Sawnee Foundation - Director Bios

Mr. Lacelle Doss
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Lacelle Doss represents the Birmingham district in Cherokee County. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1967. He worked for General Motors in the Financial Department and retired after 33 years of service. He and his wife currently live in Canton, Georgia.

Ms. Evonda Mathis
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Evonda Mathis represents the Chestatee district. Ms. Mathis is a native of Forsyth County. She is a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church as well as their pianist. Ms. Mathis is employed by Boling Rice LLC attorneys.

Mr. J. Ed Ledbetter
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Ed Ledbetter represents the Cumming district in Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties. He and his wife moved to Forsyth County from the Northlake area in Atlanta. He retired from the Chevron Corporation after 33 years of service. He is a past board member of Presbyterian Children Home in Talladega, Alabama.

Ms. Deborah Pelfrey
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Deborah Pelfrey represents the Dougherty district in Dawson and Lumpkin Counties. She is a native of Dawson County and owns Dawson Insurance Agency. She and her husband have two (2) grown children and four (4) grandchildren. Deborah also serves on the Board of Directors at United Community Bank of Dawsonville.

Ms. Ruby Coleman
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Ruby Coleman represents the Ducktown district in Forsyth and Cherokee Counties. She is a native of Forsyth County. Ruby has two children Deena Coleman, Kelley Kimbarl and son-in-law Eric Kimbarl, 5 grandchildren 1 great grandchild and another due in February. She is a retired banker of 50 yrs. with 45 of those years at the same location on the square in Cumming. I have been a active member of Cumming Second Baptist Church for 60 yrs.

Mr. Henry Zuckerman
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Henry Zuckerman represents the Matt district in Forsyth County. He is a registered architect and a custom home builder. Henry is the President of Stoneybrooke Homes, Inc. based in Cumming. He and his wife have lived in the Forsyth County area for seventeen (17) years. He is a native of New York and is also a former volunteer for the CASA program of Forsyth County.

Mr. Dennis Anderson
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Dennis Anderson represents the Italy district in Forsyth and Fulton Counties. He is married and has two (2) daughters. He is a former board member of The Place and The Georgia Farm Bureau.

Mr. Jerry Burum
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Jerry Burum represents the Ocee district. He and his wife have grown twin daughters. He is a senior account executive with Presidio in Norcross, GA. He is a past board member of Perimeter Church.

Ms. Mechelle Needham
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Mechelle Needham represents the Webb district in North Fulton County. She has lived in Fulton County for 54 years. She and her husband have two (2) sons and two (2) granddaughters. Mechelle has worked for her family business for 34 years and has been a Fulton County bus driver for 24 years. She attends First Baptist Church of Alpharetta.