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Jeffrey M. Smythe

Executive Director
404-351-2397


Jeffrey Smythe is the Executive Director for Meals On Wheels Atlanta (formerly Senior Citizen Services), serving in this position since 2004. Prior to serving as Executive Director, Jeff served as the organization’s Director of Resource Development. During his tenure as Executive Director, the organization has experienced a 169% growth in revenues and a 109% increase in the number of seniors being served. He and his team have increased agency private grants and individual gifts by more than 250%. Jeff orchestrated more than seven collaborations, coalitions or nonprofit consolidations, including a nationally recognized wellness collaborative and a statewide senior nutrition advocacy alliance.

He currently serves on the Board of Meals On Wheels Association of America and serves as the Founding Past-President of the newly formed Meals On Wheels Association of Georgia. He also serves as the Chair of the Georgia Institute on Aging and is an Advisor for Emory’s Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression. Jeff has been a guest lecturer for the Georgia State University Gerontology Certificate program and the University of Phoenix Axia College Human Services program. He participated in World Teach in 1996, teaching English in rural Costa Rica for one year. He has served nonprofit organizations that help people in need ranging from youth and mental health to AIDS/HIV to emergency services. Jeff completed his Master’s in Public Administration from Georgia State University and his Bachelor’s in Psychology and Developing World History from the University of Colorado. Jeff enjoys time with his family here in Atlanta.

Barbara Bond-Gentry

Director of Finance and Human Resources
404-351-5515


Barbara Bond-Gentry, Director of Finance and Human Resources is responsible for the overall fiscal management and financial well being of the organization. She ensures that the highest ethical standards in financial management are implemented and adhered to. Prior to joining SCS, Barbara was the Finance Director for a nonprofit organization called Women Helping Women, in Cincinnati, OH. She has over 10 years of diverse accounting experience, in both the public and private sector. She has worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young and a Small Business Consultant for SS&G Financial Services. Barbara received her BS in Accounting from Norfolk State University. She is currently the President of The Ladies of My Sister’s Keeper outreach ministry and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Kate Grinalds

Senior Director of Development
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Kate joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in April 2013 as the Senior Director of Development. She provides leadership in generating increased revenue from individuals, corporations, foundations and events. With 17 years of experience, Kate is a seasoned fundraising professional who has a proven success record of building capacity at nonprofit organizations in the Atlanta area. Prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Kate offered development, management and communications services as a consultant to Atlanta nonprofits including Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, The Waldorf School of Atlanta and Take Aim at Cancer. Previous to her consulting work, Kate was Director of Major Gifts at Hands On Network and was responsible for generating revenue from government, foundation and individual sources. Kate spent five years at the Arthritis Foundation National Headquarters where she was most recently Associate Vice President, Strategic Marketing Alliances and responsible for developing national cause marketing partnerships with pharmaceutical companies. Kate also worked at the Woodruff Arts Center's Alliance Theatre specializing in events and individual giving. Kate is currently on the Board of Trustees at The Waldorf School of Atlanta. Kate is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in French.

Jamell Hamm

Director of Operations
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Jamell is responsible for ensuring that approximately 2,000 nutritional meals reach Atlanta area seniors weekly. Jamell received his Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law and his BA in Communication and Media Studies from Clayton State University. Jamell has volunteered to offer legal services to several non-profit organizations in an effort to assist those who could not help themselves. Jamell has continued his community outreach endeavors by working to ensure that no Atlanta area senior is hungry, cold or forgotten.

Angelique ("Al") Miller

Director of Neighborhood Senior Centers
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Angelique Miller holds a BA in Psychology and has over 10 years direct experience working with seniors, families, adults and children affected by homelessness and poverty. She has served as the director of Project Connect formerly with Jewish Family & Career Services & Decatur and DeKalb Housing Authorities resident services and economic development division. In addition, she served over two years as Deputy Executive Director for Our House and was responsible for managing the agency’s infrastructure and overseeing the success of the operation. She joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in August 2013 serving as the new Director of Neighborhood Senior Centers.

Katie Olliff

Development Manager
404.605.8457


Katie joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in June 2013 as the Development Manager. She is responsible for generating revenue through corporate, foundation and government grants and also manages individual giving appeals. Prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Katie was the Development Director at Voices for Georgia’s Children. With more than 7 years of non-profit development and program experience, she has also worked at The Fund for Theological Education and Refugee Family Services. Katie is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a BS in History, Technology and Society and also earned a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

Jessica Perno

Director of Special Events
404.605.8450


Jessica joined Meals on Wheels Atlanta in June 2013 as the Director of Special Events. She is responsible for managing all MOWA fundraising events including A Meal to Remember at the St. Regis. Prior to joining MOWA, Jessica was the Special Projects Manager at the Eudora Welty House in Jackson, MS. She also spent four years working for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C. where she helped to plan the year-long, 25th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. She worked with a volunteer corps of more than 100, organized regional and national teachers’ conferences, and developed and led a partnership with the Close-Up Foundation. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BA in English Literature.

Brett Perriman

Vivian T. Minor Adult Day Health Center Manager
404-352-1897


Brett Perriman Jr. joined Meals on Wheels Atlanta in 2011. Brett holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and has been working in the field of social work for the last eight years. Brett worked for the state of Georgia prior to joining the MOWA team as a case manager for children and families and as a behavioral specialist prior to that. Brett has spent countless hours as an undergraduate student volunteering with the local inner-city youth with a program called "Rattler Pals”. Brett continues to volunteer with organizations that can benefit from his education or hard work. Brett’s passions include senior advocacy, social justice and child welfare. Brett is currently working on obtaining his doctorate degree in educational leadership

Roberta Williams-Todd

Senior Companion Project Director


Roberta Williams-Todd is the Director of the Senior Corps Companion Program at Senior Citizen Services of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. Roberta is responsible for the Senior Companions which support other seniors that require assistance so that they may keep their independence. Prior to coming to SCS she worked at St. Joseph Hospital as a prep medical student, Atlanta public school elementary teacher, Head Start lead teacher, Intergeneration Coordinator and FGP/RSVP/SCP Coordinator and served for many years as the Director of the Adult Day Care program at SCS.

Joel Izlar

Meal Services Manager
404.605.8442
404.351.3889 ext 256

Joel Izlar graduated from the University of Georgia with a Masters of Social Work with a focus in community in 2012. His interests include poverty reduction, social and economic justice, community organizing, technology, art and free culture. In his spare time he co-manages a non-profit in Athens, GA dedicated to getting technology to people in need.

Joseph Guy

Director of Home Repair Services
404.351.3889 ext 235



Joseph joined Meals On Wheels in October 2013 as Director of Home Repair Services. He provides administrative oversight for the program which assists seniors and veterans with home repairs focused on providing a safe, hazard free environment enabling the resident to remain in their home. In the 10 years prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta Joseph was the Owner/Operator of Joseph Guy Handyman Services. Joseph’s other previous work experience includes 6 years as an Arts Administrator and Program Manager and 11 years as a Commercial Loan Officer.

Jason Tucker

Volunteer Coordinator
404-351-6194


Jason Tucker is the Volunteer Coordinator at Meals On Wheels Atlanta. He has the great task of acquiring, cultivating, and retaining volunteers for all of the programs that MOWA offers. Having worked in Home Repair Services prior to transitioning into Volunteer Services, Jason has garnered first-hand experience concerning the needs and vulnerability of the clients that Meals On Wheels Atlanta serves and the importance of volunteer support to aid in that charge.

Carla Geeter

Office/Building Manager
404-351-3889 x: 221


Carla manages vendor relationships, as well as coordination of all Board activities. In addition to her support role for SCS staff, she also manages tenant relationships for those who lease space in our main building. Carla also assists the Executive Director and the Finance Director.