PADV Welcomes Nine New Board Members

Announcing the 2017-2018 PADV Board Members

PADV welcomes its 2017-2018 executive board members. This year’s members include nine PADV supporters who come from diverse backgrounds, including law, marketing, healthcare, communications, human resources and more. Each new board member brings with them a wealth of institutional knowledge that we hope will not only benefit PADV, but also the 20,000 families we serve each year.     

“The nine new board members will not only help shape the vision of PADV, but also execute the goals we recently approved in our three-year strategic plan, which includes renovating and expanding our Fulton County shelter,” said Nancy Friauf, President and CEO – Partnership Against Domestic Violence. 

Read more about each board member below. 

Katie Barton is counsel and practices labor and employment law at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where she has worked for 10 years since graduating from the University of Tennessee College Of Law. Katie focuses her practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling. She has been recognized as a Georgia "Rising Star" for the past four years for employment & labor law by Super Lawyers magazine. 

Sharon Cook oversees the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta’s marketing, corporate communications, and public relations functions. In her role, Cook directs marketing and brand cultivation, external communications, media relations, investor relations and reputational risk for the regional banker’s bank. Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Communications and Marketing from Georgia State University, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in leadership development from Brenau University.

Jennifer Gilmer is a managing director with the Deloitte Consulting technology practice focusing on providing leadership and day-to-day execution guidance for large-scale transformational initiatives for Fortune 100 companies. She has more than 25 years of experience working and consulting with organizations on topics related to project governance, financial management, organizational redesign, process improvement and technology investments. 

Neeru “Nina” Gupta is a partner in the Atlanta office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. She focuses her practice on education law, representing public and private educational entities, vendors and professionals. She works directly with governing boards regarding effective policy development and compliance. She also focuses on disability and discrimination law.

Meimi Hartman is a vice president and editorial manager in communications at the Primerica Financial Services home office in Duluth, Georgia and has been with the company since 2002. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she majored in journalism.

Tammy Palmgren is director of medicare sales at Kaiser Permanente. She strongly supports her company’s mission to provide high quality, affordable health care to improve the health of its members and communities. Tammy has worked in the health insurance industry for nearly two decades, holding a myriad of positions in diverse settings. Outside of work, she serves as the chair of the East Cobb YMCA’s board of directors and was named 2016 Volunteer of the year for her work in the community.

Laura Wilkinson Sinton is a marketing communications executive and entrepreneur. She is currently vice president, director of sales for CBS Radio, and has served in both executive sales and marketing communications positions for Cox Media Group and AGL Resources (now Southern Company).

Vickie Smith is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and served in a variety of key human resource roles over her career. She joined Johnson Industries, subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), as the head of human resources in 2002. In 2005, she joined the GPC corporate human resources team as senior director, employee relations. In 2012, Smith was promoted to vice president, human resources for the Automotive Parts Group (aka NAPA) division of GPC and in 2014 named vice president employee relations for GPC Corporate.

Charlotte Starfire is a national team lead for trade product sales covering U.S.-based small and midsized clients for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She works with clients to provide innovative transactional, technology and finance solutions to meet their global needs and those related to trade and supply chain finance. She serves in leadership roles in both economic development and community service organizations.