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 hosted its second annual Scrubs Party, which raised more than $225,000 to fund a three-year fellowship at the Center for Safe and Healthy Children. The inaugural Scrubs Party, held in 2014, 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 W. Paul Bowers, President & CEO of Georgia Power.

We are no longer accepting candidates for 2016 ELC membership. Our online application portal will reopen in January for those interested in joining ELC in 2017.

2015 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
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
Atlanta Ventures

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
Vice President
Legal and Compliance
Doosan Infracore International Inc. 

Nicholas D. Fletcher, M.D.
Emory Orthopaedics

C. Elijah “Lige” Gillis
Senior Vice President

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
Microf LLC

Ashish H. Mistry
Managing Partner
BLH Venture Partners

Asif Ramji
President and CEO

Kenneth Saffold 
Senior 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.