Leadership & Management Team


Charlene Crusoe-Ingram

CEO
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Charlene Crusoe-Ingram joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta as Executive Director in November 2015. Charlene brings a wealth of corporate, nonprofit and mentoring expertise to lead and grow Meals On Wheels Atlanta to serve the expanding number of seniors in need. Most recently, Charlene was a consultant and principal at Crusoe-Ingram Consulting, a people organization and strategy firm that provides expertise in identifying, acquiring and retaining the talent needed to drive and execute a business strategy. In 2011, Charlene became the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer at the Atlanta Housing Authority. In this position, Charlene was responsible for managing the Human Resource function and providing a long-term strategic Human Resource platform for the organization. Prior to becoming a member of the Atlanta Housing Authority team, Charlene filled a similar role at NDC Health. NDC Health is now a part of McKesson Pharmacy Systems.

Prior to NDC Health, Charlene was a senior executive at The Coca-Cola Company. During her 16 years at Coca-Cola, Charlene held various leadership roles, the last of which was an 18-month corporate vice president assignment responsible for leading and integrating the company’s global diversity strategy initiatives and providing leadership and stewardship of the company’s billion-dollar Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Program.

Before leading Coca-Cola’s diversity initiatives, Charlene served as Senior Vice President of Organization and People Strategy and a key member of Coca-Cola North America’s senior leadership team. She led a staff of 140 people and managed a $35 million operating budget.

Earlier in her career, at Abbott Laboratories, Charlene was the Human Resources Manager for the Pharmaceutical Products Division, responsible for manufacturing, including production and quality functions for the US and Puerto Rico.

Charlene earned an MA in Guidance and Personnel Services from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Charlene’s community involvement includes member of the boards of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Community Arts Fund, as well as more than six years on the Board of Trustees for Meals on Wheels Atlanta. She has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Knoxville College in Tennessee, Inroads Atlanta, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, and the Contemporary (Nexus Art Center), and is an alumna of Leadership Atlanta.

Barbara Bond-Gentry

Director of Finance and Human Resources
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Barbara Bond-Gentry, Director of Finance and Human Resources is responsible for the overall fiscal management and financial well being of the organization. She ensures that the highest ethical standards in financial management are implemented and adhered to. Prior to joining SCS, Barbara was the Finance Director for a nonprofit organization called Women Helping Women, in Cincinnati, OH. She has over 10 years of diverse accounting experience, in both the public and private sector. She has worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young and a Small Business Consultant for SS&G Financial Services. Barbara received her BS in Accounting from Norfolk State University. She is currently the President of The Ladies of My Sister’s Keeper outreach ministry and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Shannon M. Courtney

Director of Special Events
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Shannon joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in February of 2016 and she is responsible for managing all of our fundraising events--A Meal to Remember, Sunday Suppers, Golf Tournament, Santa for Seniors and Celebrate the Plate. Shannon has worked in the non-profit world for the last 8+ years. She worked at Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities (ARMHC) from 2007-2016. She served on the Leadership Team at ARMHC as their Special Events Director for the past two years and has worked on the Events Team since 2008. She has also directed and managed the Volunteer Management Program and the Young Professionals Group. During her time at ARMHC, Shannon was involved in two Capital Campaigns raising more than $34 million to expand capacity at the two local facilities from 27 bedrooms to 81 bedrooms. Shannon received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia in 2002. Shannon lives in Atlanta with her husband and their two children. Shannon stays very busy with her family, friends and staying active with her neighborhood and community.

Laura Ernst

Executive Office & Special Projects Manager
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Laura joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in November 2015 after completing a grant writing internship with MOWA’s Director of Grants & Donor Relations. Laura manages the Executive Office, serves as liaison to the Board of Trustees, and manages special projects, including Program Outcomes and Measurement. She earned her B.A. in Intellectual History from the University of Georgia and her M.A. in Global and International Studies from Brandeis University in Boston, MA. She previously worked in New Delhi, India to help start a care home for victims of sex trafficking and in Seoul, South Korea as an English teacher. Laura’s two passions are writing and social advocacy. In her spare time, she exercises these passions in her volunteer role as Grant Writer for Global Children, an organization that provides higher education opportunities to impoverished and orphaned young adults.

Carla Geeter

Office/Building Manager
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Carla manages vendor relationships, as well as coordination of all Board activities. In addition to her support role for SCS staff, she also manages tenant relationships for those who lease space in our main building. Carla also assists the Executive Director and the Finance Director.

Kate Grinalds

Senior Director of Development
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Kate joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in April 2013 as the Senior Director of Development. She provides leadership in generating increased revenue from individuals, corporations, foundations and events. With 17 years of experience, Kate is a seasoned fundraising professional who has a proven success record of building capacity at nonprofit organizations in the Atlanta area. Prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Kate offered development, management and communications services as a consultant to Atlanta nonprofits including Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, The Waldorf School of Atlanta and Take Aim at Cancer. Previous to her consulting work, Kate was Director of Major Gifts at Hands On Network and was responsible for generating revenue from government, foundation and individual sources. Kate spent five years at the Arthritis Foundation National Headquarters where she was most recently Associate Vice President, Strategic Marketing Alliances and responsible for developing national cause marketing partnerships with pharmaceutical companies. Kate also worked at the Woodruff Arts Center's Alliance Theatre specializing in events and individual giving. Kate is currently on the Board of Trustees at The Waldorf School of Atlanta. Kate is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in French.

Joseph Guy

Director of Home Repair Services
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Joseph joined Meals On Wheels in October 2013 as Director of Home Repair Services. He provides administrative oversight for the program which assists seniors and veterans with home repairs focused on providing a safe, hazard free environment enabling the resident to remain in their home. In the 10 years prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta Joseph was the Owner/Operator of Joseph Guy Handyman Services. Joseph’s other previous work experience includes 6 years as an Arts Administrator and Program Manager and 11 years as a Commercial Loan Officer.

Marilyn Jennings

Senior Companions Program Manager
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Marilyn joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in August of 2015. She is responsible for placing Seniors Companion volunteers in homes and senior centers so that they can provide supportive services to older adults with physical, emotional, or mental health limitation in an effort to achieve and maintain their highest level of independent living. Marilyn has a degree in Finance and has worked in Customer Service Management for more than 13 years. She loves interacting with people and making an impact in her community.

Morgan Johnson

Volunteer Service Coordinator
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Morgan joined MOWA in May 2015 as the Volunteer Services Coordinator. She has a heart for service, and is passionate about helping to care for the seniors in our community. As the elderly population in Atlanta continues to grow, Morgan will work hand-in-hand with our volunteers to ensure that the growing needs of our seniors are properly met. Volunteer recruitment, training and community engagement are just a few of her responsibilities as the Volunteer Services Coordinator. She refers to herself as a “Jersey Peach”, because she was born in New Jersey, but raised in Marietta, Ga. After graduating high school, she moved back to New Jersey and attended Kean University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Kari Morrison

Director of Volunteer Services
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Kari Morrison is the Director of Volunteer Services at Meals On Wheels Atlanta. She has the great task of acquiring, cultivating, and retaining volunteers for all of the programs that MOWA offers. Having worked at Open Hand Atlanta as Volunteer Services Manager and United Way of Greater Chattanooga as a Loaned Executive prior to transitioning into Volunteer Services, Kari has garnered first-hand experience concerning the needs and vulnerability of the clients that Meals On Wheels Atlanta serves and the importance of volunteer support to aid in that charge. In her spare time, Kari has spent numerous hours volunteering for various women and children shelters in the Atlanta Area. Kari continues to volunteer with organizations that can benefit from her education and passion. She holds both a bachelors in Marketing and bachelors in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Tennessee.

Katie Olliff

Director of Grants and Donor Relations
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Katie joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in June 2013 as the Development Manager. She is responsible for generating revenue through corporate, foundation and government grants and also manages individual giving appeals. Prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Katie was the Development Director at Voices for Georgia’s Children. With more than 7 years of non-profit development and program experience, she has also worked at The Fund for Theological Education and Refugee Family Services. Katie is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a BS in History, Technology and Society and also earned a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

Brett Perriman

Vivian T. Minor Adult Day Health Administrator
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Brett Perriman Jr. joined Meals on Wheels Atlanta in 2011. Brett holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and has been working in the field of social work for the last eight years. Brett worked for the state of Georgia prior to joining the MOWA team as a case manager for children and families and as a behavioral specialist prior to that. Brett has spent countless hours as an undergraduate student volunteering with the local inner-city youth with a program called "Rattler Pals”. Brett continues to volunteer with organizations that can benefit from his education or hard work. Brett’s passions include senior advocacy, social justice and child welfare. Brett is currently working on obtaining his doctorate degree in educational leadership

Larry Tatz

Director of Operations
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Larry joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in December 2014 as the Director of Operations. He is responsible for overseeing Meal Services, Adult Day Health, Home Repair and Senior Companion programs. Prior to joining Meals On Wheels Atlanta, Larry was the Chief Operating Officer at Senior Connections and Director of Distribution with Project Open Hand. In addition, he served on the Board of Meals On Wheels Association of Georgia. Larry attended Farmingdale University in New York before relocating to Georgia.

Jason Tucker

Meal Services Manager
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Having worked in Volunteer Services and Home Repair Services prior to transitioning Client/Customer Relations Manager, Jason has garnered first-hand experience concerning the needs and vulnerability of the clients that Meals On Wheels Atlanta.