Advisory Board

The Project Healthy Grandparent’s Community Advisory Board is comprised of individuals who are uniquely qualified to advise on the needs of intergenerational families. This diverse group of people represents both the population served and key service providers. General responsibilities of Advisory Board members include:

  • Sharing resources that will benefit the grandparents and grandchildren;
  • Counseling staff on Project Healthy Grandparent’s operations and delivery of services; and
  • Participating in planning sessions to assist in the strategic development of Project Healthy Grandparent.


Linda Bressler – Chairperson
Special Advocate for Children

Melanie Bassarab
Integrated Solutions Manager
Xerox Corporation

Myrna Brown
Public Affairs Coordinator
People 2 People Producer WSB-TV

Sharon Hicks
Executive Vice President
Pharmacy Home Delivery, LLC

Richard Horder, Esq.
Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter, LLP

Emanuel Jones
State Senator, District 10
and Owner, Legacy Ford Mercury

Lovell O. Lemons
Office of Civic Engagement
Georgia State University

Terri McFadden, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Judy Perdue
Executive Director
Grandparent Empowerment Project

Jacqueline Plair-Rushin
President and CEO
Power of 3, LLC

Gloria Smith
Project Healthy Grandparents, Alumna

Eugene Vickerson
Project Healthy Grandparents, Alumna

Evonne Yancey
Evonne Yancey Consulting