We are grateful to this compassionate group of leaders for their commitment. To read about our Board Members, click on the name.

Kathleen Fleiszar, Ph.D, FABMG

Medical Geneticist, Kennesaw State University Professor Emerita                                                                                             Acting Executive Director

Fred Gabourie

Insurance, Marketing and Management, Retired                              Director Emeritus

Denise O’Connell, MACC, CPA

Partner, Nichols Cauley & Associates, LLC                          Treasurer

Mary Cota Reed

Parent of a medically fragile child

Tony Rogowski, J.D., CPA

Owner, Crown South Realty                                                          Chair

Ellen Shaw

Life Enrichment Director                                                      Secretary

Lanise Shortell, RN, CHPPN, CPLC

Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse                                                  

Ward S. Sullivan, J.D.

Director of Planned Giving, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Committee Members

Jamison Cooper

B.A. Integrated Strategic Communications                           Strategic Communications Coordinator

Claire Cotton

B.A. Medicine, Health and Society                                                Social Media & Outreach Manager

Brenda Marino, M.D.

Neonatologist, Kennestone Hospital

Carol Shutley, CT, FAAGC

Perinatal Grief Specialist

Ad-Hoc Members

Carla Bass

Broker/Principal, CBCO Real Estate, LLC

Debra T. Day

Owner, D. R. Day Consulting, LLC


Marilyn E. Pearlman

Atlanta Cause Marketing & PR