Helene G. LollisPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Helene Lollis is the president and chief executive officer of Pathbuilders. She guides strategic direction and program development, provides high-level partnership with clients, and represents Pathbuilders in the community. In addition, Helene works closely with key clients to design custom solutions. Trained as an engineer, Helene spent 12 years with Amoco and then BP Corporation in plastics process design, product development, marketing, strategic planning and company mergers and acquisitions.
Helene is frequently invited to speak on the topics of mentoring, women in the workplace and career planning. She has been published in HR Magazine, Diversity Executive, and Talent Management and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal. Extremely active in the community, Helene is a past chair and on the executive board of Junior Achievement of Georgia. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Woodruff Arts Center and chairs its Women’s Giving Circle, and she serves on the NC State Engineering Foundation Board. She has previous board service with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, SHRM-Atlanta and the Atlanta Rotary Club. She is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and a member of the International Women’s Forum and the Women’s Presidents Organization.
Helene was awarded the Gold Leadership Award by the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors for her service to JA. She was named a “Woman Worth Watching” in Profiles in Diversity Journal, a Business to Business Woman of Excellence honoree, a POW! Purposeful Woman, and the Guiding Star from the Emory’s Executive Women of Goizueta. Helene served as a subject matter expert and session chair focused on mid-career issues at The Wall Street Journal Executive Task Force on Women in the Economy. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from N.C. State and Purdue Universities.
Sheri PitcherVice President, Operations
Sheri Pitcher, Vice President of Operations, is a finance and operations professional with over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector. She spent much of her career at LeasePlan USA where she held vice president roles in both finance and operations. Through her career, she has led projects that drove millions of dollars in new revenue and innovative savings. She focuses on systems and processes that create efficiencies for the organization, simplicity for team members, and has a strong track record of increasing both top line revenue and bottom line net income.
While proudly participating in the first women’s professional development program at LeasePlan, Sheri was introduced to Pathbuilders. She has mentored in the Pathbuilders Percepta® Program as well as Insight, a custom leadership development program that was created and executed by Pathbuilders for LeasePlan.
In her role with Pathbuilders, Sheri focuses on supporting the growth of our signature cross-company mentoring programs and our customized programming and consulting. She will drive business results by enhancing processes, procedures, and financial models, ensuring organizational efficiency, continuous improvement, and profitable growth. Sheri is a native of Atlanta with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Kennesaw State University and a masters of business administration from the University of Georgia.
Danielle ZimmermanVice President, Business Development
Danielle Zimmerman, Vice President of Business Development, drives the growth of Pathbuilders’ cross-company mentoring programs for women. In her current role, she partners with clients to foster the development of high-potential female leaders at all stages of their careers. Danielle ensures that each Pathbuilders program brings together a vibrant cohort of high-caliber mentees and mentors, representing a diverse range of companies.
Danielle joined Pathbuilders after relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she served as the VP of Strategic Partnerships and Membership for Watermark, a women’s leadership development non-profit. Through her tenure at Watermark, she built fruitful partnerships with numerous Fortune 1000 corporate clients, financial institutions, and start-ups. Working in this role, Danielle found a true passion for helping women advance in the workforce. Prior to entering the leadership development arena, Danielle spent over seven years successfully practicing law as a commercial litigator in Florida. She began her career as an auditor in the New York Assurance Business Advisory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Danielle holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Florida.
Ashley McNabbVice President, Client Programs
Ashley McNabb is Pathbuilders’ Vice President of Client Operations. In leading client operations, she provides strategic direction and oversight for the execution of all programming and as well leads the organization’s marketing and strategic partnerships. With more than 13 years’ experience of progressive responsibility supporting and managing the Pathbuilders leadership development programs, she has a keen focus on maximizing customer experience. Ashley directs our proprietary mentee-mentor matching process, identifies and develops program curricula, and partners with key clients and trusted business partners to deliver fresh and innovative content. Internally, Ashley creates and streamlines processes to ensure flawless execution with state-of-the-art insights, and she improves client experience by better leveraging data and focusing on organizational efficiency to support Pathbuilders’ delivery. She leads the program delivery team in the execution of both cross-company and custom client programming.
She is an alumna of both the Pathbuilders Insignia℠ and Pathbuilders Percepta® programs, which gives her unique insight and understanding of Pathbuilders’ mission. Ashley serves on the Young Supporters Board for the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with bachelor’s degrees in Public Relations and Speech Communications.
Krista deKrygerProgram Manager
Krista deKryger leads program management for Pathbuilders’ signature mentoring and professional development programs. A proven leader with more than 15 years of experience in operational, departmental, and programmatic development, her background includes working with Fortune 100 companies, non-profits, higher education, the military, governmental agencies/officials, museum personnel, political and entertainment celebrities, school systems and their administrators.
Prior to joining Pathbuilders, Krista served as Vice President – Operations and Talent Development for Junior Achievement of Georgia, Director for Instructional Initiatives | Business Manager | Program Facilitator for Uncommon Leadership, LLC, Vice President of Education for New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and a Transition Specialist at Wounded Warrior Battalion West for the United States Marine Corps.
Krista serves on the board of Nana Grants®, an organization providing child care grants for low-income student mothers. She previously served as the Chief Communications Officer for VETLANTA, a club whose focus is to attract and support transitioning military and their families to the greater Atlanta area. Along with this work, Krista is also a volunteer for Hire Heroes USA and serves on the Advisory Council for Gardens for Growing Community Inc. Krista earned a BA in English Literature from Rutgers College and an MS in Education from Bank Street College of Education. She is a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and Strong Interest Inventory® assessor and a proud alumna of the Pathbuilders Achieva® Program.