BOARD MEMBERS

JANA STOKES

Educator/Advocate/Counselor/CEO

As a former educator and Special Education Advocate, I have worked collaboratively with educators, Student Support Teams (SST),and parents to provide opportunities to service the whole student’s individual achievement. With an abundance of knowledge for IDEA and FAPE requirements I will be able to assist you and your child. I believe that I would be an asset to the development of an effective Individualized Education Program . Advocating for your family would provide me with the ideal opportunity to assist your child's education and expand my skill set

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BOARD MEMBERS 

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DATA WARREN

Marketing Analyst, Public Health Administration, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) 

Data Warren was born and raised in Gulfport, MS. She moved to Georgia to attend college and now has an undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management, an MBA in Marketing and an MPH in Public Health - Epidemiology. She is an EDM Data Administrator Supervisor for a company in Atlanta’s Financial district. Data has been involved in different volunteer projects over the years with CHAMPS - Midtown Urology Group, Children’s Peace Center, Emory Winship Cancer Center, Paulding CASA and various other organizations over the years. Her passion is helping those who ordinarily do not have a voice. 

TRAVIS LEE HICKS

Associate Professor, Author, Architect

 A father, husband, and long-distance runner who lives with his family of five in Greensboro, NC. A Middle Georgia native with a B.S. in Architecture from Georgia Tech and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, Hicks practiced architecture and design for 13 years before leaving the corporate world to teach interior architecture full-time at UNC Greensboro where he leads design students in community-engaged design projects that impact the greater Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina."

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VANESSA BRYANT-JACKSON

Public Relations Specialist, Finance & Financial Management and Marketing, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) 

loves to teach gods word. She has a passion to help women in all stages of their life to achieve excellence spiritually and naturally. She is a human resource and real estate professional. For fun you can find her and her husband Deck playing with their two godchildren.
 

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ANNETHA JONES

Motivational Speaker, Education Administration, Mentor Program Coordinator, Educational Consultant.

During her tenure as an administrator, she was recognized as a finalist for Principal of the Year and named district Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year.  In addition, Ms. Jones developed and implemented JUMP which is a youth mentoring program that provided more than 300 mentors to at-risk students.  She also created a boy’s leadership program called JAG which provided support to young men who were without male role models.  Ms. Jones has been featured in USA Today, Florida Today and Space Coast Daily.

HOWELL CALDWELL 

Chief of Police, Security Consultant.

As police chief  Caldwell oversees the police department they serve. As a police chief, his responsibilities and duties include testing, training, and evaluating officers, assigning promotions, delegating casework, and conducting administrative duties. Chief also assess the overall success of your department in keeping the community safe and make necessary changes to maximize efficiency. His duties include function as a tactical leader, people manager, and public liaison for the department. Chief Caldwell has decades of experience in the field conducting patrols and investigations in law enforcement

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MARIA BALTAZAR

Loan Officer, Banking Specialist, Financial Consultant, Credit Analyst.

My name is Maria Baltazar. I was born in Mexico but moved to Eatonton at the age of 6. I graduated from Putnam County High School in 2014. I am married and have 2 children and one on the way. I love our community and believe that there is no better place to raise my kids. I have been a lender at Farmers & Merchants Bank for 3 years.  I was part of the Junior Board of Directors for Farmers & Merchants Bank in 2014 and I also graduated from Leadership Putnam in 2021

GREGORY MCFADDEN

Budget Analysts, Financial Counselor, Book Clerk & Management Consultant

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 Greg is an accountant is a professional who is responsible for keeping and interpreting financial records. He specializes with accounts are responsible for a wide range of finance-related tasks, either for individual clients or for larger businesses and organizations employing them. Internal and external auditors are also closely related. Greg ensures the accuracy of financial documents, as well as their compliance with relevant laws and regulations with nonprofits.

​with offering guidance on cost reduction, revenue enhancement, and  fundraising expertise.