Leadership

At Families First, our goal is to develop new, innovative and modern ways to provide solutions to the problems that arise in our community. Our senior leadership and involvement from our Board, allow us to meet these goals and continue to help children, women and families in the metro-Atlanta area. Find out more about our leadership on their individual bio pages.

  • Terry Tucker - Chief Executive Officer

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  • Dr. MiShawna Moore - Chief Programs Officer

    Dr. MiShawna Moore joined Families First in November 2011, as the Program Coordinator for School Success. Prior to coming to Families First, MiShawna served as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, a principal, and teacher, where she earned “Teacher of the Year” and the “Community Motivator Award”. Since returning to Atlanta in 2010, MiShawna has mentored several pre-service teachers, taught parenting classes in the community and volunteered with numerous agencies. MiShawna holds a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Walden University, where she concentrated in Teacher Leadership, and holds three Master level degrees in PK-8 Education, Educational Administration and Supervision and Higher Education and Administration.

  • Kerwin Richards - Chief Information Officer

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  • Barbara Richardson - Interim Chief Development Officer

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  • Linda Ross - Vice President Strategy and Evaluation

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  • Bethany M Willis - Chief Financial Officer

    Bethaney M. Willis joined Families First as Chief Financial Officer in August 2015. Bethaney has dedicated her entire professional career to fiscal management, maintenance, & reporting. Her accounting experience has been progressive in nature beginning as a staff accountant. She has over 22 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning & analysis, forecasting, budgeting, cash management, auditing, and internal controls in the not-for-profit and governmental fund accounting industry. Not only is Bethaney a leader and catalyst for change in the professional arena, she also invest her time and effort in the community. She serves as Worship Pastor at her local church and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. both keeping her very connected and active in the community.

  • Bradley Lawhorne - Director of Human Resources

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  • Paula Moody - Director of Child and Youth Permanency

    Paula M. Moody joined Families First in the fall of 2013 as the Director of Child and Youth Permanency. Prior to her accepting her position with Families First, Ms. Moody was the Executive Director of a small, nonprofit children and families agency in New Haven, CT for eight years. Having devoted most of her professional career working with children, youth and families, Paula has an array of nonprofit program and management experience including residential, juvenile justice, foster care, independent living, accreditation, nonprofit fiscal management and grant writing. Ms. Moody is a proud graduate of North Carolina A&T State University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science.

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Executive Committee – Board of Directors

Sunny Burrows – President The Lookout Foundation

Karen Brown – Community Volunteer

Charles Wilson – District Manager The Home Depot

Delmont “Del” A. Early, III – Vice President, Brokerage Ackerman & Company

Dave Cole – Managing Director State of Georgia, IBM Corporation

Marybeth Leamer – EVP, Human Resources and Administration Cox Enterprises

Jeff Belkin – Partner Alston & Bird, LLP

Yvette Humphries – AVP, Community Development Banker PNC

Robyn Sims – Community Volunteer

Lee Ann Lednik – Partner Ernst & Young

  • Karim Ahmad

    Partner Bain & Company

  • Douglas Aldridge

    Managing Director, Investments, PIM Portfolio Investor Wells Fargo

  • Pamela Bishop

    Principal Destiny Dwellings, A Real Estate Investment Group

  • Carolyn Carl

    Vice President Coca-Cola North America

  • Adam Chamberlain

    Vice President, Sales
    Mercedes Benz USA

  • Craig Faerber

    CFO
    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia

  • Yendelela Neely Holston

    Executive Director
    Senior Legal Counsel AT&T Inc.

  • Davar Irvani

    Director of Operations
    OKA B.

Board of Directors

  • Karim Ahmad
    Partner
    Bain & Company
  • Adam Chamberlain
    Vice President, Sales
    Mercedes Benz USA
  • Becky Kaufman
    Partner
    King & Spalding
  • Erika Montag
    Community Volunteer
  • Blake Winters
    Managing Director
    Investment Advisory Group/SunTrust
  • Douglas Aldridge
    Managing Director, Investments, PIM Portfolio Investor
    Wells Fargo
  • Craig Faerber
    CFO
    Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georiga
  • Trey Keisler
    Chief Information Officer, PGS Field Services
    GE Power & Water
  • Jeff Price
    Vice President
    Holder Construction
  • Pamela Bishop
    Principal
    Destiny Dwellings, A Real Estate Investment Group
  • Yendelela Neely Holston
    Executive Director
    Senior Legal Counsel AT&T Inc.
  • Mike Lonergan
    Managing Director, CIO
    Georgia Oak Partners, LLC
  • Brian Schenkemeyer
    Market Head for Southeast National
    Aetna
  • Carolyn Carl
    Vice President
    Coca-Cola North America
  • Davar Irvani
    Director of Operations
    OKA b.
  • Jim Mills
    COO
    Dominium Benefits
  • Courtney Showell, Sr.
    Director, Health Services Advisory
    PricewaterhouseCoopers

Board of Counselors

  • Joseph Brown
  • Jim Curry
  • Olga Plaut
  • Jettie Burnett
  • Marcia Donnell
  • Margaret Reiser
  • James Carson
  • Bernadette Hartfield
  • Felicia Speetjens
  • Juanita Robinson Carter
  • Bill Law

Honorary Board Members

  • Betty Asbury
  • Bernard Taylor
  • Mary Yates
  • Cree Durrett
  • Bill Tipping
  • Tony Montag
  • Lucy Carpenter Vance
  • Nick Munson
  • Sue Wieland

Community Service Committee Members

  • Tom Balastreire
    Retired
    Deloitte & Touche, LLP
  • Felix deGolian
    Former Families First Board Member
  • Rena Kilgannon
    CEO
    Kilgannon Group
  • Rodney Miller
    Business Solution Manager
    Alston & Bird, LLP
  • Karanji Powell
    Director, Health Plans
    Cox Enterprises
  • Rodney Sanders
    Market Credit Executive
    PNC Financial Services
  • Boyce Whitesides
    Community Volunteer
  • Robbin Collins
    Senior Vice President
    SunTrust
  • DeShele Denise Taylor
    Chief Advisor
    Dorsey Group
  • Edwina Loureiro
    Partner, Design
    Deem Loureiro, Inc.
  • Rosalyn Moore
    Community Volunteer
    Oakwood University Alumni Association
  • Susan Quinn
    Director, Financial Reporting & Internal Audit Finance
    YMCA of Atlanta
  • Bradford Sims
    Community Volunteer
  • Krista Cosgrove
    ZWJ Investment Counsel
  • Maggie Fuller
    Community Programming and Development Coordinator
    Fox Theatre
  • Linda Smith Lowe
    Consultant
    Public Policy Advocate
  • Julia Neighbors
    Director, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
    Georgia State University
  • Yvette Robinson
    Marketing Consultant
  • Peggy Taylor, CFA
    Investment Specialist & Principal
    Atlanta Capital Management Company
  • Don Demba
    Community Volunteer
  • Fran Gary
    COO
    Amerigroup
  • Andrea Lucas
    VP of Strategic Marketing and Business Development
    Johnson Research
  • Emile Parker
    Regional Vice President
  • Napoleon Rutledge
    Vice President and Assistant Treasurer
    Genuine Parts Company
  • Jon Vesely
    Community Volunteer