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Aldersgate Board of Directors & Officers


Marian Wilder, President

Aldersgate Board President and organization Founder. Former teacher and Developmental Services Chief, Cobb and Douglas Boards of Health. Worked professionally with the developmentally disabled for 31 years. Active volunteer with Aldersgate for the past 18 years.

Jo Dinkins, Treasurer

Aldersgate Board Treasurer. Former math teacher and retired Pension Officer of the North GA Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Gue' Hudson Vice-President

Aldersgate Board Vice-President. Retired from Agnes Scott College as Dean of Students, Emerita. Parent of an adult child with developmental disabilities.
Barbara Wood, Secretary

Aldersgate Board Secretary. Former Admissions Coordinator and Director of Community Resources. 26 years with the GA Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation. Private consultant to the developmentally disabled, guiding placement options.

Board Members

Rev. Max Caylor

Chair, Board Publicity Committee. United Methodist Minister for 33 years. Currently Senior Pastor, Douglasville First United Methodist Church. Parent of an adult child with developmental disabilities.

Cornelia Smith

Retired educator who worked with special needs children for 30 years. Following retirement became a consultant in the field of Special Education.

Rev. Joe Crawford

Chair, DeKalb MR Homes Corporation Board. United Methodist Minister for 34 years. Currently Senior Pastor, Fort Street United Methodist Church.
Meredith Thrasher

Educator, Special Education teacher.

Rev. Dr. Malone Dodson

Chair, Board Finance Committee and an Aldersgate Homes Founder. Retired United Methodist Minister, after serving 48 years in ministry, 24 as Senior Minister at Roswell United Methodist Church. President, Mentoring Ministries, Inc. and serves on the Board of LaGrange College.
Gene Tidwell

Retired Civil Engineer, owner of Tidwell Construction Company, a family owned company building bridges since 1926.

Mary Hiers

Former teacher and retired Director, Fernbank Science Center. Led environmental and educational components in the establishment of Collinswood.

Rev. Ed Tomlinson

Original Aldersgate Homes Board member, Board Executive Committee, N. GA Conference UMC Cabinet Representative to the Aldersgate Homes Board. United Methodist Minister for 42 years. Currently Superintendent of the Atlanta / Roswell District of the N. GA Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Stan Hill

Retired Elected Official, GA Public Service Commission and businessman / consultant
Rev. Terry Walton

Chair, Board Building Committee. United Methodist Minister for 30 years. Currently Senior Pastor, Gainesville First UMC.

Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts

Former professor, Duke University Divinity School. United Methodist Minister for 26 years. Currently Senior Pastor, St. Mark's First UMC. Beth had a sibling with a profound developmental disability who is now desceased.

Ruth Manning

Chair, Board Residential Initiatives Committee. Retired Principal, Fernbank Elementary School, 1988 Georgia Mother of the Year and recipient of the 2009 Eleven Alive Community Service Award.

Jean Williamson

Chair, Promotions Committee. Retired teacher and business owner and antiques dealer.

Bobby Jones

Retired. Worked for 35 years at Sears Roebuck & Co. Currently, the Trustee Chair for the ADOX District.

Tony Trentini

Mechanical Engineer, Employed with McKenny's, Inc., Specializes in design and construction. Manages the government Facility Group.