Gina Weathersby

Gina Weathersby

Executive Director, Communities In Schools of Coweta County


Gina Weathersby, Executive Director of CIS of Coweta, has over 25 years of  experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors and served for over 18 years in executive positions with several Coweta-based businesses.

Gina has experience in managing budgets, securing corporate donations and acquiring grants for non-profit organizations. She has successfully developed and implemented plans for strategic business development, corporate giving, board and volunteer development, and marketing and public relations.

She also has experience in programs serving foster children and at-risk youth. She helped organize and served as Executive Director of the Keith Brooking Children’s Foundation, a program for underprivileged local school children begun by Coweta native Keith Brooking.

Brooking was a football standout at East Coweta High and Georgia Tech and had a successful career in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys.

As head of Communities In Schools of Coweta, Weathersby will coordinate community-based student assistance efforts with existing programs offered by Coweta County schools.

“Communities In Schools of Coweta has a track record of helping at-risk youth achieve success and I am proud to be working with such an outstanding organization.”

Denise Buchanan

Denise Buchanan

CIS Program Director, Communities In Schools


Denise Buchanan is the Program Manager with CIS of Coweta County. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She has been with CIS for almost three years. She oversees and assists the site coordinators at East Coweta High School, Ruth Hill Elementary and Newnan High School. She also speaks to local clubs, businesses and community partners about the great work that Communities In Schools is doing with the students that they serve.

The one thing that she loves the most about her job is the relationships that she and the site coordinators are able to build with students. She enjoys being able to see students set goals for themselves, reach those goals and to see their needs met.

Denise and her husband, Richard, a Vice President and Commercial Lender with The Bank of North Georgia, reside in Fayette County with their two children, Haley and Christopher.

Staff Members

Jessie Foreman

CIS Site Coordinator, East Coweta High School

Courtney Cooper

CIS Site Coordinator, East Coweta High School

Jenille Edwards

CIS Site Coordinator, Newnan High School

Christina McKnight

CIS Site Coordinator, Newnan High School

Linda Bennett

CIS Site Coordinator, Ruth Hill Elementary School

CIS of Coweta County
Board of Directors

Donna Brooks
Board Chair
Community Volunteer

Dennis McEntire
Advisory Board Chair
Newnan Utilities, General Manager

Carole Ann Fields
Executive Public Relations, Secretary
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers
Community Resource Manager

Vince Bass
Public Relations
Coweta County School System,
Assistant Superintendent

Don Barbour
Advisory Board

Matt Brass
Public Relations, Co-Chair
Matt Brass for State Senate

Alora Brock
Program Committee, Hats and Hooves
Cancer Treatment Centers of America,
V. President Quality Operational Integration

Joe Crain III
Advisory Board
Crain Oil

Skin Edge
Advisory Board

Candace Hancock
Founding Partner/Community Volunteer

Vicki Kaiser
Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Gerald Kemp
Resource Development
Fidelity Bank, City Executive

Lisa McDonald
Resource Development
Pots & Plans, Inc.

Rhodes Shell
Resource Development, Advisory Board
Shell & Shepard Financial Services/City Councilman

Kristin Skelly
The Heritage School

Matthew Swope
Coweta County Solicitor, Office of Attorney General

Communities In Schools of Coweta County | P.O. Box 781 | Newnan, GA 30264 | 404-895-2452