Advisory Council

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

  • Ken Biggerstaff, (NES Construction Services, Vice President)
  • 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)
  • Alan Thomson (TerraFirma Financial, 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 an inaugural 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)
  • Allison Baucom (KPMG LLP, Manager, Market Development)
  • Meredith Bledsoe (Delta Airlines, Finance)
  • Emily Brown (ETB Homes, Owner)
  • Julianna Cagle (Hands on Atlanta, Director of Development)
  • TJ Callaway (Onward Reserve, Owner)
  • Jennifer Fease (Equifax, Asst. General Counsel)
  • Megan Hafer (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Program Coordinator, AFLAC)
  • John Hanna (Merrill Lynch, Investment Analyst)
  • Elizabeth Hanna (Piedmont Bank, Branch Manager)
  • Joe Kennedy (BB&T, Commercial Banker)
  • Michelle Kopec (InterContinental Hotel Group, Brand Manager)
  • Kyle MacDonald (Keller Knapp Realty, Realtor)
  • Kate McKenzie (Harry Norman Realtor, Realtor)
  • Jim McKenzie (Johnson & Bryan Inc., Producer)
  • Audrey Merkel (KPMG, Marketing Manager)
  • Lenora Oeters (American Cancer Society, Senior Manager – Distinguished Gifts)
  • Robert Parris (Huron Consulting Group, Managing Director)
  • Gabe Pirela (PMG.NET, Product Manager)
  • Stacy Shockley (The Home Depot, Digital Content Analyst)
  • Liz Stockstill (Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry, Marketing Coordinator)
  • Sara Wagoner (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Development Officer)

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