Staff & Board

Staff Members

These are our dedicated staff members who are on the front lines and leading the way.

Kevin Barbee

Executive Director
ELEVATE Coweta Students

Denise Buchanan

Program Director
ELEVATE Coweta Students

Kate Grant

Kate Grant

Site Coordinator, Ruth Hill Elementary School

Courtney Brawner

Courtney Brawner

Site Coordinator, East Coweta High School

Jessie Foreman

Jessie Foreman

Site Coordinator, East Coweta High School

Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson

Site Coordinator, Smokey Road Middle School

Christina McKnight

Christina McKnight

Site Coordinator, Newnan High School

Amanda Newton

Amanda Newton

Site Coordinator, Newnan High School

Board of Directors

These are the local leaders in our community who are stepping forward and making a difference.

Chellie Phillips

Chellie Phillips

Board Chair
V.P. of Communications and Public Relations
Coweta-Fayette EMC

Dennis McEntire

Dennis McEntire

Board Emeritus
Retired Newnan Utilities
GA State Transportation Board – Congressional District 3

Candace Hancock

Candace Hancock

Board Emeritus

Colleen Alrutz

Colleen Alrutz

Manager Health and Wellness
Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Matt Brass

Matt Brass

Georgia State Senator
District 28

Samantha Brazie

Samantha Brazie

Sales and Operations Manager
Progressive Heating Air Plumbing

Mary Cousins

Mary Cousins

Court Liaison/Foster Care-Student Support
Coweta County School System

Joe Crain III

Joe Crain III

Crain Oil

Bradley Down

Bradley Down

Cargill Meat Solutions

Jason Eaker

Jason Eaker

Emily Gates

Emily Gates

Philanthropist & Stay at Home Mom

Lisa Johnston

Lisa Johnston

Scott McInnis

Scott McInnis

Outreach & Community Impact
Crossroads Church

Matthew Swope

Matthew Swope

Assistant District Attorney
Coweta Judicial Circuit

Betsy Burnett

Betsy Burnett

Newnan Utilities

Sam Giddens

Sam Giddens

United Bank

Sister Ward

Sister Ward

Georgia Power Company