2018 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 Melinda Kelleher at melinda.kelleher@armhc.org for more information.

2018 Executive Committee

Melinda Kelleher - BIO President Melinda Kelleher
Vice President of Development 

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities 

PHOTO- Juanita Sheppard President-Elect  Juanita Sheppard
Associate Director, Foundation Relations 
Emory University 
PHOTO - Jamie Tobias Past President  Jamie Tobias, CFRE
Gift Planning Officer
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta 
 PHOTO- Meghan Hauser Treasurer  Meghan Hauser 
Director of Foundation Relations
University of Georgia 
PHOTO - Shelly Manuel VP Administration / 
Special Initiatives 
Shelly Manuel, CFRE
Director of Advancement
The Walker School 
PHOTO - Rachel Ezzo VP Communications Rachel Ezzo, CFRE
Director of Development
College of Arts & Sciences 

Georgia State University  
PHOTO - Christian Murphy VP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity
& Access (IDEA)
Christian Murphy
Major Gifts & Planned Giving Manager 
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta 
PHOTO - Molly Shepherd VP Education  Molly Shepherd 
Associate Director of Development 
Goizueta Business School 
Emory University 
PHOTO - Lindsey Hardegree VP Membership Services  Lindsey Hardegree
Executive Director
Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle
& North Georgia 


2018 Board of Directors

 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

Volunteer Coordinator Co-Chair

Jonathan Coe
Regional Grants Manager
Mercy Housing Southeast 

Marian Dickson - Updated Photo Program Committee Co-Chair  Marian Dickson 
Senior Associate Director
Development, Major Gifts

The Carter Center 
PHOTO - Sarah Embro National Philanthropy Day Chair



Sarah Embro
Executive Director
The ALS Association Georgia Chapter


PHOTO - Chris Ferguson

Young Professionals Co-Chair



Chris Ferguson
Development Manager 
Midtown Assistance Center 


PHOTO- Terrica Ganzy 2 Mentoring Co-Chair  Terrica Ganzy
Development Director 
Southern Center for Human Rights 
PHOTO - Collins Goss Young Professionals Co-Chair  Collins Desselle
Grants Manager

Alliance Theatre
 PHOTO- Marissa Greider Member Recruitment & Retention

Marissa Greider
Director of Development 

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities 

 PHOTO - Allison Hood Communications Co-Chair

Allison Hood

Development & Outreach Director
VOX Teen Communications 

PHOTO - Deborah Marshall

Veterans in the Profession

Deborah Marshall
Major Gifts Officer
The Salvation Army 
PHOTO - Del Martin



Veterans in the Profession




Del Martin, CFRE
DEL-ux Consulting Group 

 Lauren McCarthy Photo - 2018

Philanthropy in the Classroom

Lauren McCarthy



 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 Development, Planned Giving
Georgia Institute of Technology  


 PHOTO- Brian Scales Sponsorship Co-Chair 


Brian P. Scales
Vice President of Development & Communications
Murphy-Harpst Children's Centers  


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


New Member Chair 

Dawn M. Stark, CFRE 
Director of Advancement
Cathedral of Christ the King
& Christ the King School 

PHOTO- Danielle Wilkes Strategic Initiatives Lead   


Danielle Wilkes
Director of Corporate Relations
Junior Achievement of Georgia   

PHOTO- Cristel Williams

Volunteer Coordinator 

Cristel Williams
Director of Development 
Westside Future Fund