Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors provides its members the benefit of staying informed about the work of Georgia Appleseed and influencing its growth and outreach in Georgia, without the responsibility of governance.

Inaugurated in 2009, the Advisors act as a sounding board for the Georgia Appleseed Board of Directors on new project ideas and aid in cultivation of new members for the governing board. They serve as ambassadors for Georgia Appleseed in their home communities, extending our reach by promoting Georgia Appleseed and its mission to the people and communities in which they live.

The Honorable Roy E. Barnes
Former Governor, State of Georgia; Barnes Law Group LLC (Marietta)

Jason Carter
Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP (Atlanta)

Bertis Downs
R.E.M. (Athens)

Daisy Hurst Floyd
Dean, Mercer University School of Law (Macon)

Laverne Lewis Gaskins
Senior Legal Advisor, Augusta University (Augusta)

Robert E. James, II
Golden Holley James LLP (Atlanta)

L. Joseph (Joe) Loveland
Past Board Chair
King & Spalding LLP, (Atlanta)

Mike McGlamry
Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood PC (Atlanta)

Judy O'Brien
Sutherland (ret.) (South Carolina)

Paul Painter
Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP (Savannah)

Stephen (Steve) W. Riddell
Troutman Sanders LLP (Atlanta)

Patricia Roberts
Past Board Chair
Southern Company (ret.) (North Carolina)

Dr. Portia H. Shields
President Emerita, Albany State University (Fayetteville)

DeAlvah (Dee) H. Simms
Executive Director, Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia (Macon)

Richard H. Sinkfield
Rogers & Hardin LLP (Atlanta)

W. Brooks Stillwell
City of Savannah City Attorney (Savannah)

Elizabeth (Beth) Vranicar Tanis
Past Board Chair
King & Spalding LLP (Atlanta)

Terry Walsh
Alston & Bird LLP (Atlanta)