CHRIS 180 Announces New Board of Directors Members

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

CHRIS 180 is pleased to announce the addition of seven new members to its Board of Directors: Jay Bernath, President, C&S Wholesale Meats; Emily Chambers, Group Vice President, Human Resources, COX Media Group;  Dr. Todd Ellis, Principal, KPMG;  Paula S. Larson, CEO & President, Dugan Unlimited; Araya Mesfin, Senior Vice President Wealth Management, UBS;  Maria Smith, Assistant Vice President, Supervision & Regulation, The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; and Steve Tedder, Principal, Live Oak Capital Partners.

New members will work with other CHRIS 180 board members and staff to increase awareness of the critical importance of trauma-informed behavioral health services for children, youth and families in our community and to secure funding that provides a hand up and moves people toward self sufficiency. 

“We are excited that our new board members represent a diverse group of business leaders who each focus on philanthropy in their personal and professional lives. Their commitment to CHRIS 180 ensures our footprint continues to expand and that we are able to provide support and healing to those who need our help throughout Metro Atlanta,” said Kathy Colbenson, LMFT, President  & CEO of CHRIS 180.