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AFP GA, Greater Atlanta Chapter: 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 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 & Communications
Kate's Club 
 PHOTO - Christian Murphy VP Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access   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 
The Cottage School 
PHOTO- Jonathan Coe

Volunteer Coordinator

Jonathan Coe
Regional Grants Manager
Mercy Housing Southeast 

Marian Dickson - Updated Photo
Program Committee
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


Chris Ferguson


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

Collins Goss
Grants Manager

Alliance Theatre
 PHOTO- Marissa Greider Member Recruitment & Retention Co-Chair

Marissa Greider
Director of Development 

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities 

 PHOTO - Allison Hood Communications

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 Co-Chair 

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
Senior Director of Development
Georgia State University  


 PHOTO- Brian Scales Sponsorship Co-Chair 


Brian P. Scales, CFRE 
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 

PHOTO - Dawn Stark

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