Board of Directors

Lisa Heskett

President (PwC, Assurance Partner)

Matthew Gephardt

Vice President (Gephardt Group, Chief Operating Officer & Managing Partner)

Janet Street

Vice President (The Schenck School, Director of Outplacement)

Lauren Gearon

Secretary (Childhood Cancer Survivor)

Nick Kray

Treasurer (PwC - Risk Assurance Principal)

Donna Baker

(Alliant Employee Benefits, EVP - Consulting)

Joe Depa

(Accenture, Executive - Digital Transformation)

Robert Dimson

(McAlister’s Deli, Vice President - Marketing)

Jeff Gregor

(Retired Turner Broadcasting, CMO)

Leigh Ann Herrin

(Mother of Child with Cancer, Advocate)

Kevin McGee

(Speak Life, Founder)

Joe Moye

(Retired Virtustream, President - Americas)

Casey Sentell

(MLW Chairs, President)

Andy Shearer

(USA Drivers Inc, President)

Pat Tylka

(Retired Scientific Atlanta, SVP Sales)

Eileen Villoutreix

(Community Volunteer)

Bill Wernecke

(Delta Air Lines, Managing Director – Charter Operations)

Scott Wolfe

(Piedmont Fayette Hospital, CFO)

Benjamin Yin

(Generational Financial Partners, Co-Founder & Principal)

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 Repair Services, Inc., CEO and Owner)
  • Larry Connolly (Connolly Family Foundation, 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 (Community Volunteer)
  • Kevin Kennedy (Morgan Stanley, Vice President)
  • Ginger Kindred (Kindred Consultants LLC, Owner)
  • Greg Kindred (Richard Bowers & Company, Senior Vice President)
  • David Norden (Troutman Sanders, Partner)
  • Sam Robb (The Robb Group, Owner)
  • Alan Thomson (Resource Planning Group, Wealth Strategist)
  • John Yates (Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, Partner)
  • Ellen Yates (Community Volunteer)
  • Leslie Zacks (Clearside Biomedical, Inc., 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 (Community Cup, Owner)
  • Connor Boston (Croft & Bender, Investment Banking Analyst)
  • Emily Brown (ETB Homes, Owner)
  • Mallory Ciotti (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Program Coordinator – Cause Marketing and Corporate Partnerships)
  • Allison Dekle (Community Cup, General Manager)
  • Sarah Duncan (Verizon, Senior Client Executive)
  • Jamie Gregor (UPS, Senior Marketing Analyst – Professional Services Segment Marketing)
  • Michelle Wikler (The Siegfried Group, Associate Director)
  • Kristen Letchworth (Revenue Analytics, Senior Consultant – Strategy)
  • Kyle MacDonald (Keller Knapp Realty, Realtor)
  • Keeley McKenzie (IHG, Associate Brand Manager)
  • Audrey Merkel (KPMG, Marketing Manager)
  • Lenora Oeters (American Cancer Society, National Senior Director – Distinguished Partners Events)
  • Gabe Pirela (PMG.NET, Product Manager)
  • Stacy Cianciola (The Home Depot, Digital Content Analyst)
  • Megan Swift (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Program Coordinator – AFLAC)
  • Brett Switzer (Baker Donelson, Litigation Associate)
  • Leslie Walker (PwC, Senior Manager – Assurance)
  • Leigh Ann Williams (Revenue Analytics, Executive Assistant)
  • Avery Schroeder (Childhood Cancer Survivor)

Savannah Leadership Council

  • Bob Myrick (CEO, Myrick Marine)
  • Marlon Barefield (Accounting Manager, International Paper)
  • James Dasher (Owner/Broker, Southern Living Real Estate Group LLC)
  • Dale Parker (CEO, J. Parker Ltd)
  • Colleen Nilson (Human Factors Engineering Lead, Gulfstream Aerospace)
  • Rett Polk (CEO, Tippins Polk Construction Co.)
  • Jody Polk (Owner, Josephine’s of Statesboro)
  • Janie Futch (Registered Nurse, Optim Orthopedics)