CNPC BOARD MEMBERS
Phillip Hodges (President) is a certified public accountant who is retired from the firm of Ernst & Young where he served as an audit partner. His interests include most outdoor activities, particularly canoeing, kayaking and hiking. Phillip is heavily involved in the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club as a trail maintainer and is also on the Board of Trustees for the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter.
Jay Bogan (Secretary) is a partner at the law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation and is the leader of the firm’s Class Action Team. An outdoor enthusiast, Jay is a lifelong birder, hiker and backpacker.
Tammy Bates is an events manager for nonprofit and corporate clients. She manages the annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival organized by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, National Park Service and City of Roswell and has organized hundreds of cleanups in the Chattahoochee watershed. She has served on the board of Rivers Alive and is a certified master gardener.
Cathy Barnard manages her own design firm which specializes in branding, corporate identity and public relations and lives in River Glen neighborhood bordering the CRNRA. A certified master naturalist, she served eight years as a docent with the Chattahoochee Nature Center and has assisted with the education programs offered by the National Park Service in the CRNRA.
Sarah Boyer is a landscape designer at Lord Aeck Sargent and a resident of Sandy Springs. She has five years of experience in the architecture and engineering industry in practice areas that focus on community development, parks and open spaces, higher education and master planning. Sarah serves as treasurer for the Georgia Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects and event planning advisor for the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta. Passionate about public lands, she spends much of her free time hiking in the CRNRA and other national parks across the country.
Sarah Pfeffer is a Manager, Customer Care Strategy and Process, at Cox Communications, where she’s responsible for coordinating product launch activities across the organization. She holds an MBA from Duquesne University and undergraduate degrees in Communications and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin. An outdoor enthusiast, Sarah spends much of her free time running, hiking, and gardening.
Mark Sauer works for UPS, specializing in the areas of technology marketing, product management, and rate strategy. Outside of work Mark enjoys a variety of sports, including cycling, running, tennis and just being outside. As an Atlanta native, Mark has enjoyed CRNRA since he was a teenager and is interested in preserving the park for future generations and promoting this wonderful treasure we have in our backyards.
Steve Spiegel is a Development Partner with Hendon Properties, a commercial real estate company focusing on retail real estate in the southeast. Steve has previously served on the board of the Dekalb Convention and Visitors Bureau. Growing up in Columbus, Georgia and living in metro Atlanta, Steve has enjoyed the Chattahoochee River and trails of the CRNRA for many years and looks forward to giving back.
Bob Ruby (Vice-President) is a longtime member of Volunteers in Parks (VIP) for the CRNRA and is retired from IBM. An active hiker, he has served as board president of the Benton MacKaye Trail Association and continues to sit on its board. He has also served on the board of the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club and as board president of the Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited in the 1990s.
Graham Dorian (Treasurer) is the former owner of Valpak of Atlanta, which he managed for Cox Communications prior to acquiring the company. An active outdoorsman, Graham lives on the Chattahoochee River with his family and uses the CRNRA several
Sally Bethea is the retired founding director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and a part-time lecturer at Georgia Tech in water resources planning. She has more than thirty-five years of experience in environmental advocacy, education and nonprofit management. While in graduate school in the late 1970s, she worked on the first general management plan for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). Previous board service includes: Georgia Board of Natural Resources, Waterkeeper Alliance, River Network and EarthShare of Georgia.
Jennifer McCoy is a biologist and educator who is currently the manager of Cobb County Water System's Watershed Stewardship Program. She has worked closely with National Park Service rangers and volunteers on education and water-related activities. Her skills include teaching, biology, public administration and community engagement.
Britt Storck is a professional landscape architect who has built her career around greenway and trail placemaking, natural resource-based recreation projects, and active community design and planning. Britt has worked collaboratively with engineers and planners in over 100 communities to develop projects that are more active places. She manages the Atlanta office for Alta Planning + Design, an active community consulting firm. Britt has served on the North Carolina Rail Trails Board of Directors and the NC and GA Executive Committees of the American Society of Landscape Architects. An Atlanta native, Britt can regularly be found cycling, trail running, and paddling along the Chattahoochee River.
Ray Steed is retired from The Coca-Cola Company where he led the quality, environmental sustainability, and safety functions for North America. He has been an active hiker and paddler since his teenage years and has enjoyed sharing his love for the outdoors with his sons and other youth through Scouting. Ray is currently a trip leader for The Atlanta Outdoor Club and can frequently be found hiking in the CRNRA or leading kayakers down the river. Ray is excited to contribute to the sustainability of this magnificent resource.
Clay Courts - Managing Partner, Five Stand Capital
Margie Cohen - Community Volunteer
Alan Toney - Chair, Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District