Our Leadership

Our leadership and staff are dedicated to keeping families close when it matters most.

Beth Howell

Beth Howell is charged with guiding the Charity and leading its growth. Most recently, Beth led the successful completion of a capital campaign to build a new Ronald McDonald House near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. A visionary leader, Beth has identified additional opportunities to magnify the Charity’s impact. Under her guidance, Atlanta RMHC has launched the Ronald McDonald House Care Mobile, a 2020 Strategy and will continue to grow and adapt to meet the needs of our families during COVID-19 and beyond.

Prior to her tenure at Atlanta RMHC, Beth worked with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for more than two decades.

Read Beth’s full bio.

For an accessible version of this document, contact our marketing director.

Our Board of Directors


Mark GibsonMark Gibson,

Assistant Vice President
Credit and Risk
Federal Reserve
Bank of Atlanta

Monique Lee
New York Life Insurance Co.

Grace HuangGrace Huang,
Vice Chair

President, Manheim, Inventory Solutions Group
Cox Automative

David LernerDavid Jon Lerner,

Ascent CPA Group LLC

Caroline BielanCaroline Bielan
Regional Senior
Credit Officer,
Synovus Bank

George LottGeorge Lott
Senior Vice President,
Global Product Management,

James Bria
Regional Finance Leader,
Southeast U.S.,
Trane Commercial
HVAC North America

Steve MaloofSteve Maloof
Tanner, Ballew and Maloof, Inc.

Lori BrooksLori Mahoney Brooks
Director and
Leadership Advisor,
The Siegfried Group
Christopher MarinacChristopher W. Marinac
Director of Research,
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
Jeremy BryantJeremy Bryant
Regional Vice President, Southeast United Healthcare,
National Accounts
Michael McCool, CFP
Financial Adviser
Consolidate Planning Company
Helen CarlosHelen S. Carlos
Community Volunteer
Jeff MillsJeff Mills
Chief Financial and
Operating Officer

Quest Group Search/
Quest Healthcare Solutions

John ChristianJohn Christian
TRUE Staffing Inc.

DJ MitchellD.J. Mitchell III
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Tyler CourtneyTyler Courtney
Senior Vice President,
Office Tenant
Representation Lead,
Cushman & Wakefield

Cindy NofiCindy Nofi
Senior Vice President,
Client Advisor,
SunTrust Private
Wealth Management

Eddy ElguezabalEddy Elguezabal
President/General Manager,

Lindsey M. PierceLindsey Pierce

Antares Group, Inc.

Vivan de JesusVivian de Jesus
Bayshore Grove Inc.,
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Muriel PowellMuriel Powell
Golden Partners LLC,

McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Brian FullerBrian Fuller
Integrated Care Solutions

Marietta Rodriguez
Owner Operator

Greer GallagherGreer Gallagher
Vice President,
Holder Construction Company

Dan Salinas, M.D.
Chief of Community
Clinical Integration,
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Anthony GreenwoodAnthony Greenwood Jr.
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Sumita Shetty
Global Head of Diversity
& Inclusion

Goodyear Tire &
Rubber Company

Chris HallChris Hall
Chef & Partner,
Local Three Restaurant
Steven Simmons
VP, Finance, McDonald’s Division
The Coca-Cola Company

Lynn Messer HawkinsLynn Messer Hawkins
Messer and Messer LLC

Sharlene SmithSharlene Smith
Nash Smith, Inc. dba Healthsource Chiropractic 

Rena Holland
Global Head, Corporate Functions
and HR Capability (Retired)

The Coca-Cola Company


Cory StewartCory Stewart
Chief Operating Officer
and Senior
Vice President,
Cookerly Public Relations

Bob Hope
President & Co-Founder

John StromJohn Strom
Senior Vice President,
Georgia-Pacific Professional
Baron JordanBaron Jordan
Chief Product Officer,
Supply Chain
CONA Services LLC
A Coca-Cola System
IT Services Company
John TamasiJohn V. Tamasi
McDonald’s Owner/Operator,
JVT Enterprises

“RajeRaje Kantamneni
Nike-Global Procurement
Senior Director of Technology & Services
Bob WardRobert L. Ward Jr.
Senior Vice President,
Principal, Atlanta Office Services Group,
Colliers International
Ken KupkeKen Kupke, M.D.
Northside Hospital and
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Wyatt WhaleyWyatt J. Whaley
Senior Vice President,
Quality One Wireless

Gilles LeclercGilles Leclerc
McDonald’s Division Worldwide,
The Coca-Cola Company

Our Advisory Council

Brian Waldman, Chair
Executive Vice President, Peachtree Hotel Group

Patricia “Trisha” Addicks
Community Volunteer

Bradley “Brad” Alford
Principal, Alpha Capital Management

Fred Andrew
Vice President, Private Banking, Coastal States Bank

Pat Belinski
Vice President, Sales & Strategic Customer Initiatives, The McDonald’s Division, The Coca-Cola Company

Cromwell Baun
First Vice President-Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.

Sherry Farrugia
Interim CEO, Global Center for Medical Innovation

Ann E. Haight, M.D.
Medical Director, Aflac Clinical Research Office, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta        

Wylly Harrison
Senior Project Manager, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Mark Hunt
President/CEO, Spiritus Healthcare Consulting

Cara Jackson
Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Marketing, Cadence Bank                                        

Kate Johnson
Project Consultant, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Eric Josovitz,
Founder & CEO, AdaptCFO

Ellen Cohen Laddin
Community Volunteer

Idean Marvasty
Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Antios Therapeutics

Alicia McCabe
CPG Digital Core, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Patrick McGuire
Agent, CAA-GBG

Brooke McKillop
Vice President, Foodservice Distribution and Grocery/Retail Sales, Georgia-Pacific LLC

Nate Medina
Vice President, Sales Strategy, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Brooks Morris
Vice President, Cresa Atlanta 

James N. Nelson III, CFA
Director, Institutional Product Strategy & Development

Kurt Schuettinger
IP Attorney, Bates & Bates LLC

Heather Stage
U.S. Account Director, The McDonald’s Division, The Coca-Cola Company

Matt Strumph
Associate, Alston & Bird LLP

Frances Thompkins
Director, Community & Stakeholder Relations, Coca-Cola North America

Reed Weigle
Operations Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

Terri Wiggins
Vice President, Community Impact, American Heart Association

Our Staff

Beth Howell
President & CEO

Kim Cunningham
Vice President of Operations

Kimberly Nuckols
Vice President of Administration

Stephanie Block
Senior Director of Special Events and Community Engagement

Carrie A. Bowden
Director of Marketing & Communications

April Clark
Director of Family and Volunteer Services

Courtney Ferencik
Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

Marissa Greider
Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Justin Littlefield
Director of Operations

Kathleen Thomas
Director of Finance

Darren Adkins
Night Manager, Our House near Scottish Rite

Sherma Brooks
Evening Manager, Our House near Scottish Rite

Wendy Reiser Cromwell
Digital Marketing Manager

Jauhn Crawley
Night Manager, Our House near Egleston

Matthew Eldridge
Evening Manager, Our House near Egleston

Meredith Gray
Manager of Individual Giving

Shan Hayes
Manager of Individual Giving

Alicia Hines
Administrative Coordinator

Erin Maicon
Database Coordinator

James Savage
Facilities Manager

Alissa Scherb
Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Katie Thompson
Database Manager

Tim Tyson
Facilities Assistant

Cori Weatherford
Relief Manager

Jamesse W. Webb
Family Room Coordinator

Ansley Wetherington
Volunteer Services and Program Coordinator

Kattie Williams
House Manager, Our House near Egleston

Weekend Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Weekend Manager
Our House near Egleston