Meet the Envision Athens Implementation and Oversight Committee

By May 25, 2018News

A 24-member Implementation and Oversight Committee has been formed to guide and support the Envision Athens’ implementation process. The group is representative of the community’s many diverse interests, including participation by community members and institutional partners.

This group helps exemplify the spirit of Envision Athens, bringing the best of grassroots movement and institutional capacity together. This team of thoughts leaders and change agents will engage in the action we need, inviting all of Athens to take part, to bring about the change we want.

Meet the committee members:


Erin Barger
Envision Athens, Project Manager



Linda E. Davis
Adjunct Instructor, Athens Technical College
(CCSD School Board Member, Representing Clarke Co. School District)



Sharyn Dickerson
Environmental Consultant, Sharyn Dickerson & Associates, LLC
(Representing Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia)



Dodd Ferrelle
Account Representative, Hagemeyer North America
(Representing City of Winterville)



Mike Hamby
Office cleaning business
(Representing Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia)


Bonnie Chastain

Development Authority of The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Member

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Dr. Charles Peck

Piedmont Athens Regional Health Care System, CEO

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Elaine Cook

Piedmont Athens Regional Health Care System, Director of Health and Community Relations

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Ann Gomes

St. Mary’s Healthcare System, Director of Orthopedics

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Nancy Denson

Mayor of Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

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Kathryn Smith

University of North Georgia, Sergeant of Patrol

Representing Athens as Citizen

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Solomon Smothers

Action Ministries, Regional Development Director

Representing Athens as Citizen

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Courtney Vickery

St. Mary’s Healthcare System, Director of Corporate Health Services

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Roswell Lawrence, Jr.

Assistant to the VP for Finance and Administration &
Director of Client Relations, University of Georgia



Alison Bracewell McCullick

Director of Community Relations, University of Georgia



Emily Nicholos

Director of Community Impact, United Way of Northeast Georgia



Rick Parker

Executive Director/President, Athens Housing Authority



Michele Pearson

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments
(Representing Athens Housing Authority)



Greg Waddell

Waddell Realty Group, Principal/Broker

Development Authority of The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Member


Dr. Demond Means

Clarke County School District, Superintendent

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Dr. Xernona Thomas

Chief of Staff, Clarke County School District
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Anthony Ferguson

Georgia Power, Northeast Regional Director

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Nick Chapman

Athens Technical College, Dean of Business and Education

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Alvie Coes

Athens Technical College, Dean of Technology, Engineering, & Manufacturing Division

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Julita Sanders

Athens Clarke County Police Department, Neighborhood Service Officer

Representing Athens as Citizen

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Roswell Lawrence, Jr.

Assistant to the VP for Finance and Administration &
Director of Client Relations, University of Georgia



Alison Bracewell McCullick

Director of Community Relations, University of Georgia



Emily Nicholos

Director of Community Impact, United Way of Northeast Georgia



Rick Parker

Executive Director/President, Athens Housing Authority



Michele Pearson

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments
(Representing Athens Housing Authority)



Greg Waddell

Waddell Realty Group, Principal/Broker

Development Authority of The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, Member


Dr. Demond Means

Clarke County School District, Superintendent

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..


Dr. Xernona Thomas

Chief of Staff, Clarke County School District
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Anthony Ferguson

Georgia Power, Northeast Regional Director

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Nick Chapman

Athens Technical College, Dean of Business and Education

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Alvie Coes

Athens Technical College, Dean of Technology, Engineering, & Manufacturing Division

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Julita Sanders

Athens Clarke County Police Department, Neighborhood Service Officer

Representing Athens as Citizen

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