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NGCF Welcomes Eight New Board Members

NGCF Welcomes Eight New Board Members from Across the Region


GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 29, 2019) – This year the North Georgia Community Foundation welcomes eight new board members from across their region. The 2019 Board Chair, Tim Darrah, from Rabun County, is “looking at the year with the vision to spread the Foundation’s impact among the communities in our 15-county footprint.” The 2019 Board demographics spread around the Northeast Georgia counties and the expertise on the board come from a range of professional backgrounds.


2019 Board of Directors


New Members

Chad Black – Habersham

Randall Frost – Hall

Linda Hardie – Forsyth

Bob Prim – White

Robert Shippey – Hall

Brian Steines – Hall

Brian Tam – Forsyth

Natalie Teston – Hall


Phill Bettis – Forsyth

Lance Carpenter – Hall

Tammy Caudell – Habersham

Tim Darrah, Chair – Rabun

Blair Diaz, Secretary – Hall

Linda Foster – Jackson

Rob Fowler, Vice Chair – Hall

Rusty Hopkins, Treasurer – Hall

Jay Jacobs – Hall

Cal Johnson – Pickens

Phillippa Lew Moss – Hall

Ann Nixon – Hall

Lona Pope, Past Chair – Hall

Brian Whalen – Hall

Mary Hart Wilheit – Hall


Founded in 1985 by Lou Fockele and a group of business leaders interested in encouraging philanthropy and strengthening communities, the North Georgia Community Foundation was built to serve the community and exists today to strengthen our region by inspiring giving, investing in nonprofit organizations and mobilizing action. To find about more about the Foundation visit

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