Staff and Board






Board of Directors

Susan E. Neugent, Chair

President Emeritus | Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Sachin Varghese, Vice Chair

Attorney | Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP

James McCoy, Treasurer

President and CEO | Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce

Teresa Tomlinson, Secretary​

Former Mayor of Columbus, GA; Partner | Hall Smith Booth

Thomas Boller​

Retired | Stateside Investment

Hayden E. Brooks​

Director of Talent and Senior Consultant | Purpose Possible

Carla Cartwright

Director of Client Services | AKQA

Dr. Maria Carstarphen

Senior Scientist | Gallup

Robiaun Charles

Founding Partner and Senior Consultant | ECG

Flora Devine

Chief Legal Affairs Officer | Savannah State University

Ann Duffy

Senior Consultant | Education First

Lois Frank

Former Director | Mazon

Norelie Garcia

AVP – Next Generation Marketing | AT&T Marketing & Growth

Charles Johnson

Retired | General Counsel, VP of External Affairs | Tuskegee University

Yasmine Murray

Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary | H.J. Russell & Company

Maria del "Rosario" Palacios

Co-Founder | GA Familias Unidas 

Robert Sills

Corporate Counsel | Amazon

Jim Stokes

Retired | Alston & Bird

David Sjoquist

Professor | Georgia State University

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