Nonet Sykes, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Nonet Sykes currently serves as Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer (CEIO) for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI). As CEIO, Nonet provides cooperative leadership, management, and strategic planning for equity and inclusion related to the Atlanta BeltLine. The CEIO position is heavily involved in formulating policies that address health and sustainability in communities, innovation in community outreach and communication, displacement mitigation, and long-term affordable housing efforts. Nonet Sykes was previously the Director of Race, Equity, and Inclusion at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, where her responsibilities included the design and implementation of strategies to operationalize the Foundation’s commitment to racial and ethnic equity and inclusion both within the organization and throughout its programs and grantmaking. Prior to the Casey Foundation, Nonet was the deputy Executive Director and Director of Programs for the Maryland Center for Community Development where she was responsible for managing capacity building programs to support community development corporations and other non-profit organizations throughout the state of Maryland. Nonet also served as Executive Director of Tri-Churches Housing, Inc. and Community Development Specialist with the Baltimore Community Development Financing Corporation. Nonet’s 20 plus years of experience spans the areas of community development, program strategy and development, nonprofit effectiveness, and organizational culture and change leadership.