Board of Directors:
Our Board is comprised of representatives from various community sectors including nonprofit, government, education, faith, business, healthcare and military. Directors serve a one-year term and provide overall direction to the Collaborative, ensuring that our programs and activities support the mission.
Sabrina Watson, Board Chair
Dr. Christopher L. Boyd, Board Chair Elect
Lee Freeman-Smith, Secretary
Chris Fields, Treasurer
Emily Carter, Chair of CCNP Grant Process Committee
Rev. Roger Vest, Chair of Membership Committee
Doris Dawkins, Member at Large
Darion Dunn, Member at Large
Shari Martin, Member at Large
Dayna Parker, Member at Large
John Skelton, Member at Large
Dan Zachman, Member at Large
Irene Barton was appointed as the Executive Director in September, 2018, succeeding Karen Carter. She had served previously as the Resource Manager for the Collaborative. Irene brings a wealth of nonprofit experience to this role, with an emphasis on membership recruitment and retention, advocacy, communications and marketing. In addition, she has extensive community involvement through the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Georgia PTA, local schools, and civic organizations. She is passionate about strengthening stakeholders to address the issues impacting our community.
She is a wife and mother of two teen-aged children and a rescue dog. The Bartons reside in Cobb County.
Executive Director Irene Barton – ibarton