Giving Back to Their Community
Three Influential Executives Join DeKalb Medical Foundation Board of Trustees
April 10, 2014
Doug Peters, one of Atlanta’s and America’s most renowned criminal defense attorneys, his wife Kathy Peters, a retired executive, and Chick-Fil-A executive Scott Overcarsh recently were named to the DeKalb Medical Foundation Board of Trustees.
As a DeKalb County native, Doug has seen DeKalb Medical become a pillar of the community, a place where he and his family have received the highest respect and quality care. The Peters plan to build on this heritage during their three-year terms. Kathy will bring her corporate experience to focus on fundraising while Doug will network to strengthen DeKalb Medical’s community relationships “so it will always be the place to go when you need trusted answers and advanced care that’s delivered with confidence.”
Overcarsh lives three minutes from DeKalb Medical’s North Decatur campus and has also experienced the influence the health care organization has on the community, saying it “has always been whatever my family needed.” Overcarsh now believes it’s his turn to be what his hospital and community need.
“There’s so much about DeKalb Medical that you just wouldn’t know unless you visit,” he said. “People don’t realize there is a premiere hospital sitting right here in their midst. Whether they need an emergency room, a place to bring a new baby into the world or a good fitness center, it’s all here.”
A “go-getter” and giver since he began working for Chick-fil-A at age 16, Overcarsh will apply his business savvy to bring new ideas to the Foundation on leveraging charitable dollars to help others.
Also serving on the DeKalb Medical Foundation board in 2014 are Judy and Bob McMahan, Mary Anne Batchelor, Tim Bendin, Annette Benefield, Duane Blair, M.D., Walt Bryde, Julie Childs, Robin Dretler, M.D., Darryl Ford, Tom Gould, John Katsianis, Dee Keeton, John Kelley, John S. Kennedy, M.D., Betty Levett, Audrey Morgan, Monique Perry, Melissa Seely-Morgan, M.D., John Shelton, Judy Sherman, Leonard Thibadeau, Judy Turner, Felicia Wilson, and Bob Wilson.
About DeKalb Medical Foundation
The DeKalb Medical Foundation was established in 1990 for the purpose of raising funds for the direct support of capital projects, special programs and research activities conducted by DeKalb Medical in furtherance of the Foundation’s purpose. The Foundation is a volunteer organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated more than $29 million in revenue for the direct purposes that the funds were solicited. Currently, the Foundation has more than 4,600 donors and nearly 150 volunteers serving on its board and fundraising committees.