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Foundation Board Biographies

Foundation Board Biographies

Kathy Waites – Fort Valley, Georgia
Chairman, Flint Foundation Board of Directors

Occupation: Bookkeeper
Former Teacher and Home Economist
Education: University of Georgia – BS, Home Economics Education

Past Chairman and Treasurer, Community Foundation of Fort Valley
Past Treasurer, Mid-GA Community Food Bank Board of Directors
First Baptist Church Fort Valley   

Joanne Hamlin – Roberta, Georgia
Vice Chairman, Flint Foundation Board of Directors

Occupation: Executive Director – Keep Roberta/Crawford Beautiful
Roberta/Crawford County Recycling Center
Education: Crawford County High School
University of Georgia Executive Director Training

Roberta/Crawford County Chamber of Commerce
Crawford County Relay for Life Board of Directors
Roberta Evangelistic Church
Kiwanis Club

Connie McCutchen – Midland, Georgia
Secretary, Flint Foundation Board of Directors

Occupation: Owner and Manager, Event Rental Facility
Campground Manager
Education: Columbus College – BBS, Marketing

Columbus Chamber of Commerce
United Methodist Church

Charles Harrison – Grovania, Georgia

Occupation: Civil Services Branch Chief, Retired
Education: Perry High School
Numerous Profession-Related Schools

Grovania United Methodist Church
ELKO-SNOW Grovania Parsonage

Dr. Rudy Killingsworth – Buena Vista, Georgia

Occupation: Veterinarian, Retired
Education: Marion County High School
Columbus College/Georgia Southwestern College
University of Georgia – BS and DVM

Marion County Tax Assessors Board
New Providence Baptist Church
Lions Club
Kiwanis Club

Patrick M. Bartness – Warner Robins, Georgia

Occupation: Retired
Education: University of Wisconsin – BA, Journalism
Troy State University – MA, Management

Past Chairman, Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Warner Robins Chamber Person of the Year for 1998

John Luppino- Warner Robins, Georgia, Treasurer

Occupation: Retired
Education: University of Florida – BS, Electrical Engineering

Luppino Family Foundation
International City Optimist Club
Museum of Aviation Foundation Board of Directors

Eloise Maxwell Doty – Butler, Georgia

Occupation: Former teacher and real estate broker
Education: Butler High School
University of Georgia
University of Alabama – Birmingham

Member, Kappa Alpha Theta
Member, Butler Garden Club
Member, Taylor County Historical-Genealogical Society
Member, Middle Georgia Master Gardeners
Storyteller/Reader at Taylor County Primary School
Past Member, Middle Flint Planning Commission Work Force Investment Board

Betty Chase – Oglethorpe, Georgia

Occupation: Homemaker
Registered Nurse, Sumter Regional Hospital
Office Manager, Richard K. Chase, DO, LLC
Education: Georgia Southwestern College – BS, Nursing

Seventh Day Adventist Church – Treasurer, Teacher

Traci Kemp – Warner Robins, Georgia

Occupation: Attorney

University of Georgia, BBA - Marketing
Mercer University Law School, Juris Doctorate


Vice Chairman, HODAC Board of Directors
Vice President, Middle Georgia Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae Group
Trinity Methodist Church
Past Vice President, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Parents’ Club
Past Home & School President Sacred Heart School

Gina Fink – Kathleen, Georgia

Occupation: Owner, Sonny's Barbecue. Past: Scientific Atlanta
Education: BS Finance, Auburn University
Organizations Tattnall Square Academy Advancement Committee, Westfield Schools WFO, Secretary, Past YMCA Board Member
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