Carter Center Appoints New Members to Board of Councilors


ATLANTA…The Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization advancing peace and health worldwide, has appointed 21 new members to its Board of Councilors, bringing total membership to 211.

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. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, 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," President Carter 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, Shan Cooper, chief transformation officer, WestRock Company.

Following are the new councilors:

  • Dr. Raphael Bostic, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Julie Haley, CEO & co-founder, Edge Solutions
  • Philip E. Holladay, Jr., partner, King & Spalding
  • Lynne Homrich, founding executive chairwoman & CEO, League of Change Institute
  • Sue Kolloru Barger, partner and managing director, Boston Consulting Group
  • Craig Lesser, managing partner, Pendleton Group
  • Daniel McMorrow, general manager, D-Mac Industries
  • Bartow Morgan, Jr., chief executive officer, Brand Group Holdings
  • Richard Novack, president and general manager, MidSouth Market, Cigna
  • Helen Smith Price, vice president of global community affairs, The Coca-Cola Company
  • William T. Ratliff III, chairman, New South Federal Savings Bank
  • Matt Richburg, Ph.D., managing partner, Ampersand Leadership Group
  • E. Hearst Roane, Esq.
  • Caroline Scott Talley, senior counsel, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs
  • Bernard Taylor, Sr., partner, Alston & Bird
  • Paul E. Viera, Jr., CEO and partner, EARNEST Partners
  • Jeff Williams, managing partner, US Strategic Capital Venture Fund
  • Rocky Williform, founder and CEO, MixP3 Corporation
  • Jim Winestock, senior vice president (retired), United Parcel Service
  • John C. Yates, partner, Morris, Manning & Martin
  • Cynthia Hardy Young, CEO & founder, Pivot Global Partners


"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."
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.