Board of Directors

The Drake House Board of Directors represent a special blend of business and community leaders whose experience provides them with the necessary vision and skill to establish strong strategic and financial guidance and direction for the organization.

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The membership includes:

Karen Lee –  Chair
Karen Lee & Associates, LLC
Financial Planner, Author, Speaker
Financial Planning Association
CNN Contributor, National Council of Estate Planners,
Temple Kehillat Chaim
Resource Committee Chair

Karen Trylovich – Vice Chair
A Classical Affair, Owner, Event Coordinator
Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce Board
Georgia Executive Women’s Network Board
Worldwide Business Coaches
Leadership Sandy Springs Board
Marketing Committee Chair

Jim Alford – Treasurer
Project Manager, Avaya
President, Homeowners Association
Temple Kehillat Chaim

Philip Hasty – Secretary
Managing Partner, Shapiro Pendergast & Hasty, LLP
Roswell Presbyterian Church

Moses Brown
MMHB & Associates, president and CEO
100 Black Men
Zoo Atlanta leadership Council
GivingPoint Board Member
North Fulton CID Board Vice Chair
Morehouse Executive Mentor

Charles Curtis
Crossville Village 1400 LLC; Skyridge PropertiesLLC
Curtis Construction Management
Site Technologies President/Owner

Sandra Girona
National Charity League
Women in Technology
Development Committee Chair

Dr. Lisa Hasty, MD
Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine, Founding Partner
Sandy Springs Society
Georgia OBGYN Society
Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia

Andy Hepburn
Sizmek, Associate General Council
St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church
ProBono Partnerships Attorney
GA Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA)

Layne Kamsler
Hipes & Belle Isle Law Firm, Employment Law
North Fulton Alliance of Young Professionals
Junior League of Gwinnett & North Fulton

Kacy C. Lewis (d)
Licensed Broker, Coldwell Banker Residential
Leadership North Fulton Alumni
Community Service Award – Northside Realty
Member, St. Peter Chanel

Vetta Lisbon
The Home Depot, Training Developer
St James United Methodist Church
United Way VIP Graduate, 2013
Dress for Success Atlanta

Laura Madajewski, CPA
Senior Audit Manager, HLB Gross Collins, PC
Georgia Society of CPAs, AICPA
Past Board of Atlanta Show Chorus
Sweet Adelines International
Kansas City Barbeque Society

Genille McElvey
State Farm Insurance Companies, IT Service Manager
10th Anniversary Celebration Chair
North Point Community Church

Ausker Morris
A.T. Morris Realty Group, Inc., residential
100 Black Men of North Metro, Past President
Zion Missionary Baptist Church
National Association of Realtors
National Association of Parliamentarians, Past Pres. Atlanta Unit

Pam Page
Roswell United Methodist Church
Community Volunteer – NFCC

The Rev. Michelle Ortiz
Associate Rector for Family Ministry
St. David’s Episcopal Church

Natasha Robinson
Commercial Sales Underwriter, ACE Group
United Way VIP Program, 2014
Eagle’s Nest Church
These 5 Girls, Founder & President

Trisha Rosamond
Nothing Bundt Cakes, Owner, Sandy Springs
SSPC Women’s Business Networking
Networking at Noon
Sandy Springs Restaurant Council

Rev. Ollie Wagner
Senior Pastor, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church

Anu Whitaker
Ryerson Inc., Managing Contract Manager
Bal Vihar
Institute of Industrial Engineers, America’s SAP Users’ Group


Presidents Emeritus:

Tedra W. Cheatham, CEcD
CEO Clean Air Campaign, Former COO, GNFCC
Leadership North Fulton Alumni 2004

Craig Dryden
Georgia Power, Metro Sales Manager
Alpharetta First United Methodist Church

Freda B. Hardage
Northside Hospital, Dir., Physician Services
Leadership North Fulton Alumni
Johns Creek Beautification Board
YMCA High Harbour Board
Windward Rotary
Member, Berkmar United Methodist Church
Metro Atlanta Am. Cancer Society Exec. Leadership
Executive Board, North Fulton Chamber of Commerce

David Hammond
Abel Solutions, Inc.
Leadership North Fulton Alumni 2004
2007 Chair LNF Board of Director
Brown’s Bridge Community Church

Kathy Swahn
Executive Director, The Drake House
Alpharetta Chamber Board
National Charity League Roswell/Alpharetta
Member, North Fulton Poverty Round Table
Leadership Johns Creek Alumni 2012
Leadership North Fulton Alumni 2004


The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta, designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward self-sufficiency.

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