The Jackson EMC Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization set up to represent the members of Jackson EMC and the funds collected through Operation Round Up® for charitable purposes. The mission of the foundation is to distribute money collected from Jackson EMC members through Operation Round Up to worthwhile, charitable purposes that will improve lives and respond to immediate needs within the counties where the cooperative provides electric service.
The following are the local community leaders serving on the board:
George W. Evans has been a Banks County resident for 30 years and serves part-time as chairman, director and loan committee member for First Georgia Banking Company in Homer.
George has had a 51-year career in banking, and has been a director of the Economic Development Corporation in Gainesville for 24 years.
George's community involvement includes serving as a past president for four years of the Banks County Chamber of Commerce, member and past-president of the Commerce Kiwanis Club, past-president of the Homer Ruritan Club, president of the Mended Hearts Chapter 171 for four years and past treasurer of the Commerce Lions Club.
Captain Mark Sizemore, of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department’s Community Outreach Division. Sizemore has worked at ACCPD for 28 years, enjoying assignments in Patrol, Public Housing, Criminal Investigations and Central Communications.
A resident of Athens for nearly 30 years, he moved there to attend The University of Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a B.A. in Criminal Justice; Columbus State University, with a Masters of Public Administration; and the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy (FBINA) 196th session. He has served on the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Pension Board as well as the county’s Charity Drive Committee. In addition, he is an active in the Beech Haven Baptist Church where is a Deacon, has taught Sunday school for several years, and coached Upward Basketball.
Beauty Baldwin is a Gwinnett County resident. Beauty is currently the school administrator of Hopewell Christian Academy and is a retired superintendent of Buford City Schools.
Beauty's community involvement includes United Way, Chair of the Norcross Prototype; Northeast Council of Boy Scouts of America; Gwinnett Rotary Club, chair of Youth Activities; Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections; Georgia Health Planning Review Board 2001 (appointed by the Governor); Gwinnett Foundation, chair of Grants Committee; Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors; Georgia Council of Adult Literacy; Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, 1997 chair; American Red Cross, Gwinnett Service Center Advisory Board; Hopewell Baptist Church, chair of Finance Committee; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., (Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter) chair 1998-present; Human Relations Advisory Council for Gwinnett County Schools, co-chair; and Gwinnett Children Shelter Advisory Board Member.
In addition, her recent awards of recognition include Upsilon Alpha Omega Chapter (Alpha Kappa Alpha) "Woman of the Year" Award, 1997; Women Community Leaders Heroines of Distinction Award, 1999 (Alpha Kappa Alpha); Georgia School Superintendent Distinguished Service Award, 2000; Educator of the Year, 1999; and National Association of University Women-Metro Atlanta Branch "Women With Wings Award," 2001.
Jim Puckett is a retired educator.
A native and life-long resident of Gwinnett County, Jim served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, middle school principal and superintendent in the Buford City Schools. He was assistant director of the Metro Atlanta Regional Service Agency, directed the Leadership Academy of the Georgia Department of Education, and served in a variety of roles with the Georgia School Boards Association.
For twelve years, he was executive director of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders.
Jim has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Emory University and a masters, specialist, and doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia.
Christy Moore, Manager of Community Health Improvement for the Medical Center Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc., earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in healthcare management from Brenau University. Moore’s role involves community assessment and outreach, community benefit reporting, fostering community partnerships, and serving in a leadership role related to strategic planning, project selection, and accountability for The Medical Center Foundation. She is also responsible for staff that coordinates NGMC’s lead agency role with Safe Kids of Gainesville/Hall County, a local coalition working to reduce unintentional injury in children 14 and under.
A Gainesville native, she is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of South Hall County, a sustainer in the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County, and serves on the Board of Directors for Hall County Family Connection and WomenSource. She is a graduate of Leadership GHA (Georgia Hospital Association) and Leadership Hall County.
Phillippa Lewis Moss is director of the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center. As director of the Community Service Center, Moss is responsible for the Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, Hall Area Transit Bus Services and the Center for Family Prosperity where financial emergency assistance and tax assistance is made available.
She received a BA in Political Science from the University of California- Irvine, a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University. She currently serves on the boards of the Salvation Army, Vision 2030, Hall County Family Connections Network, the Medical Center Advisory Board and Health Partners, and is a member of Kiwanis.
Joel Harbin, owner of the Allstate Insurance Agency in Jefferson has been resident of Jackson County for over 25 years, and is a graduate of Piedmont College, with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Prior to opening the Allstate agency in 2006, he worked in the insurance industry as a Product Analyst, Claims Analyst, and Business Development Manager in the metro Atlanta area.
Harbin serves as President of the Rotary Club of Jefferson, a member of the Jefferson Downtown Development Authority, a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County Board of Directors, and a member of the Jefferson Area Business Association. He is also an active member of the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce and a 2010 Leadership Jackson graduate. Professionally, he is an active member and Past President of the Athens Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Richard (Dick) Perpall, is the retired Director of the Madison County Recreation Department. A native of DeKalb County, he has been a Madison County resident since 1980. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a major in Parks and Recreation Administration from the University of Georgia. Following a nearly 35 year career with Parks and Recreation, 30 of which he served as Director, Dick retired in July 2011.
In addition to the many community based activities associated with the Madison County Recreation Department, Dick served with Madison County’s Chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, and several district and state committees within the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association. Currently he serves on the Madison County Bicentennial Committee, the Madison County Clean and Beautiful Commission, which he chairs, and the Board of Stewards for Danielsville Evangelical Church.
He served his country as a Medical Service Specialist in the Air National Guard of the U. S. Air Force from 1970-1976.