Bob Rodgers serves as President and CEO of Street Grace, bringing more than 30 years of corporate and nonprofit leadership and team development experience to this role.
Previously, Rodgers served as the fourth president of Richmont Graduate University, which offers fully accredited graduate programs in Counseling, Ministry and Spiritual Formation. As president, Rodgers led Richmont into an era of institutional and financial growth, including championing the addition of a new accredited master’s degree program, spearheading the fundraising efforts for the opening of a $2.3 million Atlanta campus and launching two university-sponsored trauma centers in Chattanooga, TN and Atlanta. Prior to Rodgers’ appointment as president, he served the university in various roles—as a board member, consultant and executive vice president.
In a former position as vice president of one of the largest restaurant chains in the Southeast, Rodgers provided oversight and support for more than 22,000 employees in 21 states. In addition, through his firm Quantum Search, he has conducted more than 24,000 interviews and led searches for key leadership positions at Chick-fil-A, Georgia Pacific, Baptist Healthcare, Curtis1000 and other major corporate, healthcare and nonprofit organizations worldwide.
Nationally recognized for his acumen in business, recruitment and team development, Rodgers is a sought-after speaker and panelist. He has written for a variety of business journals and other publications, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Lee University and a master’s degree in Ministry from Richmont Graduate University (2017).
Outside of his professional responsibilities, Rodgers has hosted “Thinking Out Loud,” a weekly radio broadcast, and is the co-author of the devotional “God Is With Us” (2013). He serves on numerous boards, is on the Business Advisory Council for Lee University, and is the chair of the Freedom Coalition, a collaborative initiative addressing global human trafficking.
Camila Zolfaghari has joined Street Grace in a newly created position as vice president of policy. Zolfaghari brings more than a decade of experience prosecuting human trafficking cases and advocating for legislative changes in Georgia and throughout the U.S.
Zolfaghari’s previous work includes being appointed by Georgia’s former Attorney General Sam Olens as the first chief prosecutor dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking. While overseeing the Attorney General’s policy agenda on human trafficking, she also led trainings for law enforcement and prosecutors at the state and national level. Prior to that, she led the Human Trafficking Unit for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office where she was responsible for the prosecution of all cases related to human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Zolfaghari obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina and her LLM in International Law from the University of Amsterdam where she also conducted research in the field of International Law.
Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson serves as the Brand Ambassador of Street Grace. As the organization’s founding CEO, Cheryl firmly established the organization’s presence within the field and helped to solidify Street Grace’s niche within the faith-based community.
Cheryl has over twenty years of humanitarian work experience. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a background specializing in women’s issues, specifically women and addiction. Prior to Street Grace, Cheryl held several positions at Metro Atlanta Recovery Residences (MARR) and was instrumental in the changes that renovated their women’s program.
She has also served on Drug and Alcohol Advisory boards, worked with World Hope International on women’s issues in Sri Lanka, and volunteered therapeutic services with Red Cross.
She is celebrating 31 years of marriage to Ernie Johnson this year. They have six children: Eric, Maggie, Michael, Carmen, Allison, and Ashley. Her youngest four children are adopted from orphanages in Romania and Paraguay, and from the U.S. Foster Care system.
Kayti Batya joined Street Grace in the Fall of 2017 and serves as Survivor Leader for the organization. Kayti is a survivor of familial sex trafficking, both as a child and adult. Through her healing, she became passionate about what she could do to combat this horrible injustice and to help others. Her heart is not only to help other survivors and those being exploited but to also aid in preventing children from falling prey to it. Kayti has a unique perspective from a survivor’s standpoint that helps in the fight against Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.
Brooke Ruffin is a graduate of the University of Florida and has a background in advocacy and performance. She has completed an Equity Principle contract with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida and after moving to Atlanta she began teaching with The Music Class Inc. focusing on brain development and the effects of music on the memory.
Throughout her performance career, she has been a strong advocate and volunteer for sexual abuse survivors. Brooke is dedicated to the fight against Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and is proud to continue her involvement with Street Grace.
Sydney Bethune graduated from the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia in 2016. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and spent her first year out of college working for Perimeter Church. At Perimeter she was a part of the Leadership Development Residency Program with the Community Outreach Department. During her time with Community