Who We Are

  • We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation operating as a public charity in Cobb County, Georgia
  • We are an alliance of individuals and organizations representing public and private business, civic, education, faith, government, healthcare, judicial, law enforcement, media, non-profit, parent, and youth sectors of the Cobb County community
  • If you live or work in Cobb County – we are your neighbors, co-workers, friends and/or community leaders
  • We are supported by a Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Irene Barton – Officer, Georgia PTA
Amy Benson – Public Health Educator, Cobb and Douglas Public Health
Karelis C. Ferrer – Latino Outreach Coordinator, YWCA of Northwest Georgia
Pat Giuliani – Officer, National Families In Action
Paul Gonzalez – Employment Counselor, Cobb County Sheriff’s Office
Amie Herd – Sargent, Cobb County Sheriff’s Office
Annette Hughes – CEO, Social Concepts & Developments Services (SCADS)
Chad Husted – Business Development Manager, Ridgeview Institute
Jeff Inman – Coordinator, Cobb County School District Prevention Intervention Center
Donna E. (Lisa) Martin – Human Resources Manager, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Sibley Heart Center
Laura Searcy – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Chris Weaver – Chief Financial Officer, Prudential Realty of Georgia
Cathy Wendholt-McDade – District Healthy Behaviors Director, Cobb and Douglas Public Health


Peter I. Armstrong – Executive Director

Amy Benson – Youth Council Manager (Consultant)
Cobb Public Health, Health Promotions Educator

Cheryl Musial – Public Relations Specialist (Consultant)
Mopdog Creative + Strategy

Greg Muller – Evaluation (Consultant)
Capacity Builders, Inc.

Strategy Team Leaders


Irene Barton


Sgt. Amie Herd


Justin O’Dell


Amy Benson