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.

Senior Leadership

Paula M. Moody, LCSW, MS

Chief Executive Officer

Schwanna C. Lakine, MBA2

Chief Financial Officer

Catherine E. Foster, MBA

Chief Development Officer

Dana R. Brown, LCSW

Director of Parenting and Adoption Support Services

Troya L. Jackson, LCSW

Director of Navigator Services

Chris Haider-Bardill, LPC, CPCS, CMAC

Clinical Director

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.

Alridge Private Wealth Management Group

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

Shaina Horrell

Vice President
Technology & Operations Learning & Development Strategist BlackRock

Courtney Showell Sr.

Immediate Past Chair
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC

Sherry Boulay

Managing Director/Senior Wealth Advisor
Truist Wealth

Julianna Cagle

The Goizueta Foundation

Maria “Pia” Candotti-Sherman

Founding Attorney
Candotti Law Firm

Kelie T. Charles

VP, Chief Diversity Officer
Bath & Body Works

Susana M. Chavez

Executive VP
Park Place

Carolyn Carl

Retired, Vice President, Management Systems
Coca-Cola North America

Darryl B. Holloman, PhD

VP, Student Affairs
Spelman College

Delmont “Del” Early III

Founder & Managing Partner
Carter Hill Advisors

Shaina Horrell

Vice President, Learning & Development Strategy
BlackRock Atlanta

Marcia Nuffer

BlueShor & Former Chief Learning Officer, McKinsey & Co.

Leonard Jennings

Sr. Vice President
Loyalty Marketing, Synchrony Financial

Tulu Kaifee

Consultant, Multicultural and DEI Strategies

Tamika B. Lasege, MD, MHA

Chief Medical Officer/ Chief Population Health Medical Officer

Tino Mantella

Managing Partner

Aprille L. Moore

Major | Assistant Unit Commander - Training, Background & Recruitment.
Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Dr. Andrea “Andi” L. Shane, MD, MPH, MSc

Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief
Emory Hospital

Michelle Stewart

King & Spalding

Margaret “Peggy” Taylor

Investment Specialist, Principal
Atlanta Capital Management Company

Damien Wilson

Senior Director HBCU Brilliance Initiative and President
WD Advisors

Bernadette Hartfield

Felicia Speetjens

Jettie Burnett

Jim Curry

John and Marcia Donnell

Joseph Brown

Juanita Robinson Carter

Margaret Reiser

Lucy Carpenter Vance

Mary Yates