Officers and Directors

Governance

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.

 

2017-8 Administration Team:  Deede Stephenson,  Sara Jean Burke, Margaret Turk

2017-8 University/Scholar Relations Team: Elaine Davis, Linda Kay McGowan, Mary Watson, Nancy Williams, Caroline Hardin

2017-8 Communications/PR Team: Marie Stafford, Louise Yeoman, Leslie Petter, Ronnie Martin, Pat Leake, Alicia McCabe

2017-8 Special Events: June Tompkins, Carolyn Cooper

2017-8 Funds Development/Finance Team: Louise Yeoman, Lissa Bankoff, Suzy Wasserman, Kelli Keb

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

 

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

 

 

Photos by Randy McDow, Atlanta, GA

Board of Directors - July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

EXECUTIVE BOARD

     
President Susan McGonigle Past President Sara Jean Burke
VP Administration Deede Stephenson VP Finance/Treasurer   Janis Henry
VP Communications Lisa Bankoff VP Funds Development Suzy Wasserman and Kelli Keb
VP Membership Frances Swensson VP Education/Events Robin King
VP University Relations Linda Kay McGowan and Carolynn Cooper Recording Secretary Margaret Turk
Parlimentarian Jeanne Berry    

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

     
ARCS Scholars Chair Sarah Batts ARCS Scholars Chair-Elect  
Assistant Treasurer Sally Hinkle ARCS Scholar Alumni Chair Nancy Williams
2018 Scholar Awards Luncheon Chair Caroline Hardin Scholar Awards Luncheon Chair-Elect Erin Dasher
Retreat Chairs Elaine Davis Endowment Fund Chair Louise Yeoman
Directory Chair Liz Troy Historian Farideh Azadi
Public Relations Chair Ellen Adair Wyche Public Relations Chair-Elect  
Special Events Chair Caroline Moise Special Events Chair-Elect Mary Hataway
Internal Communications Ronnie Martin Speakers Chair Liz Lauer
Website Chair Catherine Wahlen    
Newsletter Editors Becky Riley and Karen Doolittle Newsletter Publisher Leslie Petter

APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT

     
Assistant to the President  Jane Dolinger Nominating Chair Sara Jean Burke

Past Presidents

Mary O’Connor
Atlanta Founder
1992-1994    
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, 2018 to June 30, 2019 

Andi Purple President Sherry Lundeen President Elect and Endowment Fund Comm.
Nancy Chambers VP Finance/Operations Sally McDaniel Chair, Funds Development
Janie Wilson Council of Advisors Jane Dolinger Council of Advisors
Susan McGonigle Atlanta Chapter President Sara Jean Burke Council of Presidents Representative
       

 

Thanks from Monica Gerth, Research Fellow at University of Otago, New Zealand

My ARCS scholar award was tremendously important to me not just financially, but it was also a huge confidence boost/validation.

Thanks from Scholar Kevin Yehl

"I was very fortunate to be selected as one of this year's ARCS scholars... I plan to pursue an academic career in chemistry... Your support will allow me to continue my biomedical research in developing novel strateigies to treat drug resistant cancers and cardiovascular diseases... Again, thank you so much for your support of the sciences and post graduate education, both of which are very important in keeping America competitive..."

Thanks from Alum Collette Miller, Postdoctoral Fellow at US Environmental Protection Agency

"Thank you all for reaching out and the support over the years. It's been a rocky few years following the passing of my doctoral research mentor a few weeks prior to my dissertation defense. Trying to rebound from his loss, finishing my dissertation, and figuring out where to go from there was challenging to say the least ... Thank you again for your support. Honestly I did not know how much I would have ended up relying on the generous gift that the Atlanta Chapter of ARCS Foundation provided when it was first received. However, it was vital in helping me launch a new chapter in my career when I found my plans collapse when my mentor passed. Again, THANK YOU!"