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 2014, Children’s welcomed its third class of ELC members.Together, the 28-member group hosted a highly successful new signature fundraising event for Children’s in March 2014. Nearly 470 people attended the inaugural Scrubs Party in a private hangar at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, raising more than $150,000 for the ECMO Center at Children’s.

Emerging Leaders for Children's

Previously, ELC has raised funds for Children’s Neurosciences program to support Dr. Barun Brahma’s 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.

Due to strong community interest and limited openings, we are no longer accepting candidate applications for 2015 ELC membership. If you are interested in joining ELC in 2016, please check back in January to submit your information via our online portal.

2014 Members

Daniel L. Gordon, ELC Chairman
Soleria Development Group

Amy Hertz Agami
Community Volunteer

Butler Ball
MedMal Direct Insurance Co.

Brian Betkowski              
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Jabian Consulting

Matthew H. Brill
Ecolo Georgia

Silvette Bullard
Pieces & Peace Counseling LLC                                                 

Richard W. Courts IV
Managing Director
Atlantic Realty Company

David Cummings

Richard W. Deriso
Managing Director
Asset Resolution Group
AloStar Bank of Commerce

Barbarella Diaz
Executive Vice President
Community Affairs
Diaz Foods

Allison J. Dick 
Graphic Design Professional

Michelle Falconer
Real Estate Investments &
Elite Home Management Services

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

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

Kenneth Saffold 
Vice President
GE Capital

Dana H. Sample
Senior Manager
Distribution Planning and eCommerce
Delta Airlines

Ellen Turner

Adam Wasserman
H&W Printing Inc.