Our leadership team of Andy Jung, Vice Chair (from left); Karen Bailey, Chair; Beth Howell, President & CEO; Mark Gibson, Co-Vice Chair

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 of Foodservice Global Accounts, Georgia-Pacific Corporation 

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

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

Caroline Bielan
Senior Credit Officer, Synovus Bank

James “Jim” Bria*
Regional Finance Leader of the Southeast Region US, Trane-Ingersoll-Rand

Lori Mahoney Brooks
Director, The Siegfried Group

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

Helen S. Carlos
Community Volunteer

John Christian
President/Owner, TRUE Staffing Inc.

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

Eddy Elguezabal
President/General Manager, Univision

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

Dave Fine
Vice President of Sales and Distribution, Cricket Wireless

Brian Fuller
CEO, Integrated Care Solutions

Greer Gallaher
Vice President, Holder Construction Company

Anthony Greenwood Jr.
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

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

Baron Jordan
Vice President, Sales Operations Solutions, CONA Services LLC

Raje Kantamneni
Nike – Global Procurement

Ken Kupke, MD
Neonatologist, Northside Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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

David Jon Lerner
Partner, Ascent CPA Group, LLC

George Lott
Senior Vice President, Global Product Management, Equifax

Steve Maloof
Principal/Partner, Tanner, Ballew and Maloof, Inc. 

Christopher “Chris” W. Marinac*
Director of Research, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Jeff Mills
Retired Vice President of Finance, Enterprise Holdings

D.J. Mitchell III
McDonald’s Owner/Operator

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

Lindsey M. Pierce
President, Golden Partners, LLC

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

Dr. Dan Salinas
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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

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

John Strom
Senior Vice President, Georgia-Pacific Professional

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

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

Wyatt J. Whaley
Senior Vice President, Quality One Wireless

Barbara D. Wheeler, PCC
Associate Vice President, North Highland

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

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

Melissa Jeska
Managing Partner/Client Relations, Jab Tek

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

Brian P. Matthews
Account Executive, Comcast Spotlight

Alicia McCabe
CPG Digital Core, Georgia-Pacific Corporation

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

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

Todd Redmon
Partner, Prophet

Kurt Schuettinger
Bates & Bates LLC

Mayson Spellman
Director, The Coca-Cola Company, AMC Theaters Division

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

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

Brian Waldman
Executive Vice President, Peachtree Hotel Group

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 

Terri Wiggins
Vice President for Community Impact, American Heart Association

Beth Howell
President & CEO

Kim Cunningham
Vice President of Operations

Kimberly Nuckols
Vice President of Administration

Stephanie Block
Senior Director of Special Events

Carrie A. Bowden
Marketing & Communications Director

Marissa Greider
Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Justin Littlefield
Director of House Operations

Kathleen Thomas
Director of Finance

Darren Adkins
Night Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Sherma Brooks
Evening Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Jamesse W. Barbine
Family Room Coordinator

April Clark
Director of Family and Volunteer Services

Wendy Reiser Cromwell
Digital Marketing Manager

Kelly D’Adam
Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager

Dee Dee Ebert
Volunteer Services Manager
Our House near Egleston

Matthew Eldridge
Evening Manager
Our House near Egleston

Rachel Emrich
Special Events Coordinator

Dee Dee Ebert
Volunteer Services Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Laura Pichan
Manager of Individual Giving

James Savage
Facilities Manager

Sarah Sayles
House Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Catherine Stapleton
Administrative Coordinator

Katie Thompson
Database Coordinator

Tim Tyson
Facilities Assistant

Cori Weatherford
Relief Manager

Kattie Williams
House Manager
Our House near Egleston

Weekend Manager
Our House near Scottish Rite

Weekend Manager
Our House near Egleston