Emerging Leaders for Children's (ELC)

Emerging Leaders for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (ELC) engages business professionals and community volunteers in their 30s and early 40s in the mission and vision of Children’s to raise funds and awareness for the organization. ELC focuses on group strategy toward a defined purpose; develops fundraising and advocacy skills; promotes leadership development; and provides a networking forum. Regular business meetings, educational sessions with Trustees and executives, volunteer engagement with patients, and member socials make for an exciting Children’s experience for ELC members.

Each spring, ELC hosts its signature fundraising event, the Scrubs Party, to support a program at Children’s selected by the group. The 2016 Scrubs Party in March raised more than $234,000 for the Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation. In past years, ELC has raised significant funds for the Child Protection Program, ECMO Center and Neurosciences program. ELC also helped launch Children’s childhood obesity prevention campaign in metro Atlanta. 

Emerging Leaders for Children's

ELC operates under the oversight of the Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees, chaired by W. Paul Bowers, President & CEO of Georgia Power. In January 2016, Children’s welcomed its fifth class of ELC members. For those interested in 2017 membership, please apply through our online portal prior to Aug. 15, 2016.

2016 Members

Amy Hertz Agami, ELC Chair

Community Volunteer

Butler Ball


MedMal Direct Insurance Co.

Mara Berman

Community Volunteer

Brian Betkowski

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Jabian Consulting

Allison "Ali" Blaisdell

Graphic Design Professional

Staci Brill

Fundraising and Philanthropy Consultant

Silvette Bullard


Waldorf School of Atlanta

Nikhil Chanani, M.D.

Pediatric Cardiologist

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

William Curtis

Senior Vice President

Wealth Management

Merrill Lynch

Brook Dennard

Community Volunteer

Ed Eschleman

Chief Financial Officer

Southern Ground Family Inc.

Courtney Fletcher

Vice President

Legal and Compliance

Doosan Infracore International Inc.

Rand Glenn Hagen

Community Volunteer

John Hardman

Managing Director

Internative Investment Group

Anne Park Hopkins

Senior Client Partner

KornFerry International

Dan Ingevaldson

Chief Technology Officer

Easy Solutions Inc.

Jeffrey C. Klick, M.D.

Medical Director

Palliative Care

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

James M. "Mitch" Masters


Microf LLC

Ashish H. Mistry

Managing Partner

BLH Venture Partners

Whitney Paulowsky

Community Volunteer

Asif Ramji

President and CEO


Kenneth Saffold

Senior Vice President

Capital One Healthcare

Allison Salter

Managing Partner

Barnes Law Group

Ann Shearer

Community Volunteer

Matt Shulman

CEO and Managing Partner

The Ardent Companies

Tracy Stillman

Community Volunteer

Jaime Theriot

Partner and Associate General Counsel

Troutman Sanders

Ellen Turner



Olivia Mansfield Wall

Strategic Marketing Consultant

Mansfield Energy Corporation

Adam Wasserman


H&W Printing Inc.