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

Linda Bennett

Linda Bennett

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

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.

Gerald Kemp

Gerald Kemp

Board Chair
Sr. V.P. Construction Lending
Ameris Bank

Dennis McEntire

Dennis McEntire

Incoming Chair
General Manager
Newnan Utilities

Chellie Phillips

Chellie Phillips

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

Colleen Arutz

Colleen Arutz

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

Candace Hancock

Candace Hancock

Founding Partner/Community Volunteer

Kristin Skelly

Kristin Skelly

Head of School
The Heritage School

Matthew Swope

Matthew Swope

Assistant District Attorney
Coweta Judicial Circuit

Alan Yahanda, MD

Alan Yahanda, MD

Chair, CTCA Department of Surgery
Cancer Treatment Centers of America