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Meet Our New Board Members

In 2016, The United Methodist Children’s Home welcomed 11 new board members. We are grateful to have their knowledge and guidance on our team.

 

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Dan Beale
Title: 
Partner and Attorney at Dentons
Degree: 
JD Harvard Law School, BA from Emory
Church: 
Peachtree Road UMC
Interesting Fact: Member of the Peachtree Road UMC Chancel Choir since 1992, and has sung in the National Cathedral, Notre Dame Cathedral and St. Peter’s Basilica

 

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Mason McWhorter
Title: Group Vice President (GVP) – Pinnacle Bank
Degree: 
Advanced Degree from LSU, BA from University of Georgia
Church: 
Athens First UMC
Interesting fact: 
Father was on UMCH board in the 70s

 

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Mac Willett
Title: 
Owner/Director of Structural Engineering Services – Willett Engineering
Degree: BA from Southern College of Technology
Church: Mountain Park UMC
Interesting fact: Board chair at Decatur YMCA

 

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Bob Stubbs
Title: 
Real Estate Attorney, Pursley Friese Torgrimson, LLP 
Degree: 
JD University of Georgia, BA from Davidson College 
Church: 
North Decatur UMC
Interesting fact: 
Was a First Lieutenant in the US Army

 

 

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Summey Orr
Title:  Partner at Hartmon Simons
Degree: 
JD University of North Carolina, BA from University of NC Chapel Hill
Church: 
St. James UMC
Interesting fact: Mom took him to see Jimi Hendrix in concert when he was 6 years old  

 

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Dela de la Fuente
Title: Alpha Title & Closing (Retired), President of New Alpha, LLC, Foster Care Liaison for Midway UMC and UMCH
Degree: 
ABA, Mercer University and Berry College
Church: 
Midway UMC

Interesting fact: Grew up at The United Methodist Children’s Home

 

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Chris Hayes
Title: Principal at TPA Group
Degree: BA from University of Georgia
Church: Oak Grove UMC
Interesting fact: 
Family has been on a National Park tour each summer for the past 3 years

 

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Dr. Tiffany Brown
Title: Entrepreneur, Tribute Contracting LLC and Tiffany Brown Designs
Degree: PhD Walden University, Masters from Clark Atlanta University, BA from Spelman
Church: Cascade UMC

 

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Rev. Carol Cook
Title: District Superintendent – LaGrange
Degree: 
Emory University School of Theology, BA from Tift College
Church: 
LaGrange District

 

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Susan Daniell
Title:
Educator (Ret.)
Degree: BSEd, MEd, EdD
Church:
Gainesville First UMC
Interesting Fact: Thirty-two year career in Higher Education; enjoys following the United States Supreme Court and often attends the annual opening day of the Court the first Monday in October.

 

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Honorable Lindsay Burton
Title: Hall County Juvenile Judge
Degree: JD Villanova University, BA from Penn State
Church: First Baptist Church Gainesville
Interesting fact: Worked at the same restaurant from the age of 15 through 25 (through high school, college and law school) that serves the best chicken cheese steaks anywhere around!  

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