Rachel Davis, Executive Director
Ms. Davis is responsible for the overall management of The Edge Connection and its programs. She began working in the field of micro/small business development in 1996, where she worked in several capacities including Business Consultant, Program Manager, Training and Business Development Services Manager, VP of Operations, and SBA Women’s Business Center Director. She has created and implemented programs for micro-entrepreneurs, managed grant program deliverables including budgets, reporting, and outcomes tracking and management. She is a previous board director of Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN) the supporting agency for advocacy of microenterprise. She has been a presenter at state and national conferences on microenterprise highlighting best practices in training and follow-up services. Ms. Davis earned her BA in Economics from Spelman College and her MBA from Clark Atlanta University.
Jaime Fulsang, SBA Women’s Business Center Director
Ms. Fulsang entered into the world of microenterprise when downsized from her job in education. She put her passion to work and created an income from a hobby she loved. Meanwhile, she discovered that she loved helping other entrepreneurs succeed and grow. The combination of her background in educational development and real life experience in entrepreneurship has made her a great fit for her position as The Edge Connection’s SBA Women’s Business Center Director. Ms. Fulsang holds a bachelor’s degree from Asbury University and a Master’s degree from Emory University.
Dianne Lyle, Financial Programs Manager
Dianne Lyle is the Access to Capital Coordinator for The Edge Connection. She holds a bachelors’ degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and has served our country in the United States Navy. Dianne’s dedication to her profession was highly regarded with companies like First California Mortgage Company and Le Creust of America.
Working as Accounting Manager in the lending and retail industries has been both rewarding and challenging but it was the Junior Accountant position at a non-profit hospital that had the most impact. The marriage of the two things that meant the most to Dianne, finance and helping others, was inspiring. She is now able to continue her journey with The Edge Connection lending her hand in the world of microenterprise.
Cesily Boggs, Program Assistant
Cesily Boggs is the Program Assistant for The Edge Connection. She is a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) who holds a bachelors’ degree in Nonprofit Administration with a minor in Foreign Language from Kennesaw State University. She began her career at The Edge Connection in August, 2015 as an intern. During that time, she developed her knowledge and skills of the nonprofit sector by working on organization based projects to enhance the quality of our programs and services.
In addition to our staff, interns, work study students, and fellows, The Edge Connection works with a robust and diverse number of subject matter experts who provide consultation and instruction to our clients.