Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Empty Stocking Fund is governed by an independent board of directors comprised of community and business leaders representing Atlanta’s most prominent and highly respected organizations.

Directors serve as the guardians and stewards of the organization, ensuring our mission is carried out as articulated in our Articles of Incorporation and that all financial activities are legal and proper according to federal and state requirements. They set the course for the organization from year-to-year by establishing broadly stated goals and objectives, supporting the organization’s fundraising activities and enhancing our public image.


David Bell, Chair

Regional Sales Manager, Treasury Management

Wells Fargo

Sandeep Kharidhi, Treasurer

General Manager, Data and Analytics Platforms


Rachel Sprecher, Secretary

Executive Director, Office of Partnerships and Development

Atlanta Public Schools

Jennifer Cowart, Co-Chair

Senior Labor & Employment Counsel

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


W. Benjamin Barkley

Corporate Partner

Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, LLP

Sarah Blackmon

Director, Supplier Quality and Safety


Barry Boniface


MSouth Equity Partners

Doug Brown


Brown Bag Marketing

Karin Bursa

Founder & CEO


Stephanie Crawford

The Home Depot

Nate Cunningham

Justin Elanjian

Senior Manager


Bill Falconer

Founder & CEO

Live Oak Caregivers

Alvin Glymph

Director of Grants and Partnerships

DeKalb County Schools

Michael Hollingsworth

Managing Partner, Atlanta

Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP

Kristine Jordan

Executive Director

Jabian Consulting

Beth Little


PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Joseph Manusakis


Brian Nealon

Director, IT Audit & Compliance

Genuine Parts Company

Beth Paschetto

VP, Business Delivery, CRS Products

InterContinental Hotels Group

Kevin Riley


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

James Stevens

Corporate & Banking Partner

Troutman Sanders

C. J. Stewart


L. E. A. D.

Steve Stone

Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer - North America


Bill Vogel

President and CEO

Montag & Caldwell

Faith Walker

Residential Customer Service Manager

Georgia Power/Southern Company