Helping Catholics Make

a Lasting Difference.


Board of Directors

The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of the Archbishop, clergy, and lay leaders.  The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the mission, vision, and strategic plan are fulfilled for all Catholics in our archdiocese.  The Board oversees the investments, policies, and professional management of the Foundation.

2018-2019  Board of Directors


James “Jaime” Lanier • Chair
Retired from Interface
Michael Petrik, Esquire •Vice Chair
Partner, Alston & Bird
John Monroe • Treasurer
Partner, Rosa Mystica
Kathleen Cote • Secretary
Community Volunteer
Tim Kemper • Deputy Treasurer
Partner, Exeter Development Company



The Reverend Henry Atem
St. George Catholic Church, Newnan
Mark Christopher
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Philip Coletti
Senior Vice President, RSUI Group, Inc.
Alejandro Coss Latin American Chamber of CommerceAlejandro Coss
President, Latin American Chamber of Commerce
Brian Dooling
Director of Marketing & Enrollment, Office of Catholic Schools, The Archdiocese of Atlanta
Dolly Fairclough
CEO, Law Offices of D.M. Fairclough Law
The Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, S.L.D.
Archbishop, The Archdiocese of Atlanta
Matthew Gries
Director of Tax Research and Planning, United Parcel Services
Jeff Haidet
US Chairman, Dentons US LLP
Jean Harvey
Director, Global eCommerce Solutions, First Data Corporation
Frederick “Fritz” Holzgrefe III
Executive Vice President and CFO, Saia, Inc.
Linda MacLean
Vice President Finance, Marist School
Michael McEnaney
Managing Partner, Jump the Curve Specialists, Inc.
Catherine Perry, PPC
Founder, InwardBound Center for Nonprofit Leadership
Nancy E. Peterman
Partner, Alexander Haas
John Ripoll
Senior Vice President, The Wells Fargo Private Bank
H. Hamilton Smith
Retired from SunTrust Banks
David Spotanski
Chief Operating Officer, The Archdiocese of Atlanta
Deone Spratte
CFO, D.B. Spratte Investments Inc.
The Reverend Monsignor Daniel Stack
Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
James E. Winchester, Jr.
CEO, The Quikrete Companies
David K. Withers
Chief Financial Officer, Turner Enterprises, Inc.
Richard S. White
Retired from SouthTrust Bank


Juanita Baranco
Executive Vice President, Mercedes Benz of Buckhead
The Reverend Monsignor Edward J. Dillon
Pastor, Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Clarence H. Smith
President & CEO, Havertys Furniture Companies
Michael Trapp
Retired from Ernst & Young, LLP

Pastors Advisory Council

A Pastors Advisory Council, comprised of one pastor from each of the ten deaneries in our archdiocese, provides feedback and insight to the Catholic Foundation.  The Pastors Advisory Council members also approve the Parish Enrichment Grants.

The Reverend Monsignor Daniel Stack Chair
St. Thomas Aquinas, Alpharetta
North Metro Deanery
The Reverend Kevin Hargaden
St. Matthew Catholic Church, Tyrone
South Deanery
The Reverend Henry Atem
St. George Catholic Church, Newnan
Southwest Deanery
The Very Reverend Charles Byrd
Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Jasper
Northwest Deanery
The Reverend Jeffrey Ott
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Atlanta
Central Deanery
The Reverend Daniel R. Toof
St. Anna Catholic Church, Monroe
East Deanery
The Reverend Neil Dhabliwala
St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, Kennesaw
Northwest Metro Deanery
The Reverend Sunny Joseph Punnakuziyil
St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Lilburn
Northwest Metro Deanery
Northeast Deanery – Seat is vacant at this time.

Southeast Deanery – Seat is vacant at this time.

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” – Colossians 3:23-24