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.
Dr. Christopher L. Boyd, Board Chair
Rev. Roger Vest, Chair-Elect
Sabrina Watson, Immediate Past Board Chair
Darion Dunn, Secretary
John Skelton, Treasurer
Tara Riddle, Chair of CCNP Grant Process Committee
Dan Zachman, Chair of Membership Committee
Doris Dawkins, Member at Large
Lee Freeman-Smith, Member at Large
Shari Martin, Member at Large
Ana Murphy, Member at Large
Angela Phelps, Member at Large
Melanie Kagan, 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