Russ has volunteered with FB4K Atlanta for the past five years supporting repair and Give Away Day events as a member of the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club (MACC) – ONE LOVE! After 30 years as a support engineer, manager, and program manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Macys Technology, and Georgia Pacific, Russ retired and is now applying his analytical and operational skills to FB4K Atlanta.

Russ is an avid cyclist and has served on the Board of Directors for MACC. He is a League Cycling Instructor certified by The League of American Bicyclists to teach cycling skills and safety.

Russell “Junior” DeBarros

Vice Chair of the Board


Stephen Wolfe

Treasurer

Stephen owns and operates a contracting firm that provides construction, remodeling, and project management services for both residential and commercial clients. He is an incredibly detail-oriented leader who keeps the FB4K team on their toes and working towards their goals. Stephen isn’t necessarily a “bike-guy,” but loves working on his bikes and riding them up and down the Beltline with a special drink in the cup holder, stopping by any of the numerous “watering holes” along the way. Stephen is committed to Free Bikes 4 Kidz because we spell “Kidz” with a “z” and “for” with a number. On top of that, he understands how important it is for EVERY kid to have a bike and enjoys working with the top-notch human beings in the organization.

Sprague is our communications guru with a background in PR and community engagement. She currently serves as Vice President of Client Services for The Molly Fletcher Company, where she manages speaking engagements, content development and social media.

A former college hoops player at Emory, she’s affectionately known as the non-cyclist of our group. You can find her cheering on her favorite sports teams, traveling the world, or checking out the newest restaurants around town. Sprague commits her time to FB4K because she loves seeing the smiles and pure joy on the kids’ faces at giveaway day.

Sprague Paynter

Secretary of the Board


Brian Reed

Board Member


Brian is a problem solver with extensive client management and marketing experience. He’s worked in smaller organizations and multinationals. He’s been his own boss calling the shots as well as been the lowest ranking plebe fetching coffee – sometimes at the same time.

Brian’s first bike was a 24” Rollfast that was too big for his size but not his desire. He was lucky enough to grow up in a place where he could go anywhere on his bike as long as he came home when the street lights came on. He wants that for every kid and is committed to the FB4K mission – helping kids ride into a healthier, happier childhood.

Bill Wilson

Board Member


Bill is an avid cyclist with a passion for improving his community and doing it in a more sustainable way. He’s been a FB4KATL volunteer guide during Give Away Days. After more than 23 years with The Coca-Cola Company as a supply chain exec, Bill jumped behind the mission of Free Bikes 4 Kidz.

Bill brings experience with global operations and relationship management to the group. Previously, he served on the Board of Inter Atlanta FC and a Session member at Central Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.

Amy Patterson

Board Member & Volunteer Coordinator


Amy is an attorney by trade and spends her days problem solving and working with clients to achieve their goals. Outside of office hours, you can find her outside – biking, running, hiking, or rock climbing.

Amy got her first bike around five years old and shortly thereafter crashed it into a curb, resulting in the first of many skinned knees. Her cycling skills did improve and she has many fond memories from childhood of cruising around the neighborhood on her bike. She is committed to FB4K because she believes that every child should experience the joys and the freedoms that come from having their very own bike.

Holly Malerba

Community Alliance & Board Member

Holly has a Master’s of Social Work in Management and Policy from Rutgers University and has spent the past 10 years working in non-profit and local government in the field of immigrant advocacy. Holly is fluent in Spanish and currently serves as the Sr. Outreach and Programs Manager for the Mayor’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs- Welcoming Atlanta.

Although not an avid bike rider, Holly has witnessed firsthand the impact of bike ownership on children and their families, and the potential for bike ownership to transform communities. Prior to joining the board, Holly had partnered with FB4K for 3 years to provide bicycles to over 500 children. Holly is excited to be a part of FB4K’s Board to expand outreach in hard-to-reach populations and ensure that bike ownership is accessible to all, regardless of language or where they are from.