Open Hand's work is fueled by some amazing people.

If you spend any time at all on the Open Hand campus, the lasting impression will be that of the dedicated and compassionate people behind the scenes.

Our volunteers and our staff work as one, giving as much of their hearts as they do of their time. They energize us and motivate those we serve, all the while fulfilling something deeply personal in their own lives.

Our Board of Directors is dedicated to our mission and passionate about growing the organization to reach more people and make an even greater impact on the health of our community. And members of our Advisory Board and Open Hand Society are always ready to step up to support Open Hand, providing insight and a fresh perspective on how to best serve our friends and neighbors.

Board of Directors

2022 Officers
Shirley Powell, President

Thomas Abrams, Vice President, President-Elect
Carmen Titelman, Secretary

Cromwell Baun, Treasurer

2022 Board Members
Louisa Basarrate
Debra Carlton, M.D.
Johanna Ellis Reisinger
Alec Frisch
Sudevi Ghosh
Rodrick Glass
Julie Hagedorn, D.O.
Sandra Harris
Robert Joseph, Jr.
Bernard Wedge, CPA, CITP, QTE
Dennis White
Katherine Williams
Board Emeritus
Sally Dorsey
Stephen Woods
Jacqueline Yeaney

Michael Edwards-Pruitt


Advisory Board

Butch Whitfield, Chair
D. Jack Sawyer, Jr., Hon. Chair

Michael Edwards-Pruitt, Founder
Ann Cramer
Charles Johnson
Clyde Watkins
Cyndae Arrendale
Desiree Rivers
Douglas Ikelman
Elizabeth Lorber
Evelyn Mims
Gary Alembik
Henrie Treadwell
Herbert Miller
Jacqueline Yeaney
J. Stephen Eaton
Jeff Carrico
John Thompson
Jonathan Shapero
Joseph Vella
Joshua Savage
Julia Hill
Katherine Scott
Kimberly Rask
Leslie McLeod
Mark Skillan
Marlene Alexander
Michele Blondheim
Rebecca Bily
Mohammed Akbar
Roger Smith
S. Barron Segar
Sally Finch
Samuel Candler
Sharon Kay Quigley
Sieglinde Gillfillan
Suzanne Dansby
Thomas Murphy
Todd Tautfest
Tony Conway
Tracie Arnold
Wendy Barton
Will Gosnell


Open Hand Leadership

Matthew Pieper, Executive Director
Susan Anderson, Chief Operating Officer
Aleta McLean, Sr Director of Client Services & Outcomes
Bob Cuellar, Chief Financial Officer



Open Hand Society

Carolyn Perry
Simone Howard
Kayla Alexander
Brittany Hartman
Anne Loescher
Susan Hiers
Morria Goggin
Lorin Boren
Rackley Boren
Tarik Small
Bhupendra Patel
Charles Fee
Lindsey Dickman
Jaclyn Small
Leang Chhun
Kris Tubman

Open Hand Atlanta
181 Armour Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324


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