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Meet Our Team

The people who make e's Club possible


Nicole L. Burroughs, MA, MAA

Executive Director

Nicole Longevin-Burroughs holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Nonprofit Management, as well as a Bachelor of Music Education. Nicole also has a second graduate degree in Grant Writing and Evaluative Measures and a certificate in grant writing. She has worked with multiple nonprofit organizations across the country and has fundraised over $3 million dollars for various charities through grant writing, development, and events.


Becky Matthews

Program Director

"Ms. Becky" has worked with children throughout most of her adult life. She worked as a teaching assistant and music teacher at Kennesaw Methodist Children’s Academy for 11 years. She is also the coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry at Kennesaw United Methodist Church. As a parent of a high-functioning autistic son, she holds a special place in her heart for these amazing kids and their parents.


Elizabeth Carter

Program Assistant

Liz graduated from the University of South Carolina and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Mississippi. She is currently an Associate Professional Counselor in the Greater Atlanta Area. When she is not counseling, Liz loves to spend her time playing tennis, or  training her dog, George, to be an animal-assisted therapy dog.


Carlos Crutch

Program Assistant

Carlos is a behavioral therapist with over 10 years of experience working with groups and children with special needs. He has degrees in Psychology and Educational Psychology and Psychoeducational Testing. Carlos is currently completing his dissertation in School Psychology with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavioral Analysis, and he is the Assistant Director of Spectrum Behavioral Associates.


Hunter Smith

Program Assistant

Hunter first started as a volunteer at e’s Club and immediately fell in love with the program. He has worked with children for nearly eight years as an after school teacher as well as a lead summer camp counselor. Hunter has a BBA with a focus on management; however, after a year in the business world he realized he could not help the community in a way that he wanted to, so he is currently pursuing a second degree in Elementary Education.


Elise Hoffman

Program Assistant

Elise is a current student at Kennesaw State University studying history education. Elise is also hoping to pursue a master’s in special education. EHFF has opened her eyes to how much she loves working with individuals with Autism, and she would like to take the skills that she has learned and implement them into her everyday career.


Anna Matthews

Social Media Coordinator & Program Assistant

Anna is currently a student at Georgia College pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Art with a minor in Music. One of her passions is serving the community, as she has been on the executive board of Gamma Sigma Sigma-the national community service sorority-for three years in a row. Her older brother is on the autism spectrum, so she has learned a lot through him and all of the e's club members. Anna hopes to graduate and return home to Acworth, GA, to work in graphic design as well as continuing her involvement with e's Club.

Our Board

The faces behind Erin's Hope For Friends


Sam Divine, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Originally from Monrovia, Liberia, Sam Divine, Jr. leads GrowthXel. Sam is passionate about helping clients accelerate their growth and optimize their results. Sam began in professional services at Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young, and he has worked for multiple large companies including Cox Communications and WebMD. Sam holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance as well as an MBA in International Business.


Stacy Horst

Co-Founder & Secretary

Mrs. Horst is a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams. In addition to owning her own firm she has many professional certifications. Most importantly, Mrs. Horst has served multiple roles for non-profit organizations (Civic and Faith Based); most notably, she was Director for CAP (Child Assault Prevention) in Medina, Ohio.


Darren Horst


Mr. Horst is co-founder and board member.  He has served in many executive capacities involving sales, marketing and general management in his career, working on major brands like Rubbermaid, Sevin, Amdro and in B2B environments.   He and has actively served on multiple boards, committees and leadership teams for non-profits.

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Corinne Wells

Member & Parent Liaison

Corinne is a mom to two boys, 25 and 23.  Her oldest son is autistic and has attended e's Club for over 2 years. Corinne is currently working with Johnson and Johnson as a Division Manager and with Mentor (J&J) as Regional Manager covering the southern states from South Carolina to Louisiana.

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Tammy Hammond-Natof

Member & Kentucky Advisory Board Chair

Dr. Hammond-Natof has been serving individuals with ASD for 20 years, with roles including in-home therapist, special education teacher, school consultant, ABA instructor, and group counselor. She is a licensed psychologist and behavior analyst with a private practice. She was chair of the Kentucky Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Board and is on the executive committee for the Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis.


Darrell Kinkaid


Mr. Kinkaid is retired after 37 years in the food service industry where he held leadership positions in Food Safety, Quality Assurance, and new product/process development for Burger King, Arby’s corporations and OK Foods. Mr. Kinkaid has supported mission work over the years and is a certified Stephens Minister.


Stacey Langan


Stacey is the Director of Human Resources for EdjAnalytics and EdjSports. She has spent her career primarily working in technology and data service industries, building many HR functions and workforce programs. Stacey has previously held roles with Toyota Family Learning Programs, served on the council for the Kentucky Society of Human Resource Management, and has worked with various non-profit organizations throughout the years.

Kentucky Office Advisory Board

Erin's Hope for Friends Kentucky

Tammy Hammond-Natof

Board Chair

Cindi Blyberg


Liz Maybriar


Krista McManis

Outreach Chair

Dawn Broderson

Events Co-Chair

Maria Robinson

Events Co-Chair

Trevor Cox

e’s Club Site Chair

Matt Roberts

Outreach Committee

Georgeann Brown

Fundraising Committee

Karina Pezzi

Board Member

Our Mental Health Advisory Board

Dr. Jeffrey Jones

PhD, Clinical Psychologist and owner of Beyond Words Private Practice – a social coaching and advising therapy

Dr. Scott Davis

PhD, Practicing Clinical Psychologist specializing in helping Children and Teens


Open a Club

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In the News

Learn more about the impact Erin's Hope for Friends has made on our community and see who's talking about us.

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Club provides kindness and belonging for teens with autism

April, 01, 2021

"Mason is part of something called e's Club. It's an organization for teens and young adults just like him. Mason's dad, Trevor, is on the board for the Kentucky chapter and he knew this would be perfect for his son"


Thank You to The Georgia Spa Company

November 15, 2018

We want to give a huge thank you to the Georgia Spa Company for their generous donation to Erin’s Hope for Friends. We were chosen to be their 3rd Quarter donation recipient, and they visited our Alpharetta location yesterday. Please help us thank them for the incredible gift they have given our kids & young adults by visiting their website linked below.


EHFF receives award from Mazda Drive for Good and NBC Universal

December 1, 2016

Erin’s Hope for Friends is excited to announce that we have been selected by the Mazda Drive for Good Campaign. This campaign recognizes and rewards charitable organizations doing exceptional work in their communities. “We are pleased and proud to be selected among so many wonderful groups doing good work. We will be using this award money to fund a second location sometime in early 2017, as we have over 170 kids now and can’t serve them all”

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Northside Woman Article – A wish for Erin

Jul 11, 2016

Club for autistic teens keep daughter’s memory alive

-Candy Waylock 

Read the article by clicking below

Contact Erin's Hope
for Friends

PO Box 755 Acworth GA 30101


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