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
for more information. 

Presidents & VP's

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Juanita Sheppard
Senior Associate Director, Foundation Relations 
Emory University
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Greg Cole, CFRE 
Executive Director
Emmaus House 
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Melinda Kelleher
Vice President of Development 
Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities 
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Sarah Embro

Executive Director
The ALS Association of Georgia 
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Sarah Richardson 
Development Director 
Wellspring Living 
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Alicea Glover 

Communications Strategist
WellStar Foundation
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Christian Murphy
Director of Strategic Philanthropy  
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta 
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Collins Desselle
Grants Manager
Alliance Theatre 
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Lindsey Hardegree
Executive Director
Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle & North Georgia 
Chairs & Co-Chairs
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Angela Ballantyne 
Associate Campaign Director 
Coxe Curry & Associates 
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Jeffrey Brown 
Vice President of Development & Marketing 

Partnership Against Domestic Violence 
Cenzalli.jpg Philanthropy in the Classroom Co-Chair

Mary Ellen Cenzalli

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Young Professionals Co-Chair
Jonathan Coe
Regional Grants Manager
Mercy Housing Southeast 

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Rachel Ezzo, CFRE 
Director of Development 
College of Arts & Sciences 
Georgia State University 
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Terrica Ganzy
Development Director 
Southern Center for Human Rights 
Maryum_Gibson.jpg National Philanthropy Day Chair
Maryum Gibson, CFRE 

President & CEO  
Scottdale Early Learning, Inc. 
Greider.jpg Member Recruitment & Retention Chair
Marissa Greider
Senior Director of Major & Planned Gifts 

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities 
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Meghan Hauser 

Director of Foundation Relations 
University of Georgia 
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Volunteer Coordinator Chair
Rachel Jorgensen 
Director of Advancement & Alumni Services 
Emory University  

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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 

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Advocacy, Policy & Ethics Chair 
Trina Olidge

Director of Gift Planning 
Georgia Institute of Technology  

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Toni Paz, CFRE 

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Greg Sims
Senior Manager of Individual Giving
Atlanta Community Food Bank 
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Alisa Smallwood, CFRE
Vice President for Development 
Grady Health Foundation 

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James Tyson 
Manager of Major Gifts
Atlanta Community Food Bank 

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Danielle Wilkes
Director of Corporate Relations
Junior Achievement of Georgia