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
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird
|John Monroe • Treasurer
Partner, Rosa Mystica
|Kathleen Cote • Secretary
|Tim Kemper • Deputy Treasurer
Partner, Exeter Development Company
|The Reverend Henry Atem
Pastor, St. George Catholic Church, Newnan
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Senior Vice President, RSUI Group, Inc.
President, Latin American Chamber of Commerce
Director of Marketing & Enrollment, Office of Catholic Schools, The Archdiocese of Atlanta
CEO, Law Offices of D.M. Fairclough Law
|The Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, S.L.D.
Archbishop, The Archdiocese of Atlanta
Director of Tax Research, Planning and Controversy, United Parcel Service
US Chairman, Dentons US LLP
Director, Global eCommerce Solutions, First Data Corporation
|Frederick “Fritz” Holzgrefe III
President and COO, Saia, Inc.
Managing Partner, Jump the Curve Specialists, Inc.
|Catherine Perry, PPC
Founder, InwardBound Center for Nonprofit Leadership
|Nancy E. Peterman
Partner, Alexander Haas
Senior Vice President, The Wells Fargo Private Bank
Chief Operating Officer, The Archdiocese of Atlanta
CFO, D.B. Spratte Investments Inc.
|Richard S. White
Retired from SouthTrust Bank
|James E. Winchester, Jr.
CEO, The Quikrete Companies
|David K. Withers
Chief Financial Officer, Turner Enterprises, Inc.
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
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 Henry Atem • Chair
St. George Catholic Church, Newnan
|The Very Reverend Charles Byrd
Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, Jasper
|The Reverend Neil Dhabliwala
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Kennesaw
Northwest Metro Deanery
|The Reverend Kevin Hargaden
St. Matthew Catholic Church, Tyrone
|The Reverend Randall Mattox
St. James Catholic Church, Madison
|The Reverend Jeffrey Ott
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Atlanta
|The Reverend Sunny Joseph Punnakuziyil
St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Lilburn
Northwest Metro Deanery
|The Reverend Monsignor Daniel Stack
St. Thomas Aquinas, Alpharetta
North Metro Deanery
The Reverend Daniel R. Toof
St. Anna Catholic Church, Monroe
|The Northeast Deanery position 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