Our staff is our greatest asset. Made up of a broad and diverse group of individuals, we each bring our own talents, skill sets, knowledge and viewpoints to the table to help improve quality of life in the greater Atlanta region. We are always accessible to you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us directly with questions, ideas or concerns.
Office of the President
Alicia Philipp, President
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Alicia Philipp is president of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc., one of the largest and fastest growing philanthropic service organizations in the country.
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Latasha Sutherland, Executive Assistant to the President
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Latasha Sutherland is responsible for providing full administrative support to the president, as well as supporting assignments associated with the Board of Directors.
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Robert Smulian, Vice President of Philanthropic Services
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Rob Smulian oversees the Foundation’s extensive services to and engagement opportunities for current and prospective donors and professional advisors.
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Erin Drury Boorn, Senior Philanthropic Advisor
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Erin Drury Boorn works with a portfolio of donor-advised funds helping individuals and families develop through personal philanthropy.
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Christy Eckoff, Director of Gift Planning
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Christy Butler Eckoff is responsible for developing the strategic direction for and successful implementation of the Foundation’s comprehensive planned and major giving programs.
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Angela Hunter, Philanthropic Services Associate
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Angela Hunter is responsible for processing weekly grants and managing endowment funds.
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Audrey Jacobs, Director of The Center for Family Philanthropy
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Audrey Jacobs oversees all aspects of The Center for Family Philanthropy and its role providing family-centered grantmaking and educational services to donors and their families.
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Barrett Coker Krise, Senior Philanthropic Advisor
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Barrett Coker Krise works with individuals and families to reach their philanthropic giving goals.
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Staci Lynch, Philanthropic Advisor
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Staci Lynch manages a robust portfolio of donor-advised funds. She is a philanthropic and nonprofit sector leader with proven results in communications, relationship development and program implementation.
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Leena Sidhu Kiber, Gift Planner
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Leena Sidhu Kiber contributes to development and implementation of The Community Foundation’s comprehensive planned and major giving program.
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Kathleen Varner Wagner, Philanthropic Advisor
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Kathleen Varner Wagner serves as Philanthropic Advisor for The Community Foundation. She works as a personal liaison for a portfolio of donors, assisting them in the management of their respective funds, as well as reaching out regularly to develop individual philanthropic strategies for each donor.
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Wanda Wallace, Development Resource Manager
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Wanda Wallace is responsible for all aspects of the gift processing system and donor prospect management.
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Lesley Grady, Senior Vice President of Community Partnerships
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Lesley Grady oversees the Community Partnerships department including grantmaking and scholarships as well as multiple community initiatives and helps connects this work with donors interested in critical community needs.
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Natasha Battle-Edwards, Grants Manager
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Natasha Battle-Edwards is responsible for grants management and administration for the unrestricted and initiative grantmaking programs as well as overseeing the fund management for community initiatives and grantee relations for the Foundation.
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Sherrie Clark, Executive Assistant/Manager of Volunteer Engagement
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Sherrie Clark is responsible for the day to day office operations and oversight of the Community Partnerships department.
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Alicia Clay, Program Assistant
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Alicia Clay works on multiple grantmaking projects and initiatives for The Community Foundation, including One Region Atlanta, the Neighborhood Fund and Local Funds.
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Lisa Cremin, Director, Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund
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Lisa Cremin oversees a comprehensive program that serves arts organizations by providing financial grants, consulting awards and loans to small and mid-sized organizations.
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Allyssa Kiser, Grants Assistant
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Allyssa Kiser is responsible for supporting grants processes and knowledge management, including support for various competitive grantmaking programs, donor-advised fund requests and file maintenance.
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Kalie Lasiter, Program Associate
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Kalie Lasiter works on multiple grantmaking projects and initiatives, including Regional Impact, Grants to Green and the Local Funds.
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Tyronda Minter, Director of Regional Impact
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Tyronda Minter directs a portfolio of community initiatives, oversees grant programs and guides volunteer advisory committees helping to increase philanthropy in the Foundation’s 23-county service area.
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Kristina Morris, Program Officer
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Kristina works on multiple grantmaking projects and initiatives, including the Common Good Funds program, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship and the Managing for Excellence Award. Kristina also manages the Foundation’s Scholarships program.
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Kathy Palumbo, Director of Programs
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Kathy Palumbo is responsible for the management and oversight of the Foundation’s Common Good Funds, AIDS Fund, Civic Engagement Fund, Strategic Restructuring Fund, Managing for Excellence Award, scholarships and other grantmaking programs.
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Lita Ugarte Pardi, Senior Program Officer
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Lita Ugarte Pardi manages the Common Good Funds, the Foundation’s broadest general operating support grantmaking program, the Nonprofit Effectiveness portfolio and the Strategic Restructuring Fund.
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Josh Phillipson, Program Associate
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Josh Phillipson manages multiple grant and support programs including the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.
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Tene Traylor, Senior Program Officer
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Tené Traylor manages the Foundation’s growing community building efforts including the Neighborhood Fund, Ideas Challenge and Neighborhood Summit. She works directly with Philanthropic Services to match donor interests to community needs.
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Rachel Zieleniec, Program Associate
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Rachel Zieleniec coordinates activities for multiple grantmaking projects and initiatives for The Community Foundation, including the Common Good Funds, the Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund, Nonprofit Effectiveness and Strategic Restructuring Fund.
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Marketing & Communications
Kristin Dunstan, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
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Kristin Dunstan oversees the development of the Marketing and Communications department including a focus on strategic marketing and communications initiatives for key internal and external audiences.
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Erin Dreiling, Marketing and Communications Manager
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Erin Dreiling assists with the development and management of all aspects of marketing and communications for The Community Foundation, with a focus on media outreach, online and print marketing, social media and relationship development.
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Finance & Operations
Christie Brown, Vice President of Finance & Operations
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Christie Brown serves as vice president of finance & operations for The Community Foundation. In this role she is responsible for providing financial and operational leadership, ensuring that the Foundation’s goal of organizational excellence is consistently achieved.
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Beverly Fooks, Receptionist / Assistant to Vice President, Finance
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Beverly Fooks is responsible for receiving and directing all calls and inquiries, and assisting all visitors of The Community Foundation, as well as supporting various adminstrative needs of the Finance & Operations department.
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Junior Francis, Investment Accountant
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Junior Francis is responsible for keeping accurate and timely records for The Foundation Investment Pool accounts.
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Chris de Lastic, Chief Accounting & Operations Officer
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Chris de Lastic serves as the Chief Accounting & Operations Officer at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. In this role, he is responsible for managing the Foundation’s accounting, budgeting, tax, human resources, information management and general operations.
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Antoinette Maddox, Controller
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Antoinette Maddox is responsible for managing and directing the monthly condition of the general ledger as a whole, as well as managing the process of distributing the assets of The Foundation to grantees.
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Caroline Scott, Director of Investments
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Caroline Scott oversees the investment holdings of The Community Foundation. She also works closely with Colonial Consulting, investment consultant to the Foundation.
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Cedric Smith, Accountant
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Cedric Smith serves as a Staff Accountant at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. In this role, Cedric is responsible for the monthly reconciliation of all Foundation bank accounts and investment activity.
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Megan Swett, Director of Operational Strategy
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Megan Swett is responsible for the oversight and management of The Community Foundation’s IT resources, information systems, general operational functions, as well as organizational projects including strategic planning and activity based costing analysis.
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Ike Talabi, Assistant Controller
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Ike Talabi is responsible for keeping accurate and timely financial record of non-unitized investment accounts, the foundation checking accounts and the yearly 1099 tax return forms including compliance and transmittal.
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