Board Members

DNCA President - Thomas O'Brien

Thomas and his wife, Lauren have been Dunwoody residents since 2000, and have lived in Dunwoody North since 2002.  Their son Nolan and daughter Kasey attend Chesnut Charter Elementary, and their daughter Molly is a toddler.  The O'Briens are active with the DNDC Swim Team, and enjoy their summers around the pool at the DNDC.  In addition to serving as 2013-2014 President of the DNDC, Thomas serves as Committee Chairman for Cub Scout Pack 477 out of Kingswood Methodist Church, where his son Nolan is a Webelos scout.  He also plays drums for Life Song, the house band at Christ the King Lutheran Church.  Thomas is a trial attorney who specializes in Health, Veterans, and Disability Advocacy.  He earned his BBA from the University of Notre Dame, MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and JD from Georgia State. Thomas can be reached by selecting President from the DNCA contact form.

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DNCA First Vice President - Gil Wood

Gil has been a resident of Dunwoody North since 2002. He is a Services Executive at Service Now. Gil and his wife, Nicole, have two teenage boys and are active in the Dunwoody North Driving Club. Gil can be reached by selecting Vice President from the DNCA contact form.

Vice President of Zoning - Bob Durkis

Bob and his wife, Suzy, moved to their Dunwoody North home in 1996. Bob retired from a law enforcement career that culminated in being an Elected Sheriff of Henry County in SW Florida. Most recently he was employed with Dekalb County in the capacity of Security Director for all county owned facilities. Bob and his wife enjoy their garden plot in Brook Run, raising two rescue dogs and spending time with family that include two grandchildren. Vice President of Zoning can be reached by selecting Zoning from the DNCA contact form.

DNCA Treasurer - Julie Horowitz

Julie is an Atlanta native and a resident of Dunwoody North since 1998. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Julie worked professionally in hospitality management and non-profit management. She then attended Georgia State University to obtain her MBA and worked in non-profit marketing and technology marketing. Married to Dunwoody psychologist, Dr. Andy Gothard, Julie is a stay-at-home wife and mother to 3 children. When not driving her children around the city, Julie spends her time volunteering and helping to market her husband's practice. Julie can be reached by selecting Treasurer from the DNCA contact form.

DNCA Recording Secretary - Ellen Mauldin

Ellen and her husband, Vernon, moved to their Dunwoody North home on Kingsgate Drive in August of 1996, during the Atlanta Summer Olympics. Ellen is Director of IT Business Partners at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and is a graduate of Auburn University. She has served as membership chair on the DNDC board, past member of the DN Garden Club, and has played on multiple tennis teams in the neighborhood. DNCA Recording Secretary can be reached by selecting Recording Secretary from the DNCA contact form.

DNCA Corresponding Secretary - Lyn Coltman

A resident of Dunwoody North since 1981, Lyn has been involved with the Civic Association for many years. In addition, she founded the group “Australians Within Atlanta”; belongs to the International Club of Atlanta, the English Speaking Union, The Georgia Council for International Visitors, and Atlanta Symphony Associates. Lyn is a Realtor with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers.Walking and tending her plot in the Dunwoody Community Garden fill in any spare time. Lyn’s family is spread wide with Nick in Anchorage, Mike in Asia and Belinda in Marietta. Before they flew the coop they and their late father, Neville, all played tennis and swam for Dunwoody North. Corresponding Secretary can be reached by selecting Corresponding Secretary from the DNCA contact form.

Communications Manager - Daine Pearson

Although their Dunwoody North home has been in the family since 1996, when Daine and his mother Frances purchased it, Daine and his wife Coby are 'still' relatively new residents in Dunwoody, having moved to the USA in 2006. Daine lived in Europe for more than twenty years working as a Producer/Editor/Cameraman/Director of Photography, creating images for news programs, documentaries and corporate productions. Daine is currently employed by a professional television production equipment manufacturer as sales and marketing engineer and still occasionally provides technical sales and media production services via his company, Natural Light & Sound. Daine can be reached by selecting Webmaster from the DNCA contact form.

Social Media Manager - Jay Kapp

Jay, his wife, Jenniffer and their young children, have been residents of Dunwoody North since 2001. He is the president of Kapp Koncepts, a marketing and web design firm. In 2011, he was given the "Rising Star Award" by the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, an award given to business owners under the age of 40 who exemplify leadership and community involvement.

Members at Large {Eight Positions}

Kathy Adams-Carter

Kathy and her husband Ed have been Dunwoody North residents since 2012. They have an adult daughter, Heather, and a granddaughter, Ava, who enjoy visiting the Dunwoody North neighborhood. Kathy is an attorney with Adams-Carter Law Firm, with an emphasis on family law issues. Ed is a retired pathologist. In addition to serving as the DNDC President for 2015-2016, Kathy is involved in a number of professional organizations, including serving on the Board of the DeKalb Bar Association, as Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the of the DeKalb Bar Association, and the Charles Weltner Inns of Court. Kathy is a graduate of Chamblee High School, Georgia State University, and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University.

Pat Cloud

Pat and her husband Terry moved to the Dunwoody North neighborhood in 2008 following her retirement from DeKalb County Schools. Pat was a special education teacher and consultant during her 31 years with DeKalb. She is a native of Atlanta and spent her early school years attending the old Dunwoody Elementary School. Pat currently serves as chairperson of the Beautification Committee.

Jennifer Elkins

Member at large.

Ann Marie Hanlon

Tom & Ann Marie Hanlon have lived in Dunwoody North since 1977. Their 2 grown daughters, Kathie Hanlon Chipman & Claire Hanlon Barnett, were raised here and were active members of the DNDC, swimming on the swim team, playing tennis, and lifeguarding & coaching during their high school and college years. Tom & Ann Marie have 4 grandchildren ranging in age from 8-16.

Leslie O’Callaghan

Leslie, her husband Knox and son Britt have lived in Dunwoody North for 18 years. Several years ago, Leslie served as the Recording Secretary for the DNCA Board, and was a member of the Garden Club for nearly 15 years. Leslie served as Membership Chair on the DNDC Board and also as Captain of the DNDC Ladies Tennis C-6 team. She has worked as a Librarian Assistant at the GPC Dunwoody Campus Library for 10 years. Earlier in her career, Leslie served on the staff of U.S. Congressman Elliott Levitas. She is currently on the DNCA Beautification Committee.

Gerri Penn

Gerri and her husband, Roger moved to Atlanta and Dunwoody North in 1981. They have 2 adult children who grew up in Dunwoody North. Gerri has served on the DNCA Board since 1996 in various capacities. She serves on the Board of DHA. Gerri was on the City of Dunwoody Zoning Board of Appeals. Gerri is a Co-Chair of the Caring Committee at her Temple, Temple Emanu-El. Gerri is also very active in the Dunwoody Woman’s Club.

Corlette Muery

Corlette Muery and her husband, Bob, have owned houses in Dunwoody North since 1975.  They have one married daughter.  Corlette is a retired teacher.

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Neighborhood Watch Program - Judy Milner-Hofer

Judy and Charles W. Hofer moved from New York to Athens, GA in 1981 when Charles became a full professor at UGA. In 1983 they moved to Dunwoody North. Judy holds an M.S. and ABD in Physiological Psychology, and an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting. She has devoted her time to renovating her house herself and working with Chuck’s students and traveling with him and his Business Plan Competition teams throughout the country and overseas. Over the years, Judy volunteered her time as treasurer for her Condo Association, C.A.R.S. and NCJW. In addition she served as bulletin editor for NCJW and the DNCA. She was the Service to New Americans chair for NCJW for which she won volunteer of the year. She keeps herself busy with gardening, carpentry, Chinese water color, sewing, cooking and reading. She can be reached by selecting Neighborhood Watch via the DNCA contact form.

Parliamentarian - Gerri Penn

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DNDC { Dunwoody North Driving Club } President - Matt Blankenship

Matt Blankenship has been a resident of Dunwoody GA for 38 years. He attended Dunwoody High School in his early years and is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He is a Branch Manager with North Point Mortgage in Roswell, GA and has been a mortgage industry professional for 22+ years. He is married to his High School Sweetheart Whitney Blankenship (who was also a DHS & UGA graduate) they have 2 children that both attend DHS, a son that is a senior and a daughter that is a Freshman. In his spare time Matt enjoys tinkering with vintage cars and during the summers he works to maintain his reign as the biggest splash champion at DNDC pool.

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