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.

Our Board of Directors

Helen S. Carlos, Chair
Community Volunteer
George Lott
Senior Vice President,
Global Product Management,


Mike McCoolMichael McCool, CFP® and CIMA®,
Vice Chair and Secretary
Financial Adviser
Consolidate Planning Company

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

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

Sandy MencherSandy Mencher
Senior Vice President,
Finance & Accounting

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

Rachel Mitchell
Cristo LLC
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Caroline BielanCaroline Bielan
Regional Senior
Credit Officer,
Synovus Bank
Luke Muller Luke Muller
McDonald’s Owner/Operator
Muller Management
James Bria
Regional Finance Leader,
Southeast U.S.,
Trane Commercial
HVAC North America
Cindy Nofi
Senior Vice President,
Client Advisor,
SunTrust Private
Wealth Management
John ChristianJohn Christian
TRUE Staffing Inc.
Lindsey M. Pierce, Treasurer
Antares Group Inc.

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

Muriel Powell
Golden Partners LLC,

McDonald’s Owner/Operator
Anthony Greenwood Jr.
McDonald’s Owner/Operator
Marietta RodriguezMarietta Rodriguez
McDonald’s Owner Operator
Brian FullerBrian Fuller,
Integrated Care Solutions
Steve SimmonsSteven Simmons
VP, Finance, McDonald’s Division
The Coca-Cola Company
Rena HollandRena Holland
Global Head, Corporate Functions
and HR Capability (Retired)
The Coca-Cola Company
Cory Stewart
Chief Executive Officer
Cookerly Public Relations

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

John Strom John Strom
Senior Vice President,
Georgia-Pacific Professional
Baron Jordan
Chief Product Officer,
Supply Chain
CONA Services LLC
A Coca-Cola System
IT Services Company

Brian WaldmanBrian Waldman
Executive Vice President
Peachtree Hotel Group

Raje Kantamneni
Senior Director of Global Procurement,

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

Our Advisory Council

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

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

Patricia “Trisha” Addicks
Community Volunteer

Ali Elnaamani
Managing Director, Burns & McDonnell

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

Brian Jungles
Account Director, Adobe

Ellen Cohen Laddin
Community Volunteer

Hayden Messer
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Alicia McCabe
CPG Digital Core, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Patrick McGuire
Agent, CAA-GBG

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

Bob Ward
Senior Vice President, Principal, Colliers International

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

Akeyla Charleston, Director of Human Resources

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

Alissa Scherb, Director of Impact and Stewardship

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

Mekayla Davis, Family Room Coordinator

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

PJ Karl, Program Operations Manager

Erin Maicon, Database Coordinator

Todd Myrick, IT Project Manager

Cory Pagan, Assistant Culinary Manager

Sarah Parrish, Manager of Volunteer Services

Bart Smith, Facilities Coordinator

Christina Austin Smith, Volunteer Services Coordinator

Ashley Stocks, Administrative Assistant/Office Coordinator

Marisa Stout, Manager of Special Events and Community Engagement

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