Rick Gilbert Chairman Rome, GA
Rick is co-founder and chief operating officer of Atlanticus Holdings Corporation. He is the chairman of the Board of Directors of Georgia Community Foundation, Inc. He serves as vice chair on the Board of Trustees of Berry College in Rome, Georgia. He also serves on the Board of Lavender Mountain Senior Living Inc. and the steering committee for the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.
Karen Baynes-Dunning Albany, GA
Karen is one of the two monitors appointed by the Federal Court to oversee Georgia's implementation of reforms to its foster care program under a settlement agreement reached with plaintiffs who sued the state over its negligent foster care programs. She was formerly the Assistant Director for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia and an Atlanta Juvenile Court Judge. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Georgia Community Foundation, Inc.
Chris Cleveland Peachtree Corners, GA
Chris is head of school at Wesleyan School. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, and has served as president of the Atlanta Christian School Association and as a member of multiple SAIS re-accreditation teams on independent school campuses throughout the southeast. Chris, who earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and his Masters degree from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, is a member of the Board of Directors of Georgia Community Foundation, Inc.
Tim Embry Duluth, GA
Tim is the owner and chief executive officer of American Lube Fast, Inc., the largest privately owned and operated oil change and maintenance company in the United States. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Georgia Community Foundation, Inc.
Stan Epperson Marietta, GA
Stan is the founder and president of Deli Provision Co., Inc., the distributor of Boar's Head Brand products in the metro Atlanta area. He is the treasurer and past president of the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation and a member and past chairman of the Duke University Brain Tumor Advisory Board. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Georgia Community Foundation, Inc.
Douglas J. MacGinnitie Sandy Springs, GA
Doug MacGinnitie is the CEO of River Oak Risk, a captive insurance management company. From 2011-2015, he served as Georgia's Commissioner of Revenue. Prior to that, Doug was an executive in the insurance brokerage industry. He served as a Director and COO of Beecher Carlson and was a senior executive at Hobbs Group. He has also worked as a corporate attorney at both Alston & Bird and Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Doug serves on a number of governmental and non-profit boards, including the Truancy Intervention Project, a non-profit based in Atlanta, and Georgia Community Foundation, Inc.
Dean Mathison Atlanta, GA
Dean is Former SVP, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., a leading global exchange for the trading of energy and agricultural commodities and financial futures. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Georgia Community Foundation, Inc.
Gerard Robinson Henrico, VA
Gerard Robinson is the Executive Director of the Center for Advancing Opportunity, a research and education initiative that supports faculty and students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to develop research-based solutions to the most pressing education, criminal justice, and entrepreneurship issues in fragile communities throughout the United States. Gerard served as a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, as the Secretary of Education in Virginia and Florida, and as President of the Black Alliance for Educational Options.
Pastor Dexter Rowland Decatur, GA
Pastor Rowland is the Senior Pastor of New Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia. He serves on the Board of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the South DeKalb YMCA. Pastor Rowland, who earned his undergraduate degree at Georgia Tech and his Masters of Divinity degree from Emory University, is a member of the Board of Directors of Georgia Community Foundation, Inc.
Kevin Russell Dacula, GA
Kevin is a Business Development Manager for BP, which supplies over 7,500 BP, Amoco and Arco am/pm gasoline stations across the US. A graduate of Georgia State University, he has been with BP since 1986 holding Senior Level Leader roles in Operations, Marketing and Sales. He is a founding committee member of the BP-GOAL Scholars Fund, GOAL's first named corporate donor. He currently serves in several volunteer capacities at Hebron Church.