S.A.F.E. is lucky to have such an active and committed Board of Directors. Our board works on a volunteer basis, putting together many of our fundraisers and providing oversight to our organization.
Board meetings are held every other month on the third Tuesday of the month. They take place at Mountain Presbyterian Church at 5:30PM. The meetings are open to public.
Deb. S. Curlette, Ph.D., S.A.F.E. Board President
Deb began her teaching career as the Marketing/Distributive Education Coordinator at Crestwood High School, Dunwoody, GA. She was named CHS Teacher of the Year and Georgia Marketing Educator of the Year by the Georgia Vocational Association. She is retired from Clayton State University, Morrow, GA where she was an Associate Professor of Marketing Management Technology. Curlette was chosen National Adviser of The Year by Delta Epsilon Chi, professional association for marketing majors. Post retirement, she taught marketing and advertising courses at for-profit universities. She also served as MBA Dean and Campus Dean. Says Deb, “S.A.F.E. provides an invaluable service to our N GA communities and I am honored to serve this organization.”
Donna Grimsely, S.A.F.E. Board Vice President
Gail Kreher, S.A.F.E. Board Secretary
Gail is a retired educator and television announcer. She taught Senior Research and Composition for 23 years in the Forsyth County GA School System and at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta, GA. She was nationally honored by Disney Corporation as one of the most creative teachers in the US. Before that and for ten years, Gail appeared as on-air TV personality Gail Janus. She delivered the nightly weather forecasts on WXIA-TV in Atlanta; WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT, and WSMW-TV in Worcester, MA. Gail says, “I believe in the important mission of S.A.F.E., and I am proud to be a small part of its significant contribution to the well-being of families and children in Union and Towns counties.”
Doug Loyd, S.A.F.E. Board Treasurer
Mary Lynn McKenzie, S.A.F.E. Board Member
Mary Lynn is currently also a CASA Volunteer for Towns/Union, an Ambassador for the Mountain Marty Party, and the founder/organizer of a local Meetup Group for hiking and adventures! She and her sister (Carol Barbour) create and donate Lucy Mac Sacs – lovely bags with goodies that their mother, Lucy McKenzie started in 2010 – to local chemo patients.