Leadership

Executive Leadership

Irene Barton

Executive Director

Irene Barton was appointed as the Executive Director in September, 2018. She had served previously as the Resource Manager for the Collaborative. Irene brings a…

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Kaleigh Raulerson

Program Director

Kaleigh became connected to the community of Cobb through her time spent at Kennesaw State University. It was there that she obtained a degree in Human…

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Kelly Mellen

Communications Director

A native of southwest Georgia, Kelly has lived in metro Atlanta for more than 20 years. Kelly and her husband Mickey have been married since…

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Kaitlyn Ball

Vote Your Voice Coordinator

Born and raised in Kennesaw, Georgia, Kaitlyn is no stranger to the diverse and flourishing communities of Cobb County. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology…

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Leslie Danford

Literacy Coordinator

Leslie Danford lives and is raising her family in Cobb County, GA. Leslie received her Masters degree in Child Development (Birth through Kindergarten) in 2004…

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Board of Directors

Doris Dawkins

Chair

Doris retired from Department of Defense as a Quality Assurance Team Chief with Naval Special Emphasis Operations. She demonstrated effective leadership and responsibility for managing…

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LaSondra Boddie

Chair Elect

Mrs. LaSondra Boddie is the County Director for Cobb County DFCS. She received a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology from Georgia State University.  LaSondra…

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Ana Murphy

Immediate Past Chair

Mrs. Ana Murphy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in family and children and holds a Specialist in Education Leadership degree. She received her…

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Mallori Bruning

Treasurer

A self-professed “numbers girl,” Mallori Bruning has been with LiveSafe Resources since July 2019. She started working with Cobb’s leading agency for domestic violence, sexual…

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Barbie D. Etterle

Secretary

Barbie D. Etterle is a fifteen year veteran in the Air Force currently serving as Reservist. Mrs. Etterle previously worked in law enforcement as a…

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Maranie Brown

Member-at-Large

Maranie Brown is Vice President, Data Platform & Solutions with the Technology Enterprise Services team at BlackRock, an investment management company. In this role, she…

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Alison Curtis

Member-at-Large

Alison Curtis MS RDN LD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist serving as the Chronic Disease Prevention Manger for Cobb & Douglas Public Health. Her role…

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Greg Elder

Member-at-Large

Greg Elder serves MUST Ministries as Vice-President of Client Services. A Georgia native, Greg grew up in DeKalb County, attended the University of Georgia and…

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Kathy Lathem

Member-at-Large

Kathy Lathem has been with Cobb Senior Services as the Strategic Partnerships Manager since January 2005. Prior to this position, Kathy worked several years in…

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Rodney Moore

Member-at-Large

Rodney Moore is the Executive Director at Highland Rivers Behavioral Health – Cobb (formally Cobb County Community Services Board). Rodney accepted his role in Cobb…

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Barry Smith

Member-at-Large

Pastor Barry Smith currently serves as the Executive Minister at the First Christian Church of Mableton and has served in Ministry for over 20 years….

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Jennifer Yankulova

Member-at-Large

Jennifer Yankulova is the Managing Attorney of Cobb Legal Aid, a non-profit organization that provides a wide range of civil legal assistance to vulnerable populations…

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