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.


 melanie-bassarab Melanie Bassarab- Chairperson
Integrated Solutions Manager
Xerox Corporation
 place-holder Linda Bressler
Special Advocate for Children
 place-holder Myrna Brown
Public Affairs Coordinator
People 2 People Producer WSB-TV
 place-holder William Garrett
Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School
 place-holder Sharon Hicks
Executive Vice President
Pharmacy Home Delivery, LLC
 richard-horder Richard Horder, Esq.
Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter, LLP
 place-holder Emanuel Jones
State Senator, District 10
and Owner, Legacy Ford Mercury
 place-holder Lovell O. Lemons
Office of Civic Engagement
Georgia State University
 terri-mcfadden Terri McFadden, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
 judy-headshot Judy Perdue
Executive Director
Grandparent Empowerment Project
 untitled-1 Jacqueline Plair-Rushin
President and CEO
Power of 3, LLC
 place-holder Gloria Smith
Project Healthy Grandparents, Alumna
 place-holder Eugene Vickerson
Project Healthy Grandparents, Alumna
evonne-yancey Evonne Yancey
Evonne Yancey Consulting