About Us

Board of Directors

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Susan Bardi

Board Member
Susan, and her husband Alex, started Bardi Heating, Cooling and Plumbing with Susan managing the service and accounting divisions of the company. Susan has also served as a volunteer in the Norcross/Peachtree Corners community for twenty years through school, civic and church organizations. She and her family are active members at Simpsonwood UMC.
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Gary Brace

Board Member
A retired healthcare actuary who co-led Milliman’s Atlanta Healthcare practice for over 20 years, Gary currently serves on the Finance Committee for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Gary also has served as the Chairman of the Advisory Board for NCM, along with various committees and boards in the City of Norcross. He attends Perimeter Church.
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Darcy Copeland

Board Member
Darcy is a CPA with a career path that includes public and private accounting, forensic accounting, financial consulting and entrepreneur advising. In addition to NCM, she also has shared her talent with other boards like Wesleyan School Parents Club, MA Jardina Foundation, Karama Collections, Serve Georgia, Atlanta Dream Center, City of Refuge, Habitat for Humanity and Foodstock. Darcy and her family are active members at Perimeter Church.
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David Copeland

Board Member
A lifelong resident of Gwinnett County, David and his family have been supporters of NCM since it’s inception. Other past or current charitable organizations David has been involved with include: Atlanta Dream Center, Foodstock, City of Refuge, Wesleyan School missions, and the Shepherd Center Share Military Initiative. David and his family are active members at Perimeter Church.
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Mike Dickinson

Board Member
Mike is the Executive Officer of Dickinson Fleet Services and is responsible for all sales and marketing. Mike brings more than 25 years of experience in the transportation industry to his position. In addition to the NCM Board, Mike previously served two years on the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s advisory board. He and his family attend 12 Stone Church.
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Steve Dorough

Board Member
Founder and CEO of First Community Development, Steve has been associated with fundraising for the past 35 years raising a total of more than $150 million for vital community programs. Innovator, strategist, author and counselor, Steve is at the forefront of corporate driven fundraising throughout the Southeast. Steve partnered with NCM in 2012 to develop and implement NCM’s first 5-yr fundraising campaign, which raised $3.8 million. He followed with another campaign in 2016 that raised $1.1 million. Steve and his wife Kim are active members at Simpsonwood UMC.

Tom Fishburne

Board Member
Tom is a decorated Vietnam War Veteran, holds a B.S. in Management from Jacksonville University and is a former executive with the American International Group (AIG). In his 35 years with AIG Tom served in sales management, marketing, staffing and budget planning. He retired in 2007 as Senior Vice President Southeast. He is a highly experienced speaking professional with over 25 years membership in the National Speakers Association. Tom has been an active volunteer at NCM for the past 13 years. He is an active and longtime member of Johns Creek UMC.

Prudence Franklin

Board Member
Prudence is an electrical/software engineer with over 30 years of experience. She currently resides in Amberfield with her four children. She is currently a member of Perimeter Church where she is an active volunteer. Prudence has previously served on the board of the Norcross High School Foundation and the Parent Advisory Board of Paul Duke High School. She currently volunteers with several organizations such as Community Teen Coalition of Atlanta and is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated.
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Weare Gratwick

Board Member
Weare has over 30 years of banking experience and has served as a community leader in Peachtree Corners/Norcross for the past 18 years. Currently, Weare is the Gwinnett Regional President for Tandem Bank, serves as Mayor Pro Tem on the City Council of Peachtree Corners, and is the Chairman of the SW Gwinnett Chamber. He is a graduate of Leadership Gwinnett and a graduate of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute. Weare and his family are members of Simpsonwood UMC.
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Yolanda Henderson

Board Member
Yolanda has 30+ years of experience in finance, accounting, risk management, and strategy/planning. Her experience spans across two companies: Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Coca-Cola Company. Currently, Yolanda is a consultant with Resources Global Professionals. Her public service involvement includes leadership positions with the National Assn. of Black Accountants, Chayil (org. for battered women), as well as, NHS and Pinckneyville MS PTSA exec boards. Yolanda and her family attend World Changers Church.
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Elizabeth Gross

Board Member
With a Masters of Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, Elizabeth retired as Hasbro VP-Marketing to focus on raising her 4 children. She has also served in various civic and community roles. Elizabeth joined the NCM board in 2017 and currently serves as the Board Chairman. In 2013, Elizabeth and her husband Paul, served as co-chairs for the family division of the NCM Restoring Hope fundraising campaign. Other community involvement: Norcross HS Foundation Board Co-President, Norcross and Pinckneyville School Council Rep., Simpsonwood UMC Administrative Council, Stewardship and Staff-Parish Relations Chair.
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Lynette Howard

Board Member
Lynette has been a resident and servant of Gwinnett County resident since 1987. Lynette has worked in many capacities as a volunteer, and elected official. She served two terms as Gwinnett County Commissioner, District 2, during which time she helped approved 8 balanced budgets, served as committee member for Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Board member of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, Board of Managers for Association of County Commissioners of Georgia, and Gwinnett County Advisory Committee for 2030 plan. In 2018 Lynette was awarded the Paul Duke Award of Peachtree Corners for outstanding civic service. She was instrumental in saving Simpsonwood Park during her tenure as County Commissioner. Lynette attends Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.
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Tye Hanna

Board Member
Tye co-founded and served as CEO/President of Galaxy Asset Management until it was sold in 2018. Following this sale, he co-founded Titan Asset Management of which he is CEO/President. Tye is a CPA with a background in audit services. Personally, Tye and his family are very involved in the Norcross, Peachtree Corners and Duluth communities and focus on giving back. Tye and his family attend St. Brigid Catholic Church.

Melvin Melton

Board Member
Melvin brings a servant’s heart to Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries. While he has been the facilities manager at Norcross High School for almost 20 years, he is much more than that to the Norcross community. Since arriving, Melvin has been a mentor, advisor and confidant to the students and faculty. He is the ‘go to’ person for all things Norcross High School. He serves as the Chaplain for both the City of Norcross and the Norcross Police Department. He is also the Pastor/Founder of Mt. Calvary Christian Center and served many years as the associate minister of Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Lilburn, GA.

Clara Richardson-Olguin

Board Member
Clara founded CIC Floors with her husband, Cesar 16 years ago. A lawyer in her native Dominican Republic, Clara immigrated to the United States to earn a post studies in music management at Georgia State University. CIC FLOORS is a certified Minority Business, Women Business Enterprise (WBENC), Georgia Minority Supplier (NMSDC) and Certified to do business with the City of Atlanta. Clara has served in many leadership roles in the Atlanta community as captain of 10KSB Capitol Hill Voices Atlanta Team for the Cov19 and CID Gateway 85 board member. Clara is a member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Professional Women, among others. Clara and her family attend Saint John Newnan Catholic Church.
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Ken Shumard

Board Member
Ken is an accountant who has applied his 30 years experience in the healthcare industry to help NCM as a board member. Ken also helps manage many of his family’s varied business and charitable efforts with a particular heart for poverty relief. Ken has served for several years on the NCM Bd. of Directors and the Exec. Committee. Ken and his family attend Campus Church of Christ on the GAC campus.
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Beth Strickland

Board Member
Beth is the Chief Human Resources Officer for PDI Software and is responsible for all aspects of people management including talent acquisition, training, rewards and the HR operations function. Beth brings more than 25 years of HR experience to the position having grown her career in the Atlanta area with positions with MedAssets, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Turner Broadcasting System. Beth, her husband and two adult children have lived in Norcross for the past 22 years. Beth and her family attend St. Benedict Catholic Church.
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Lee Tucker

Board Member
Lee Tucker is one of the founding partners of Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, LLP, a business law firm with operations throughout the State of Georgia and the southeastern United States. He maintains a broad-based legal practice and acts as “general counsel” for many of his clients. Mr. Tucker serves in fiduciary roles with numerous civic organizations in the northern Atlanta metropolitan area. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law where he was a member of the Georgia State University Law Review and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Georgia. Lee ad his family attend Johns Creek Baptist Church.
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Gary Walderich

Board Member
Gary joined the NCM church board in 2017 and in 2018, he assumed the role of treasurer for the board. Gary is currently a pastor in the Pastoral Care Dept. at Victory World Church. Prior to this position, he served as the director of finance/accounting for the church for 12 years. Gary also serves on the board of Victory World Christian School as Treasurer.

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