Together, we show our neighbors

food is love.

Our Board of Directors is dedicated to our mission and passionate about growing the organization to reach more people and make an even greater impact on the health of our community. And members of our Advisory Board and Open Hand Society are always ready to step up to support Open Hand, providing insight and a fresh perspective on how to best serve our friends and neighbors.

Board of Directors

Powell (1)

Shirley Powell

Board President


Thomas Abrams

Board Vice President, President Elect

Baun (1)

Cromwell S. Baun, CPA

Board Treasurer


Carmen Titelman

Board Secretary

Basarrate (1)

Louisa Basarrate

Carlton (1)

Debra Carlton, M.D.

Frisch (1)

Alec Frisch


Sudevi Ghosh


Rodrick Glass


Julie L. Hagedorn, D.O.


Sandra A. Harris, MBA, MHSA


Robert Joseph, Jr.


Johanna Ellis Reisinger

Wedge (1)

Bernard R. Wedge, Jr., CPA

White (1)

Dennis White, MSIT DHA

Williams (1)

Katherine Williams

Open Hand Senior Leaders

Matthew Pieper

Matthew Pieper

Executive Director

Susan Anderson

Susan Anderson

Chief Operating Offier

Robert Cuellar (1)

Robert Cuellar

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Gerber

Mike Gerber

Sr. Director of IT & Business Process Improvement

Katie Mackenzie (1)

Katie MacKenzie

Sr. Director of Resource Development & Marketing

Aleta Mclean

Aleta McLean

Sr. Director of Client Services & Outcome Tracking

Board Emeritus

Helen S. Carlos

Sally Dorsey

Paul Horning

Paul Plate

Stephen Woods

Jacqueline Yeaney

Advisory Board

Butch Whitfield, Chair

D. Jack Sawyer, Jr., Hon. Chair

Michael Edwards-Pruitt, Founder

Ann Cramer

Charles Johnson

Clyde Watkins

Cyndae Arrendale

Desiree Rivers

Douglas Ikelman

Elizabeth Lorber

Evelyn Mims

Gary Alembik

Henrie Treadwell

Herbert Miller

Jacqueline Yeaney

J. Stephen Eaton

Jeff Carrico

John Thompson

Jonathan Shapero

Joseph Vella

Joshua Savage

Julia Hill

Katherine Scott

Kimberly Rask

Leslie McLeod

Mark Skillan

Marlene Alexander

Michele Blondheim

Rebecca Bily

Mohammed Akbar

Roger Smith

S. Barron Segar

Sally Finch

Samuel Candler

Sharon Kay Quigley

Sieglinde Gillfillan

Suzanne Dansby

Thomas Murphy

Todd Tautfest

Tony Conway

Tracie Arnold

Wendy Barton

Will Gosnell

Open Hand Society

Carolyn Perry

Simone Howard

Kayla Alexander

Brittany Hartman

Anne Loescher

Susan Hiers

Morria Goggin

Lorin Boren

Rackley Boren

Tarik Small

Bhupendra Patel

Charles Fee

Lindsey Dickman

Jaclyn Small

Leang Chhun

Kris Tubman