Board of Directors


Paul Benedict, President
Senior Manager, KPMG

Vee Nelson, Past-President
Instructor, Georgia State University

Shara Sanders, Vice-President
Attorney, Sugarman Law

Dorian DeBarr
Interim President, Decide DeKalb Development Authority



Kia Billingsley
Principal, McLendon Elementary

Mary Marshall Burr
Assistant Teacher, Chamblee Methodist Kindergarten

Julie Childs
Retired, Partner, McLain & Merritt

Beth Gatchel
Community Leader

Maryum Gibson
President & CEO, Scottdale Early Learning Center

Brandon Hartley
Regional Director, External Affairs SE Metro Atlanta AT&T

Beth Jansa
Community Relations Manager, Emory Decatur Hospital, Emory Hillandale Hospital, Emory Long-Term Acute Care

Tim Martin
Financial Advisor, LUTCF, Tim Martin Wealth Strategies

Sarah K. C. Mauldin
Law Librarian, DeKalb County Law Library

Maria Mirabelli
Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*

      *Dr. Mirabelli is serving in a personal capacity

Prince Njoku
Managing Partner, The CP Law Group, LLC

Kate Pak
Community Leader

Pam Ryan
Community Leader

Sharon Thompson
Central Atlanta Region President, United Community Bank

Earl Walker
CEO/Creative Director, Image 360 Tucker



Herbert McCoy
Co-Chair of Board of Trustees, DeKalb County Public Library

Carol Morgan
Co-Chair of Board of Trustees, DeKalb County Public Library

Alison Weissinger
Library Director, DeKalb County Public Library

Jill Joplin
Executive Director, DeKalb Library Foundation