Our Leadership

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

Tracey Atwater, President & CEOTracey B. Atwater, CFRE, FCEP, joined Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities as President & CEO on July 31. She has served the Atlanta nonprofit community for more than 30 years. Most recently, she led LiveSafe Resources, a 24/7 social services agency based in Marietta, focused on serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Tracey began her career at the High Museum of Art, and then moved into healthcare joining Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In her role as Vice President, she led a capital campaign raising more than $200 million to fund facility expansions and program endowments. Tracey then served as President of the WellStar Foundation followed by a stint serving as a consultant assisting nonprofit organizations nationwide.

Read Tracey’s full bio.

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

Our Board of Directors

Grace HuangGrace Huang, Chair
President, Manheim,
Inventory Solutions Group
Cox Automotive
Ken Kupke, M.D.
Northside Hospital and
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Helen S. Carlos, Vice Chair
Community Volunteer

David Jon Lerner
Ascent CPA Group LLC

Brian FullerBrian Fuller,
Vice Chair and Secretary
Integrated Care Solutions

George Lott
Senior Vice President,
Global Product Management,

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

Christopher W. Marinac
Director of Research,
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Pat BelinskiPat Belinski
Vice President,
Sales & Strategic Customer Initiatives,
The McDonald’s Division
The Coca-Cola Company
Mike McCoolMichael McCool, CFP® and CIMA®
Financial Adviser
Consolidate Planning Company
Caroline BielanCaroline Bielan
Regional Senior
Credit Officer,
Synovus Bank
Sandy MencherSandy Mencher
Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Cox Communications
James Bria
Regional Finance Leader,
Southeast U.S.,
Trane Commercial
HVAC North America
D.J. Mitchell III
Cristo LLC
McDonald’s Owner/Operator
Lori BrooksLori Mahoney Brooks
Director and
Leadership Advisor,
The Siegfried Group

Cindy Nofi
Senior Vice President,
Client Advisor,
SunTrust Private
Wealth Management
Jeremy BryantJeremy Bryant
Regional Vice President, Southeast United Healthcare,
National Accounts
Lindsey M. Pierce, Treasurer
Antares Group Inc.
John ChristianJohn Christian
TRUE Staffing Inc.
Muriel Powell
Golden Partners LLC,

McDonald’s Owner/Operator
Tyler CourtneyTyler Courtney
Senior Vice President,
Office Tenant
Representation Lead,
Cushman & Wakefield

Marietta RodriguezMarietta Rodriguez
McDonald’s Owner Operator

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

Sumita ShettySumita Shetty
Global Head of Diversity
& Inclusion
Goodyear Tire &
Rubber Company

Greer Gallagher
Vice President,
Holder Construction Company

Steve SimmonsSteven Simmons
VP, Finance, McDonald’s Division
The Coca-Cola Company

Anthony Greenwood Jr.
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Sharlene Smith
Nash Smith, Inc. dba Healthsource Chiropractic
Lynn Messer Hawkins
Messer and Messer LLC

Cory Stewart
Chief Executive Officer
Cookerly Public Relations

Rena HollandRena Holland
Global Head, Corporate Functions
and HR Capability (Retired)
The Coca-Cola Company
John Strom John Strom
Senior Vice President,
Georgia-Pacific Professional

Sam HosokawaSam Hosokawa
Director and
Vice President, Patient Experience,
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Brian WaldmanBrian Waldman
Executive Vice President
Peachtree Hotel Group

Baron Jordan
Chief Product Officer,
Supply Chain
CONA Services LLC
A Coca-Cola System
IT Services Company

Bob WardRobert L. Ward Jr.
Senior Vice President,
Principal, Atlanta Office Services Group,
Colliers International

Raje Kantamneni
Nike-Global Procurement
Senior Director of Technology & Services

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

Our Advisory Council

Alicia McCabe, Chair
CPG Digital Core, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Destinie Ames, Vice Chair
Vice Chair, Executive Assistant to to the CEO and Chief-of-Staff, Smalls Sliders

Patricia “Trisha” Addicks
Community Volunteer

Ali Elnaamani
Managing Director, Burns & McDonnell

Mark Gibson
Vice President of Central Bank Services, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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

Paxton Herrin
Senior Project Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie

Sandy Holton
Senior Director Real Estate Transactions & Projects, Equifax

Mark Hunt
President/CEO, Spiritus Healthcare Consulting                                     

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

Robert Marmorato
Assistant VP, Portfolio Management Associate, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management

Hayden Messer
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Patrick McGuire
Agent, CAA-GBG

Brooks Morris
Vice President, Cresa Atlanta 

James N. Nelson III, CFA
Head of North American Product Management & Pricing, Invesco

Patrick NeSmith
Managing Director, Protivitt

O’Shea Guillory
Alumni Family

Melissa Schuermann
Vice President, Internal Medicine and Executive Administrator, Clinical Affairs and Administration, Department of Medicine, Emory University/Emory Healthcare

Kurt Schuettinger
Partner, Bates & Bates LLC

Morgan Smith
Principal, Smith Street Capital

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

Matt Strumph
Senior Associate, Alston & Bird LLP

Carmen Titelman
Executive Director of Coding & Compliance, Piedmont Healthcare

Sean Tobin
Vice President, Janney Montgomery Scott

Reed Weigle
Regional VP & Division Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Terri Wiggins
Vice President, Community Impact, American Heart Association

Our Staff

Tracey B. Atwater, President & CEO

Kim Cunningham, Vice President of Operations

Carrie A. Bowden, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

Jessica Burnham, Director of Special Events

April Clark, Director of Family and Volunteer Services

Marissa Greider, Senior Director of Philanthropy

Lisa F. Kennedy, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

Justin Littlefield, Senior Director of Operations

Mary Howell, Director of Finance

LaTreva Adams, House Manager, Our House near Scottish Rite

Darren Adkins, Night Manager, Our House near Scottish Rite

Bridget Barrett, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Brie Bergman, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Nikki Boaz, Program Support Coordinator

Drew Bryant, Facilities Manager

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

Chef Jeff Frehoff, Culinary Manager

Amy Goggins, Manager of Special Events 

Meredith Gray, Manager of Individual Giving

Shan Hayes, Manager of Individual Giving

Erin Maicon, Database Coordinator

Sarah Parrish, Manager of Volunteer Services

Adina Rudisch, Administrative Coordinator

Alissa Scherb, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Bart Smith, Facilities Coordinator

Katie Thompson, Database Manager

Cori Weatherford, Family Services Manager

Kattie Williams, House Manager, Our House near Egleston

Weekend Manager, Our House near Scottish Rite

Weekend Manager, Our House near Egleston

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