Robert Clyatt, a workers’ compensation attorney from Valdosta, Georgia, founded the first Kids’ Chance organization in 1988. Through his work, he had witnessed the life-shattering impact that a serious workplace injury had on the children of those injured, who were now having to fund their own education.
With the assistance of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Georgia Bar, Bob Clyatt incorporated Kids’ Chance, Inc. in Georgia and began raising money to fund educational scholarships.
Kids’ Chance, Inc. began reaching out to other states and assisted them in establishing their own Kids’ Chance organizations. Kids' Chance of America was formed and forty-nine states have organized Kids’ Chance programs that are actively providing need-based scholarships to the families of seriously injured workers, and new organizations are being formed each year.
Our Board of Directors
Robert M. Clyatt, Esq.
Robert M.Clyatt, PC
Founder & Chairman of the Board
Michelle Lutz Hays
Comprehensive Care Group
United Parcel Service
Director of Facilities Management, Waffle House, Inc.
Hon. Carolyn Hall
Chairman, Georgia Board of Workers' (Retired)
Greg S. Dorsey
CPCU, AICCompTrust AGC
Sgt. Fredrick Harper
City of Atlanta
National DCP, LLC
Hon. Jeffrey Kight
Superior Court of Georgia, First District
Joseph Leman, Esq.
Leman Law Firm, PC
Savell & Williams, LLP
GA Board of Workers' Compensation
Lisa Wade, Esq.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP
Randy Rizor, MD
The Physicians Pain & Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia
KCOA Council of State Delegates
Lori Ellwood, RN, ONC
Resurgens Spine Center Director
Richard L. Duhe, M.A., A.P.C.
Mental Health Therapist - Michael C. Hilton, M.D.
Lynda Snyder Smith
Financial & General Operations Coordinator