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Meet Our Leadership Team


Camille Naughton
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As one of the first employees at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, Camille spent a year working with a small team to establish a Cristo Rey school in Atlanta. In July 2014, the school opened as the 28th school in the Cristo Rey Network. Camille became the second president of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit in July 2020.


Prior to her role as president, Camille was Vice President of Advancement and Corporate Partnerships. She was responsible for raising over $30M in just 14 months to build the school campus at 222 Piedmont Ave. Camille also worked with 130+ corporate partners to provide all students with meaningful work experiences through the Corporate Work Study Program which contributed $4.5M annually in revenue to the school. 


Camille comes to Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit after serving as Director of Development for Christ the King School in Atlanta. During her time there, she managed a successful $5M capital campaign to expand the campus and oversaw a fourfold increase in the annual donations to the school.  Previously, Camille was Director of Government Affairs for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and she began her career as a Legislative Aide in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Camille sits on the Metro Atlanta Chamber Board of Directors, Central Atlanta Progress Board of Directors, and is an American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network alumna. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University, an M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame, and has completed nonprofit management programs at Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management. Camille and her husband Tim have two children; Mac who works for EY in Nashville, and Clare who is in graduate school at Boston College.   




Mr. Tony Harris

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Mr. Tony Harris brings 28 years of experience in education to his role as Principal at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. Prior to joining Cristo Rey, Tony served as Assistant Principal for four years at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, IL.  He also spent 18 years as a classroom educator and coach. He has experience working with Admissions, College Counseling, Student Activities, Athletics, Summer Programs, Diversity Programs and was extensively involved in retreat programs.


As a board committee member for Chicago Jesuit Academy, Tony helped to advise school leadership regarding curriculum and student support programming.  He was recruited by the founding principal at Christ the King Cristo Rey in Chicago to help write that school's curriculum, and served on the Board of Trustees for Schools of the Sacred Heart in Chicago. Tony served for six years on the College Board as an Advanced Placement scorer and test question developer. In addition, Tony has published articles on poetry and helped to compile the definitive bibliography of the poet Margaret Walker.  He received the "Outstanding Professional Promise" award from The Peabody School of Education.


Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Vanderbilt University, a M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, a M.A. in English from The University of Kansas, and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of Notre Dame. He is married with two adult daughters. 



Vice President, Mission and Identity

Rev. Ryan Maher, S.J.


Father Ryan Maher is the oldest of Mike and JoAnne Maher’s six children.  He was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.  A product of Catholic schools from first grade through doctoral studies, he first met the Jesuits as a high school student at Brophy Prep, the Jesuits’ high school in Phoenix. From there he continued his Jesuit education at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he majored in Linguistics and fed his passion for politics.  After graduating, he worked for three years on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant in the United States Senate.


Father Maher entered the Jesuits in 1986, at age 26. In the course of his training, he earned Masters degrees in Philosophy and Divinity and a doctorate in Education.  He has taught in Jesuit high schools in Philadelphia and Washington, DC, and he spent 11 years as an associate dean and professor at Georgetown University, including two years at Georgetown’s branch campus of its School of Foreign Service in the Persian Gulf.  Fr. Maher then served for three years at the University of Scranton where he was Executive Director of the Jesuit Center, a resource center he founded to help University faculty and staff understand and engage more fully in the Catholic and Jesuit mission of the University. For the six years before he arrived at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit, he served as president of Scranton Preparatory School in Scranton, Pennsylvania. 



Director of Recruitment and Community Engagement and Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Dr. Esther K. Powers                              
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Esther K. Powers brings a broad range of management skills and community connections to her role at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit. Esther previously served three years as a Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit Relationship Manager in the Corporate Work Study Program following 31 years in the insurance industry. Esther is focused on engaging with the families served by the school and being committed to the communities in which they live. She is passionate about sharing the opportunities that an education at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School can provide for young people.


Esther holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Shorter College, a Master of Divinity from the Interdenominational Theological Center, and a Doctor of Ministry from Emory University, focusing on leadership and community witness. She and her husband live in the metro Atlanta area and enjoy spending time with their adult children and grandchildren.  


Director of Corporate Work Study

Angela Acevedo

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Angela Acevedo is passionate about Cristo Rey Atlanta’s mission, and she is committed to providing students with meaningful corporate experiences which develop their confidence, skills, and network of professional contacts. Angela joined Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit in 2018 and has served as the Corporate Work Study Operations Manager as well as a Relationship Manager.  She optimized and streamlined operations logistics for the CWS program and its key stakeholders, including CWS partners and Cristo Rey Atlanta families. Angela has developed strong relationships with the corporate partners, the school, and the students in the CWS program.   


Prior to joining Cristo Rey Atlanta, Angela worked as a teacher at Our Lady of the Assumption in Brookhaven and as a consultant for KPMG in the Operations and Process Optimization Practice. Angela is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. She holds a BBA from the Universidad Metropolitana with a double major in General Management and Banking & Finance. Angela and her husband are the proud parents of two young adults.


Director of Development and Communications

Melanie Marburger

(404) 637-2813


Melanie Marburger manages all philanthropic activities at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit, including donor and foundation relationships, fundraising events, grant writing, corporate sponsorships, and Student Scholarship Organization fundraising. Additionally, she directs the overall communications strategy, including branding, public relations, web presence, and social media. Melanie has been with Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit since 2018. She previously served as the Director of Communications and Special Events. 


Originally from Texas, Melanie holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. She and her husband, Robert, have lived in Atlanta since 2004 and are the proud parents of four adult children.