Senior Connections, a local non-profit organization providing home and community-based services to seniors in metro Atlanta and middle Georgia, has announced changes to its board of directors.
Deirdra Williams, regional marketing leadership with Accenture, has moved into the chairman position, replacing Walt Bryde, CPA with Rhodes, Young, Black & Duncan, who will continue on the board as immediate past chair. The board added four new members: Seth Ford, partner, Troutman Sanders LLP; Reverend Mary Lou Gilbert, pastor of visitation and senior adult ministry, Oak Grove United Methodist Church; Asif Mujtaba, senior vice president and relationship manager, Private Bank of Decatur; and Michael Presto, director B2B markets, SouthStar Energy Services LLC.
“All four of our newest board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table,” said Debra Furtado, who will continue in her role as chief executive officer of Senior Connections. “Our organization is fortunate to have such a strong board of directors who guide us with innovative ideas and strategic thinking; without the support of these community leaders, we couldn’t continue our work to improve the health and well-being of our seniors. I am especially grateful to Walt Bryde, whose energy and devotion to the role of chairman was a large part of what raised our profile in the community. I am grateful that he will remain on the board as immediate past chairman to continue to offer his guidance and wisdom.”
The full roster of Senior Connections board of directors for 2016- 2017 is as follows:
Deidre Williams, Accenture
Courtney Lewis Enslow, retired, AT & T
Immediate Past Chairman
Walt Bryde, Rhodes, Young, Black & Duncan
Teah Glenn, Kirk, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Jennifer Bedard, Cox Automotive
Andrea L Belfanti, International Society of Hospitality Consultants
Ajiah Brown, Atlanta Housing Authority
Walt Carter, Primary Capital Mortgage LLC
Seth Ford, Troutman Sanders LLP
Reverend Mary Lou Gilbert, Oak Grove United Methodist Church
Bob Hadley, Manheim
Kevin T. Hendler, DDS, Emory Healthcare
Asif Mujtaba, Private Bank of Decatur
Tammy Palmgren, Kaiser Permanente
Michael Presto, SouthStar Energy
Roger Whitson, UPS
Chief Executive Officer
About Senior Connections
Since 1973 Senior Connections has provided programs and services designed to help seniors “age in place” in the comfort of their own homes. More than 15,000 nutritious meals are prepared weekly out of Senior Connections’ main kitchen, and meals are distributed throughout metro Atlanta and middle Georgia. In addition to providing this large number of meals, the nonprofit agency provides home repair, in-home care and neighborhood centers to area seniors. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, services are available to anyone over the age of 62, regardless of income level. More information is available at seniorconnectionsatl.org.