About Us

We are a group of volunteer leaders with a passion for bringing awareness to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta through fundraising, advocacy and volunteering.

Under the oversight of the Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees, ELC educates members about Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and its vision for the future, in order to develop strong community ambassadors, fundraisers and future volunteer leaders. Regular business meetings, networking opportunities with Trustees and executives, volunteer engagement with patients, and member socials make for a meaningful ELC experience.

Core to ELC is the group’s signature fundraising event, The Scrubs Party, hosted each spring in support of a program voted upon by the group. Past events have funded the Food Allergy Program, Aflac Cancer Center, Children’s Concussion Program, Center for Robotics, Child Protection Fellowship and Critical Care Program. In its early years, ELC also raised significant funding for brain tumor research and helped launch the Children’s childhood obesity prevention campaign in metro Atlanta by bringing the Strong4Life Program to three local elementary schools.

This year, Emerging Leaders for Children’s is proud to support the new Behavioral and Mental Health Initiative at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Now more than ever, our children need healthy strategies for dealing with anxiety and stress. Join us as we walk beside our children, building resilience and emotional skills to face life’s ups and downs. To learn more about emotional wellness, visit Children’s Strong4Life website.

Apply for Membership

The online application is now open for 2022 membership and will remain open until mid-August 2021. The ELC Membership Committee personally interviews all candidates in order to determine a recommended slate. ELC typically accepts six to eight new members per year from a robust candidate pool. The initial term of service is three years.

Current members can access the ELC Member Portal here.

2020-2021 ELC Members

Olivia Mansfield Wall, Chair
Strategic Marketing Consultant, Mansfield Energy Corporation

Brandon Ansley
Chief Executive Officer, Bellwether Ventures Group

Lindsay Backscheider
Director, Equity Capital Markets, William Blair

Selena Bauman
Senior Director, Campaign Management and Customer Experience, Cox Media Group

Natalia Beinenson
Tax Incentives Expert, Tax Incentives Expert, Inc.

Emily Bentley
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

Brian Betkowski
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Jabian Consulting

Jeffrey Bicksler
Vice President, Investments, Nonami LLC

Lorena Ferro Borges
Head of Finance & Compliance, GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation Inc.

Shanna Bradley
Realtor, Ansley Atlanta Real Estate

Jim Briles
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Terra Worldwide Logistics

Staci Brill
Fundraising & Philanthropy Consultant

Eric Bromley
Multifamily Advisory, SVP & COO, Colliers International

Margaux Charbonnet, MD
Medical Director, Complex Care, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Kit Johnson Cottone, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Veritas Collaborative

Banu Asik Elizondo
Private Banker, Bank of America Private Bank

Kesha Ward Epps
Owner/Director, A Gift From Heaven Academy

Evan Georgiou
SVP – Private Wealth Advisor, Rockefeller Capital Management

Kaitlin Nugent Hammill
Attorney, Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.

Valerie Harper
Accountant, The Arbor Company

John Hays
Executive Director, Sales Channel Strategy, Cox Communications

Kiran Hebbar, MD
Medical Director, Simulation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Jeffrey Hobbs
Senior Portfolio Manager, Voya Investment Management

Joanne Hsieh
Chief Operating Officer, Walker & Company

Glen Iannucci, MD
Physician, Children’s Heart Center

Stacey McCoy
Consultant, SDM Consulting, Inc.

Jennifer McKeehan
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Peloton

Kavita Mistry
Community Volunteer

John Morgan Jr.
Co-Founder, President and CEO, South Coast Commercial LLC

Wilds Ogie
CEO, Corrugated Machine Works

Jarod Pardue
General Manager, Domestic Pricing, Delta Air Lines

Aisha Parker
Owner and CEO, Ally Research Partners

Whitney Paulowsky
Community Volunteer

Lindsey Schoultz
Chief Executive Officer, Rogers Electric

Leigh Rogers Slack
Vice President, Recruiting & Development, Waffle House

Mary Beth Stevenson
Senior Counsel, Hartman Simons & Wood LLC

Jodi Taylor
Associate General Counsel, Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

Kate Aconfora-Thomas
Director, Employee and Culture Communications, The Coca-Cola Company

Bill Weimar
Senior Vice President, Argonne Capital Group

Cliff Willimon, MD
Medical Director, Orthopaedic Quality & Outcomes, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Chris York
Co-Head, Life Science & Technology Finance, MidCap Financial

David Adams
Parker Poe

Amy Hertz Agami
Community Volunteer

David Amar
Merrill Lynch

Mackenzie Anderson
Global Strategic Communications Lead, The Coca-Cola Company

Butler Ball
MedMal Direct Insurance

Mara Berman
Community Volunteer

Ali Blaisdell
Community Volunteer

Matt Brill
Mr. Mister Mosquito Control

Silvette Bullard
Waldorf School of Atlanta

Jack Cay IV
Palmer & Cay

Nikhil Chanani, MD
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Farah Cook
Kilpatrick Townsend

Richard Courts IV
Atlantic Realty Co.

David Cummings
Atlanta Tech Village and Atlanta Ventures

William Curtis
Managing Director, The Embleton Curtis Quackenbush Group
Rockefeller Capital Management

Richard Deriso
TPA Group

Barbarella Diaz
Diaz Foods

Ed Eschleman
Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman

John Hardman

Michelle Falconer
Community Volunteer

Kristine Faulkner
Cox Communications

Courtney Fletcher
Doosan Infracore International

Nick Fletcher, MD
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Lige Gillis

Dan Gordon
Emory University

Rand Hagen
Community Volunteer

Dex Harris

Anne Park Hopkins
Community Volunteer

Dan Ingevaldson

Jeff Klick, MD
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Tom Lewis
Managing Partner, Flagstone Holdings LLC

Caroline Lockerman
Community Volunteer

Mitch Masters
Microf LLC

Kim Miller
Booster Enterprises

Ashish Mistry
BLH Venture Partners

John Portman
Portman Holdings

Asif Ramji

Tripp Rawls

John Rooker
Rooker Real Estate Development

Brook Dennard Rosser
Talent Acquisition and Retention Specialist

Kenneth Saffold

Allison Barnes Salter
Cobb County State Court

Dana Sample
Delta Air Lines

Ann Shearer
Community Volunteer

Matt Shulman
The Ardent Companies

Ami Sirlin
Goodway Group

A. Rian Smith
The Integral Group

Austin Stephens
Merrill Lynch

Tracy Stillman
Community Volunteer

Jaime Theriot
Partner and General Counsel, Troutman Sanders

Ellen Turner

Marti Walsh
The Coca-Cola Company

Adam Wasserman
H&W Printing

Lissa Webber
Community Volunteer

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