Haley Kilpatrick
Founder

Haley Kilpatrick is an author and the founder of the national nonprofit organization, Girl Talk™. Girl Talk was founded in 2002 and has served more than 60,000 in 48 states and 7 countries each week throughout the school year. The organization provides a leadership opportunity for high school girls to mentor middle school girls by starting and leading Girl Talk Chapter in their communities. Girl Talk exists to help girls build confidence and to develop leadership skills through weekly peer-to-peer mentoring. Girl Talk's goal is to provide the necessary resources at no cost, for all girls, during their most formative year. 

Haley’s dedication to helping young girls inspired her to write the bestselling book, The Drama Years, (Simon & Schuster, 2012), a guidebook for parents and educators to help girls navigate the often-difficult transition into adolescence. She is currently leading research and working with thought leaders to help better understand how to address what she’s coined the, “Confidence Crisis” facing women and girls. Her hope is that her work will help to instill the values that will help girls grow up to become kind, confident women.

She has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CNN, HLN, and Forbes. Haley has been named one of Glamour Magazine’s “20 Young Women Changing the World Now,” and People Magazine’s “All-Star Among Us,” among many other honors. Haley lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Paul and their daughter, Grace.

Megan L. Rock
Executive Director & Partnership Development

Megan has extensive experience and passion for creating non-profit and corporate partnerships through strategic development, negotiation and leadership. Her area of expertise is in developing, managing and executing a total partnership strategy.

She’s excited to be leading Girl Talk…an organization that’s making a difference in the lives of girls during their most formative years. Helping girls build confidence, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service are all areas of significant importance. Megan is excited about the future and the fact that Girl Talk is helping confident girls grow up to be confident women, a conviction that will last a lifetime!

Prior to Girl Talk, Rock was Senior Vice President, Partnership Marketing for The Weather Company and oversaw corporate-wide partnerships. Her primary goal was to cultivate and successfully maintain mutually beneficial relationships with strategic partners who aligned with the company’s mission and business objectives.

Prior to her tenure at The Weather Channel, Rock held various positions at Discovery Communications; Turner Broadcasting; Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting; Fox Family Channel (now Freeform) and CAMA (now Comcast Spotlight). Rock received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, OH. She has been recognized with various awards and accolades in the areas of marketing, sales, community service and public affairs. She is a Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Fellow-Class XXV and completed the CTAMU executive management program at Harvard Business School. Rock resides in Atlanta, GA and enjoys traveling.


Jennifer Grizzle
Director of Public Relations

Jennifer Grizzle, APR, has more than 25 years of communications experience in agency and non-profit sector and brings distinctive energy, perspective and dedication to Girl Talk as the parent of two teen girls. The president of The PR Studio, Inc., she is an award-winning public relations professional and has also been recognized as the Public Relations Society of America/Georgia Chapter's "Luminary Star" and "Shining Star". 

She earned her B.A. in journalism/PR from Georgia State University. Jennifer began her career with one of Atlanta's leading public relations agencies - Knapp Inc.- where she learned diverse communications skills and created her first award-winning programs. She later joined Egleston's Children's Hospital (now Children's Healthcare) as special events and communications manager for the Festival of Trees and Egleston Children's Christmas Parade and crafted new efforts to help the Festival enjoy its most successful fundraising years ever. Before starting her own consulting practice in 1996, she combined her healthcare and business communications expertise at The Headline Group (now Edelman), where she designed award-winning strategies for accounts in healthcare, corporate, and retail and consumer industries. 

Jennifer is a 1997 graduate of Buckhead Business Association Leadership Development Class. She is accredited in public relations; she is a past board member of the Public Relations Society of America and served as President of the PRSA GA Chapter in 2004. She volunteers with her church and community causes and treasures free time with her family. 


Glendina Dilbert
Director of Operations & Finance

Glendina Dilbert joined the Girl Talk Team in March 2013. Glendina manages the day-to-day operations, Human Resources, and financial reporting. In addition, she provides administrative leadership for the team. 

Glendina has professional experience in Accounting and Business Management and has worked in both Public and Private Accounting for the past ten years. While pursuing her Associates degree in Computer Systems Management, she realized that she had a keen interest in Accounting. After completing that degree, she decided to shift her major to Accounting and went on to pursue her BS in Accounting. Since following her heart, Glendina has not only excelled in the field but finds complete joy in what she does. 

Glendina currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband and she serves in her church as an assistant to her pastor. 

 

Ellen Dickson
Director of Programs & Chapters

Ellen started off as a supporter of Girl Talk and over time has learned about the programs and mission, which are near to her heart. She is passionate about the next generation of girls having the space to be themselves, learning that they are unique and amazing just the way they are, and how to sue their strengths to become the leaders of today and tomorrow. She feels very lucky to have been given the opportunity in 2013 to join the Girl Talk team and work with the new and Chapters nationally. 

Ellen graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has ten years of finance experience. 

In Ellen's spare time, you can find her seeing the new exhibit at the High Museum, watching a play at Horizon Theatre, getting together for fun times with her friends and family, and, on special occasions, hopping on a plane to see new city on her bucket list.  



Makenzie Albracht
Programs & Digital Marketing Coordinator

Makenzie is Girl Talk’s newest Programs Coordinator. She is passionate about girls developing confidence and a strong sense of self-worth at an early age, and her personal mission and values align well with Girl Talk’s.

Makenzie graduated from Belmont University in May 2015, where she majored in Public Relations and double-minored in Spanish and Corporate Communications. Upon graduating, she moved from Nashville to Atlanta for a year-long, full-time internship with Passion City Church and Passion Conferences.

She is passionate about international adoption (and has a precious 5-year-old sister from China) and loves to talk about personal strengths and personality types.