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Metro Atlanta Leadership

A relentless force for longer, healthier lives in our community.

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Board of Directors

Chair

Paul Jacobson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Delta Air Lines, Inc

Chair-Elect

Beth Reese
EVP of SCS Shared Services
Southern Company

President

Dr. Vonda Wright
Chief Orthopedic Surgeon
Northside Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Members

Jeff Bearden
Superintendent
Forsyth County Schools

Jeff Buzzelli
Senior Vice President
Comcast Business

Candace Byrd
Founder and CEO
The Principal Consulting Group, LLC

Kathleen Eidbo
AVP & Senior Counsel
Genuine Parts Company

Glen Jackson
Co-Founder
Jackson Spalding

Jayne Morgan, M.D.
Director of Innovation and Research Development
Piedmont Healthcare

Dawn Whaley
Co-President
Sharecare

Divya Gupta
Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation
Emory Healthcare

Veronica Malsonado-Torres
Founder & CEO
VMT Consulting

Health Equity Committee

Chair

Ayanna Buckner
Principal
Community Health Cooperative

Members

Elaine Archie-Booker
Assistant Professor/Director of Community Engagement
Morehouse School of Medicine

Leslie Becker
CEO
32nd Street Media, LLC

Gregory Bolden
Program Consultant
National African American Tobacco Prevention Network

Shanti Das
CEO
Silence the Shame, Inc.

Latresh Davenport
SNAP Nutrition Program Coordinator
Georgia Department of Human Services

Jacqueline Dow
Planning & Partnership Director
Cobb County Dept. of Public Health

Angelica Fugerson
Chief Health Officer
Mayor’s Office-City of Atlanta

Gina Lundberg
Medical Director Women’s Cardiovascular
Emory’s Heart & Vascular Center

Laurie Ried
RN
Atlanta Black Nurses Association

Valerie Riley
Cardiovascular Health Program Manager 1
Georgia Dept. of Public Health

Rebecca Serna
Executive Director
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

Rachel Sprecher
Executive Director of Partnerships & Development Atlanta Public Schools

Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team

Chair

David Poroch
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Georgia Power

Executive Leadership

Lisa Ashby
Senior Vice President
Truist Bank

Tom Biltz
Principal Director
Accenture

Glen Jackson
Co-Founder
Jackson Spalding

Paul A. Jacobson
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Brad McLamb
Partner
EY

Ken Morge
Vice President & Treasurer
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Daniel Owens
Chief Executive Officer
Emory University Hospital Midtown

Michael Wahlstrom
Regional VP II, Sales
Anthem

Jamie Walker
Chief Executive Officer
Elavon

Scott Webb
Senior Director, North America & Latin America
Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Team

Co-Chairs

Valerie Montgomery-Rice
President
Morehouse School of Medicine

Dawn Whaley
CEO
Sharecare

Executive Leadership

Kelley Elliot
Managing Director, Global Rewards
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Meredith Soree
Managing Director, Global Head of People, Audit
KPMG

Keisha Olinger
Senior Director, Client Management
Willis Towers Watson

Katie Kirkland
Director of Health & Benefits
Southern Company


Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team

Executive Leadership

Lori Cohen
Vice Chair
Greenberg Traurig

Martin Davis
Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Southern Company

Sundeep Reddy
Senior Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
McKesson