People

Board of Directors

Claire & Benji Kurtz

Claire & Benji Kurtz

Claire & Benji Kurtz were lucky enough to be Mo’s ‘people’ for nearly 17 years, and enjoyed every minute of it! Claire is the founder of The Well-Organized Woman, a personal assistance and organization company, and has also worked as a paralegal. Benji is a partner in a small company that owns and operates radio stations, another which owns and operates matchmaking sites, and has served their condo Homeowners’ Association as President for ten years. Claire and Benji live with their cat Mia in Midtown Atlanta, and fondly remember their friends Mo & Patches, who passed away in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

David Alexander

David Alexander

David Alexander is a television and film actor as well as the co-owner of the two American Haircuts stores in Roswell and Midtown Atlanta. David also spent over a decade as on-air talent for radio stations in the southeast. For the past four years, David has also had the distinct privilege of organizing and hosting one of the largest St. Baldrick’s Foundation kids’ cancer research fundraisers in the world. David lives in Atlanta.

 

Lisa Bankoff

Lisa Bankoff

Lisa Bankoff is a community volunteer/fundraiser and former paralegal. She has been active in a number of Atlanta organizations, including the board of the Rich Mountain Conservancy; past chair of the Festival of Trees; organizer of Festival of Lights at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park as well as manager of children performers for the 1996 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies; and a former board member of the Atlanta Symphony Associates. Lisa, her husband Joe and their Cocker Spaniel Callie reside in Midtown Atlanta.

Matt Freedman

Matt Freedman

Matt Freedman is the staff attorney for Judge Robert E. Flournoy, III at the Superior Court of Cobb County, Georgia. He has also worked as an artist and as a web designer for small and solo-practitioner law firms. In 2012, Matt worked with Atlanta Animals Alive to help fund and organize its first event, the 2012 Home for the Holidays Super Pet Adoption. He lives in Marietta with his wife, Ashley, and their three dogs, Dexter, Darby, and Drummer.

 

Alison Bracewell McCullick

Alison McCullick

Alison Bracewell McCullick is the Director of Outreach and Communications for the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens and is responsible for developing and implementing outreach opportunities within northeast Georgia. Prior to that, she spent seven years working in the office of Secretary of State Cathy Cox and two years at The White House during the Clinton Administration. Alison is a past president of the Athens Area Cancer Auxiliary, member of the Clarke County Mentor Board and St. Mary’s Young Professionals Board, and 2006 graduate of Leadership Georgia. She lives in Athens with her husband, Bryan, and their 7-year old daughter, Adaline.

Jason Pelham

Jason Pelham

Jason Pelham is Director of Marketing for Arrow Exterminators. He has over 18 years experience in online marketing and sales, and brings a wealth of knowledge in social media strategies having managed the social media programs for numerous websites and blogs. Jason and Benji Kurtz are partners in a small web-design firm based in Atlanta. A seasoned blogger since 2006, Jason lives in Marietta, GA with his wife Frances and their dogs Maui & Scout.