Board of Directors
The Drake House Board of Directors represents a special blend of business and community leaders whose experience provide them with the necessary skills to establish sensible strategic guidance and direction for the organization.
The membership includes:Jim Alford – Secretary
Project Manager, Avaya, Board of Directors
Temple Kehillat Chaim,Treasurer, Homeowners Assoc. Speaker’s Bureau Chair of The Drake House John Buckett Vice Chair of Strategic Management, Inc. Former Director Wellness Center of Atlanta City of Johns Creek Charter Commission Drake House Capital Campaign committee Brenda Donald Zion Missionary Baptist Church Retired, Bell South, Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Kohl’s Department Store Craig Dryden – President
Georgia Power, Metro Sales Manager
Alpharetta 1st UMC Drake House Capital Campaign Committee Sean Erwin Retired CEO of Neenah Paper
Chairman, Neenah Paper, Inc.
Drake House Capital Campaign Chair David Hammond – Treasurer
Abel Solutions, Inc.
Leadership North Fulton Alumni 2004
2007 Chair LNF Board of Director
Brown’s Bridge Community Church Andy Hepburn DG, Associate General Counsel St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church ProBono Partnerships Attorney GA Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA)
Mary Beth (Beth) Hyder – Vice President
Chevron Environmental Management Co.
Leadership N. Fulton Alumni, 2004
School Council Representative, Fulton Cy
Past VP, Hembree Springs Elementary PTA Julia Johnson
Director, Business Development, Sky Blue
Community Volunteer and Fundraiser
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church Layne Kamsler
Hipes & Belle Isle Law Firm, Employment Law North Fulton Alliance of Young Professionals Junior League of Gwinnett & North Fulton Karen Lee Karen Lee & Associates, LLC Financial Planner, Author, Speaker Financial Planning Association CNN Contributor, National Council of Estate Planners, Temple Kehillat Chaim member Kacy C. Lewis
Coldwell Banker Residential Services
Past Board of Trustees Rainbows for
All God’s Children
Leadership North Fulton Alumni
Community Service Award – Northside Realty
Member, St. Peter Chanel Sunny Nastase UPS, VP Customer Service, Drake Walk Co-Chair Karen Powell Project Manager/ScrumMaster DataScan Leadership North Fulton 2008 Summerhill Farm HOA Recreation Chair DataScan Community Impact Comm. Chair Roswell United Methodist Church Karen Trylovich A Classical Affair, Owner, Event Coordinator Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce Board Georgia Executive Women’s Network Board Worldwide Business Coaches Leadership Sandy Springs Board Marketing Committee Chair Rev. Ollie Wagner Senior Pastor, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church Program Committee Chair Anu Whitaker
Georgia Tech, Bal Vihar, Indian American Scholarship Fund Institute of Industrial Engineers, America’s SAP Users’ Group Community Volunteer and Fundraiser Drake Walk Co-Chair President Emeritus Tedra W. Cheatham, CEcD
CEO Clean Air Campaign, Former COO, GNFCC Leadership North Fulton Alumni 2004 Freda B. Hardage Northside Hospital, Dir., Physician Services Leadership North Fulton Alumni Johns Creek Beautification Board YMCA High Harbour Board Windward Rotary Member, Berkmar United Methodist Church Metro Atlanta Am. Cancer Society Exec. Leadership Executive Board, North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Kathy Swahn
Executive Director, The Drake House Leadership North Fulton Alumni 2004 Leadership Johns Creek Alumni 2012