Our leadership team of Beth Howell, (from left), President and CEO; Karen Bailey, chair of the Board of Directors;
and Andrew Jung, vice chair of the Board of Directors

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

President and CEO, Beth Howell

Beth Howell

President & CEO

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 a new Ronald McDonald House Care Mobile, a 2020 Strategy and will continue to grow in 2018.

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.

Karen Bailey, Chair*
Retired, Vice President, National Accounts, Food Services Solutions, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Andrew “Andy” W. Jung, Vice Chair*
Vice President and Co-Director of Research/Portfolio Manager

Richard L. Sparkmon, Treasurer*
Retired, Sparkmon & Associates

James “Jim” Bria*
Finance Director, Georgia/Alabama District, Trane-Ingersoll-Rand

Jeremy Bryant
Regional Vice President – Southeast United Healthcare, National Accounts

Helen Carlos
Community Volunteer

John Christian
President/Owner, TRUE Staffing Inc.

Richard “Rich” A. DeAugustinis
Vice-President, McDonald’s Division Worldwide, The Coca-Cola Company

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

William “Bill” F. Donahue
Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Paper

Dave Fine
Vice President of Sales and Distribution, Cricket Wireless

Brian Fuller
Advisor, Anne Tumlinson Innovations

Mark Gibson*
Assistant Vice President-Credit and Risk Management, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Chris Hall
Chef & Partner, Local Three Restaurant

Lynn Messer Hawkins
McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Messer and Messer LLC

Grace Huang
Senior Vice President Inventory Services, Manheim Cox Automotive

Raje Kantamneni
Nike – Global Procurement

Thomas “Tom” H. Kirbo*
President, SK Commercial Realty LLC

Miriam Lewis
Principal Consultant, Human Resources-Global Solutions, The Clorox Company

Christopher “Chris” W. Marinac*
CFA, Managing Principal and Director of Research, FIG Partners LLC

Cindy Nofi
Client Advisor, SunTrust Private Wealth Management, SunTrust Advisory Services Inc.

 J.M. Owens*
Retired, President, Bound South Inc., McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Lisa Pilger
Executive Vice President, Resource Group Director, Media Brokers International

Muriel Powell
President, Golden Partners LLC, McDonald’s Owner/Operator

Matthew “Matt” D. Richardson, Legal Counsel
Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

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

Pam Storm
Founder, Rent Marketplace

John Strom
Senior Vice President, Georgia-Pacific Professional

John V. Tamasi
McDonald’s Owner/Operator, JVT Enterprises

Robert “Rob” H. Turner III
Founding Member, InTown Legal

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

Wyatt J. Whaley
Senior Vice President, Quality One Wireless

S. “Cliff” Clifton Willimon, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Children’s Orthopedics of Atlanta

* Denotes Executive Committee Members

Michael McCool, Chair*
Financial Advisor, Consolidated Planning Corporation Advisors  

Bradley “Brad” Alford
Principal, Alpha Capital Management

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. 

Christopher “Chris” Chelette
Vice President, Planning, Design & Construction, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 

Ellen Cohen Laddin
Community Volunteer       

Ashley Edmonds
Founder & CEO, Smartsy LLC  

Sherry Farrugia
Managing Director, Health Research Partnerships, Director, Georgia Institute of Technology & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Partnership, Health IT Strategic Partners Officer

Joshua “Josh” J. Gregory
Vice President, Principal, Colliers International

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

Melissa Jeska
Managing Partner/Client Relations, Jab Tek

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

Janet Lathrop
Chief of Staff, Arthur M. Blank Family of Businesses

Brian P. Matthews
Account Executive, Comcast Spotlight

Alicia McCabe
CPG Digital Core, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

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

Craig Miller
President/Executive Director, Craig Miller Productions Inc.

Brooks Morris
Vice President, Cresa Atlanta

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

Travis Parker
Customer Sales Executive, Eastern U.S. Foodservice, The Hershey Company

Michael “Mike” J. Slocum
Retired, The Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s Division Worldwide

Ashley Summers
Senior Brand + Innovation Manager, The Coca-Cola Company, The McDonald’s Division

Lisa Ward
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Core5 Industrial Partners

Reed Weigle
Operations Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie LLC      

Barbara Wheeler, PMP, ACC
Senior Program Management Principal, North Highland 

Michael Young
Region Director, The Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s Division Worldwide

Beth Howell
President & CEO

Kimberly Nuckols
Vice President of Administration

Kim Cunningham
Vice President of Operations

Melinda Kelleher
Vice President of Development

Carrie A. Bowden
Marketing & Communications Director

Marissa Greider
Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Justin Littlefield
Director of House Operations

Caroline Tate
Director of Special Events

Wendy Reiser Cromwell
Digital Marketing Manager

Trisha Thompson
Special Events Coordinator

Laura Pichan
Manager of Individual Giving

Katie Thompson
Database Coordinator

Catherine Stapleton
Administrative Coordinator

Jessica Perez
Volunteer Services Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Kelsey McCullough
Volunteer Services Manager
Our House near Egleston

April Clark
Family Support Services Manager

Sarah Sayles
House Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Scott Mills
Evening Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Darren Adkins
Night Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Kattie Williams
House Manager
Our House near Egleston

Dee Dee Ebert
Evening Manager
Our House near Egleston

Jauhn Crawley
Night Manager
Our House near Egleston

Jamesse W. Barbine
Family Room Coordinator

Cori Weatherford
Relief Manager

Weekend Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Weekend Manager
Our House near Egleston