CPC BOARD MEMBERS
Sally Bethea (President) is the retired founding director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. She has more than thirty-five years of experience in environmental advocacy, education and nonprofit management. While in graduate school at Georgia Tech in the late 1970s, she worked on the first general management plan for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). Previous board service includes: Georgia Board of Natural Resources, Waterkeeper Alliance, River Network and EarthShare of Georgia.
Jay Bogan (Secretary) is a partner at the law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation and is the leader of the firm’s Class Action Team. An outdoor enthusiast, Jay is a lifelong birder, hiker and backpacker.
Tammy Bates is an events manager for nonprofit and corporate clients. She manages the annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival organized by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, National Park Service and City of Roswell and has organized hundreds of cleanups in the Chattahoochee watershed. She has served on the board of Rivers Alive and is a certified master gardener.
Graham Dorian is the owner of Valpak of Atlanta, which he managed for Cox Communications prior to acquiring the company. An active outdoorsman, Graham lives on the Chattahoochee River with his family and uses the CRNRA several
Bob Ruby (Vice-President)
is a longtime member of Volunteers in Parks (VIP) for the CRNRA and is retired
from IBM. An active hiker, he has served as board president of the Benton MacKaye Trail
Association and continues to sit on its board. He has also served on the board of the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club and as board president of the Chattahoochee
Chapter of Trout Unlimited in the 1990s.
Margie Cohen is an avid hiker, biker and paddler who has worked in marketing and development for national nonprofits (American Hiking Society), managed her own recreational outfitting business (Atlanta-based Geared to Go) and served as a consultant to national corporations. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience related to hiking trails and deep connections with conservation, trail and outdoor industry organizations.
Clay Courts - Managing Partner, Five Stand Capital
Billy Parrish - Billy Parrish Consulting
Alan Toney - Chair, Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District