Advisory Board Members

Georgia Leaders Who Support Our Work

Our Georgia Advisory Board is composed of an impressive list of committed professionals with a shared goal of improving outcomes for Georgia's children and represents leaders from all sectors including government, education, private and public organizations.


Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D.

Jay Berkelhamer, M.D., Former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read National Board Member*

Terri Garden-McFadden, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics Children's Healthcare at Hughes Spalding and Reach Out and Read Georgia Medical Director*

Deborah Griffiths, M.D., Gwinnett Regional Medical Center, ER

Dorsey Norwood, M.D., Pediatrician, Life Cycle Pediatrics                

Jason Chandler, President, Gwinnett Medical

Dipika Sharma, Pediatrician, Wellstar Pediatrics

Katie Westerfield, M.D. Family Medicine, Ft. Benning, GA

State Government

Dr. Joyce Jones, Vice Chancellor, Georgia Board of Regents

Reg Griffin, Public Affairs Officer, Department of Early Care and Learning


Maria Montalvo, Director of ELL Programs, Metro RESA              

Cami Nail, Primrose Schools of Dunwoody Franchise Owner

Djmal Balbed, Technology Executive, Athens Clarke County Public Schools

Elizabeth Webb, Gwinnett County Public Schools, ELL Director

Kim Holland, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Director of Early Learning and School Readiness

Alicia McCartney, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Director, International Newcomer Center

Lisha Woods, Educator, wife of State Superintendent of Education


Suzette Taylor, CFO, Taylor Consulting

Steve Keener, CFP, Associate VP, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Sarah Batts, Director of Principal Gifts, Peidmont

Stephanie Blank 

Service Organizations

Elizabeth Chadwick, Georgia Women's Federation and Dalton State College

Debbie Bartolomei, Consultant

Robin Doherty, National Board Member, National Charity League


Jo Kirchner, CEO, Primrose Schools, Reach Out and Read National Board Member      

Randy Ross, CEO, REMARKABLE!,  

Ann Cramer, Senior VP, Coxe Curry & Associates

Marguerite Watanabe, President, Connections Insights, LLC

Chad Smith, Executive, UPS*

Lisa Murphy, Executive, It's About Time

Susan Shufelt, ‎VP of Sales Southeast Region, Pearson

Luann Ross,  Partner / Executive Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations, JMG Realty


*Executive Advisory Board Member

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