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Gina Weathersby

Executive Director, Communities In Schools of Coweta County

gweathersby@ciscoweta.org

gina.weathersby@cowetaschools.net

 

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

CIS Program Director

dbuchanan@ciscoweta.org

denise.buchanan@cowetaschools.net

 

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.

 

 

Jessie Foreman

CIS Site Coordinator, East Coweta High School

jforeman@ciscoweta.org

jessie.foremen@cowetaschools.net

 

Courtney Cooper

CIS Site Coordinator, East Coweta High School

ccooper@ciscoweta.org

courtney.cooper@cowetaschools.net

 

Jenille Edwards

CIS Site Coordinator, Newnan High School

jedwards@ciscoweta.org

jenille.edwards@cowetaschools.net

 

Christina McKnight

CIS Site Coordinator, Newnan High School

cmcknight@ciscoweta.org

christina.mcknight@cowetaschools.net

 

Linda Bennett

CIS Site Coordinator, Ruth Hill Elementary School

lbennett@ciscoweta.org

linda.bennett@cowetaschools.net



 

Communities In Schools 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

 

Garnet Reynolds

Executive Resource Dev., Treasurer

BB&T Bank, Vice President

 

Vince Bass

Public Relations

Coweta County School System,

Assistant Superintendent

 

Mary Ann Bell

Public Relations

Coweta-Fayette EMC,

VP of Public Relations & Communications

 

Don Barbour

Advisory Board

AT&T

 

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

 

Keith Brady

Advisory Board

 

Jac Counts

Marketing, Hats and Hooves

GFG Strategic Advisors

 

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

 

 

 

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