Board of Directors

The Board of Director meetings   are open to the public. Minutes are available upon request to

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • January 16, 2019 at 1:00pm –  Location: Fairmont Community Center
  • March 20, 2019 at 1:00pm
  • June 12, 2019 at 1:00pm
  • October 16, 2019 at 1:00pm
    Locations to be announced


Stephanie Blokzyl,   Past Chair

Brett Bell, Vice Chair

Carmen Caldwell, Parliamentarian

Jewel Walker-Harps, Secretary

Anthony Aikens, Treasurer

Karl Broder

William Doss

Bob Dull

Phyllis Easton-Barkley

Joy Gaddy

Stefanie Jackson

Rita Johnson

Cynthia Reid-Ward

Irma Lewis

Karen Mathiak

Ben Miller

Eula Redding

Robin Shepard

Joy Shirley

Cynthia K. Tidwell

Mike Yates


 Duties of the Board of Directors

  • Attend quarterly board meetings in accordance with by-laws (minimum of 50%)
  • Develop, adopt and recommend, and from time to time amend a comprehensive plan for the Griffin/Spalding community to deal effectively with the problems experienced by children, youth and families in the community to achieve the adopted goal
  • Develop and facilitate collaboration, coordination of services and data integration among public and private agencies, institutions and organizations in implementing the plan and monitoring the well- being of children and families
  • Monitor and report to the board of Commissioners of Spalding County, the Mayors and Councils of municipalities in the County (to include Griffin, Sunnyside, and Orchard Hill), and to the community on the implementation of the comprehensive plan developed by the Authority and to provide administrative services and assistance in implementing and carrying out this plan, when necessary
  • Contract or recommend and promote contracts with public and private organizations to provide programs and services to carry out the provisions of the comprehensive plan
  • Facilitate by contract and collaboration the integration and coordination of programs and Services by public and private organizations to carry out the provisions of the comprehensive
  • Advocate for the well-being of children and families in the community
  • Serve as a review and recommending body to local governments on issues and policies proposed by public agencies, institutions, and private organizations that relate to the well-being of children and families

2018 Board Manual