth Ford
District Health Director
DeKalb County Board of Health
Patrice Harris
Patrice Harris
CEO, Health Strategies Enterprises
Etha J. Henry
Etha J. Henry
Executive Vice President, Community Engagement
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Michael Lucas
Michael Lucas
Deputy Director
The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Karen Minyard
Karen Minyard
CEO, Georgia Health Policy Center
Von Nguyen
Von Nguyen
Acting Associate Director for Policy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Shannon Sale
Shannon Sale
Chief Strategy Officer
Grady Health Systems
Evonne Yancey
Evonne Yancey
Principal, Evonne Yancey Solutions


Alliant GMCF
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Atlanta Civic Site
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Atlanta Housing Authority
Atlanta Humane Society
Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP)
Atlanta Regional Commission
Atlanta Relay Bike Share
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Carter Center
Charitable Connections
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
CHRIS Kids, Inc.
Civic League of Atlanta
Clayton State University, School of Nursing
Club E. Atlanta
Common Market Georgia
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc.
Community Health interfaith Partners
Community of College Park
Concerned Black Clergy
DeKalb County Board of Health
DeKalb County Government
Diabetes Community Action Coalition, Inc.
Emory Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression
Emory Healthcare

Emory University – Partners for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health Enterprise Community Partners
Emory University – Urban Health Initiative
Enterprise Community Partners
Families First, Inc.
Friends of Refugees
Fulton County Government
Gateway Center
Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy
Georgia Association for Primary Care
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
Georgia Department of Public Health
Georgia Health Policy Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Georgia Supportive Housing Association
Georgia Watch
Get Georgia Reading
Global Dialogues
Grady Health System
Health Equity Advocacy & Resource Center
Health Management Associates
Health Promotion Action Coalition, Inc.
Historic Westside Gardens Atl, Inc.
I Can Be The Change
Insure Georgia
Jesse Parker Williams Foundation
Jesus Set the Captive Free
Kaiser Permanente of Georgia
Ladybug for Girls Foundation, Inc.
Legacy Community Housing Corporation

Live Living International Foundation
Marcus Autism Center
Mental Health America of Georgia
Metro Atlanta Urban Farm
Metropolitan Counseling
Midtown Assistance Center
Muni Cares, Inc.
Oakhurst Medical Centers
Odyssey Family Counseling Center
One Talent Inc.
Open Hand Atlanta
Partnership for Southern Equity
Perkins & Will
Piedmont Healthcare
Resurgia Health Solutions
Rimidi, Inc.
RiteAid Pharmacy
Saint Joseph’s Health System/Mercy Care
Saving Our Sons & Sisters International
Shepherd Center
SK Collaborative
South Fulton Human Services Coalition
Southside Medical Center
Susan G. Komen of Greater Atlanta
TQ Intelligence, Inc.
Truly Living Well
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Veterans Empowerment Organization
Visiting Nurse Health System
Voices of Georgia’s Children
West End Medical Center Inc.


ARCHI is a growing coalition of public, private and nonprofit organizations committed to improving the region’s health. If your organization shares this goal, please consider joining us.

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