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Board of Trustees: The Carter Center

The Center established its board in 1994. With President and Mrs. Carter as active members, the board decides and supports the Center's mission and manages its property and assets. Members of the board are appointed both by The Carter Center and Emory University, with the president of Emory serving as an ex-officio member. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter chaired the board and Rosalynn Carter was vice chair from 1994-2005. View Board Officers >

Founders, Trustees

Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States

Rosalynn Carter
Former First Lady of the United States


Jason Carter
Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP

Vice Chair

Kathryn E. Cade
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers

Board Members

Terrence B. Adamson
Co-Chair, Board of Directors
The Henry Luce Foundation

Arthur M. Blank
Owner & Chairman, Atlanta Falcons
Chairman, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Susan A. Cahoon
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Dr. Lisa Angeline Cooper
James F. Fries Professor of Medicine
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
School of Nursing, and Bloomberg School
of Public Health
Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity
Director, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute
Johns Hopkins University

Mrs. J. Crystal Edmonson
Broadcast Editor
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Gregory L. Fenves
Emory University

The Hon. Gordon D. Giffin
Dentons US LLP

C.D. Glin
President and Global Head of Philanthropy
The PepsiCo Foundation

Ben F. Johnson III
Retired Partner
Alston & Bird

Sherry Lansing
Chief Executive Officer
The Sherry Lansing Foundation

Douglas W. Nelson
Retired President and CEO
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Ambassador Susan D. Page
Professor of Practice, Weiser Diplomacy Center
University of Michigan

Wendell Reilly
Chairman (retired)
Berman Capital Advisors

Marjorie M. Scardino
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Justice Leah Ward Sears
Smith, Gambrell & Russell

The Honorable Doug Shipman
President, Atlanta City Council

Hugo X. Shong
Founding General Partner
IDG Capital Partners

Gregory J. Vaughn, M.D.
Spencer Stuart

Ellen H. Yankellow, PharmD
President and CEO
Correct Rx Pharmacy Services, Inc.

Trustee Emeritus

The Hon. James T. Laney
Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea

John J. Moores
Investor and Chair
San Diego Padres

Chilton D. Varner
King & Spalding

Updated May 30, 2023

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