BCM’s Board of Directors is comprised of diverse individuals who bring talent, time, and treasure to bear on the mission. The Board’s chief responsibilities are to establish policy, protect assets, ensure legal accountability, ensure adequate financial resources, and provide competent leadership.

Our Board of Directors

  • Shirley Davis, Board Chair Medical Legal Consultant, Retired
  • Donna Barwick, Esq. Attorney
  • Elizabeth Bresnahan Senior VP – Commercial Banking, iBERIABANK
  • David Burge, Esq. Attorney, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
  • Jamie Butler Professor of English
    Atlanta Metropolitan State College
  • Terry Clements Strategic Account Executive, Equifax
  • William J. deButts III Partner, Edge Capital Group
  • Rev. William Givens Pastor,
    Buckhead Baptist Church
  • Sharmeen Hawkins President & COO
    Paragon Pinnacle Restaurant Group
  • Titania Jordan Chief Marketing Officer
    Bark Mobile
  • Patricia Meadors, M.D. Physician, Piedmont Hospital
  • Araya Mesfin Senior Vice President, UBS
  • F. Keene Miller President of Brokerage,
    Ackerman & Co.
  • Stephen Newland Director – MoneyWise,
    North Point Community Church
  • Sadler Norris Regional Vice President,
    Benefit Communications Inc.
  • Linda Outlaw Hewlett-Packard, Retired
  • Bert Ponder Managing Director,
    Merrill Lynch Private Wealth Management
  • Dr. Michael Rich, PhD Professor of Political Science & Environmental Sciences,
    Emory University
  • John Shepard Investment Manager, ZWJ Investment Counsel
  • Rosie Stokes Community Volunteer
  • Laura Warren Community Volunteer
  • Athalie White Executive Producer, Millions of Tiny Robots


Dear BCM Community:

In response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus public health emergency, until further notice, all case management, emergency financial appointments, and education will take place virtually. The helpline will continue to operate. Budget for Life and Foundation 3 clients should work directly with their case managers on arranging virtual meetups.

In an abundance of caution and in keeping with CDC guidance, BCM will close both facilities during this time. This includes the food pantry. THRIFTique will also be closed for business and clothing certificates. Pantry and thrift donations will not be accepted during this time. Please call United Way at 211 for an updated list for food and clothing assistance.

How can you help BCM help our clients? We are requesting significant financial assistance so that we will be prepared for the coming months when out-of-work wage earners will be at most risk for evictions and homelessness. This is a time when we need to come together to support those most at risk. Click below to donate now.

Thank you,

Keeva Kase
President & CEO



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