2019 Board of Directors

The AFP Greater Atlanta Chapter is led by these volunteer members. One of the best ways to build relationships is to volunteer alongside your colleagues.  If you are interested in serving on a Committee - we welcome your involvement! Please contact Juanita Sheppard at juanita.sheppard@emory.edu for more information.

2019 Presidents & VP's

PHOTO_-_Juanita_Sheppard_.png President Juanita Sheppard
Associate Director, Foundation Relations 
Emory University 

Greg_Cole_Photo_.jpg President-Elect  Greg Cole, CFRE 
Executive Director
Emmaus House 
Past President  Melinda Kelleher
Vice President of Development 

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities 
 PHOTO_-_Sarah_Embro_.jpg Treasurer  Sarah Embro
Executive Director
The ALS Association of Georgia 

VP Administration / 
Special Initiatives 
Sarah Richardson 
Development Director 
Wellspring Living 
PHOTO_-_Alicea_Glover.jpg VP Communications Alicea Glover 
Communications Strategist
WellStar Foundation

PHOTO - Christian Murphy
VP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity
& Access (IDEA)
Christian Murphy
Major Gifts & Planned Giving Manager 
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta 

VP Education  Collins Desselle
Grants Manager
Alliance Theatre 

PHOTO - Lindsey Hardegree
VP Membership Services  Lindsey Hardegree
Executive Director
Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle
& North Georgia 


2019 Chairs & Co-Chairs 

PHOTO_-_Angela_Ballantyne_.jpg Program Committee Co-Chair  Angela Ballantyne 
Associate Campaign Director 
Coxe Curry & Associates 
 PHOTO- Jeffrey Brown Mentoring Co-Chair 

Jeffrey Brown 
Vice President of Development & Marketing 

Partnership Against Domestic Violence 


PHOTO- Mary Ellen Cenzalli
Philanthropy in the Classroom

Mary Ellen Cenzalli
Director of Advancement 
Atlanta Classical Academy

PHOTO- Jonathan Coe

Young Professionals Co-Chair

Jonathan Coe
Regional Grants Manager
Mercy Housing Southeast 

PHOTO-_Rachel_Ezzo.jpg Communications Co-Chair, NPD   Rachel Ezzo, CFRE 
Director of Development 
College of Arts & Sciences 
Georgia State University 

Volunteer Coordinator Co-Chair 



Kymberlee Franklin Estis 
Senior Director of Development 
Junior Achievement of Georgia 


PHOTO- Terrica Ganzy 2
Mentoring Co-Chair  Terrica Ganzy
Development Director 
Southern Center for Human Rights 

National Philanthropy Day Chair  Maryum Gibson, CFRE 
Director of Development 
Scottdale Early Learning, Inc. 

 PHOTO- Marissa Greider
Member Recruitment & Retention

Marissa Greider
Director of Development 

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities 


Program Committee Co-Chair 

Meghan Hauser 

Director of Foundation Relations 
University of Georgia 



Volunteer Coordinator

Rachel Jorgensen 
Director of Development Operations 
The Atlanta Opera 



Young Professionals Co-Chair 




William Keene 
Manager of Individual Giving 
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra  


New Member Chair 

Shelese Lane 

Director of Foundation Relations 
Georgia Institute of Technology 



Communications Co-Chair,
Social Media 

Lindsay Miles 
Director of Digital Communications for Advancement Communications 
Emory University 
 PHOTO- Hughes Miller

Advocacy, Policy & Ethics

Hughes Miller
Assistant Director of Corporate Relations
Emory University 

PHOTO- Trina Olidge

Advocacy, Policy & Ethics 


Trina Olidge
Director of Gift Planning 
Georgia Institute of Technology  


Veterans in the Profession Co-Chair 


Toni Paz, CFRE 
Director, Corporate Philanthropy 
The Woodruff Arts Center  


PHOTO- Greg Sims
Sponsorship Co-Chair  Greg Sims
Senior Manager of Individual Giving
Atlanta Community Food Bank 


Veterans in the Profession Co-Chair 

Alisa Smallwood, CFRE
Vice President for Development 
Grady Health Foundation 

Communications Co-Chair, Website 

James Tyson 
Annual Fund Manager 
The Atlanta Opera 

PHOTO- Danielle Wilkes
Philanthropy in the Classroom


Danielle Wilkes
Director of Corporate Relations
Junior Achievement of Georgia