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Get to know our 2021 Board Members! 
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The CBH Board of Directors is an engaged group of dedicated members. Our interest is to help guide and support our congregation. If you would like to know more about the CBH Board, please contact our president, Theresa Prestwood.

Theresa Prestwood, President: I love the diversity of experience and background of the congregants of CBH. As a nonprofit professional, I enjoy blending my talent for strategic planning and planning implementation to help nonprofits thrive.

I serve as Executive Director for Kate’s Club, an organization offering grief support to children from five to eighteen years of age. I began attending CBH in 2012 along with my husband, Gary, when our daughter Zoe requested to learn Hebrew. We joined CBH in 2013, and I became a member of the chorus.

I have served on the Board for four years as Vice President of Finance and First Vice President.

Tom Downs, 1st VP: A Boston area native, I’ve lived in Atlanta since 1982.  I am retired from the senior living/healthcare industry.  In my last position I served 24 years as CFO at an Atlanta Life Plan Community.  I’ve served in leadership positions on several non-profit Boards including Georgia Institute on Aging (Chair), LeadingAge Georgia (Treasurer) and SOJOURN (Treasurer).  My life partner and I reside in Decatur.  I feel fortunate to have found my spiritual home and Jewish identity at CBH, which has become central to my being as I enter this stage of life.



Rebecca Grapevine, VP Communications: At CBH, I can be my whole self without having to pick and choose among my identities. After helping run our community's Food Security Project for almost a year, I look forward to serving our community in this new role. I am a freelance journalist and historian who wandered far away from my native Atlanta to places as diverse and wonderful as Ann Arbor, Bodh Gaya, and New Delhi before returning home. I also love all things Yiddish and am on a mission to document the lives of Yiddish-speaking Jews in the American South. I love to schmooze, so please reach out with questions, concerns, or just to talk! 


Jackie Sherman, TreasurerI am honored to be  CBH’s Treasurer. I have been the treasurer of three other nonprofits: Horizon Theatre Company, Lev Shalem (a Reconstructionist havurah), and The Organization Change Alliance, one of my professional associations. Being Treasurer is a natural fit for me. I have a BA, MS, and Ph.D. in economics. I like numbers, I’m not afraid to talk about money, and I value effective money management. I’ve run my own business for the past 20 years, have managed my own accounting, done my own taxes, and am the treasurer of our household. I love CBH and want to see us thrive in all aspects of our organizational life.


Adia German, Secretary:

 Marci Alt, Member at Large: I’m CEO of Gayborhood (30 years strong and growing) and one of the founders of the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. I’ve served as Vice Chair of Lost-n-Found Youth from 2016 to the present. I am honored to serve on the CBH Board as I have been around here for over 25 years! CBH has become my spiritual and religious home. I’m proud and excited to have my children grow up in our synagogue. I am ready for the challenge to help grow our congregation in many ways.

Amy Price, Member at LargeI became involved at CBH when I moved to Atlanta in 2011. Throughout the years I have been involved in different ways. I served as the teen adviser when I was first a part of the congregation. Currently I enjoy leading Shabbat hikes, going to chant, supporting family and young children programming, and so much more! My family and I love being a part of the congregation! In my work life I work alongside people with disabilities so that they can be the primary voice around what they want for their lives. I love spending time in my garden, hiking, traveling, and having friends over for Shabbat. I live in Chamblee with my husband Rob, son Oriel, step kids Erin and AJ, 2 cats, and 18 chickens.


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