THE GEORGIA COMMISSION FOR SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERISM BOARD


Deborah Silcox, Board Chair, works as a community volunteer and charity fundraiser. She is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia and previously practiced for the law firm of Parker, Johnson, Cook and Dunlevie

VACANT, Board Vice Chair

Elaine Pritchard, Vice president, business development director and chief financial officer of Donaldson, Garrett & Associates, Inc. Warner Robins

D. Glen Wilkins is a senior manager of public affairs for Wal-Mart, Inc. in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. He is the vice chairman of Hands on Georgia and a member of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce

Richard McIntyre, Labor Representative, retired from the Meriwether County School System after teaching for over 30 years and is now a substitute teacher

Semba Brittain is currently an active duty Army service member and Sergeant First Class stationed at Fort Gillem. She has been in the Army for 25 years

Kathy Colbenson is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been CEO of CHRIS Kids since 1987. CHRIS Kids is an innovative nonprofit that unlocks human potential. The CHRIS Kids mission is to heal children, strengthen families and build community

Dr. Cayanna Good, Georgia Department of Education Representative is the Director of the Office of School Improvement. She began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member, teaching high school English

VACANT, At Large Representative

Christie Haynes is the president of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Development since August 2012

Hannah Farrell Grady, Youth Representative, is currently employed at Coxe Curry & Associates where she serves as a campaign assistant

Harvey K. Persons III, Local Government Representative is mayor of the city of Douglasville and a retired businessman. He currently serves on the Douglasville Water and Sewer Authority, the Douglas County Development Authority, the Cobb & Douglas Board of Health, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Metro Arts and Culture Committee and the executive board for the Metropolitan Atlanta Mayor’s Association

Stuart K. Wilkinson serves as the county and local government liaison on the staff of Gov. Nathan Deal

Earl Cooper serves as director of Everyone Can Achieve Program, an opportunity program for 13 to 21-year-olds

William McCalley is an attorney and has practiced law in Moultrie since 1977. He was on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia from 1991-2003

Claire A. Bartlett is the executive director of the Fulton County Republican Party. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Refugee Resettlement & Immigration Services of Atlanta

Dr. Myra D. Tolbert, At Large, is a retired administrator from the GA Department of Education administrator. Tolbert serves on the Metro Atlanta Alliance of Black School Educators, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, and the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Advisory Board

Laurie Hattaway Chandler, Rome, National Service Program Representative — Chandler is director of the Bonner Center for Community Service at Berry College. She is treasurer of the Georgia Association of Volunteer Administrators and secretary of the Georgia Campus Community Service Association

Amieko Watson, Ex-officio, is with the Corporation for National and Community Service - Atlanta Regional office

The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism governing board is appointed by the governor for three year terms. The board meets at least four times per year and has the responsibility of promoting national service and volunteerism in Georgia A major annual task of the board is to review and ratify decisions on awarding AmeriCorps grants to organizations and local governments in the state.


The Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism is Supported by:

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