Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors provides its members the benefit of staying informed about the work of Georgia Appleseed and influencing its growth and outreach in Georgia, without the responsibility of governance.

Inaugurated in 2009, the Advisors act as a sounding board for the Georgia Appleseed Board of Directors on new project ideas and aid in cultivation of new members for the governing board. They serve as ambassadors for Georgia Appleseed in their home communities, extending our reach by promoting Georgia Appleseed and its mission to the people and communities in which they live.

The Honorable Roy E. Barnes
Former Governor, State of Georgia; Barnes Law Group LLC (Marietta)

James (Jim) H. Blanchard
Retired Chairman & CEO, Synovus (Columbus)

The Honorable Jason Carter
Georgia Senate; Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP (Atlanta)

Bertis Downs
R.E.M. (Athens)

The Honorable Norman S. Fletcher
Former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court (ret.), Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis LLP (Rome)

Daisy Hurst Floyd
University Professor of Law and Ethical Formation, Mercer University (Macon)

Laverne Lewis Gaskins
University Attorney, Valdosta State University (Valdosta)

Robert E. James, II
Golden Holley James LLP (Atlanta)

John McRae
Educator (Bainbridge)

Judy O'Brien
Sutherland (ret.)

Paul Painter
Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP (Savannah)

Stephen (Steve) W. Riddell
Troutman Sanders LLP (Atlanta)

Dr. Portia H. Shields
President Emerita, Albany State University

DeAlvah (Dee) H. Simms
Executive Director, Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia (Macon)

Richard H. Sinkfield
Rogers & Hardin LLP (Atlanta)

W. Brooks Stillwell
Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, P.C. (Savannah)

Terry Walsh
Alston & Bird LLP (Atlanta)

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