Goodwill of North Georgia (GNG), one of the oldest and largest metro Atlanta nonprofit organizations, announced its officers board for the 2022 fiscal year. Kirk Halpern, founder and CEO of Farmers & Fishermen Purveyors, will serve as board chair and Ellen Stern, senior vice president at CBRE — and a member of The Temple — will be the board’s secretary.
Keith Parker, president and chief executive officer of GNG, announced the new appointments. Board members for 2022 were selected from a pool of community leaders and have been appointed to advance the organization’s commitment to workforce development and economic mobility. GNG serves a 45-county territory with more than 100 stores and donation centers, and operates 13 career centers to support free job training and placement services to tens of thousands of local job seekers. Through the career centers and job training programs, GNG assists veterans, people with disabilities, youth, single parents, the under-employed, people with criminal backgrounds, and anyone else looking for work.