CPC BOARD MEMBERS
Sally Bethea (President) is the retired founding director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. She has more than thirty-five years of experience in environmental advocacy, education and nonprofit management. While in graduate school at Georgia Tech 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.
Phillip Hodges (Treasurer) 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 serves on the board of the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club as the Membership Director and is a trail section overseer. Phillip is also Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the National MS Society, Georgia Chapter.
Cheryl Ashley-Serafine is a retired teacher with expertise in Special Education, Gifted and Instructional Technology. She is currently involved with the Cobb County Watershed Stewardship program and a state certification program for environmental education. She is also certified as a master birder and master naturalist.
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.
Margie Cohen is an avid hiker, biker and paddler who has worked in marketing and development for national nonprofits (American Hiking Society), managed her own recreational outfitting business (Atlanta-based Geared to Go) and served as a consultant to national corporations. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience related to hiking trails and deep connections with conservation, trail, and outdoor industry organizations.