Oaks Among Directors Of Nonprofit Organization

MOULTRIE, Ga. — The South Georgia Nonprofit Network formed in 2018 to provide professional development opportunities to leaders of nonprofit organizations serving South Georgia.

Last month, the group named its officers and the other members of its board of directors, one of whom is from Moultrie.

Officers include President Becky Deas, of Options Now in Valdosta; Vice President Brian Flemming, president of the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta; Secretary Bill Meli, volunteer services manager of Hospice of South Georgia; and Treasurer Steve Jaramillo of LARC of Valdosta.

In addition to those officers, the board includes four other members: Zoe Myers of Cook County Family Connection in Sparks; Jodie Snow of the ABAC Foundation in Tifton; David Oaks of WorldStage Development in Moultrie; and Lucas Ramirez of The Gathering Place in Brunswick.

Steve McWilliams, a 40-year veteran nonprofit manager, was appointed as SGNN’s first executive director.

The organization held a leadership conference in Valdosta in September, and its next educational event is planned for March 13 at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture Conference Center in Tifton. The workshop will feature leaders of the Georgia Family Connection Partnership in Atlanta and will introduce practices that have led the partnership to a notable record of collaborative success, SGNN said in a press release.

This article appeared in the Moultrie Observer, Feb. 5, 2019