Board Members

Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at  5:30 p.m. in our office. Meetings are open to the public.

Lara Mathes, President
Planner, UGA Architects Office
Athens, GA

Kirrena Gallagher, Vice-President
County Coordinator for Oglethorpe County Family Connection
Athens, GA

Darren Ash
Executive Director, Common Wealth Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Gloria Bizzle
ALT Homeowner
Retired, University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Willa Fambrough
Baker, ICookieForYou
Athens, GA

Elizabeth Gavrilles
Research Communications Coordinator, UGA Odum School of Ecology
Athens, GA

 Pearl Hall
Clarke County School District
Athens, GA


Nancy Stangle, Treasurer
Co-founder of Athens Land Trust
Athens, GA

Dan Lorentz, Secretary
Former State Legislative Policy Analyst
Athens, GA

Charley Hill
Commercial Developer
Atlanta, GA

Eric Orbock
Executive Director, UGA Real Estate Foundation
Athens, GA

Sarah Yates Sutherland
Retired, Vice President of Silverman Construction Program Management
Wholesome Wave Georgia Board of Directors, President
Athens, GA

Donna Thurman
Retired, Hill Chapel Baptist Church Community Garden participant
Athens, GA

Michael L. Thurmond
Chief Executive Officer, DeKalb County, Georgia
Decatur, GA