Who We Are

Who is the Ethics Board

The DeKalb Ethics Board was established in its current form following the passage of HR 1243 in June of 2020.  In 2015 with the passage of HR 597, the first Ethics Office was established and a full time Ethics Officer was hired. By law, the Ethics Board is completely independent of the DeKalb CEO, Commissioners and any officers or employees of DeKalb County government.

THE BOARD HAS THE FOLLOWING DUTIES

  • To provide Advisory Opinions to all officials and employees who seek advice on ethical issues
  • To receive and hear complaints regarding ethical violations of employees and officials in DeKalb
  • To investigate matters brought by third parties or the Ethics Officer regarding potential violations of the Ethics Code
  • To establish Rules regarding its matters within its jurisdiction and provide forms for disclosure

Board Members

Dr. Lonnie Edwards, Sr.
Board Chair
Dr. Lonnie Edwards, Sr.
Appointed by Senate Delegation; terms ends 12/2023
Alternate Board Member
Ann-Michelle Long Spears
Email: mlspears@dekalbcountyga.gov
Ambreen Delawalla
Board Member
Ambreen Delawalla
Email: adelawalla@dekalbcountyga.gov
Board Member
Candace Rodgers
Email: crodgers@dekalbcountyga.gov
William T. Clark
Alternate Board Member
William T. Clark
Appointed by House Delegation; term ends 12/2021
David Moskowitz
Board Member - Vice Chair
David Moskowitz
Email: dmoskowitz@dekalbcountyga.gov
Nadine Sabir Ali
Board Member
Nadine Sabir Ali
Email: nadineali1@dekalbcountyga.gov
Rosa D. Waymon
Board Member
Rosa D. Waymon
Appointed by House Delegation; term ends 12/2023
Candace N. Walker
Board Member
Candace N. Walker
Appointed by County Clerk; terms ends 12/2021

Who is the Ethics Officer?

The Board appoints an Ethics Officer who must be an attorney with no involvement in DeKalb County politics. The Ethics Officer can serve up to 6 years.

The Ethics Officer is charged with:

  • Educating and training all County officials and employees on awareness with ethical issues and compliance with the Ethics Code
  • Investigating and bringing compliance actions to the Board either by third party complaint or the Ethics Officer’s own investigation
  • Administering a hotline for receipt of anonymous complaints and acting upon such complaints
  • Reporting annually on the activities of the Ethics Office and the state of DeKalb Ethics

Ethics Office Staff

Stacey Kalberman
Ethics Officer
Stacey Kalberman
Email: skalberman@dekalbcountyga.gov Ethics Officer BioStacey Kalberman Ms. Kalberman spent the first 20 years of her career as a regulatory...
LaTonya Nix Wiley
Deputy Ethics Officer
LaTonya Nix Wiley
LaTonya Wiley spent a decade working in the public sector.  She served as the Chief Legal Officer for the 7th largest county in Georgia where she...
Kristin Rodgers
Ethics Administrator
Kristin Rodgers
Email: kwrodgers@dekalbcountyga.gov Kristin Rodgers, CCC Ethics Administrator Kristin Rodgers is an experienced government professional, with a...

Outside Counsel