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 at a leadership level. Members gain unique access to Children’s Trustees and executives and, through an initial two years of service, have the opportunity to enhance skills in fundraising, program development and relationship building.

In January 2015, Children’s welcomed its fourth class of ELC members. Together, the 32-member group will host its second annual Scrubs Party on April 25, 2015 in a private hangar at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, benefitting the Center for Safe and Healthy Children. Last year, nearly 470 people attended the inaugural Scrubs Party, which raised more than $150,000 for the Children’s ECMO Center.

Emerging Leaders for Children's

Previously, ELC has raised funds for Children’s Neurosciences program to support innovative research into brain tumor treatment, and helped launch Children’s childhood obesity prevention campaign in metro Atlanta by bringing our Strong4Life Program to three local elementary schools. 

ELC operates under the oversight of the Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees, chaired by Tommy Holder, Chairman & CEO of Holder Construction Company.

We are now accepting candidate applications for 2016 ELC membership. If you are interested in joining this dynamic group of leaders, please submit your information through our online portal. The ELC Membership Committee will kick off the formal recruitment process in August 2015.

2015 Members

Daniel L. Gordon, ELC Chairman
Soleria Development Group

Amy Hertz Agami
Community Volunteer

Butler Ball
MedMal Direct Insurance Co.

Mara Berman
Community Volunteer

Brian Betkowski              
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Jabian Consulting

Matthew H. Brill
Ecolo Georgia

Silvette Bullard
Pieces & Peace Counseling LLC                                                 

Nikhil Chanani, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

David Cummings

William Curtis
Senior Vice President
Wealth Management
Merrill Lynch

Brook Dennard
Community Volunteer

Barbarella Diaz
Executive Vice President
Community Affairs
Diaz Foods

Allison J. Dick 
Graphic Design Professional

Courtney Fletcher
General Counsel and
Chief Compliance Officer
Doosan Infracore International 

Nicholas D. Fletcher, M.D.
Emory Orthopaedics

C. Elijah “Lige” Gillis
Senior Vice President

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
Microf LLC

Ashish H. Mistry
Managing Partner
BLH Venture Partners

Asif Ramji
President and CEO

Louis M. “Tripp” Rawls III
Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Kenneth Saffold 
Vice President
GE Capital

Dana H. Sample
General Manager
Enterprise Notification System
Delta Air Lines

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.