Leadership & Management Team
Jeffrey M. Smythe
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.
Director of Finance and Human Resources
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.
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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.
Senior Director of Development
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.
Director of Home Repair Services
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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.
Angelique ("Al") Miller
Director of Neighborhood Senior Centers
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.
Director of Volunteer Services
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Kari Morrison is the Director of Volunteer Services at Meals On Wheels Atlanta. She has the great task of acquiring, cultivating, and retaining volunteers
for all of the programs that MOWA offers. Having worked at Open Hand Atlanta as Volunteer Services Manager and United Way of Greater Chattanooga as a
Loaned Executive prior to transitioning into Volunteer Services, Kari 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. In her spare time, Kari has spent numerous
hours volunteering for various women and children shelters in the Atlanta Area. Kari continues to volunteer with organizations that can benefit from her
education and passion. She holds both a bachelors in Marketing and bachelors in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee.
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.
Director of Special Events
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.
Vivian T. Minor Adult Day Health Administrator
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
Director of Operations
Larry joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in December 2014 as the Director of Operations. He is responsible for overseeing Meal Services, Adult Day Health,
Home Repair and Senior Companion programs. Prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Larry was the Chief Operating Officer at Senior Connections and
Director of Distribution with Project Open Hand. In addition, he served on the Board of Meals On Wheels Association of Georgia. Larry attended
Farmingdale University in New York before relocating to Georgia.
Meal Services Manager
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Having worked in Volunteer Services and Home Repair Services prior to transitioning Client/Customer Relations Manager, Jason has garnered first-hand
experience concerning the needs and vulnerability of the clients that Meals On Wheels Atlanta.
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. Roberta graduated from Morris
Brown College with a BS degree in Elementary Education and a degree in early childhood. She worked with as an Atlanta public school teacher and
with Head Start for many years as a 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.