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Lauren Morrison, Board Chair



Angie Simpson, Secretary

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.


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


glenda garris

After working for the BellSouth Corporation for 22 years, Glenda completed her UGA Master Gardener certification and went on to found the Community Gardens of Henry County. She served as the President and Executive Director for nine years, during which time she earned the distinction of begin Henry County Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year and the Henry County Master Gardeners' Master Gardener of the Year award. Although no longer serving as Executive Director, she remains an active member of the CGHC board and garden workdays. 



Brian Bouts

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


Vijay Shah

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

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Stephanie Tansey, Events & Public Relations Committees

Henry County Master Gardener, Stockbridge, GA



Sandra Woods, Fundraising Committee

Marketing Director, Hampton, GA