Board of Directors
Patty Gullick - President
Patty Gullick has been involved with Southside for 10 years. Patty’s family moved to Tyrone, GA when her husband, Richard, left the Army to practice neurosurgery in Georgia. Patty has 3 children, Michael 22, Micaela 20 and Maggie who is 16 and attends McIntosh high school. Patty has a B.S. from the University of Maryland in early childhood Special Education. Over the years, she has held various other positions supporting the special needs community. Because two of her three children have issues with reading, her interest in Special Education grew significantly, especially when teaching reading and writing. This interest led to her getting trained in Orton-Gillingham as well as being a strategic learning coach through Dr. Lynda Boucugnani-Whitehead. Patty owns a private tutoring company called, Tutoring with Patty Gullick and works with children with specific learning disabilities of all ages. Patty also teaches at The Campus. In her free time, Patty enjoys tennis, volunteering, canoeing, gardening, reading and travelling.
Chelsie Nichole - Executive Director
Chelsie Nichole has been involved in non-profit work since high school, often working with organizations focused on children and health. She has lived in Fayette County most of her life, with a few stints around the country and abroad in Italy. While in the Army, Chelsie was awarded the Volunteer Service Medal for her work as a volunteer organizer on base and in the husbandry department at the Monterey Bay Aquarium working with penguins. Her background in finance, business development, graphic/web design, marketing, fundraising, and linguistics gives a multi-faceted approach to her role as Executive Director.
For the past decade, Chelsie has been freelancing as a graphic/web designer and in public relations, marketing, and social media management. Her clients are for profit and not for profit, alike. Chelsie has served on the board for Fayette Art Center and Good Thinking Atlanta and worked with dozens of non-profit groups throughout the years. She is excited for this opportunity to serve families in her community and give back to the organization which has provided so much support to her these past few years. Chelsie has been involved with Southside Support as a parent and volunteer since 2017. She met her partner, Josh, in 2003 and together they have 4 children: Joshua 15, Adelaide 11, Wyatt 10, and Rosie, who was born in 2018 with a very rare genetic mutation known as Pfeiffer Syndrome. Although the surgical schedule has been challenging, the blessings to her family have been immense.
After a lifetime of adventure and travel, Chelsie and her family have opted for a slower pace and settled down on some acreage in south Fayetteville. She spends her free time gardening, bird-watching, baking, shuttling between doctors appointments, and, most importantly, spending time with her family.
In 2007, I began my Edward Jones career as a financial advisor in Peachtree City. As an Edward Jones financial advisor, I believe it's important to invest my time in understanding what's important to you. Working closely with you, your CPA, attorney and other professionals, I use an established process to help you build personalized strategies to achieve your goals. We will partner together over the long term to keep you on track. A 1994 graduate of Georgia Tech, I hold a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and I am a 2004 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, holding an M.S. in management. In addition, I received the CFP® professional designation in 2011. My family and I have lived in Peachtree City since 2002. I am an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America.
Kay McInroe - Vice President
Kay McInroe is Fayette County’s premier REALTOR. As the 2019 President of the Fayette County Board of REALTORS, Kay leverages her network to be successful, consistently in the top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents worldwide. Kay is a past REALTOR of the Year and past-President of the Women’s Council of REALTORS. Besides serving on the board of Southside Support, Kay also served as the President of the Kiwanis of McIntosh Trail for two years. Kay donates portions of all her commissions to children’s charities.
Dr. Jay L. Lerner
Dr. Jay L. Lerner was born in Belleville, N.J. Dr. Lerner attended New York Chiropractic College located in Seneca Falls in upstate New York. Upon graduation from NYCC in 1997, Dr. Lerner moved back to Northern New Jersey with his wife Lee Ann to live, practice and help care for his parents. Shortly after returning to NJ, Aidan Lee Lerner was born in March 1998. In 2002 , Dr. Jay, Lee and Aidan relocated to metro Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Lerner began his practice at Southern Crescent Clinic in Fayetteville, Georgia in July 2007. In his spare time Dr. Lerner enjoys spending time with his family and their Great Dane Sadie. In addition to various volunteer opportunities and Kiwanis of Fayette County, Dr. Lerner enjoys various sports activities like hiking, biking and spending time at Chabad of Peachtree City.
Hollie Drake - Treasurer
Hollie found Southside Support after her daughter was born with Down Syndrome in 2015. She’s seen first-hand the benefits this wonderful group brings to special needs parents. She also enjoys the camaraderie created within the group by the shared joys and struggles of raising a special needs child. Hollie is passionate about connecting and supporting special needs parents and is thrilled to now be a member of the board of Southside Support for Special Needs Families.
Hollie is a rare native of Atlanta’s Southside, and she and her family currently live in Fayetteville. Her husband, Cem, also grew up in the area, and they are both extremely proud of all its growth and opportunities. Hollie is a graduate of Georgia State University and worked in banking and the financial services industry for many years. She then worked in the accounting office of her husband’s waste and recycling company until the birth of their daughter. Currently, she is employed full time by a super-cute but ridiculously stubborn 4 year old girl that calls her “Mommy.”
Chief Janet Moon
Chief Janet Moon is a 35 year police veteran. Originally from Cedartown Ga, she began her career in the Army, serving as a Military Police Officer in 1985. In 1989 she went to work at the Rome Police Department where she rose to the rank of Lieutenant serving in many divisions of the department. She joined the Suwanee Police Department in 2001 as a Captain over the Field Operations and Communication divisions. In 2006, she was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief and served as second in command of the department. In August of 2015, she was ready to advance her career and was named as Chief of Police in Peachtree City. She currently resides in Brooks, Ga on her farm with numerous farm animals.
Chief Moon has a Master’s Degree from Columbus State University in Public Administration, a Bachelor’s Degree from Covenant College in Organizational Management, and an Associate’s Degree from Floyd College (now Georgia Highlands) in Criminal Justice.
Chief Moon attended the 205th session of the FBI National Academy, attended Class #11 of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, and attended the 23rd delegation of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Executives to Israel.
Chief Moon is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, Georgia Police Chiefs Association, and serves on numerous professional and community based boards of directors.
Matt Griffin joined the United States Marine Corps at the age of 18 out of high school. After 8 years as a combat correspondent, he was honorably discharged and settled in Fayette County. Upon moving here, he joined a family insurance agency and began to get involved with volunteering and fundraising for local non-profit organizations.
In 2013, he began volunteering with Make-A-Wish GA and has helped grant over 30 wishes to wish children. From 2014-2018, he ran a series of comedy shows at The Legacy Theatre to benefit Promise Place that raised over $40,000.
A former professional wrestler, he formed ACTION Wrestling LLC in 2018 where he serves as CEO, promoter & match booker. ACTION runs live professional wrestling events that benefit local non-profit organizations and school groups and has raised over $30,000 to date.
Matt lives in Tyrone with his wife Rebecca, son Brontz, mother-in-law Jan, 3 cats, 1 dog and a fish.
Matt is very good at money, having won the Peachtree City Monopoly Tournament twice. He is also good at food and is the reigning Tyrone Pie Eating Champion. He finished second in a belly flop competition in 2010, an event that still haunts him.
He has been a member of Mensa since 2011.
Daniel Campen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2015. Since that time, he has focused his practice on Estate Planning (helping families prepare for incapacity and death). In 2018, his daughter Adaline (3 years old at the time) was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. At that time, he realized that even though his daughter is high functioning, the impact that having a child with special needs has on the family as a whole, is unmeasurable. Daniel and his wife (Abby) got involved with Southside Support, Inc. through the Facebook page seeking resources and assistance. Seeing the support Southside Support, Inc. provides to families, he wanted to get more involved and began volunteering at events and providing assistance to the community through the Facebook group.
Prior to attending law school, Daniel obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Management and his Masters degree in Finance while working full time for Disney in Florida. Daniel held multiple positions with the Walt Disney Company, ranging from starting with the company as a retail cashier in Tomorrowland, to a retail leader, leading a team of over 200 Cast Members, to a finance/hr role. Although Daniel and his family are no longer in Florida, the parks still hold a very special place in their hearts and they still consider themselves members of the Disney family.
Daniel and Abby met while they both worked at Disney's Hollywood Studios. When Daniel decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of going to law school, they moved from Florida to Georgia. Abby is a Senior Financial Analyst for Chick-Fil-A and has been with them since they moved to Georgia in 2012. They have two young daughters, Adaline and Lyla. Daniel is an active member of Trinity Church in Sharpsburg and sings on their worship team. When not helping families, Daniel loves playing board games (he has a collection of over 100 games) and just experiencing life with his family, whether that is having movie nights together, playing at the park, or just relaxing at home.
Karen Amos is a Family Nurse Practitioner who practices in psychiatry at Southern Behavioral Healthcare in Fayetteville, Georgia. Karen has been in the medical field for over twenty years and much of her career and personal life has been dedicated to helping individuals with special needs and their families. Karen is also a parent of a 16-year-old son with autism (Bryson).
Karen is originally from Alabama. In 2013, she was appointed by then Governor Bentley to sit on the Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council, and in 2015 Karen owned and operated an autism center in Alabama, which placed an emphasis on social development and offered children an opportunity to socialize with peers.
Karen has a keen understanding of the challenges families with special needs children experience and most importantly understands the need for these families to have a support system. Karen is excited to be a member of Southside Support and is looking forward to helping families within this community.
Fr3dR1cK Taylor, founder of Tomorrow Pictures, is a creative entrepreneur, filmmaker and culture consultant with a passion for documenting amazing stories and sharing them through digital media. His work and travels have taken him around the world, telling stories about people, the challenges they face and the inspiring solutions they offer.
The idea of galvanizing audiences through true stories of people doing extraordinary things serves as a source of endless inspiration to Fr3deR1cK. He makes media and creates experiences that ask thought provoking questions, teach us something and entertain us in the process. His sensibility lends itself to real people projects, documentaries, and social justice themed media.
Fr3deR1cK believes, "As our world gets smaller through global connections and technological advances, the opportunities to share information and affect change keep getting bigger."
The adventure into content creation started with a film education at Temple University's highly regarded documentary filmmaking program, followed by a graduate degree in Communications from Georgia State.
While teaching at the Atlanta College of Art and Clark Atlanta University, Fr3der1cK took the leap into hip-hop music videos and TV content for legends like Russell Simmons, Outkast and directed a one-hit wonder called Da’Dip that had 15 minutes of fame on MTV and was nominated for awards for its visuals and creative style.
His belief that good business hinges on inclusion of the diversity of culture led him to open Tomorrow Pictures to manage and create content for television, corporate clients, commercials and web, as well as to continue to take on passion projects... documentaries, social justice videos, non-profit projects and the cause related work that gives his passion for telling visual stories purpose and meaning.
Fr3deR1cK says, "A cornerstone of my philosophy and the mantra for my company is to develop media concepts with diverse and universal appeal with the highest of production standards." Fr3deR1cK actively encourages and demands diversity in staffing and hiring in order to accomplish this goal. His commitment to training and mentoring young people of color, women and LGBTQ youth is unwavering. His civil rights documentary Counter Histories: Rock Hill currently is screening at the Cannes Film Market, has aired nationally on PBS and was featured on Magic Johnson's television network Aspire! as part of the American Black Film Festival series. It continues to win best documentary and audience awards in film festivals around the world. Other doc work includes After the Fall: HIV Grows Up directed and shot on location in Romania and featuring young people who survived the pediatric AIDS Epidemic. Other films include Boxing Chicks: Women Boxers, and in post-production now, the story of a transgender tween coming of age in Los Angeles.
As an artist Fr3deR1cK builds experiences and installations with his photography, video, sound design. Fr3deR1cK serves on the Board for the Buckhead Club, is a guest lecturer at University of Southern California and is regularly invited to speak on panels, at festivals, at conferences and universities.