Board of Directors

Janet Street

President (The Schenck School, Director of Outplacement)

Donna Baker

Vice President (Alliant Employee Benefits, EVP - Consulting)

Matthew Gephardt

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

Lauren Gearon

Secretary (Childhood Cancer Survivor)

Nick Kray

Treasurer (PwC - Risk Assurance Principal)

Joe Depa

(Accenture, Executive - Digital Transformation)

Robert Dimson

(Community Volunteer)

Jeff Gregor

(Retired Turner Broadcasting, CMO)

Roger Herndon

(Deloitte & Touche LLP, Managing Director)

Leigh Ann Herrin

(Mother of Child with Cancer, Advocate)

Lisa Heskett

(PwC, Assurance Partner)

Casey Sentell

(MLW Chairs, President)

Andy Shearer

(Retired, USA Drivers Inc, President)

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)
  • Mallory Ciotti (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Program Coordinator – Cause Marketing and Corporate Partnerships)
  • Kyle MacDonald (Keller Knapp Realty, Realtor)
  • Keeley McKenzie (IHG, Associate Brand Manager)
  • Audrey Merkel (KPMG, Marketing Manager)
  • Gabe Pirela (PMG.NET, Product Manager)
  • Brett Switzer (Baker Donelson, Litigation Associate)
  • Leigh Ann Williams (Revenue Analytics, Executive Assistant)
  • Avery Schroeder (Childhood Cancer Survivor)
  • Tim Smith (Northwestern Mutual, Financial Advisor)

Savannah Leadership Council

The Savannah Leadership Council provides advice, feedback, and recommendations to CURE’s staff serving the Savannah area.

  • Marlon Barefield (International Paper – Accounting Manager)
  • James Dasher (Southern Living Real Estate Group LLC – Owner/Broker)
  • Janie Futch (Optim Orthopedics – Registered Nurse)
  • Alan Kinney (Bezilla Kinney Wealth Management Group – Managing Director of Investments)
  • Bill Maples (Gulfstream Aerospace – Senior Production Test Pilot)
  • Bob Myrick (Myrick Marine – CEO)
  • Colleen Nilson (Gulfstream Aerospace – Human Factors Engineering Lead)
  • Dale Parker (J. Parker Ltd – CEO)
  • Rett Polk (Tippins Polk Construction Co. – CEO)
  • Jody Polk (Josephine’s of Statesboro – Owner)