At Something New, most of the work gets done by a committed crew of volunteers of all ages and in all of our locations. We would love to introduce you to all of our incredible team members, but thought we would just give you a taste here – and hope you’ll stop by soon to meet the others!
PresidentRetired linebacker and sports announcer, motivational speaker, youth mentor, advocates for love and acceptance with her life, mother of one very bouncy baby boy, believes anything is possible, lives simply so others can simply live, inspired by Ghandi, sees potential in every person
Executive DirectorLongtime non-profit administrator, passionate about different cultures, embraces working together for the greater good, partner to bilingual nurse turned corporate executive, Team mom for the Crocodiles 10 and under Fayette County Youth Basketball team, Indian food connoisseur, loves the big city but lived in Selma, Alabama for years, loves service more
Founder and Chair of the BoardRetired chief human relations officer for a Fortune 500 company, founder of the Freedom Foundation, avid youth leadership trainer, advocate for equality (of all kinds), inspirational speaker, father of four and grandfather of three, full of fun and passion, loves doing life BIG and cheering for the Auburn Tigers
Meet Our BoardWe also have a committed crew on our board of directors. Many of these individuals have been involved with us since the beginning and are well-respected community members. They help guide our organization and programs.
- Mark Duke, Chair of the Board
- Dan Vaughn, Human Resources Executive
- Fontella Pappas, Real Estate Professional
- Shawn Samuelson, Brand Management Consultant
- Mark Isherwood, Principal/Owner of a Media Production Firm
- Jill Johnson, Wealth Management Executive
- Jason Makaroff, Hospital Administrator
- Scott Hadwiger, Operational Finance Director for International Retailer