Hunger Has No Religion serves our homeless population of the Atlanta Metro area to also include military veterans. We serve this population by providing hygiene essentials and clothing collected by donations from the community. Some of these hygiene essentials include: soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant and toilet paper.
Executive Leadership Team
Donny Edwards, a U.S. Army Veteran, is the founder of Hunger Has No Religion (HHNR). Retired in 2016, Donny decided to move from service to his country to serving his fellow man. A man who is no stranger to hardship and homelessness, Donny has always kept the memory of his own personal struggles and hard work close to his heart and used it as fuel to someday give back to this community. Retiring as a Sergeant First Class, he had built a foundation of community service and support that would prepare him to take on this great task of helping, serving and improving the lives of the many homeless veterans and less fortunate of the Metro Atlanta area.
Tim Roberts – Chairman of the Board
Sandra Edwards – Vice Chairwoman of the Board
Sandra Edwards has 25 years of experience in the field of human services and academics. As Network Liaison, Sandra worked closely with various vendors in the workers compensation industry where she sharpened her skills of research, negotiation and business relations. Her work with Broadspire, Inc. opened opportunities in the academic field as an instructor in the business department of online university. Her love for teaching was realized and a year later she was Director of the Healthcare management program at the local university where she ran a program and taught 6 days a week. While her teaching career grew, Sandra volunteered her time in the community in various sectors. She served on the Board of Directors for the local chapter of the American Red Cross, Board Member of the local Healthcare Executives, was an active member of Habitat for Humanity and worked with local charities during the holidays to assist those in need in the local communities. She balanced her professional and personal life to include service, caretaking, teaching, and always learning. She is currently enrolled in doctoral program pursuing her degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. With this degree she will return to teaching and working with retired veterans of the United States armed forces.
Sandra has worked with Hunger Has No Religion as a consultant and volunteer since the founding year. For a short time, she served as interim-Chairwoman of the Board, but always active in the mission to collect and distribute the hygiene essentials to the homeless patrons in the stress of Atlanta. This new role on the Board of HHNR is another stepping stone towards the growth and continued visibility of HHNR in the community.
Mike O’hagan – Legal Counsel
Michael O’Hagan graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation, he was employed by the City of Atlanta as a Police Officer. He later obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law. While pursuing his Juris Doctor, he continued his employment with the Atlanta Police Department while working for a plain clothes, crime suppression unit. Upon his departure from the Atlanta Police Department, he clerked for the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and interned with the Dekalb County District Attorney while practicing under the Third Year Practice Act. He was employed by the firm as a law clerk during his final year of law school, and upon graduation, accepted an associate position with the firm. He currently specializes in Family Law/Domestic Relations, and also practices General Liability Defense and Criminal Defense. He is admitted to the Georgia Bar. Mike brings his legal expertise and connection to the community in an effort to grow and promote the good works of HHNR.
Crystal Medley – Treasurer
Crystal Medley is a native of Philadelphia, PA. She attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA where she studied Business Administration. For the past 29 years Crystal has worked for New Leaf Distributing and currently holds the position of Finance Manager. She is an active member of her church, dedicating many years of service to the ministry. Crystal brings a wealth of knowledge to HHNR on the finance side as well as her service through spiritual ministry.
Rachel Kelley – Secretary
Rachel Kelley brings 15 years worth of knowledge in the business management field to HHNR. She has extensive experience with all office administration and managerial tasks within the healthcare, landscaping, construction and manufacturing industries. Outside of work it has always been her passion to make a difference in the community.
A California native, Rachel received an Associate of Applied Science degree with focus in Medical Office Management from Los Angeles ORT College before moving to Florida. While navigating motherhood, career growth, and working on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Miami-Dade College, she cultivated her interest and love for humanitarian work through Miami Vineyard Church’s Community Outreach where she began donating her time feeding the Homeless and serving the communities throughout Miami-Dade County. Rachel has been involved in her community volunteering her skills at Miami Children’s Hospital, local schools reading to special needs children, serving meals at Chapman Partnership for Miami Homeless, The Salvation Army Miami, working with Habitat for Humanity, and HHNR.
Rachel is currently working as a general manager for a construction company in Hollywood, Florida and continuing her education as a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach in hopes to guide individuals on their journey to self-sufficiency and optimal health through empowerment, support, education, and utilizing their community resources. Rachel hopes that her skills and service as a member of HHNR’s Board will assist in helping to improve the lives of the less fortunate in Atlanta and Beyond!
Davon Alston – Public Relations
Davon Alston aka Saga Boss, a native of Connecticut, and now a fixture on the Atlanta entertainment scene is an Artist, Actor, Model, Brand Ambassador, Event Host, Award Winning Photographer, as well as the Host of the 4 time Atlanta’s Hottest Award winning D.T.T.O Show (Determined To Take Over). With his passion for the arts, the D.T.T.O Show has become a platform for mainstream as well as many independent artists from all genres of the entertainment industry on an international level.
He is definitely an all-around entertainer and has made a connection and built a solid reputation for himself since moving to Atlanta. A strong work ethic, a solid team player, and the positive vibes he continues to place in the universe, is what keeps him motivated and pushing. “It’s not about the fame and money…it’s bigger than that. Being able to impact somebody’s day…that is what I love about what I do!”
It is this motivation and drive that has led Saga Boss to Hunger Has No Religion (HHNR). As a U.S. Navy veteran and friend of founder, Donny Edwards, Saga supported the efforts and mission of HHNR. He worked with HHNR to promote and inform the public through his media connections and has been consistent in sharing the microphone with Donny Edwards to tell his story. Saga brings a wealth of knowledge, media savvy, community connectivity and passion to serve our homeless patrons and the mission of HHNR.
HHNR Beyond Atlanta
Harvey Johnson – Director of HHNR Beyond Atlanta
Harvey Johnson, is a Retired U.S. Army Veteran. In his 21 year career he served various roles including Human Resource Management, Recruiter, Event Planning, and Station Commander. While enlisted, he had the honor and privilege to volunteer with several organizations including Junior Achievement, 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Sims Boxing Academy and various local food banks. Currently Harvey owns and runs a small