Members of the Advisory Council are individuals who hold or have held positions of responsibility in the community. They serve as a resource to communicate the work of CGS and provide advice and support resources to our Board and staff. Many are former CGS Board members.



Charles E. Alexander
Retired Executive Director,
United Methodist Pastoral Care and Counseling, Inc.

Linda Bachus
Civic Leader

Peggy G. Balliet
Civic Leader

Carlton Baker
Retired Group President
BellSouth

Dr. Neal Berte
President Emeritus
Birmingham-Southern College

Judge Sharon Blackburn
United States District Judge
Northern District of Alabama

Lois A. Caldwell
Parish Nurse
Canterbury United Methodist Church

Charles Chamblee
Former Partner
Ernst & Young

C. Fred Daniels
Attorney
Cabaniss Johnston

John P. Darnall, III
Retired Exec. V.P.
Brasfield & Gorrie

Dr. Doug Dortch
Retired Senior Minister
Mountain Brook Baptist Church

Trudie F. Gruman, RN
Pain & Palliative Resource Nurse
St. Vincent’s Hospital

Dr. Ed Hurley
Senior Pastor
South Highland Presbyterian Church

Susan Jackson
Executive Director
Rotary Club of Birmingham

Frank Jones
Retired Actuary

Charles “Chuck” King
Retired Executive
Vulcan Materials Co.

Charles Leesburg
Certified Public Accountant
Pearce, Bevill, Leesburg & Moore, P.C.

Mickie Goad Leesburg
Community Volunteer

Scott McBrayer
Mayor
City of Homewood

Charles A. “Scotty” McCallum
Former Mayor
City of Vestavia Hills





Peggy A. McClure, M. Div., J.D.
Retired Presbyterian Church Minister

Tom Mahoney
Attorney
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz

Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., Dr. Sc. (Hon)
UAB Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medical

Rabbi Jonathan Miller
Temple Emanu-El

Barbara Moore
Realtor
RealtySouth

Dr. T. Michael Morgan
Retired District Superintendent
United Methodist Church
Birmingham-East District

Thomas I. “Tom” Nelson
Retired Executive
Vulcan Materials Company

Robby Owens
Retired District Attorney
Shelby County

Rev. Thomas N. Rains
Retired Chaplain
YMCA of Birmingham

Lee Ann Riesenberg, Ph.D., RN, MS, CMQ
UAB Dept. of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medical

Ben J. Schillaci
CPA Partner
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Terry Slaughter
Founder
Devote Studio

Rev. Cannon Craig Smalley
Director Pastoral Care & Counseling
Cathedral Church of the Advent

J. Terrell Spencer, M.D.
Retired, Bham. Pulmonary Group
Medical Director, Southern Company, West Region

Dr. Bobby S. Terry, D. Min, S.T.D.
President and Editor
Alabama Baptist

Judge Scott Vowell
Partner
Vowell & Godsmith, LLC

Dr. Andrew Westmoreland
President
Samford University

Chee-Vee Whitfield
Executive Director
East Walker Chamber of Commerce

Odessa Woolfolk
Founder and President Emeritus
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute