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 event is set for Saturday, March 19 at the United Distributors Warehouse and will benefit the Center for Advanced Technology and Robotic Rehabilitation. In past years, ELC raised more than $225,000 for the Center for Safe and Healthy Children and $150,000 for the Children’s ECMO Center. ELC has also supported fundraising initiatives for the Children’s Neurosciences program, and 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 July 31, 2016.

2016 Members

Daniel L. Gordon, ELC Chair
Chief Operating Officer
City of Atlanta - Office of the Mayor

Amy Hertz Agami, ELC Vice Chair 
Community Volunteer

Butler Ball
CEO 
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
Counselor
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

Barbarella Diaz
Executive Vice President
Community Affairs
Diaz Foods

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
Vice President
Granite Holdings

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
CEO 
Microf LLC

Ashish H. Mistry
Managing Partner
BLH Venture Partners

Whitney Paulowsky
Community Volunteer

Asif Ramji
President and CEO
Paymetric

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
Principal
TurnerBoone

Olivia Mansfield Wall
Strategic Marketing Consultant
Mansfield Energy Corporation 

Adam Wasserman
President
H&W Printing Inc.