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Who We Are

Advisory Council

Jack Gilbert

Advisory Council Chair
Retired fundraising/org. development professional; worked with Emory, Fund for Theological Education, the Trust for Public Land, and Piedmont Healthcare

Claire Bartlett

Former Wachovia executive; Former international sales director & consultant; Political/Christian activist

Morcease Beasley

Interim Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning

Robert Boas

Retired Senior Litigation, Counsel for The Coca Cola Company; Founding Board member RRISA; Former Operations Manager for the International Community School

Connie Bryans

Global Village Project board member

Gareth Clarke

Senior officer, medical device companies and consultancies; Founding RRISA Board Member; CEO IrriMax Corp.

Judy Clements

Former RRISA Board Chair

Marcia Coward

Family Engagement Liaison, School Leadership and Operational Support, DeKalb County School District

Heather Fenton

Retired community activist & strategist; Founding RRISA Board Member

Linda Gabbard

Founding RRISA Board Member; Marketing Executive, Nordson Corporation; Group Chair, Vistage International

Patti Garrett

City Council, City of Decatur; Professor of Nutrition, Georgia State University

Dick James

Commercial apartment owner and manager

Susan Mittleman

Freelance journalist

Sam Moss

Director of Finance, East Lake Foundation; Former Wachovia executive; Former Managing Director, Gray Ghost Ventures

Ellen Ott Marshall

Professor at Emory’s Candler School of Theology

Ken Reichel

Partner, Deloitte Tax LLP

David Ross

Attorney, former Partner, Powell Goldstein; Founding member and former chair, RRISA board

Dr. Lillian Shapiro

OB/GYN, Peachtree Women’s Specialist, P.C.

Ken Stewart

Attorney; Senior Advisor, Industry Strategy, Georgia Tech; former executive, Georgia Pacific; former Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Hank Woolard

U. S. Air Force, retired; Refugee Program Coordinator, Oak Grove Methodist Church


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