At Families First, our goal is to develop new, innovative and modern ways to provide solutions to the problems that arise in our community. Our senior leadership and involvement from our Board, allow us to meet these goals and continue to help children and families in metro Atlanta.

DePriest Waddy

Chief Executive Officer
Julio Carrillo

Julio Carrillo

Chief of Staff
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Schwanna Lakine

Chief Financial Officer

Leigh Plott

Chief Development Officer
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Paula Moody

Senior Director of Programs

Board of Directors Officers

Delmont "Del" A. Early, III


Sr. Vice President
Ackerman & Company

Courtney Showell, Sr.

1st Vice Chair

Director, Health Services
Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Carolyn Carl

2nd Vice Chair

Retired, Vice President
Coca-Cola North America

Robyn Sims


Community Volunteer

Blake Winters


Managing Director, Investment Advisory Group/SunTrust

Douglas Aldridge

Member at Large

Managing Director, Investments
Aldridge Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo

Jeff Belkin

Member at Large

Alston & Bird, LLP

Dave Cole

Member at Large

Managing Director
State of Georgia, IBM Corporation

Yvette Humphries

Member at Large

AVP, Community Development Banker

Charles Wilson

Member at Large

District Manager
The Home Depot

Board of Directors

Adam Chamberlain

Vice President, Sales

Mercedes Benz USA

Yendelela Neely Holston


Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Jim Mills


Integro Benefits

Erika Montag

Community Volunteer

Marcia Nuffer

Community Volunteer

Ben Raymond

Insurance Agent

State Farm

Philip Law


Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch

Leonard Jennings

SVP Marketing

Loyalty Strategies & Operations, Synchrony Financial

Board of Counselors

Joseph Brown

Jettie Burnett

James Carson

Juanita Robinson Carter

Jim Curry

Marcia Donnell

Bernadette Hartfield

Olga Plaut

Margaret Reiser

Felicia Speetjens

Honorary Board Members

Betty Asbury

Tony Montag

Nick Munson

Bernard Taylor

Lucy Carpenter Vance

Sue Wieland

Mary Yates

Community Service Committee Members

Tom Balastreire


Deloitte & Touche, LLP

Robbin Collins

Senior Vice President


Don Demba

Don Demba Community Volunteer

Felix deGolian

Former Families First Board Member

Maggie Fuller

Community Programming and Development Coordinator

Fox Theatre

Fran Gary



Rena Kilgannon


Kilgannon Group

Edwina Loureiro

Partner, Design

Deem Loureiro, Inc.

Linda Smith Lowe


Public Policy Advocate

Andrea Lucas

VP of Strategic Marketing and Business Development

Johnson Research

Rodney Miller

Business Solution Manager

Alston & Bird, LLP

Rosalyn Moore

Community Volunteer

Oakwood University Alumni Association

Julia Neighbors

Director, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia

Georgia State University

Emile Parker

Regional Vice President

Karanji Powell

Director, Health Plans

Cox Enterprises

Susan Quinn

Director, Financial Reporting & Internal Audit Finance

YMCA of Atlanta

Yvette Robinson

Marketing Consultant

Napoleon Rutledge

Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

Genuine Parts Company

Rodney Sanders

Market Credit Executive

PNC Financial Services

Bradford Sims

Community Volunteer

Peggy Taylor, CFA

Investment Specialist & Principal

Atlanta Capital Management Company

Jon Vesely

Community Volunteer