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Melissa Golden, Board Chair

Jailhouse Brewing, Co-Owner, Hampton, GA



Real Estate Executive, McDonough, GA


Kelly Cameron, Secretary & Marketing Committee

Marketing Specialist, McDonough, GA


Fred Conrad, Treasurer

Since 1997, Fred has served as the Community Garden Coordinator with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to support roughly 150 neighborhood community food gardens across metro Atlanta. In addition to helping to create and sustain community gardens, Fred manages the Plant a Row for the Hungry Campaign and participates in the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program. He has received the Governor’s Trophy for The Garden of Greatest Distinction; the Caroline Paullin Minnich Trophy which goes to the garden that provided the best atmosphere of learning; The Pike Family Nursery Play In The Dirt trophy; The Southeastern Flower Show Trophy of Merit; and the ribbon for Best in Show. Fred also served in the US Navy during the first Gulf War and received a letter of Commendation for Environmental Volunteerism.


Board Members


Brian Bouts

Retired, Forensic Chemist/Regional Lab Director/Asst. Div. Director - Crime Laboratory/Bureau of Investigation, McDonough, GA


Beverly Dillard, Fundraising Committee

President, Stockbridge Garden Club, Stockbridge, GA 


Gloria Hughes, Public Relations Committee

Retired, Educator and Performance Consultant, Stockbridge, GA


Toye Powell, Fundraising Committee

Toye Powell is a school garden educator that works in Stockbridge, GA.  She developed a love of gardening from her parents who always provided her with freshly grown food from their own backyard.  She wanted to share her enthusiasm and knowledge about gardening with her students, so she started a garden club at her school.  She also knows the importance of children having access to fresh food.  Therefore, she joined the Community Gardens of Henry County in order to ensure all members of the community eat healthy, be healthy, and grow healthy. 


Vijay Shah

Vice President, Operations, Encompass Group and Accountant, McDonough, GA


Angie Simpson, Public Relations Committee

Angie Strickland Simpson is a native of Griffin and a graduate of the University of Georgia. She has worked as a reporter for the Henry Herald and as a public relations specialist for the former Henry General Hospital. She and her husband Doug have two sons and attend McDonough Presbyterian Church.


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Stephanie Tansey, Events & Public Relations Committees

Henry County Master Gardener, Stockbridge, GA



Sandra Woods, Fundraising Committee

Marketing Director, Hampton, GA