Our Staff

Rachel Spears, Executive Director

Rachel Epps Spears was hired as the Executive Director of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta in 2005 when the organization was founded. Prior to joining the Partnership, Rachel was an associate in the public finance department at King & Spalding in Atlanta, Georgia.

While in private practice, Rachel’s pro bono work included volunteering for the Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Project of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and assisting with the development of the Gateway Center for the Homeless.

An Atlanta native, Rachel graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a degree in Political Science and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1997. Prior to attending law school, Rachel worked in the offices of U.S. Congressman John Lewis and of then U.S. Congressman Don Johnson in Washington, D.C.

Robyn Miller, Corporate/Tax Counsel

Robyn has more than 20 years of corporate and tax-exempt law experience, including six years at Ernst & Young working primarily in the nonprofit arena. While at Ernst & Young, she worked in the National Tax-Exempt Organizations Group located in Washington, D.C. and worked with large non-profit organizations nationwide. She also created tax-exempt research and solution tools for Ernst & Young professionals to use in assisting their tax-exempt clients. In addition, she has given speeches nationwide on a variety of tax-exempt-related issues.

Prior to working at Ernst & Young, she practiced law for five years in Washington, D.C. including litigation, corporate and tax work. While in D.C., she organized a pro bono program for one of her firms to provide ongoing legal representation to six non-profit organizations. She has also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, and she led a nonprofit in New York City while attending law school.

As a part time staff attorney for Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Robyn provides direct legal services to non-profit organizations as well as serves as a resource to Pro Bono Partnership’s volunteer attorneys and non-profit clients. She also coordinates our Nonprofit Legal Check Up, works to educate lawyers and clients on non-profit legal issues, and recruits volunteer attorneys, with a focus on recruiting in-house lawyers.

Robyn is a cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and earned a J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

She lives in Milton, GA with her husband Brian Henry, an attorney with The Coca-Cola Company, and their two children.

Laura Hennighaussen, Program and Development Manager

Laura joined Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta in October 2012 after working three years as the Registration Coordinator at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Laura holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Japanese Language and Literature from the University of Georgia as well as a graduate certificate in Grant Writing from Emory University. She is currently completing requirements for a Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.

She is an active volunteer with a variety of local nonprofits, including BurnAway.org and Art Papers Magazine, has served on the board at Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, and is a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.

Laura Moore, Paralegal

Prior to joining PBPA, Laura worked as an immigration paralegal for Paul Hastings and Seyfarth Shaw.

As Paralegal, Laura is responsible for reviewing the status of ongoing legal matters and ensuring that PBPA’s volunteers and clients have a positive experience. In addition to coordinating PBPA’s workshops, webcasts and Nonprofit Legal Check-Up events, Laura prepares and circulates PBPA’s monthly Volunteer Opportunities and Nonprofit Notes.

Laura learned about PBPA from her husband, Bret Moore. Bret, an attorney and longtime PBPA volunteer, received the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta 2010 Corporate Volunteer of the Year Award. She and Bret have two young daughters.

Laura received her B.A. in Political Science from Birmingham-Southern College. She enjoys reading, working in the family’s garden and watching University of Alabama football.

Lola Ibitoye, Office Manager

Lola joined the staff as Office Manager in January 2011.

Prior to joining Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, Lola received her B.A. in Anthroplogy from the State University of West Georgia. She has served as Program Assistant for the American Friends Service Committee and Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta.

Lola is an active member of Amnesty International USA and performs volunteer work for them on a regional and national level. She currently sits on both their Regional Planning Group and National Resolutions Committee. In her free time, Lola enjoys reading, salsa dancing and dog rescue.