Advisory Council

The Advisory Council provides advice, feedback, and recommendations to CURE’s Board and staff.

  • Ken Biggerstaff (NES Construction Services, Vice President)
  • Joe Coleman (CS Truck & Trailer, CEO and Owner)
  • Larry Connolly (Connolly LLC, Retired CEO)
  • John Deushane (WXIA TV, President and General Manager)
  • Harry W. Findley, Ph.D. (Emory University, Retired Associate Professor of Pediatrics)
  • Tom and Chris Glavine (Former Atlanta Braves pitcher, pediatric cancer advocate)
  • Donna Kennedy (Retired)
  • Ginger Kindred (Kindred Consultants LLC, Owner)
  • Greg Kindred (Richard Bowers &Company, Senior Vice President)
  • Trey Loughran (Equifax Personal Information Systems, CMO)
  • Steve McCoy (Voiceover talent, broadcaster, radio personality)
  • David Norden (Troutman Sanders)
  • Vernon O’Neal (Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Senior Vice President)
  • Shawl Pryor (Moonbeam Capital Investments, LLC)
  • Sam Robb (The Robb Group, Owner)
  • Alan Thomson (Resource Planning Group, Wealth Strategist)
  • John Yates (Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, Partner)
  • Ellen Yates (Mother of childhood cancer survivor)
  • Leslie Zacks (Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer)

Young Professional Leadership Council

The Young Professional Leadership Council (YPLC) is a group of leaders focused on leveraging their networks and maximizing their expertise to further the mission of CURE Childhood Cancer.


  • Chris Ascari (Ernst & Young, Manager – Transaction Real Estate)
  • Jalynn Barr (Cheeky, President)
  • Connor Boston (Croft & Bender, Investment Banking Analyst)
  • Emily Brown (ETB Homes, Owner)
  • Allison Dekle (DraftServ Technologies, Office Manager)
  • Alex Graveline (Bold Events, Catering Sales Manager)
  • Jamie Gregor (UPS, Senior Marketing Analyst – Professional Services Segment Marketing)
  • Allison Hahn (Jewish Home Life Communities, Development Associate)
  • Megan Hafer (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Program Coordinator – AFLAC)
  • John Hanna (Merrill Lynch, Investment Analyst)
  • Elizabeth Hanna (Piedmont Bank, Branch Manager)
  • Michelle Hein (The Siegfried Group, Associate Director)
  • Joe Kennedy (PNC)
  • Kyle MacDonald (Keller Knapp Realty, Realtor)
  • Kate McFee (Alston & Bird, Junior Associate)
  • Audrey Merkel (KPMG, Marketing Manager)
  • Lenora Oeters (American Cancer Society, Senior Manager – Distinguished Events)
  • Robert Parris (Huron Consulting Group, Managing Director)
  • Gabe Pirela (PMG.NET, Product Manager)
  • Jack Richey (PulteGroup, Relationship Manager)
  • Stacy Shockley (The Home Depot, Digital Content Analyst)
  • Liz Stockstill (Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry, Marketing Coordinator)
  • Brett Switzer (Baker Donelson, Litigation Associate)
  • Sara Wagoner (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Development Officer)

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