Tamlin Hall - Founder/Executive Director
After graduating with his MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA, Hall returned to Georgia to make his directorial debut, "Holden On", a true story social impact film about Hall's childhood friend, Holden Layfield. The film received 9 out of 10 stars on Film Threat and won numerous awards, including Best Director for Hall at the Breckenridge Film Festival and Orlando Film Festival. “Holden On” was selected as the coveted Closing Night Film at the largest mental health film festival in the world and was shortlisted by the Georgia Film Critics Association for the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema.
Hall has been honored in the Georgia House of Representatives for his exemplary work in Advocacy and Arts. He is a 2019 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation film fellow and a former recipient of the prestigious HUMANITAS Prize for television writing.
Hall has served as a Film & TV Dramatic Writing consultant for the Georgia Board of Regents. He is currently part-time screenwriting faculty at the University of Georgia. Upcoming projects include hosting and producing the PBS documentary series, Hope Givers, and co-writing the film adaptation of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, A Child Called "It", for the Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated production company, For Good.
Mike Angstadt - Chair
Mike Angstadt has served in both the public and private sectors in Leadership positions for the past 35 years. These include Director of Child and Adolescent Services for the Personal Growth Center and Executive Director of the F.D. Roosevelt Outdoor Therapy Program. Both of these agencies were components of the State organization that now bears the name of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
For twenty-two years he led Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services, Inc., a private-not-for-profit as their Executive Director. Twin Cedars is a multi-service agency offering 25 programs in Columbus, LaGrange, Macon, GA as well as Auburn & Opelika, AL. Their continuum of care spanned from prevention services, through community mental health, CASA, Child Advocacy Centers, camps, schools, and intensive residential treatment focused on children and youth that have experienced sexual trauma.
Mike incorporated Angstadt Consulting and Teambuilding Services, Inc. in February of 2017 and serves as the LLC’s President. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of LaGrange College.
He and his wife Jan are the proud parents of four grown daughters and five grandchildren. They reside in rural Troup County, Georgia.
Morgan Melton - Teacher Liaison
Morgan Melton was born and raised in LaGrange, GA and graduated from Callaway High School. After teaching for five years in Troup County, she moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where she has been teaching high school English and implementing the IAMHOLDENON Initiative in her classroom for the last three years. She received her B.S. from Lagrange College in 2009 where she won a Research Writing Award and received her M.S.Ed. from the University of Phoenix in 2012.
Charles Hall - Treasurer
Charles Hall has over two decades experience working with governance boards, volunteer committees and providing direction in conference planning and management. He is the CEO/President of Association Services Group, where his company has twice been honored as 1of the 100 fastest growing UGA alumni businesses in the State of Georgia and recognized as one of top twenty companies on the ‘Best Places to Work in GA’ list by Georgia Trend magazine and the GA Society for Human Resource Management.
Lauren Venters - Program & Fund Development Coordinator
Lauren Venters was born and raised in Carrollton, GA and is a graduate of Carrollton High School.
Lauren is a two-time LaGrange College graduate (MA in Philanthropy and Development and BA in Non-Profit Leadership) where she was recognized as the Outstanding Non-Profit Leadership graduate at LaGrange College in 2017. Lauren also received recognition in LaGrange Daily News’ Inaugural 20 under 40 issue summer 2018. Her strengths are communication, connectedness and harmony.
Rashaan Canady - Intern
Rashaan Canady is a native of New York City and a graduate from Beach Channel High School. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the United States Army and completed Basic Combat and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After graduating Advanced Individual Training, he became a Fire Support Specialist/Forward Observer tasked with coordinating lethal and non-lethal support to include artillery, mortar, attack aviation, close air support and information collection platforms. Due to injuries sustained in combat during “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, he was unable to continue his service obligation and retired in the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Staff Sergeant Canady’s awards and decorations include the Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Clasp, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and Combat Action Badge. He was also awarded the Expert Driving Badge for both Wheel and Track Vehicles.
Rashaan is currently obtaining his Master of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University.