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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

Madeline Mercer

Resource Director

Madeline Mercer is a resident of Marietta and loves to work, live, and play in Cobb County. Her background is in marketing and events for…

Read More...

Kelly Mellen

Communications Director

A native of southwest Georgia, Kelly has lived in metro Atlanta for most of the last 23 years. Kelly and her husband Mickey have been…

Read More...

Board of Directors

Ana Murphy

Board 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…

Read More...

Doris Dawkins

Chair-Elect

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…

Read More...

Roger Vest

Immediate Past Chair

Pastor Roger Vest has served as the lead Pastor at Powder Springs First United Methodist Church for 8 years and has served as United Methodist…

Read More...

Tracey Atwater

Treasurer

Tracey Atwater, executive director of LiveSafe Resources, is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and Fellow of Charitable Estate Planning (FCEP) with more than 25 years…

Read More...

Tara Riddle

Secretary

Tara Riddle is a full time Judge in the Cobb County Probate Court.  Previously, she was the managing attorney for the Cobb County office of…

Read More...

Angela Phelps

Chair of Membership Committee

In 2002, Angela Speir Phelps became the first woman elected to the Georgia Public Service Commission and the second Republican woman elected to a statewide…

Read More...

LaSondra Boddie

Chair of CCNP Grant Process Committee

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…

Read More...

J.D. Adcock

Member at Large

Deputy Chief Adcock has been employed in law enforcement for over 30 years and as a Cobb County Police Officer since 1992. He has served…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

Barbie D. Etterle

Member at Large

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

Lee Smith

Member at Large

Lee Smith is the VP of Operations for the Center for Family Resources, a local non-profit in Marietta, for the past 25 years. Lee knew…

Read More...

Shamichael (Shay) Traylor

Member at Large

Shay has been an RN since 1991 with a specialty in Oncology since 2003. Shay moved to Georgia in 2006 and began working as an…

Read More...