Dr. Corey Sheffield
Program Manager, Postsecondary Access
Dr. Sheffield leads College AIM's Access Program, which supports students on their paths to college.
Prior to joining College AIM, Dr. Sheffield served the College Success Project Manager for Atlanta Public Schools, Director of College Advisement at KIPP Through College (Atlanta) and College Access Program Manager at The Scholarship Academy. He also serves as Associate Director of the 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit leadership organization that helps mold and produce leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and sits on the Board for a local charter school in Atlanta.
Dr. Sheffield received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Voorhees College and shortly thereafter entered the field of education. He started in the classroom as a science teacher, and after several years moved into college counseling. Dr. Sheffield also holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Clark Atlanta University, a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, and certificates from Cornell University and Columbia University.
Program Manager, Postsecondary Success
Jamesia leads College AIM's Success Program, which supports students during their college years. She designs and implements programming to support College AIM's students through college graduation. Currently, she provides direct, intensive support to nearly 200 of College AIM's Collegians, who attend technical, two-year and four-year institutions across the state of Georgia and across the country.
Prior to joining the College AIM team, Jamesia worked as a Leadership Development Trainer with The Posse Foundation to help students develop the skills to succeed in college and beyond. Jamesia has also worked with new student and transition programs at Bethune-Cookman University, Florida International University and Kennesaw State University, where she helped increase retention and developed campus-wide programming for students to find their place in college.
Jamesia graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelors in Communication, and from Florida International University with a Masters in Higher Education Administration.
As College AIM's Associate Director, Joanne leads operations for our fast-growing organization. She heads up communications and data management for College AIM, and plays a key role in development and fundraising. Joanne also leads a number of College AIM's signature programs including the Metro Atlanta College Access Conference, our annual Signing Day and all college visits.
Prior to her work with College AIM, Joanne served as the Director of Operations for Step Ahead Scholars, where she designed and implemented their strategic growth plan. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Broward College, Program Manager for the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation and Annual Fund Director at Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Joanne holds numerous degrees including a BA in English from Boston University, MS in English Education from Nova Southeastern University, MBA from Florida International University and a College Counseling Certificate from UCLA Extension.
Postsecondary Success Coach
Nyresha serves as College AIM's Postsecondary Success Coach. In this role, she helps students thrive on campus at technical, two and four-year colleges. Nyresha works as a close advisor to her students, ensuring that they have the academic, financial and social support and resources they need to persist and graduate.
Prior to joining the College AIM team, Nyresha served as a Professional Development Specialist for Michael's Angels, LLC to motivate youth to reach their full potential through scholarship, mentorship, and professional development resources and forums. She is also a mentor with Just Us Girls, Incorporated, where she provides guidance, emotional support, and encouragement to teen girls, empowering them as they transition to adulthood.
Nyresha received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Talladega College, where she served as SGA president. She knows how to navigate collegiate systems and has an ever-growing passion for student advocacy.
Founder & Executive Director
Sam began his career in education teaching math at Towers High School in 2011. His students mastered academic content, but too often they graduated from high school without postsecondary plans. In partnership school faculty, Sam founded College AIM in 2013 to help his students forge paths to and through college.
College AIM has now grown to support more than 1,000 incredible students each year. As the Executive Director of the organization, Sam works with community partners to expand College AIM's reach and direct the vision of the organization. Simultaneously, Sam leads College AIM's advocacy work and serves as a college advisor for a cohort of students each year.
Sam holds a Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University. He was a 2019 Civic Innovation Resident and 2018 Civic Innovation Fellow at the Center for Civic Innovation, was named to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta's 30 under 30 in 2018, was a member of the Class of 2016 with New Leaders Council in Atlanta and was named Towers High School Teacher of the Year in 2016.