Executive Director, Park Place Outreach
Julie is a “retired” lawyer who serves as the Executive Director of Park Place Outreach Emergency Youth Shelter. She grew up in suburban Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia undergraduate and School of Law. After law school, Julie clerked for a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and also practiced law in Hawaii and Boston. In Savannah, she practiced law at The Wade Law Firm, Hunter Maclean and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Julie serves on the Board of Education for Savannah/Chatham Public Schools. She is chair of the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run, serves on the boards for America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, and Educate Chatham, and is a member of the Metropolitan Savannah Rotary. She is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and Leadership Savannah. Julie has been honored by the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 and as a Rising Star by Savannah Magazine. She recently received the John B. Miller Service Award from the Savannah Bar Association.
CEO, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah
Sherry is a veteran in the plumbing industry and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah. While working on the strategic planning and oversight of all company operations, she also focuses on the continuous improvement and expansion of the services she and her team provide to the local community.
Following the recession, Sherry came out of semi-retirement to rebuild the company. She has been involved with the company for more than 45 years. Even now, after a lot of growth and prosperity, she is not above putting on a pair of steel toe boots and going into the trenches with her team. She is passionate about developing a knowledgeable workforce and promoting a positive work environment that prioritizes personal growth and family values.
Sherry is also a co-host on a local morning radio talk show, a board member of Park Place Outreach and a member of the Women’s Council of Realtors. She is a member of the Chief Financial Officers Council of Savannah, NAWBO and the Roto-Rooter Franchisee Association. Sherry’s hobbies include being an amateur activist and lobbyist. She also enjoys painting, restoring old chandeliers, songwriting, interior design, video editing, poetry, and singing.
Program Director/ Asst Professor, College of Health Professions
Allen is the Program Director, Clinical Coordinator, and an Assistant Professor at South University in Savannah. His passion for service is deep rooted in wanting to develop the university, community, and profession in which he works.
Dr. Delaney received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology from William Penn University followed by his Master’s in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin. He then received his Ph.D in Counselor Education from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Allen served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years. He has worked as the Mental Health Outpatient Center Director for the Psychiatric Institute of Washington D.C., a Counselor and Program Coordinator for the middle and high schools in Baltimore County, an Assistant Principal for the Ann Arundel County Public Schools, Program Director at Charleston Community Mental Health, Health Services Administrator for the U.S. Air Force, Assistant Principal for Hanahan High School, High School Principal for McIntosh County Academy, and the Group Facilitator and Trainer for Army Community Services. He then moved into the higher education field and has been an Adjunct Professor, Visiting Professor, and Assistant Professor for a myriad of universities and institutions including Bowie State University, The Citadel, U.S. Air Force, and Albany State University.
Allen has been recognized as a Community Hero by the Georgia Medical Society. He has also been actively involved in professional-related community activities including workshops, presentations, and pro bono counseling.
HR Business Partner/ Sr Manager, Gulfstream Aerospace
Garth has led a successful career supporting business goals and objectives. He received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Information Technology from Oakwood University, followed by his Master’s in Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix. He is committed to continually growing personally and professionally and has completed a vast array of training and development programs. Garth is also passionate about community involvement, and has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Georgia Employers Committee, and Society of Human Resource management.
He is dedicated about developing positive business partner relations and exceeding organizational goals. He started his career in people management as a Training Specialist at DIRECTV, then moved to a Staffing Supervisor position at Kelly Services. Garth moved to Savannah in 2008 when he was hired to support Gulfstream Aerospace as a Staffing Manager. He has grown with the company from there, serving as a Sr. HR Representative, HR Manager, and now his current position as a Senior Manager HR Business Partner.
Associate Broker of Commercial, Long & Foster
Chief Judge, Chatham County Recorder's Court
Born and raised in Savannah, Judge Stokes is dedicated to working for her home town. She has served as President of the Council of Municipal Court Judges, as well as on the Boards of United Way, Leadership Savannah, Goodness and Mercy Foundation, Chatham Savannah Citizens Advocacy, and the Armstrong Atlantic Foundation.
Judge Stokes attended University of Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law. She has worked in many positions including Prosecutor and Trial Attorney for DeKalb County Juvenile Court, DeKalb Solicitors Office, Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, and as a Litigator for State Farm Insurance Company. She then returned home to Savannah where she opened her own law practice.
The first African American woman judge in Chatham County, Judge Stokes has served on the Chatham County Recorder’s Court for the past fourteen years.
Judge Stokes is passionate about mentoring youth in the Savannah area. From attending career days, speaking at universities, to other formal and informal mentoring relationships, she has been an active member in serving the community throughout the years.
Talent Strategy Manager, TitleMax
Abercorn Family Dentistry
Dr. Ann Linton has been active in Dentistry for over thirty eight years. She started as a Dental Assistant and later worked as an Assistant Administrator for a large multi-chair practice.
Born in London, England Dr. Linton completed grade school and emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1974 to complete her education. After earning a B.S. degree from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY she attended the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Dental School at the University of Maryland and graduated in 1986 with honors. Her achievements include recognition in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1985-86., Outstanding Young Women of America 1984, and placement on the Dean’s list.
Following dental school, she completed a 2 year hospital residency program at Harlem Hospital in affiliation with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Linton served as a teaching attendant at Harlem Hospital in New York City working with the hospital’s Dental residents. Following her work at Harlem Hospital she attended Long Island College in Brooklyn, NY and was awarded a Masters of Public Health degree.
Dr. Linton owned and operated a private practice in Brooklyn, NY for nine years before relocating to Savannah Ga. For the past nineteen years Dr. Linton has operated the private practice Abercorn Family Dentistry at the corner of Abercorn & Henry Streets in Savannah, Ga. She opened a second location Georgetown Family Dentistry in 2011.
Dr. Linton believes strongly in serving the community and has organized and participated in numerous health fairs to educate and promote proper dental hygiene especially to the youth and the elderly. In June of 2008 Dr. Linton accompanied by her children traveled to Ghana Africa with the Goodness of Mercy Foundation to participate in a one week mission trip to deliver badly needed healthcare to residents of the impoverished area in Konongo village.
She has published booklets and articles on various current issues related to Dentistry including the diagnosis and treatment of halitosis (bad breath), issues surrounding the use of cosmetically applied gold caps by young adults and preventing the spread of infectious disease such as HIV via contamination in the Dental Office.
Dr. Linton believes in being a role model for young adults and children. She is a regular participant in career days of various community schools speaking on the many career opportunities in the field of Dentistry. Dr. Linton is a member of the Savannah area chapter of the Links incorporated and takes an active role in promoting the organizations programs and activities with local schools and community groups. She is a life member of the National Council of Negro Women, and is on the Alfred Ely Beach High School work-based learning advisory board. Dr. Linton is also a member of the Savannah Dental Society. Dr. Linton received the 2007 Spirit of Excellence Business of The Year award and is a 2009 inductee of the 100/Plus Black Women of Influence. She is a very compassionate, gentle person and is sensitive to the needs of the dental phobic patient. She believes in staying current with the advances in dental research to enable her to provide the latest and best possible high quality care to her patients.
Principal, Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School
Ex Officio /Board Liaison / Retired, VP AT&T
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley
Retired / CEO Georgia Ports Authority
General Manager Southeast District / Mingledorff’s Inc.
Landmark 24 Homes
Attorney / Ranitz Mahoney & Mahoney PC
Former Board Member
Former Board Member