Carter Center Appoints New Members to Board of Councilors

ATLANTA (Sept. 22, 2023) — The Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization advancing peace and health worldwide, has appointed 16 new members to its Board of Councilors, bringing total membership to 221.

The Board of Councilors is a leadership advisory group that promotes understanding of The Carter Center and its activities among opinion leaders and the broader community. Carter Center CEO Paige Alexander and staff members give updates about the Center’s activities to board members throughout the year.

“Our Board of Councilors creates an intimate link between The Carter Center, the city of Atlanta, and the state of Georgia by helping us to promote the work and mission of the Center in their communities,” Alexander said.

Since its founding in 1987, the Board of Councilors has been led by some of Atlanta's most distinguished civic leaders, including its current chair, Laura Turner Seydel, who’s also chair of Captain Planet Foundation.

Following are the new councilors:

Gavin Appleby, Attorney

Crista Carrell, Owner, Mountain Creek Farm

Pedro Cherry, President and CEO, Atlanta Gas Light Company

Brendan Doherty, Owner, Big & Chewy

Julia Houston, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Equifax

Bill Ide, Of Counsel, Corporate Governance, Akerman

Jacqueline Jenna, Executive Coach and Tech Investor

Ronnie Mabra, Founder and Managing Partner, The Mabra Law Firm

Simon Malko, Managing Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin

Adam Malone, Partner, Malone Law

Pat Mitchell, Pat Mitchell Media

Kashi Sehgal, CEO, Retaaza

Mindy Selig Shoulberg, Senior Vice President, Leasing Associate, Selig Enterprises

Bill VanCuren, President, BVC Advisors

Rohit Verma, Chief Executive Officer, Crawford & Company

David Zanaty, Chief Real Estate Officer, Mynd Property Management


Contact: In Atlanta, Bryan Conley,

The Carter Center
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A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.