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Druid Hills Civic Association Slate for 2012-2013


President: R. Bruce MacGregor  (Continuing in his office for another year)

First VP: Elliott Kyle  (Continuing in his office for another year)

Admin VP: Mike Hellerstein  (Continuing in his office for another year)

Communications VP: Susan-Anne MacKenna

Susan-Anne MacKenna has lived in Chelsea Heights for 5+ years. She is the Marketing Director for Emory Executive Education at Goizueta Business School. She has become an active member of the Druid Hills community, serving both Glenn Memorial UMC and Fernbank Elementary. In the past, she has served the community in the successful fight against redistricting Fernbank’s school attendance zone and in the successful campaign to renew SPLOST funding for schools in DeKalb County. She has two daughters: a 1st grader at Fernbank and a 4 year old in preschool. Her husband, Rob MacKenna, is a Family Law attorney in Decatur.

Secretary: Ken Gibson (Continuing in his office for another year)

Treasurer: Scott Storbeck (Continuing in his office for another year)

Hugh Gallagher
Carolyn Riordan
Miles Hall
Tysie Whitman
(Hugh, Miles, Carolyn and Tysie are continuing as Directors.)

Jeffer Baer
Jeffer, originally from Chapel Hill, NC, is a cardiologist at Emory University. He moved to Atlanta in 2008 from Seattle. He has an interest in neighborhood development having lived in a variety of cities and towns including, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Berkeley and Seattle. Jeffer lives on Emory Circle with his wife Wendy and their three boys.

Vivian Bencich
Vivian lives on Clifton Road with her husband, John, and their young daughter. Originally from North Carolina, she has lived in Atlanta since 1988 and moved to Druid Hills four years ago. She has served as president of the Parent’s Association at the Glenn School for Young Children and currently volunteers on the auction committee at Paideia School. She is a 1992 graduate of Georgia Tech, is a registered interior designer and works at Square Feet Studio Architects which she founded with her husband eleven years ago.

Steven Cappel
Steven and his wife, Katherine Fritts, moved from New York City to their 1923 home on Fairview Road five years ago. They specifically sought a home in Druid Hills due to the neighborhood’s Olmsted pedigree and its designation as an historic district. Steven has an MBA from Columbia and is a former partner of Ernst & Young. Since 2003, however, and with thanks to Katherine’s encouragement, he has been able to pursue a passion: restoring old houses. The interest is not new; Steven holds graduate degrees from Yale in art history, with a specialization in nineteenth-century American architecture.

Tommy Greene
Tommy has lived in Druid Hills since 2006 and currently resides on Emory Drive with his wife, Harvin, and two daughters, Heathie (8) and Lula (5). He is the co-owner of Greene’s Fine Foods in Decatur and Greene Properties, Inc., a design/build company for 12 years which designs and builds subdivision entrances and amenity areas, as well as, outdoor living spaces and swimming pools for residences. His reason for getting involved with the DHCA is to help make our neighborhood sustainable for our children in the future.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CLASS OF 2013 (Filling vacancies)
Thomas Winn (Returning board member)

Chris Hamilton
Christopher grew up in a historic Geneseo in upstate New York. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology and began his career in Connecticut as an industrial designer. He designed everything from furniture, medical equipment to children’s toys. After relocating to Atlanta in 1996, he and his business partner founded Dovetail Craftsmen, a renovation company specializing in historic homes. Chris strives to design these renovations to suit modern families while maintaining the integrity of Atlanta’s established neighborhoods. Chris and his family live in Druid Hills in a 1929 historic home that he has recently renovated.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CLASS OF 2012 (Filling a vacancy)
Joanna Stroud (Returning board member)

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