2017 Board of Directors

Robert B. Cooke
Executive Director
Southwest Georgia United

In his time with Southwest Georgia United, Mr. Cooke has successfully administered more than $40 million in federal, state and local program funding. 

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Mr. Winston N. Heard, EDFP, HDFP
CEO and Executive Director
East Athens Development Corporation

Winston Heard has over 27 years experience in finance, housing and economic development related activities. Winston is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the East Athens Development Corporation (EADC).

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Thelma Adams Johnson
Albany Community Together

Thelma Adams Johnson served as a Regional Resource Coordinator for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs prior to joining Albany Community Together, Inc. 

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Charles B. Jones
President & CEO
The Shasta Corporation (CTK Parish)

A native of Atlanta, Charles is a GMEN founder and the founder and president of Shasta, a consulting firm. He has over 20 years in the corporate and non-profit sectors. 

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Julia M. Lankford
Director of Donor Engagement
Families First

Julia is responsible for the oversight of all administrative and program management responsibilities associated with the agency’s Community and Residential Support Services programs

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Rod Wallace
Executive Director
DeKalb Enterprise Business Corporation

Rod Wallace has been director of the DeKalb County Microenterprise Alliance since its inception in 2003. He is also executive director of the DeKalb Microenterprise Institute's (DMI) 12­week business training program.

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Constance Wright
VP, Local & National Grants
Programs Manager

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Constance Wright, a seasoned banker of 25 years with Wells Fargo and its legacy companies, is the Local and National Program Grants Manager for the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation.

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Alex R. Yacoub
Property Practice Group

Alex Yacoub is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, and he focuses his practice on patent litigation and counseling in the computer and electrical arts.

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