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The DHCA Nominating Committee is pleased to announce its slate for the Class of 2016, as well as openings for the classes of 2014 and 2015. We are delighted that several nominees stepped forward without even being solicited! The following distinguished individuals will have their names placed in nomination at the DHCA Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 26, 1:30pm, at the Fernbank Museum. Please note that all DHCA officers will remain as they are with the exceptions of Scott Storbeck (Treasurer) and Mike Hellerstein (Assistant Treasurer).

Lee Barnes
Jim Boone
Frances Finegan
Tommy Gambrell
Claire Gotham
Jon Hart
Mike Hellerstein
Amy Howell
Evan Lindsay
Jonathan Markham
Kathy Oglesby
Lindsey Sones
Scott Storbeck
Kelli Taylor
Thomas Winn
David Winston

Nominee Biographies

Lee Barnes and his wife, Amy, have lived on Oxford Road since 1989. He spent 17 years as an investment analyst and money manager and, subsequently, 12 years in real estate development. He has been employed by the Georgia Division of Investment Services, First Union, SunTrust, and the Stokes Land Group. Lee looks forward to serving on the DHCA Transportation Committee.

Jim Boone has spent over 25 years in the human capital staffing and executive search arena, earning a reputation for leading companies to higher levels of market share and profits. He has served on several Atlanta-based not-for-profit boards. Jim and his wife, Gloria, have lived in Druid Hills since 2009. They devoted two years to the renovation of their Springdale Road home. Jim was formerly president of his neighborhood association in Sandy Springs.

Frances Finegan, President of the Parkwood Garden Club and a member of the 2014 Tour of Homes & Gardens Committee, is a non-practicing attorney who works part-time as an assistant to chefs at the Cook’s Warehouse cooking school in Decatur. She and her husband, Mike Galifianakis, have lived on West Parkwood Road with their Cairn terrier, Abby, since 2008. Their home was featured in the 2013 Tour of Homes & Gardens.

Tommy Gambrell moved to Druid Hills from Charleston, South Carolina, in 2005. He manages network infrastructure and datacenter for and Uverse websites. Married with two children, Tommy is most concerned with traffic issues and hopes to help make Druid Hills a more socially active neighborhood.

Claire Gotham, a native Atlantan, is a consultant specializing in risk management for the energy industry.  She has previously served as neighborhood representative on the Committee to Name Sparkdale Park Elementary School and as silent auction chair for the Party for the Parks on Ponce. She and her husband, John, have four children. The three oldest attend SPARK and the youngest attends the Frazer Center.  Claire is committed to preserving the character and historic value of Druid Hills.

Jon Hart moved to Atlanta in 1994 after graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in landscape architecture. A native of Monroe, Louisiana, Jon started his own company – Hart Landscape Architecture – in 2013. He and his fiancée, Tina Price, moved to Druid Hills from Reynoldstown in 2012.

Mike Hellerstein has lived in the Chelsea Heights neighborhood of the Druid Hills Historic District since 2008 with his wife Cris and three children. He has been an active member of the DHCA as a director, transportation chair, and administrative vice-president. (Assistant Treasurer)

Amy Howell is general counsel with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Disabilities and has worked in the government administration and policy arena for more than ten years. She, her husband, and their two young children have lived in Druid Hills since last September. Amy is especially interested in working with the Parents Network.

Evan Lindsay recently retired as Vice Chairman of the global executive search firm, Heidrick & Struggles, where he led the CEO and Board practice in financial services. He and his wife, Nancy – head of the CDC’s influenza division – live on Oakdale Road. They are committed to the protection of the historical nature of Druid Hills. After the restoration of their Neel Reid home following a fire due to a lightning strike in 2009, they received the Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence for Historical Preservation. Their home was featured in the Tour of Homes & Gardens in 2008 and 2012.

Jonathan Markham is a value investor specializing in biotechnology and the life sciences. Since 2004, he has served as an investment manager at Ingalls and Snyder, a Manhattan-based firm. He also invests in residential real estate throughout metro Atlanta. Jonathan received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Harvard. He lives in Druid Hills with his wife Emily, an assistant professor at Emory’s Goizueta School of Business, and their two children.

Kathy Oglesby has lived in metro Atlanta since 1978 when she attended Agnes Scott College, and has lived in Druid Hills since 2002. She resides on East Clifton Road with her husband, Adelio Negri. Currently she is general manager at Almendra Americas and commercial director of Almendra, a stevia sweetening manufacturing company. Kathy is especially interested in the cityhood issue.

Lindsey Sones has lived in Druid Hills since 1996. Both of her parents grew up in homes on Ponce de Leon that were built by their parents in the 1920s. She has served previously as Director of Development of the Fernbank Museum and membership coordinator of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, and is currently a board member of Park Pride and a member of the Mimosa Garden Club. She and her husband, Pete, have five grown daughters.

Scott Storbeck is founder and CEO/Managing Director of Market Line Associations, LLC, a bank consulting firm specializing in customer profitability and management. He and his wife, Kim—President of the Lullwater Garden Club—have lived on Lullwater Road since 1998. They have one grown son, Chase. Scott holds a Master’s degree in finance and accounting from Vanderbilt University. He has previously served as a DHCA board member and treasurer and is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Membership Committee, and Chair of the Nominating Committee. (Treasurer)

Kelli F. Taylor is a tax attorney with Taylor & Webb LLC. She has served on the Tour of Homes Committee for three years, including as chair of Ticket Sales. She and her husband, Chuck, have lived with their three daughters – Cate, Lilly and Abby – on Fairview Road since 2004. She enjoys the landscape and architecture of Druid Hills.

Thomas Winn moved to Druid Hills in 2000 and has actively participated in the DHCA as Administrative VP, Tour of Homes Co-chair and Liaison, and on the membership committee. A graduate of Tulane University and Georgia Tech, he lives on Oakdale Road with his wife Tory and son Duncan, a student at Druid Hills Middle School where Thomas serves on the school council. He has been an active residential real estate agent for more than ten years.

David Winston is a four-time Emmy award winning television producer, having worked at NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, and other networks. A longtime Druid Hills resident, he has volunteered extensively with OLPA, the Paideia School, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and has taught and mentored students at Bolton Academy, an Atlanta public school. He enjoys raising his children in Druid Hills and attempting the sport of golf at the Druid Hills Golf Club.

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