our team.

Hillary Strobel, CEO and President of the Board

Hillary Strobel is a content single mother, fierce learner and teacher, and ardent lover of life. After a long and varied career in just about every kind of Liberal Arts field imaginable, and in every type of job -- volunteer, employee, entrepreneur, non-profit worker, and freelancer -- Hillary decided to put her money where her mouth is and marry her two deepest passions: storytelling and social justice. The results have surpassed her wildest expectations. As a creative and master communicator, Hillary is committed to excellence in entrepreneurship.

Zaneta Smith, Chief Innovations Officer

Named 2017's Impact Maker to Watch by City Impact Lab, Zaneta Smith is a social architect influencing social systems. By day, she advocates for the formerly incarcerated and transitional-aged youth. By night, she organizes TEDxCrenshaw, which is currently headed into its third year. Zaneta has her Master's in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her BA in Psychology from Spelman College. When not working, she also enjoys eating and traveling.

Nicole Devereaux, Chief Operations Officer

Nicole Devereaux is a renaissance woman who joined The Flyways after receiving her Master’s in Public Health at Emory University. Through her early work with Nourish International and her most recent work for The Carter Center, Nicole learned that academia and research alone cannot solve the world’s biggest problems - economics, business, and personal connections must be involved. She is building on her international experiences, talents, and interests in social justice and equity to lead the operations and projects component of The Flyways. Outside of The Flyways, Nicole enjoys hiking, cuddling her dog, Sophie, and preserving the use of the oxford comma.

Our Executive Advisory Board

Jo-Ann Hamilton, Educator & Social Justice Advocate
Louisa Shepherd, Career Strategist & Innovation Director at Let's Innovate Through Education
Brandi Johnson, Digital Marketing Strategy and Product Management Professional