Staff

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

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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

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Latasha SutherlandExecutive Assistant to the President

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

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Robert SmulianVice President of Philanthropic Services
Contact Robert Smulian
(404) 588-3191

Rob Smulian oversees the development of the Philanthropic Services Department including a focus on donor services, professional advisor outreach and planned giving programs. Read Robert Smulian's Bio

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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

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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

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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

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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, educational and estate planning services to donors and their families. Read Audrey Jacobs's Bio

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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

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

Staci Lynch is a philanthropic and non-profit sector leader with proven results in communications, relationship development and program implementation. With a passion for elevating the quality of education that is available for all children, she has worked for many years to expand education equity. Read Staci Lynch's Bio

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Leena SidhuGift Planner
Contact Leena Sidhu
(404) 333-0241

Leena Sidhu contributes to development and implementation of The Community Foundation’s comprehensive planned and major giving program. Read Leena Sidhu's Bio

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Wanda WallaceGift Processing Coordinator
Contact Wanda Wallace
(404) 588-3192

Wanda Wallace serves as the liaison between the Philanthropic Services Department and Finance Department with respect to financial issues Read Wanda Wallace's Bio

Community Partnerships

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

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.  Read Lesley Grady's Bio

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Sherrie ClarkExecutive Assistant/Manager of Volunteer Engagement
Contact Sherrie Clark
(404) 588-3181

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

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Alicia ClayProgram Assistant
Contact Alicia Clay
(404) 588-3230

Alicia Clay works on multiple grantmaking projects and initiatives for The Community Foundation, including One Region Atlanta, the Neighborhood Fund and Local Funds.
Read Alicia Clay's Bio

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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

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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

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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

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

Tyronda Minter oversees assigned short-term community initiatives, oversees community development and local grantmaking funds, and guides volunteer advisory committees helping to increase philanthropy in the Foundation’s 23-county service area. Read Tyronda Minter's Bio

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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

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Kathy PalumboDirector of Community Partnerships
Contact Kathy Palumbo
(404) 588-3187

Kathy Palumbo is responsible for the management and oversight of the Foundation’s Common Good Funds, scholarships and other grantmaking programs. Read Kathy Palumbo's Bio

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Josh PhillipsonProgram Associate
Contact Josh Phillipson
(404) 588-3216

Josh Phillipson manages multiple grant and support programs including the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.
Read Josh Phillipson's Bio

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Erin DreilingProgram Associate
Contact Erin Dreiling
(404) 526-1127

Erin Dreiling supports the Foundation’s knowledge management strategy as a part of the Regional Impact team, responsible for increasing the Foundation's presence, knowledge, relationships and impact in the region. Read Erin Dreiling's Bio

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Jasper TannerProgram Officer
Contact Jasper Tanner
(404) 526-1103

Jasper Tanner is responsible for implementation of several assigned community initiatives at the Foundation, including Grants to Green, Local Funds and Healthy Belvedere. Read Jasper Tanner's Bio

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Tene TraylorSenior Program Officer
Contact Tene Traylor
(404) 588-3201

TenéTraylor's manages the Foundation’s growing community building efforts. Primarily, she oversees the Neighborhood Fund, Atlanta AIDS Fund and works directly with Philanthropic Services to match donor interests to community needs Read Tene Traylor's Bio

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

Lita Ugarte Pardi reviews and evaluates grant applications for the Common Good Funds, the Foundation’s broadest discretionary grantmaking program, and manages the Foundation’s work around Nonprofit Effectiveness. Read Lita Ugarte Pardi's Bio

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Rachel ZieleniecProgram Associate
Contact Rachel Zieleniec
(404) 333-0102

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. Read Rachel Zieleniec's Bio

Marketing & Communications

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Kristin DunstanVice President, Marketing & Communications
Contact Kristin Dunstan
(404) 588-3182

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. Read Kristin Dunstan's Bio

Finance & Operations

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Christie BrownVice President of Finance & Operations

Christie Brown is responsible for planning and managing the back-room financial and operational side of the organization to ensure that all departments at The Community Foundation function in an efficient, effective and financially-responsible manner.  Read Christie Brown's Bio

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Ann ChamberlainDirector of Human Resources
Contact Ann Chamberlain
(404) 588-3198

Ann Chamberlain is responsible for developing and implementing Human Resources management practices in the areas of recruiting, staff development and performance, employee relations, compensation and benefits, payroll and Human Resources and management policies. Read Ann Chamberlain's Bio

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Megan Swett is responsible for the strategic oversight of The Community Foundation’s information systems, as well as management of the Foundation’s information resources. Read Megan Swett's Bio

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Ike TalabiAssistant Controller
Contact Ike Talabi
(404) 588-3205

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. Read Ike Talabi's Bio

Highlights

Neighborhood Nexus

Neighborhood Nexus,  a community initiative of The Community Foundation, is preparing to become the “one-stop shop” data source for information on communities in metro Atlanta. Read more about this growing information resource, and how it is helping strengthen the Atlanta region.  

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