Interested in getting involved with the Georgia Chapter? Read about some of our programs below. You can also check out a list of upcoming chapter events, or find information about the Take Steps walk or spin4 crohn's & colitis cures program.
Volunteer with us
The Georgia Chapter needs volunteers for:
- Event Committees: Join an event committee to help plan a fundraising event.
- Office assistance: Help out in the Georgia Chapter office
- Event-day assistance: Join us the day of a fundraising or education event to volunteer
To volunteer with us, please contact the appropriate staff member below for your interests:
- Special Events (Golf Classic, Torch Gala) - Shannon Primm, Director, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement
- Take Steps walks (Atlanta/Savannah), Emily's Trick-or-Treat - Joshua Woods,
Director, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement
- Education, Support, & Advocacy - Mary Esna-Ashari, National Education Director
- Administrative support in our office - Christine Morris, Coordinator, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement
Power of 2
The Power of 2 program provides one-on-one, short-term support to patients and their families coping with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Individuals participating in the program are matched with volunteers who have had similar challenges and experiences for phone or e-mail conversations. This program is open to adults with IBD as well as parents of children with IBD. To sign up visit here.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Georgia Chapter is a member of Community Health Charities. Employees of corporations, federal agencies, and state/municipal governments nationwide have the option to give to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation through Community Health Charities. Our CHC identification code is: 44159.
Honor a Loved One With a Tribute Donation
Making donations on behalf of others or in memory of others is a meaningful way of recognizing commitment to an important cause. You can make a tribute or memorial donation and have us send a tribute card (suggested minimum donation $25.00). Your tribute gift can be mailed to our office at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Georgia Chapter, 2751 Buford Highway NE, Suite 780, Atlanta, GA 30324, Attn: Christine Morris, or charged to a credit card by contacting Christine at [email protected] or (404) 982-0616.
Be an Advocate
Advocacy is a major component of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s mission. Our advocates are not only patients, but family members, friends, caregivers, and doctors who want to make their voices heard and see a future free from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Here's how you can take action today:
- Sign up for the Advocacy Network
- Email your legislators!
- Read our Advocacy Toolkit and learn how to be an advocate
Mary (Ball) Esna-Ashari, MPH
National Director, Education, Support & Advocacy
Director, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement, Extension 5
Director, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement, Extension 7
Coordinator, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement
Regional Director, Southeast
2020 Board of Trustees
|Pictured, left to right from top: Tanvi Dhere, M.D., Erin Gargano, Jonathan Grant, Lexi Haden, Cheryl Maher, Kevin O'Reggio, Kenny Sonenshine, Pip Spandorfer, M.D., Mike Weinberg, Brett Williams, Doug Wolf, M.D., and Scott Zweigel|
2020 Chapter Medical Advisory Committee
- Dr. Tanvi Dhere (Chair)
- Dr. Chelly Dykes
- Dr. Heba Iskandar
- Dr. Subra Kugathasan
- Dr. David Weinstein
- Dr. Douglas Wolf
2751 Buford Hwy NE, Suite 780
Atlanta, GA 30324