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William C. McGahan - Chairman of Board of Directors

Bill founded Georgia Works! Because he believes every life has value, and virtually every person can be given the tools and habits to make their lives better. Many men simply have horrible habits, role models and environments. Bill has been involved in many community organizations and non-profit boards including: The State of Georgia Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless Commission; Atlanta Area Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Reentry; From Houses to Homes; Atlanta Academy; The Howard School. The Paces Civic Association; and The National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction. Bill earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University, and an MBA from the University of Virginia. He and his wife Lisa have four children. They reside in Atlanta.


Edward *Jack* Hardin - Board of Directors

Jack has been involved in the Atlanta Community, and in the issue of homelessness, for decades. Jack Co-chairs the United Way Regional Commission on Homelessness. Jack has received numerous awards for his community service, including awards from the Anti-Defamation League, Traveler’s Aid, and The United Way. Jack is the President of Georgia Legal Services Foundation, Chairman of The Gateway Center, Chairman of the Board of Visitors of Grady Hospital, and Member of the Council of Foreign Relations. Jack is a Founding Partner of Rogers & Hardin.


Phil Hunter - Board of Directors

Phil Hunter a seasoned social services veteran currently serves as the Executive Director of Georgia Works! who’s mission is to end chronic homelessness in work capable men, break the cycles of addiction and criminal recidivism.


Prior to joining Georgia Works!, Phil served as Director in Homelessness at United Way of Greater Atlanta where he held leadership roles in several key initiatives to end homelessness. These projects include Street to Home, PATH, Clayton Shelter Plus Care and the Douglasville/Douglas County Street to Home Projects.


Henry W. Grady - Board of Directors

Henry has spent his entire life being involved in the most important issues facing the people of Georgia. As a fifth generation Georgian (and a descendent of one of the most important persons in the history of our state). Henry raises millions of dollars each year for the Grady Health System. Henry is an active Elder at The First Presbyterian Church, focusing significant time on assisting homeless men every week. Henry is a Managing Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, and the father of three daughters. He lives with his wife in Atlanta.

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Gary Jones - Board of Directors


Gary was born and raised in southwest Atlanta, Ga. He attended Westlake High School where he played football, basketball, baseball, and track. Later, he attended Clark Atlanta University on an academic scholarship where he also lettered in football and track. He finished his education at Georgia Tech where he received a BCE and MS in Civil Engineering. Gary comes from a family that is devoted to spiritual commitment and outstanding achievement. He lives and works under the philosophy of faith, family, academics, and athletics. Gary is a teacher at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Sara McGahan - Board of Directors


Sara is a Manager at CBPartners, a leading global healthcare strategy consulting firm. Sara is responsible for serving a variety of clients ranging from global pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical companies to ministries of health in emerging markets.   Sara graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a dual degree in Neuroscience and Religion. While at Dartmouth she was Managing Editor of The Dartmouth daily newspaper.  Sara has volunteered extensively over the past 12 years with From Houses to Homes, an international NGO created to provide pathways out of poverty for indigenous Guatemalans by providing safe housing, education and healthcare, and at Georgia Works!, an Atlanta-based non-profit that helps formerly homeless and incarcerated men become self-sufficient productive citizens.   


Chip Patterson - Board of Directors

Chip is the founder of AmeriPark, a company with over 150 accounts nationwide and 1,000 employees. He is also the owner of Trextel, a National Technology Development Provider. Chip is involved in several charities and is the founder of Reinvention Wheels, a bicycle charity serving the disadvantaged in the US, and internationally. Chip is very involved in the local nonprofit community as well and serves on several boards including Georgia State University Athletic Board, Cobb Youth football league, the Buckhead Alliance, Central Atlanta Progress and the Midtown Alliance. He lives in Marietta with his wife and their four children.

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Melzenia Williams - Board of Directors

Melzenia is an insurance professional with many years of Commercial (Property and Casualty) experience.  She is Large Property manager at a global insurance company.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Clark Atlanta University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.  Additionally, she is a proud mother of two adult children and an active member at her church where she volunteers in the children’s ministry.

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Tricia Kinney

Tricia Kinney is the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, leading all legal support globally for Kimberly-Clark Professional, the B2B business sector of Kimberly-Clark, and its Global Supply Chain.  Since joining Kimberly-Clark, Tricia has been Associate General Counsel -- Corporate Affairs, and previously held several positions managing global complex litigation.  Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Tricia was a litigation partner at Powell Goldstein LLP.  She graduated from Boston College and Vanderbilt University School of Law, both with honors.  She is in Leadership Atlanta and on the board of directors of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta, and recently completed her tenure as a trustee of The Children's School.  Tricia and her husband, Gardner Culpepper, have three children.