Board of Directors
Elizabeth (Betsy) A. Eggers, Chairperson
The PCG Inc Founder, Betsy, brings a variety of business and leadership experience to Peachtree Creek Greenway. For over twenty years, she was co-founder/CFO of ArchiTech, a design-develop-build firm that built single and multi-family homes and redeveloped warehouses into mixed-used spaces. With a Masters in Occupational Therapy, Betsy worked in the Rehab Department of DeKalb Medical Center for twenty-three years. She was the founding president of the Brookhaven Fields Civic Association, served on the Community Council for rezoning reviews, was founding Board member of the Fugees Family, was Treasurer of the Atlanta Friends Meeting, and served as Board Chair for the Global Village Project, a local school for refugee teenage girls. She and her husband, Jack Honderd, have lived in Brookhaven for over 30 years.
Sarah K. Kennedy, Vice Chair
Sarah Kennedy is a trained Public Health Analyst with over 15 years immersed in the fields of land-use planning and public health. After earning her degree in Planning and Public Policy, Ms. Kennedy went on to complete a Masters of Public Health and has since spent time working across the country and abroad to affect change in community health outcomes through collaborative, evidence-based assessment and innovative planning and design. Sarah moved from the west coast to Atlanta in 2007 to work with the US CDC in the National Center for Environmental Health. She now operates her own consulting firm, HEALTH+DESIGN PARTNERS, LLC, translating relevant health data into advantageous design for her partners and clients. Ms Kennedy lives with her husband and two daughters in Brookhaven, where they enjoy discovering new places to eat, play and explore.
Meredith F. O'Connor, Treasurer
Meredith O'Connor is a retired Employee Benefits professional, having owned and operated her own successful company (dba/O'Connor Benefits) for many years. Meredith is a strong believer in the strength of neighborhood connections. One of her favorite sayings is that it is important that we have a lot of "eyes on the streets". The more neighbors who are out and about in their neighborhoods, walking, biking, sitting and watching, the safer we all will be. Meredith looks forward to this being true for Peachtree Creek with the advent of the Peachtree Creek Greenway.
Meredith has a long history of community involvement including having helped found Clack’s Corner, now a City of Brookhaven park. Meredith also managed the fundraising for $30k needed to install the original park, and she has held various positions (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) of the Georgia Chapter of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. Meredith has also served on the Brookhaven Fields Civic Association Board and as Secretary and Chair of the Ways & Means Committee of Soroptomist International in Washington, D.C. Meredith has also served as Treasurer on the Executive Team at Brookhaven Christian Church. Meredith and her husband, R. Riley O’Connor have lived in Brookhaven for over 25 years. Meredith and Riley enjoy camping and have volunteered at Vogel State Park for many years.
Kate Nazzaro, Secretary
Kate Nazzaro is an Atlanta native who grew up hiking the Appalachian Trail, sailing the Everglades and the Caribbean, and exploring the city's rivers and streams. Kate recently returned home after spending 14 years in NYC where she started her career in advertising at The Atlantic Monthly and GQ magazines. After completing a master's degree in Interior Design at Pratt, Kate spent the past decade working as an interior designer and Project Manager at some of the country's top design firms, where her work was featured in several shelter magazines. Kate now resides in Brookhaven Heights with her husband and two children.
Martha Johnson, Director of Operations
Martha is a detail oriented IT Professional with over 20 years experience in Governance, Process Improvement and Program Management. She currently works as an ePMO for Novelis. She is PMP certified and trained in ITIL and Six Sigma. Martha is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Growing up near the coast of North Carolina, Martha spent much time in and around the rivers and coastal waterways, developing a love for the water and being out doors. This led to being an avid runner, bicyclist and backpacker, with many miles logged on the Appalachian Trail. Martha lives in Brookhaven with her partner, Margaret Taylor. Her love for the area, active lifestyle and the creek, with so much potential…that runs right through all of it…has drawn her to help lead the efforts to make Peachtree Creek Greenway a reality.
Carola Garcia Manzano, Communications
Carola moved from Mexico to New Jersey in 2004 and then relocated to Atlanta in 2015 with her husband and children. Carola studied Art Conservation and then continued her education earning a Master’s degree in Anthropology. After several years of museum and archaeological work, she decided to turn her attention to her real passion: environmental conservation. Since 2010 Carola has been involved in environmental initiatives through different groups such as the Green Team in Maplewood, N.J., spearheading the Solarize SOMA project for two local towns, and later founding The Pale Blue Dot, an NGO dedicated to providing solar power to rural off-grid schools in Mexico. With this last project up and running she now focuses her time on local efforts through the Sierra Club Atlanta Chapter and the Peachtree Creek Greenway, which will run behind her home and along her back yard!
Heidi Underwood, Volunteer Coordinator
Heidi has over 20 years business experience focusing on organizational integration through program leadership, technology and change management. Heidi has done this at notable companies such as Coca-Cola and Accenture, consulting to global 100 clients. In a volunteering capacity, Heidi is an active committee member and event volunteer for The Network of Executive Women and served as a committee chair for Women’s Linc, a global non-profit leading the enablement of women in the workforce and beyond. She coaches for the Ashford School Run Club and remains an active member of both the school and the community. Heidi holds a degree in International Business and an MBA. Heidi Underwood has been a resident of Brookhaven for over 15 years, currently residing in Brookhaven Gardens with her 2 children who attend Ashford Park Elementary. She enjoys engaging in outdoor activities with her children, including cycling and hiking.
Darryl Clark, GeoLead, Unincorp. Dekalb Co.
Darryl has lived in metro Atlanta for over 27 years …. 25 in Gwinnett and two in DeKalb (Doraville). As an avid mountain biker and advocate, Darryl is a founding member of the Gwinnett Area Trail Riders (GATR) (now MTB-Gwinnett). GATR was an active chapter of the International Mountain Biking Association and Southern Off-Road Bike Association. Darryl served in various roles and helped create over 30 miles of mountain bike trails in Gwinnett County Parks through community education, trail building and trail maintenance.
Darryl’s professional career is in education. He is a former public school teacher and administrator. He has held corporate positions in business development, sales and virtual learning. Darryl’s goal is to use his talents and skills as an educator and business professional to build advocacy support for the Peachtree Creek Greenway through relationship building and community education.
Marry B. Galardi, Governance
With over 20 years of legal experience, Mary B. Galardi is the founder of Galardi Law located in Brookhaven. She practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, business law, and non-profit entities. Mary is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Mary has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine every year since 2006 in the areas of estate planning and probate. Additionally, she has been named one of the top 50 Women Lawyers in the State of Georgia eleven times and in 2019, one of the top 100 Lawyers in the State of Georgia. Mary was the Chair of the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia from 2017-2018. She is active in the Atlanta Bar Association having served on the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning & Probate Section from 2005-2013 and serving as the Chair from 2011-2012. Also active in civic organizations, Mary served as the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Gwinnett County. She was awarded the 2006 Woman of the Year Award of the Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors. Having walked and biked on the various trails and greenways in Atlanta, she is excited to be a part of bringing the Peachtree Creek Greenway to Brookhaven and surrounding areas.