The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education.


Staff Directory

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You can reach most staff members at (770) 962-2985 or (800) 226-1856.

Accounting Department

   Charlton Calhoun   Director of Finance
   Rachel Locatelli   Staff Accountant



   Angela Palm   Director of Policy and Legislative Services
  Grace Kim   Legislative Services Associate
  Justin Pauly   Director of Communications

Awards/Standards Program

   Sam King   Director of Board Development
   Tony Arasi   GSBA Consultant
   Leigh Crow   Program Manager: Conferences & Events

Board Development

   Samuel King   Director of Board Development & Superintendent Searches
   Donna Hinton   Senior Board Development Specialist
   Leigh Crow   Program Manager: Conferences & Events
   Ashley Mosby   Executive Assistant

Business Opportunities

   Pamela Harrison   Business Opportunities Manager

Communications/Media Relations/Publications

   Justin Pauly   Director of Communications
   Bridgett Johnson   Communications Manager
    Chris Triplett   Video Production Specialist
  Stephanie Motter   Communications Coordinator

Conferences/Conference Registration

   Sam King   Director of Board Development
   Pamela Harrison   Business Opportunities Manager
   Leigh Crow   Program Manager: Conferences & Events
   Tony Arasi    GSBA Consultant


   Mark Willis   Assistant Executive Director
   Andy Ryff   Marketing Manager
   Kate Cammack   Executive Assistant
   Heather Chappel   Customer Support Representative
   Tim Covert   Systems Architect Manager
   Nancy McGinnis   Customer Support Representative
   Sandra McGuire   Training and Support Manager
   Charlie Rigby   Business Development Manager
   Sandy Vanags   Policy Coordinator
  Shanan Williams   Customer Support Representative
   Tanit Zelaya   Sales Assistant

Front Office Assistant

   Tonya Tuite   Front Office Assistant

Strategic Planning Services

 Steve Barker Director of Strategic Planning
 Lynita Jackson Strategic Planning Services & Vision Project Manager

Governance/Association Issues

   Valarie Wilson   Executive Director
   Mark Willis   Assistant Executive Director
   Nancy McLellan   Executive Assistant

Information Technology

   Mark Willis   Assistant Executive Director
   Tim Covert   Systems Architect Manager

Legal Counsel

   Phil Hartley   Attorney at Law

Member Engagement

   Julie Rhame   Director of Member Engagement
   Jeanne Frazier   Staff Assistant
   William Sampson   Member Engagement Specialist

Mentor Program

    Trudy Sowar   Board Member Mentor
    Julie Rhame    Director of Member Engagement

Policy Services

   Angela Palm   Director of Policy and Legislative Services
   Sandy Vanags   Policy Coordinator

Risk Management Services


   Cliff Cole   Director of Risk Management
   John Shore   Assistant Director of Risk Management
   Mary Bailey   Executive Assistant for RMS & Supt. Search        Services
   Richard Brantley   Member Advocate
   David Colvard   Safety & Risk Control Coordinator
   Cliff Hood   RMS Consultant
   Mickey Key   Member Advocate
   Lori Sours   Member Advocate
   Rodean Wilson   Staff Assistant – part-time
   Inga Copeland   Underwriting Assistant

Superintendent Search Services


   Samuel King   Director of Superintendent Searches & Board Development
   Mary Bailey   Executive Assistant for RM and Supt. Search Services