Helping Catholics Make

a Lasting Difference.

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of the Archbishop, clergy, and lay leaders.  The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the mission, vision, and strategic plan are fulfilled for all Catholics in our archdiocese.  The Board oversees the investments, policies, and professional management of the Foundation.



Michael Petrik, EsquireChair
Senior Counsel, Alston & Bird

Matthew Gries United Parcel Service

Matthew Gries  •  Vice Chair
Director of Tax Research, Planning and Controversy, United Parcel Service

Donna Bergeson Treasurer
Retired from Alston & Bird

John Ripoll • Secretary
Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Lisa Churchfield • Deputy Treasurer
Retired from Chick-fil-a Inc.



Maurizio Agresta
Affiliate, Kotter International

Bill Allen
EVP, Marsh & McClennan

The Reverend Henry Atem
Pastor, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lawrenceville

Philip Coletti
Senior Vice President, RSUI Group, Inc.

Alejandro Coss Latin American Chamber of Commerce

Alejandro Coss
President, Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia

Kathleen Cote
Community Volunteer

Brian Dooling
Director of Marketing & Enrollment, Office of Catholic Schools, The Archdiocese of Atlanta

Consuelo León Ecuyer
Lead Business Manager, AT&T

Dolly Fairclough
CEO, Law Offices of D.M. Fairclough

Kathy Farrell
Executive Vice President, CRE, Truist

Jody Foster
President, Symphony Consulting LLC

Joanie Gross
Legal Assistant, Buckley Christopher, P.C.

The Most Rev. Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.
Archbishop of Atlanta

Jo Ann Herold
Chief Marketing Officer, The Honey Baked Ham Co

Brent Herrin
Managing Partner, Small | Herrin, LLP

Jean Harvey Johnson
Vice President, Global Alternative Payments, Fiserv

James Jaime Lanier Interface

James “Jaime” Lanier
Retired from Interface

George Levert
Retired from Kinetic Ventures, Founding Partner

Michael McEnaney
President, Koala Insulation of Atlanta Perimeter North


BJay Pak
Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

Sant Perez
Sotheby’s/Atlanta Fine Homes

John Rhett
Chairman, Red Rock Strategic Partners

David Spotanski
Chief Operating Officer, The Archdiocese of Atlanta

Richard S. White
Retired from SouthTrust Bank

David K. Withers
COO and CFO, Turner Enterprises, Inc.


Juanita Baranco
Executive Vice President, Mercedes Benz of Buckhead

The Reverend Monsignor Edward J. Dillon
Pastor, Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Clarence H. Smith
President & CEO, Havertys Furniture Companies

Michael Trapp
Retired from Ernst & Young, LLP

Pastors Advisory Council

A Pastors Advisory Council, comprised of one pastor from each of the ten deaneries in our archdiocese, provides feedback and insight to the Catholic Foundation.  The Pastors Advisory Council members also approve the Parish Enrichment Grants.


The Reverend Henry AtemChair
St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lawrenceville
Northeast Metro Deanery

The Very Reverend Liam Coyne
St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, McDonough
Southeast Deanery

The Reverend Timothy Gadziala, J.C.L. 
St. Peter Catholic Church, LaGrange
Southwest Deanery

The Reverend Tim Hepburn
St. Michael Catholic Church, Gainesville
Northeast Deanery

The Reverend John Murphy
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City
South Deanery

The Reverend Jefferey Ott
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Atlanta
Central Deanery

The Reverend Sunny Joseph Punnakuziyil
St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Lilburn
Northeast Metro Deanery

Father Daniel Toof St. Anna Catholic Church Monroe

The Reverend Daniel R. Toof
St. Anna Catholic Church, Monroe
East Deanery




“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward and that the Master you are serving is Christ.” – Colossians 3:23-24