Officers and Directors


The Executive Board of the Atlanta Chapter includes the President, President-Elect, and Vice-Presidents of Administration, Communications, Education/Events, Finance/Treasurer, Funds Development, Membership, and University Relations, as well as the Parlimentarian and Recording Secretary. Committee activities focus on the Directory, Endowment Fund, Historian, Internal Communications, Member Relations, Newsletter, Nominating, Public Relations, Retreat, Scholar Awards Luncheon, Scholars, Scholar Alumni, Speakers, Special Events and Website.


National Board Members: Sally McDaniel, Sara Jean Burke and Nancy Chambers

Past Presidents: Pat Leake, Gracia Conn, Debbie Liss, Janie Wilson, Sally Hinkle




Board of Directors - July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020


President Susan McGonigle President Elect Leslie Petter
VP Administration Missy McClatchey VP Finance/Treasurer   Janis Henry
VP Communications Lisa Bankoff VP Funds Development Croline Hardin
VP Membership Deede Stephenson VP Education/Events Susy Wasserman
VP University Relations Carolynn Cooper and Caroline Moise Recording Secretary Margaret Turk
Parlimentarian Jeanne Berry    
ARCS Scholars Chair Michelle Wells Website Chair Cathy Wahlen
Assistant Treasurer Mary Justice ARCS Scholar Alumni Chair Mary Jo Peed
2018 Scholar Awards Luncheon Chair Erin Dasher Scholar Awards Luncheon Chair-Elect Farideh Azadi
Retreat Chair Elaine Davis Endowment Fund Chair Pat Leake
Directory Chair Robin King Public Relations Chair Ellen Adair Wyche
Newsletter Editors Becky Riley Newsletter Publisher Karen Doolittle
Special Events Chair Mary Hataway Special Events Chair-Elect Mary Watson
Internal Communications Peg Cooley Speakers Chair Alicia McCabe
Appointed by the President
Assistant to the President  Jane Dolinger Nominating Chair Louise Yeoman

Past Presidents

Mary O’Connor* 1992-1994 *Atlanta Founder  
Patsy Drummond 1994-1995 Trudy Huger 1995-1996
Frannie Graves 1996-1997 Pat Leake 1997-1998
Betsy Hansen 1998-1999 Deborah Liss 1999-2000
Sally Hinkle 2000-2002 Janie Wilson 2002-2004
Teed M. Poe 2004-2006 Jan K. Bennett 2006-2008
Sherry Lundeen 2008-2010 Kay Weiss 2010-2012
Gracia Conn 2012-2014 Jane Dolinger 2014-2016
Sara Jean Burke 2016-2018    

ARCS Foundation Atlanta Members Serving on ARCS Foundation National Board - July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020  

Sherry Lundeen President Audi Purple Immediately Past President
Nancy Chambers VP Operations Sally McDaniel Endowment Fund Committee
Janie Wilson Council of Advisors Jane Dolinger Council of Advisors
Susan McGonigle Atlanta Chapter President Sara Jean Burke Parlimentarian


Thanks from Alum Tim Sampson, Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech

I am immensely grateful to the ARCS Foundation and Turner Enterprises for making my award possible. I am honored to have been part of the talented and promising group of young researchers from the Atlanta-area!

Thanks from Scholar Laura Redmond

"I want to thank you again for supporting my career development, and I look forward to encouraging the development of future scientists as an ARCS Scholar Alum."

Thanks from Scholar Natale Sciolino

"Thank you dearly for your generous contribution to my scientific development. Your contribution has had a profound impact on me at both a personal and professional level. It is a privilege to be an ARCS Scholar, and with this support I will continue to pursue research that aims to advance Neuroscience."