Board of Directors
Executive with more than 33 years of broad based management experience in the areas of finance, accounting, strategic planning, operations, budgeting, administration, contract administration, personnel, payroll, and insurance. He currently holds the position of CFO for Quality Care for Children, Inc., a local Atlanta-area nonprofit. Prior to working with QCC, Jon has held chief financial officer and controller positions with Atlanta area private sector companies in the distribution, software, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries. Jon earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.
A Master Practitioner and ICF-certified Coach at North Highland with over 20 years of experience in coaching and change management as well as facilitation and strategic planning. Andrea provides coaching to external clients and has coached over 100 leaders outside North Highland in addition to many years of internal coaching using the Results Coaching System, a neuroscience-based approach to coaching. She brings additional leadership expertise in operational line management, finance, customer service, and business process redesign.
Katherine is the founder and CEO of Green Gate Marketing, a social enterprise that marries her love for branding and marketing with service to the greater community. Founded in 2014, Green Gate is an approachable, award-winning, people-centric agency, powered by a handpicked team of talented creatives. Katherine has worked in marketing and advertising across multiple industries including healthcare, technology, travel, hospitality, and the nonprofit sector.
Private practice in immigration law. Previously public-interest attorney with Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Catholic Charities, and Amnesty International. Former Board Member, Latin American Association and Caminar Latino.
Senior Consultant with Coxe Curry & Associates after retiring as Director for Corporate Citizenship and Affairs for the Americas after a lifetime career at IBM. One of the most decorated volunteer leaders in Atlanta’s history. Recent highlights include GCN’s Legendary Philanthropist Award and Leadership Atlanta’s Legacy of Leadership Award. On boards of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, Metro Atlanta Chamber Education Committee, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, and GA Public Education Foundations.
Specializes in recruiting, executive search, HR consulting, and career transition coaching. Previously at Price Waterhouse and Accenture for years. Former President, Society of Human Resource Management-Atlanta (SHRM); Chair of SHRM National Foundation Board.
Michael T. Petrik Esq.
Partner in the Atlanta law firm of Alston & Bird LLP, where he chaired the firm’s State and Local Tax Practice Group for over a decade. He’s been honored with numerous professional awards, and serves on the Board of Governors of the GA Chamber of Commerce. He’s had a lifelong commitment to board leadership in the areas of civic life, poverty reduction, and Catholic education. Current Chair, Board of Directors of United Way of Greater Atlanta.
Carolyn Turknett is co-founder and President of TLG. She has more than 25 years experience in management and leadership consulting. The focus of her work is character in leadership, organization assessment and change, executive team development, identification and development of high potentials and succession management.