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.

Paula M. Moody, LCSW, MS


Schwanna C. Lakine, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Cindy W. Chapman, BA

Fund Development Director

Dana R. Brown, LCSW

Director of Parenting and Adoption Support Services

Troya L. Jackson, LCSW

Director of Navigator Services

Betsy Crane, MPH

Director of Continuous Quality Improvement

Adrienne Nicole Williams

Executive Administrative Assistant, Board Liaison

Derik N. West

Human Resources Manager

Douglas Aldridge Jr.

Managing Director, Investments
Wells Fargo Advisors

Brian M. Mandigo

1st Vice Chair
Vice President
Global Sourcing, The Home Depot

Kirk Rich

2nd Vice Chair
Development Committee Chair
Avison Young, Atlanta's Agency Leasing Company

Tripp O’Connor

Finance Committe Chair
CFO, Alston & Bird, LLC

Yvette Humphries

AVP, Community Development Banker

Carolyn Carl

Member at Large
Retired, Vice President, Management Systems
Coca-Cola North America

Delmont “Del” Early III

Member at Large
Founder & Managing Partner
Carter Hill Advisors

Marcia Nuffer

Member at Large
BlueShor & Former Chief Learning Officer, McKinsey & Co.

Blake Winters

Member at Large
Managing Director, Investment Advisory
Sun Trust

Courtney Showell Sr.

Immediate Past Chair
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC

Julianna Cagle

The Goizueta Foundation

Daniel “Dan” L. Gordon

Atlanta Headquarters Lead
Jabian Consulting

Margaret “Peggy” Taylor, CFA

Investment Specialist, Principal
Atlanta Capital Management Company

Shaina Horrell

Vice President, Learning & Development Strategy
BlackRock Atlanta

Leonard Jennings

Sr. Vice President
Loyalty Marketing, Synchrony Financial

Tino Mantella

President and CEO
Turknett Leadership Group

Andi L. Shane, MD, MPH, MSc

Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief
Emory Hospital

Bernadette Hartfield

Felicia Speetjens

Jettie Burnett

Jim Curry

Joseph Brown

Juanita Robinson Carter

Marcia Donnell

Margaret Reiser

Olga Plaut

Lucy Carpenter Vance

Mary Yates