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

George Lott George Lott
Senior Vice President,
Global Product Management,


Grace HuangGrace Huang,
Vice Chair

President, Manheim, Inventory Solutions Group
Cox Automative

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

Helen S. Carlos, Secretary
and Vice ChairHelen Carlos
Community Volunteer

Mike McCoolMichael McCool, CFP® and CIMA®
Financial Adviser
Consolidate Planning Company
Caroline Bielan Caroline 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 DJ Mitchell
McDonald’s Owner/Operator
Lori Mahoney BrooksLori Brooks
Director and
Leadership Advisor,
The Siegfried Group
Cindy Nofi 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, TreasurerLindsey Pierce
Antares Group Inc.

John ChristianJohn Christian
TRUE Staffing Inc.

Muriel Powell Muriel Powell
Golden Partners LLC,

McDonald’s Owner/Operator

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

Marietta Rodriguez
Owner Operator

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

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

Brian Fuller Brian Fuller
Integrated Care Solutions

Sumita Shetty
Global Head of Diversity
& Inclusion

Goodyear Tire &
Rubber Company

Greer Gallagher Greer Gallagher
Vice President,
Holder Construction Company

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

Lynn Messer Hawkins Lynn Messer Hawkins
Messer and Messer LLC

Sharlene Smith Sharlene Smith
Nash Smith, Inc. dba Healthsource Chiropractic

Rena Holland
Global Head, Corporate Functions
and HR Capability (Retired)
The Coca-Cola Company
Cory Stewart Cory Stewart
Chief Executive Officer
Cookerly Public Relations
Baron Jordan
Chief Product Officer,
Supply Chain
CONA Services LLC
A Coca-Cola System
IT Services Company

John Strom John Strom
Senior Vice President,
Georgia-Pacific Professional

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



Brian WaldmanBrian Waldman
Executive Vice President
Peachtree Hotel Group

Ken Kupke, M.D. Ken Kupke
Northside Hospital and
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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

Monique Lee
New York Life Insurance Co.

Wyatt WhaleyWyatt J. Whaley
Senior Vice President,
Quality One Wireless
David Jon Lerner
Ascent CPA Group LLC



Our Advisory Council

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

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

Patricia “Trisha” Addicks
Community Volunteer

Destinie Ames
Manager of Franchisee Engagement, Focus Brands

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

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

Ellen Cohen Laddin
Community Volunteer

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

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

Hayden Messer
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Patrick McGuire
Agent, CAA-GBG

Brooks Morris
Vice President, Cresa Atlanta 

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

Patrick NeSmith
Managing Director, Protivitt

Morgan Reynolds
Corporate Real Estate Advisor, Colliers International

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

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

Matt Strumph
Associate, Alston & Bird LLP

Carmen Titelman
Executive Director of Coding & Compliance, Piedmont Healthcare

Sean Tobin
Vice President, Janney Montgomery Scott

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

Carrie A. Bowden, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

Jessica Burnham, Director of Special Events

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, 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

Brie Bergman, Digital Marketing 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

Meredith Gray, Manager of Individual Giving

Shan Hayes, Manager of Individual Giving

Alicia Hines, Administrative Coordinator

Erin Maicon, Database Coordinator

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

Blakely Willard, 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

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