PTO Board & Key Role Volunteers

We will be holding elections for the 2021-2022 year in the coming weeks. Join us at to get involved!

Board Members

Co-President—Brooke Rios

Brooke has been with Briar Vista for four years. She has 2 boys in Ms. Lakus’ class (1st and 3rd graders), Santi and Luca Rios, and was Room Parent for Ms. Williams for 2 years.

Brooke currently works full time from home as the VP at Southern Exchange; a special events venue and have been in special events for over 6 years.

She looks forward to being involved in PTO and building a strong community of parents to better serve the community and our children.

Co-President—Amy Gallagher

Amy Gallagher has twins in kindergarten at Briar Vista and a seventh grader at Druid Hills Middle. She sees the PTO as a collaborative effort and would seek to be a team-builder. This year, the priority is on building an inclusive community that supports each other. Fundraising should come naturally when people feel they belong at the school and have a seat at the table.

Secretary—Kelly McLeod

Kelly has served as the PTO secretary for the last two years and has previously been communications chair. She has been a part of the BVE community since 2011! Kelly has 2 sons: one in 8th grade at Druid Hills Middle School and one in 5th grade in Ms. Carter-Woods’ class.

Treasurer—Racayah Trail

Racayah or Kaya for short, is a native of New Jersey, but has called Atlanta home for more than 20 years. She is a wife and a stepmom of 3 adult children and the Aunt to many nieces and nephews, one of which attends BVE. She has spent 20 + years as a Senior Manager in the Information Technology field, where she managed multi-million dollar projects for Fortune 500 and local non-profit companies. Racayah left corporate nearly three years ago and now works as a local Realtor. She loves it because it allows her to get to know the community more intimately and to share it with others!

Key Role Volunteers

Communications Chair—Kate Jones with assistance from Kassondra Coxson

Treasurer Assistance—Keli Widen

Teacher Appreciation—Dana Fahart

Marketing/Community Outreach—Shannon Thies & Joni Charme


BVE Foundation—Roisin Florence

Room Parent Coordinator—OPEN

Eagle Dads—Gabriel Wardell & Bradley Hippolyte

By-Laws—Joni Charme & Anna Blackstock

Foreign Language Coordinator—Shelly Hernandez-Mono

Members at Large—Allison Hill, Lisa Greene, Glenyce Williams , Martha Dollar