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 PhilippPresident
Contact Alicia Philipp
(404) 588-3189

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. Read Alicia Philipp's Bio

Latasha SutherlandExecutive Assistant to the President
Contact Latasha Sutherland
(404) 588-3195

Latasha Sutherland is responsible for providing full administrative support to the president, as well as supporting assignments associated with the Board of Directors. Read Latasha Sutherland's Bio

Philanthropic Services

Erin Drury BoornSenior Philanthropic Advisor
Contact Erin Drury Boorn
(404) 588-3188

Erin Drury Boorn works with a portfolio of donor-advised funds helping individuals and families develop through personal philanthropy. Read Erin Drury Boorn's Bio

Christy EckoffDirector of Gift Planning
Contact Christy Eckoff
(404) 588-3183

Christy Butler Eckoff is responsible for developing the strategic direction for and successful implementation of the Foundation’s comprehensive planned and major giving programs.
Read Christy Eckoff's Bio

Evan GreeneDonor Data and Portal Manager
Contact Evan Greene
(678) 244-9282

Evan Greene is responsible for managing and supporting the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta's donor data, portal, and transaction systems. Read Evan Greene's Bio

Angela HunterPhilanthropic Services Associate
Contact Angela Hunter
(404) 588-3212

Angela Hunter is responsible for processing weekly grants and managing endowment funds. Read Angela Hunter's Bio

Audrey JacobsDirector of The Center for Family Philanthropy
Contact Audrey Jacobs
(404) 588-3194

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. Read Audrey Jacobs's Bio

Barrett Coker KriseSenior Philanthropic Advisor
Contact Barrett Coker Krise
(404) 588-3186

Barrett Coker Krise works with individuals and families to reach their philanthropic giving goals. Read Barrett Coker Krise's Bio

Staci LynchPhilanthropic Advisor
Contact Staci Lynch
(678) 244-9254

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. Read Staci Lynch's Bio

Kathleen Varner WagnerPhilanthropic Advisor
Contact Kathleen Varner Wagner
(678) 244-9257

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.  Read Kathleen Varner Wagner's Bio

Wanda WallaceDevelopment Resource Manager
Contact Wanda Wallace
(404) 588-3192

Wanda Wallace is responsible for all aspects of the gift processing system and donor prospect management. Read Wanda Wallace's Bio

Community Partnerships

Lesley GradySenior Vice President, Community
Contact Lesley Grady
(404) 588-3185

Lesley Grady oversees the community work of the Foundation, including grantmaking and scholarships as well as multiple community initiatives and helps connects this work with donors interested in critical community needs.  Read Lesley Grady's Bio

Natasha Battle-EdwardsGrants Manager
Contact Natasha Battle-Edwards
(404) 588-3211

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.  
Read Natasha Battle-Edwards's Bio

Sherrie WoodsExecutive Assistant/Manager of Volunteer Engagement
Contact Sherrie Woods
(404) 588-3181

Sherrie Woods is responsible for the day to day office operations and oversight of the Community Partnerships department. Read Sherrie Woods's Bio

Lisa CreminDirector, Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund
Contact Lisa Cremin
(404) 588-3200

Lisa Cremin oversees a comprehensive program that serves arts organizations by providing financial grants, consulting awards and loans to small and mid-sized organizations. Read Lisa Cremin's Bio

Lauren JeongProgram Associate
Contact Lauren Jeong
(404) 333-0229

Lauren Jeong works on multiple grantmaking projects and initiatives, primarily focusing on scholarships. Read Lauren Jeong's Bio

Jonathan KatzProgram Associate
Contact Jonathan Katz
(404) 588-3216

Jonathan Katz serves as a Program Associate for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. In his role, Jonathan administers several competitive grant making programs including the Metropolitan Atlanta Art Fund, Nonprofit Bridge Loan Fund and the A Place to Perform. Read Jonathan Katz's Bio

Allyssa KiserGrants Assistant
Contact Allyssa Kiser
(404) 526-1110

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. Read Allyssa Kiser's Bio

Kalie LasiterProgram Associate
Contact Kalie Lasiter
(404) 526-1127

Kalie Lasiter works on multiple grantmaking projects and initiatives, including Regional Impact, Grants to Green and the Local Funds. Read Kalie Lasiter's Bio

Tyronda MinterDirector of Regional Impact
Contact Tyronda Minter
(404) 588-3209

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.

Read Tyronda Minter's Bio

Kristina MorrisProgram Officer
Contact Kristina Morris
(404) 588-3213

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.
Read Kristina Morris's Bio

Kathy PalumboDirector of Programs
Contact Kathy Palumbo
(404) 588-3187

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. Read Kathy Palumbo's Bio

Lita Ugarte PardiSenior Program Officer
Contact Lita Ugarte Pardi
(404) 526-1131

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. Read Lita Ugarte Pardi's Bio

Josh PhillipsonProgram Officer
Contact Josh Phillipson
(404) 526-1103

Josh Phillipson manages multiple grant programs, including Grants to Green and the Local Funds. Read Josh Phillipson's Bio

Marketing & Communications

Elyse HammettVice President, Marketing and Communications
Contact Elyse Hammett
(404) 588-3182

Elyse Hammett oversees all marketing and public relations efforts of the organization, with a focus on strategic marketing and communications initiatives for key internal and external audiences. Read Elyse Hammett's Bio

Erin DreilingMarketing and Communications Manager
Contact Erin Dreiling
(404) 588-3207

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. Read Erin Dreiling's Bio

Carolina EndaraMarketing Assistant
Contact Carolina Endara
(678) 244-9279

Carolina Endara is responsible for handling all of the administrative duties of the Marketing & Communications team, including budget processing and detail tracking, assisting with publications and collateral, content development, web and social media site management, among other duties. Read Carolina Endara's Bio

Louise MulherinPublic Relations Manager
Contact Louise Mulherin
(404) 405-1070

Louise Mulherin is the public relations manager for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, responsible for driving awareness of the Community Foundation’s programs, products, services and stories for its various constituents in the public sphere. Read Louise Mulherin's Bio

Finance & Operations

Diana Champ DavisVice-President of Capacity
Contact Diana Champ Davis
(404) 588-3184

Diana Champ Davis oversees all of the financial and operational components of the organization, with a focus on strategic management of the organization’s resources to maximize capacity.  Read Diana Champ Davis's Bio

Chris de LasticChief Accounting and Operating Officer
Contact Chris de Lastic
(678) 244-9256

Chris de Lastic serves as the Chief Accounting & Operating 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. Read Chris de Lastic's Bio

Antoinette MaddoxController
Contact Antoinette Maddox
(404) 588-3204

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. 

Read Antoinette Maddox's Bio

Beverly FooksReceptionist / Assistant to Vice President, Finance
Contact Beverly Fooks
(404) 688-5525

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.

Read Beverly Fooks's Bio

Junior FrancisInvestment Accountant
Contact Junior Francis
(404) 588-3206

Junior Francis is responsible for keeping accurate and timely records for The Foundation Investment Pool accounts. Read Junior Francis's Bio

Brian GrahamAssistant Controller
Contact Brian Graham

Brian Graham is responsible for coordinating the Foundation’s accounting functions by ensuring accurate and timely general ledger activity, period closings and account reconciliations. 
Read Brian Graham's Bio

Kimano HarrisAccounts Payable Clerk
Contact Kimano Harris
(404) 588-3196

In her role, Kimano is responsible for processing all financial outflows of the Foundation in a manner that ensures proper financial controls are maintained, including all operating expense, grant and scholarship payments. Read Kimano Harris's Bio

Mitch HollbergDatabase and Analytics Manager
Contact Mitch Hollberg
(678) 244-9258

Mitch Hollberg is responsible for database administration, and for managing and supporting the data collection, quality, reporting, analysis and security needs of the Community Foundation. Read Mitch Hollberg's Bio

Tia Plunkett-McQueenDirector, Human Resources
Contact Tia Plunkett-McQueen
(404) 588-3198

Tia serves as the director of human resources for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. For over 20 years, Tia has served as a strategic human resources professional and consultant helping nonprofit organizations maximize their human capital. Read Tia Plunkett-McQueen's Bio

Kauthar RahmanOperations Manager
Contact Kauthar Rahman
(678) 244-9255

Kauthar Rahman coordinates the Foundation’s space, infrastructure, equipment and procedures that operationally support the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta in achieving its mission. Read Kauthar Rahman's Bio

Caroline ScottDirector of Investments
Contact Caroline Scott
(404) 333-0114

Caroline Scott oversees the investment holdings of The Community Foundation. She also works closely with Colonial Consulting, investment consultant to the Foundation.
Read Caroline Scott's Bio

Cedric SmithAccountant
Contact Cedric Smith
(404) 588-3224

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. Read Cedric Smith's Bio

Megan SwettDirector of Operational Strategy
Contact Megan Swett
(404) 588-3203

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.

Read Megan Swett's Bio

Ikepo TalabiSenior Investment Accountant
Contact Ikepo Talabi
(404) 588-3205

Ikepo Talabi is responsible for keeping accurate and timely records for Foundation Investment accounts including investment balances and activity, cash management analysis for distribution of assets and capital calls. Read Ikepo Talabi's Bio


2013 Annual Report

Recently released, our 2013 Annual Report is a guide for philanthropists, nonprofits and community leaders interested in improving the quality of life in metro Atlanta. Last year, The Community Foundation distributed more than $134 million in grants and support to nonprofits and received more than $198 million from donors and funders. Click here to view. We hope this report will help you along whatever philanthropic journey you choose to take.
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