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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

Aeron Atwoll

Gardens Technician

Marcy Breffle

Education Manager

Reginald Brown

Preservation Technician

Jennifer Chisholm

Administrative Systems Manager

Todd Cregar

Interim CFO

Sean Diaz

Operations Manager

Mary Fernandez

Director of Special Events, Special Projects & Volunteers

Richard Harker

Executive Director

Sara Henderson

Director of Gardens

Wes Holt

Gardens Maintenance Manager

Lynnette Ivey

Development Coordinator

David Moore

Emeritus Executive Director

Neale Nickels

Senior Director of Capital Projects

Janna Rhoden

Gardens Technician

Ashley Shares

Director of Preservation

Brent Smith

Preservation Technician

Butch Teal

Gardens Curation and Nursery Manager

Ruti Turner

Private Events Coordinator

Jessica VanLanduyt

Senior Director of Experiences and Engagement

Michael Wettlaufer

Preservation Technician

Tim Wright

Visitors Center and Museum Shop Manager

Angie Wynne

Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Emily Yerke

Senior Director of Development

Our Board Members

Chair
Steve Paro

Treasurer
Henry (Hank) Gurley

Secretary
Suzi Sheffield

Executive Committee

Sara Chapman

 May B. Hollis

Tad Mitchell

Nancy James

Stuart Jackson (past chair)

Trustees

Tom Aderhold
Doug Aldridge
Norman Asher
C. Duncan Beard
Sofia Bork
Charlotte Christian

Alan Elsas
Susan Evins
Dr. Megan Hodgkiss
Keocia Howard
Dr. Kevin James
Christopher Leerssen

Glen Manjos
Kavin Manickaraj
Ruth Middleton
Michael Stephens
Kay Wallace
S. Zachry Young

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