Meet Our Board

Our board is made up of community leaders from across the North Georgia region.
Board members serve a three-year term and may be re-elected for an additional three-year term. New members are elected after recommendation by the NGCF Governance Committee.

2023 Executive Committee

Blair Diaz


Certified Public Accountant, Blair C. Diaz, CPA, PC

Randall Frost


Partner, Stewart, Melvin & Frost LLP

Kristi Griffin


Certified Public Accountant, Partner, BatesCarter

Brian Steines


CFO, Northeast Georgia Health System

2023 Board of Directors

Mark Bell

Kelly & Bell, LLP

Chad Black

Pro-GeneX Laboratories

Tammy Caudell

Carroll Daniel Construction

Steve Cooper

Cooper & Company General Contractors

Charlie Fiveash

Executive Director for Partnership Habersham

Dr. Mary Gowan

Mike Cottrell College of Business University of North Georgia

Don Grimsley

Grimsley Enterprises, Inc.

Linda Hughes-Hardie

Community Advocate/Forsyth County

Brian Horton

Ameris Bank

Tom Johnston

Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Johnston Turner Group at Morgan Stanley

Christina Jones

Financial Planner, Partner, Windsor Wealth Planners & Strategists Group

Mary Helen McGruder

Community Advocate/Forsyth County

Steven Mickens

CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier

Tracy L. Moon, Jr.

Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Ann Nixon

Community Advocate/Hall County

Tate O'Rouke

Jackson EMC

Lydia Sartain

Attorney, Lydia J. Sartain, PC

Robert Shippey

Kennesaw State University

John Vardeman

Morton, Vardeman & Carlson

Jason Voyles

Hulsey, Oliver, & Mahar

Brian Whalen

Stribling-Whalen Financial Group

Mary Hart Wilheit

Community Advocate/Hall County

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