Terrill D. McFarland
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Community Officer
Senior Director of Operations
Terrill D. McFarland
| Chief Executive Officer
Terrill brings a wealth of diverse experience spanning the nonprofit, government, for-profit, and healthcare sectors, amassing two decades of influential leadership roles. Throughout her career, she has been a steadfast advocate for youth, military families, and underserved communities. Her unwavering commitment centers on the belief in the strength-based approach, emphasizing the importance of providing high-quality, culturally relevant mental health services to empower youth and families to reach their full potential.
Terrill has held significant leadership positions within nonprofit social service organizations, demonstrating her profound expertise in community psychology, with a focus on community engagement, strategic planning, and leadership. Hopebound’s unwavering mission to secure high-quality, accessible, affordable, and culturally relevant mental health resources for youth from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities resonate deeply with Terrill. Her dedicated focus is now channeled into amplifying the impact of Hopebound alongside an enthusiastic and dedicated team.
Armed with a B.S. degree in Human Development (with a specialization in Child and Adolescent development) and a master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Harvard University, Terrill wholeheartedly embraced the belief from an early age that young people and families in underserved or marginalized communities should not be constrained by resource limitations tied to their geographical locations or societal constraints. This steadfast conviction has been a driving force behind her entire career, characterized by a lifelong commitment to service and advocacy.
Beyond her professional commitments, Terrill enjoys spending quality time with family, indulging in travel, including her husband, William, and her college son, Raynard, who is currently a student at Xavier University. Join her and the passionate Hopebound team in their unwavering pursuit of ensuring that every child gains access to critical mental health support, while simultaneously building a community of skilled and diverse clinicians equipped to handle the needs of diverse youth populations.
| Chief Community Officer
As Chief Community Officer, Tenijah Hamilton stewards the growth and development of the Hopebound community through relationship building and partnership cultivation. A seasoned strategist and storyteller, Tenijah is also charged with building out the narrative framework of the organization to further evangelize the important work Hopebound undertakes.
Since earning her Bachelors in Mass Communications, Creative Writing and Film and Media studies from the University of West Georgia, Tenijah has worked at the intersection of youth and social impact. Most recently she led the very first youth facing program for NOVA on PBS, the longest running primetime science documentary series, further cementing her dedication to empowering the next generation.
In addition to her work at Hopebound, Tenijah hosts and produces a podcast called Bring Birds Back about conservation efforts by formal and citizen scientists that are impacting birds, through the lens of intersectionality and environmental justice. In her spare time she can be found hanging out with her partner Ryan and their very chatty cat Aotearoa, in Atlanta where they live.
| Senior Director of Operations
Ian brings over a decade of experience in education and nonprofit management with a strong focus on operations, team culture, project and event management, and executive support. Ian began their career in the classroom, working as an English teacher at the high school and college level (and briefly at the early childhood and elementary level), but they fell in love with all things operations during their tenure as Chief of Staff for Teach For America Memphis, where they did everything from leading an office move and design project to revamping and designing all-team engagements like staff meetings and retreats. Outside of that work, Ian helped raise Teach For America Nashville’s alumni engagement efforts to the second highest in the network during their tenure as Manager of Alumni Engagement, acted as founding Director of College Counseling at Carver Collegiate in New Orleans, and taught for City University of New York’s CUNY Start program. Most recently, Ian has served as a chief of staff consultant through vChief, working with nonprofit clients like Jeremiah Program and Teach For America on drafting and communicating COVID-19 policies and return to office plans, designing and managing each stage of the hiring and onboarding processes, and project managing multimillion-dollar grants.
Ian is motivated by creating a work culture where everyone feels joyful and open to bringing their whole selves to the table, where humor and fun thrive, and where folks feel known and loved within operational systems, which is why they are so excited to join the Hopebound team. Hopebound’s mission and vision immediately inspired Ian; growing up queer in the South, strong mental health supports would have been revolutionary, and Ian dreams of a world where all kids– especially those most marginalized– have the tools to best love and care for themselves.
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Ian is passionate about our empowerment and advocacy; one of Ian’s proudest accomplishments (pun intended) was starting two first-in-the-district Gay Straight Alliances in Georgia (as a student) and Tennessee (as a teacher). Ian also enjoys cooking, horror films, food and wine, drag queens and drag scenes, and writing everything from poetry to screenplays to their first novel.
Founder & Strategic Advisor
Spanish Language Interpreter
Chief People Officer
Lauren Slater Siegmund
Chief of Staff
Parent & Caregiver Liaision
| Founder & Strategic Advisor
As a former middle school teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our founder, Christina Guilbeau, saw the impact of the lack of accessible mental health services in our schools firsthand.
She also experienced the difficulties of navigating the mental health care system as a Black woman whose struggles began in adolescence. Christina came to understand the challenges of the licensure process for mental health clinicians when her close friends and family members began to pursue various graduate degrees in the field, and she felt they were an under-leveraged resource given the insufficient amount of providers in our country. She was then motivated to virtually connect adolescents in need of accessible mental health support with highly-motivated and supervised clinician interns in need of licensure hours.
Christina holds a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she earned a Certificate in Social Innovation and Public Management. She was one of two students to receive the Stanford Social Innovation Fellowship in 2019, which provided her with the funding to launch Hopebound.
Outside of work, Christina enjoys exploring Atlanta, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family, including her husband Logan and their young son Cooper.
| Spanish Language Interpreter
Karen received her BA in Anthropology from Georgia State University in 2018, and has always been passionate about community-based work. She worked in criminal defense, worker’s compensation, and local/national political campaigns after college, then made a switch to work in education as a classroom aide, summer camp counselor, substitute teacher, and is now a full-time admissions assistant at The Paideia School. As Hopebound’s first Spanish Language Liaision, she has found a role that enables her to serve children and also code switch in the natural way she has been doing all her life as a daughter of immigrants. Becoming a language liaison is one of many ways she intends to bridge the culture and generational gap between communities in Atlanta.
| Chief People Officer
A seasoned non-profit and business leader with sixteen years of experience overseeing all operations, business development and human resource needs, Shayna previously managed a Hawaii based regional education non-profit and currently supports organizations as a strategic consultant, specifically as a Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer. Shayna excels in start-up operations, project management, strategic planning, human resources including talent, hiring, culture and people management, diversity, equity and inclusivity in the workplace, and fiscal, compliance and board management.
Being born and raised in Hawaii, Shayna’s driving value is the Native Hawaiian value of kuleana, which roughly translates as ‘to whom much is given, much is expected’. Shayna holds multiple advanced degrees and has extensive global/NGO experience. You can either find Shayna at her home office in Kailua, Hawaii (or in the backyard with her hobby honey bees!) or galavanting around the world with her son, Max (7 yrs) and highschool sweetheart husband, Duke.
Lauren Slater Siegmund
| Chief of Staff
A former NYC public school student, Lauren began her career as a teacher in New York City. Since leaving the classroom, she has dedicated her time to supporting non-profit organizations in their strategic growth and process improvement. As a fractional Chief of Staff, Lauren supports Hopebound’s strategic work, translating vision into operations and process, and overseeing its talent strategy.
She is a values-driven leader: diversity, equity, inclusion, and liberation are her professional north stars. Personally, she is driven by her commitments to social justice (including advocacy as a member of the LGBTQ+ community), family, lifelong learning, and community building.
Lauren holds a Master of Science in Teaching from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Boston University. She has completed coursework focused on facilitation and the transformation of individual and group performance at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership; she is at her happiest when supporting the growth, development, and learning of others, in pursuit of values-driven leadership.
In her free time, Lauren can be found creating pottery in her home studio, running slowly, practicing yoga, or walking her dog, Buddy. Lauren, her husband Andy, and their baby, Hudson, are based in Colorado.
| Parent & Caregiver Liaision
Rochelle received her B.A in Education from Georgia State University, and went back to pursue her M.ED and ED.S degrees in Language and Literacy. She has twenty years of experience teaching elementary, middle, and high school, founded two educational literacy organizations, and is an educational consultant for some of the largest book publishers in the U.S. When Rochelle learned about Hopebound, she signed her daughter up to receive services and inquired about how to get involved so that she could advocate on our behalf to prospective caregivers, prospective school partners, and the greater Atlanta community. As the caregiver of a child currently participating in Hopebound, a middle school teacher, and a community advocate for accessible mental health support for youth, Rochelle has been an invaluable member of the team since she joined in the fall of 2021.