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)
  • 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)
  • 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 (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 (Community Cup, Owner)
  • Connor Boston (Croft & Bender, Investment Banking Analyst)
  • Emily Brown (ETB Homes, Owner)
  • Stacy Cianciola (The Home Depot, Digital Content Analyst)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Megan Swift (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Program Coordinator – AFLAC)
  • Brett Switzer (Baker Donelson, Litigation Associate)
  • Leslie Walker (PwC, Senior Manager – Assurance)
  • Michelle Wikler (The Siegfried Group, Associate Director)
  • Leigh Ann Williams (Revenue Analytics, Executive Assistant)

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