2017 Board of Directors


  • Vann Brown, Chair, Brown Ox Ventures (President)
  • Brittany Pittman, Vice Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission (Program Manager)
  • Bruce Broadrick, Whitfield County Board of Health (Chairman) & State Representative
  • Dr. Michael Brown, Sutter Family Practice (Physician)
  • Piet Dossche, US Floors (CEO)
  • Matt Evans, Rock Bridge Community Church (Pastor)
  • Dr. Judy Gilreath, Whitfield County Schools (Superintendent)
  • Ian Hamilton, M.D., Comprehensive Vascular Care (Vasc. Surgeon)
  • Dr. Jim Hawkins, Dalton Public Schools (Former Superintendent)
  • William F. Jourdain, The Minor Firm (Attorney)
  • R. Lynette Laughter Laughter & Jones Financial Management & Whitfield County Board of Commissioners (Chairman)
  • Zab Mendez, Cohutta Banking Company (Vice President, Retail Market Manager)
  • Randy Merritt, Shaw Industries (President)
  • Mark Mixer Health One Alliance & Alliant Health Plans (CEO)
  • Jeff Myers, Hamilton Health Care System (CEO/President)
  • Sherrie Patterson, Sutter Family Practice
  • Pablo Perez, M.D., St. Joseph Clinic (Internal Medicine)
  • Sara C. “Skeeter” Pierce, Lawson Winchester Wealth Management (Partner)
  • Dr. Eric McFee, Murray County Schools (Superintendent)
  • Dr. John Schwenn, Dalton State College (Retired President)
  • Don Thomas, M.D., Whitfield Medical Associates
  • Joe Yarbrough, Carpet & Rug Institute (President)
  • Zachary Taylor, M. D., Ex Officio, North Georgia Health District (Director)