Leadership & Management Team

Charlene Crusoe-Ingram


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.

Shannon M. Courtney

Director of Special Events

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

Grants Manager

Laura joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in November 2015 as the Executive Office & Special Projects Manager. In June 2016, she was promoted to Grants Manager. 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.

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

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.

Brett Perriman

Vivian T. Minor Adult Day Health Administrator

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

Joshua Rumohr

Director of Neighborhood Senior Centers

Joshua Rumohr joined Meals On Wheels Atlanta in April 2016 as the Director of Neighborhood Senior Centers. He is responsible for the daily oversight of programming and operations for all seven neighborhood senior centers. He also serves as the Center Manager for the Dogwood Senior Center. Joshua graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Gerontology. He brings experience in wellness assessment and programming for seniors, sales and marketing, and also academic research in the field of gerontology. Prior to joining MOWA, Joshua was at Ivy Springs Manor, an assisted living community, where he served as both Director of Excitement (Activities Director), and Community Relations Director. Joshua has also been a member of the Georgia Army National Guard with Bravo Company 2nd Battalion, 121st Infantry Regiment in Newnan, Georgia since he enlisted in 2008. He and his wife enjoy spending time outside with their three dogs; Bandit, Delilah, and Kodiak.

Larry Tatz

Senior Director of Operations

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

Director of Meal Services
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Jason Tucker joined MOWA in the spring of 2009. Having spent over seven years at MOWA, he has had the opportunity to grow with the organization and assist in various capacities of MOWA’s strategic plans throughout the years. He is responsible for conducting the work necessary for successfully operating a nonprofit home-delivered meals program, including the day-to-day operations and short- and long-term growth and development. His primary functions include overseeing the client intake process, waitlist management, route management, and measuring client satisfaction. In addition to the assigned primary functions, he is also responsible for coordinating client assessments, managing client file maintenance, and collaborating with internal/external partners to assist in maximizing the program’s impact in the community. Originally from Michigan, Jason relocated to Atlanta to attend Clark Atlanta University where he majored in English.