Leadership


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


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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 

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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 

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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
Co-Chair
 

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 

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Volunteer Coordinator Co-Chair 

 

 

Kymberlee Franklin Estis 
Senior Director of Development 
Junior Achievement of Georgia 

 


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


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

 PHOTO- Marissa Greider
Member Recruitment & Retention
Chair


Marissa Greider
Director of Development 

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities 

 

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Program Committee Co-Chair 

Meghan Hauser 

Director of Foundation Relations 
University of Georgia 

 


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Volunteer Coordinator
Co-Chair
 

Rachel Jorgensen 
Director of Development Operations 
The Atlanta Opera 
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Young Professionals Co-Chair 

 

 

 

William Keene 
Manager of Individual Giving 
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra  

 
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New Member Chair 


Shelese Lane 

Director of Foundation Relations 
Georgia Institute of Technology 

 

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Communications Co-Chair,
Social Media 

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

Advocacy, Policy & Ethics
Co-Chair 

Hughes Miller
Assistant Director of Corporate Relations
Emory University 

PHOTO- Trina Olidge

Advocacy, Policy & Ethics 
Co-Chair 

 

Trina Olidge
Director of Gift Planning 
Georgia Institute of Technology  

 

 
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Veterans in the Profession Co-Chair 

 

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


 


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



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Veterans in the Profession Co-Chair 

Alisa Smallwood, CFRE
Vice President for Development 
Grady Health Foundation 



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Communications Co-Chair, Website 

James Tyson 
Annual Fund Manager 
The Atlanta Opera 



PHOTO- Danielle Wilkes
Philanthropy in the Classroom
Co-Chair
   

 

Danielle Wilkes
Director of Corporate Relations
Junior Achievement of Georgia