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Staff, Board and Career Opportunities

Working in the cemetery’s historic 1899 Bell Tower, the Historic Oakland Foundation staff works collaboratively and closely with the City of Atlanta to fulfill the organization’s mission of preserving, restoring, enhancing, and sharing the Historic Oakland Cemetery. We are a small team of goal-oriented, highly-motivated professionals with a passion for Atlanta, history, preservation, and placemaking.

Our dedicated staff includes both part-time and full-time employees who work in a wide range of specialties. Our departments include Development, Education, Gardens, Marketing, Preservation & Restoration, Private Events, Operations, Special Events, and the Visitors Center & Museum Shop.

Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) was established in 1976 and is a nonprofit organization.

For burials, filming, or permitting, contact Sexton Sam Reed: 404-658-6019.

Our Staff

Laura Barton

Administrative Coordinator

Marcy Breffle

Education Manager

Jennifer Chisholm

Administrative Systems Manager

Sean Diaz

Preservation and Operations Specialist

Mary Fernandez

Special Event & Volunteer Manager

Richard Harker

Co-Executive Director

Sara Henderson

Director of Gardens

Wes Holt

Gardens Manager

David Moore

Co-Executive Director

Neale Nickels

Director of Capital Projects

Ashley Shares

Director of Preservation

Brent Smith

Preservation Technician

Ruti Turner

Private Events Coordinator

Michael Wettlaufer

Preservation Technician

Tim Wright

Visitors Center and Museum Shop Manager

Angie Wynne

Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Emily Yerke

Director of Development

Our Board Members

Donna G. Barwick

Vice Chair
Stuart Jackson

Tim Montz

Kathleen O. Chapman

Executive Committee

Sara Chapman

George Dusenbury IV

 May B. Hollis

Nancy James

S. Zachry Young


Tom Aderhold
D L Henderson
Steve Paro

Doug Aldridge
Richard Laub
Michael Stephens

C. Duncan Beard
Ruth Middleton
Kay Wallace

Benita Duling
Philip W. Millians
Mary Woodlan

Susan A. Evins
Tad Mitchell
Jamil S. Zainaldin

Career Opportunities

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