Partnership Against Domestic Violence Announces Inaugural Legacy Society Inductees

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PADV will recognize pioneering volunteers at its Hearts with Hope Gala.

Domestic violence is a difficult subject to talk about, but the volunteers come to understand the importance of providing a safe haven for these women and the impact it has on their lives.

As Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) celebrates its silver anniversary with the 25th annual Hearts with Hope Gala, the organization will recognize several women in the Atlanta community who have made a significant impact in shaping PADV into what it is today.

“We wanted to honor some amazing individuals who have given their time, energy and resources to PADV,” said Meagan Fulmer, President and Chief Executive Officer of PADV. “The work they have done as volunteers with the organization has truly strengthened and broadened our organization. We can never lose sight of the path created by those who came before us and this is our way of recognizing their invaluable contributions.”

PADV will induct 11 women in the first class of its Partnership Against Domestic Violence Legacy Society. They will all be recognized at the Hearts with Hope Gala, presented by Verizon, on May 4, as well as at events leading up to the Gala. PADV is honored to recognize the legacies of some of the most prominent and generous women from the Atlanta community.

The 2013 inductees are:

  • Cathy Callaway Adams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
  • Kelly H. Barrett, Vice President of Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance, The Home Depot
  • Susan Berryman-Rodriguez, National Public Relations Coordinator, 9to5
  • Theresa S. Bullock, Owner and Corporate Treasurer, Metro Waterproofing
  • Susan Carini, Executive Director, Emory Creative Group at Emory University
  • Debbie Levine, Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management at Global Payments
  • A. Elizabeth “Lizz” Patrick, Founder, Patrick Law Group
  • Cammie Rice, Vice Chairman of Development, Usher’s New Look Foundation
  • Deborah “Debbie” Sessions, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Porter Keadle Moore, LLC
  • Sheryl S. Sellaway, Executive Director of Public Relations, Verizon Wireless
  • Sandra J. Strickland, Owner and Corporate Treasurer, Metro Waterproofing

“I am humbled and honored to be asked to join the Legacy Society,” Barrett said. “Domestic violence is a difficult subject to talk about, but the volunteers come to understand the importance of providing a safe haven for these women and the impact it has on their lives. PADV became a huge part of my life and I will always cherish the time I spent and encourage others to get involved in the mission.”

The devotion of these inductees and their hands-on support has enabled PADV to serve countless women and children in shelters and hundreds of thousands more through their robust community outreach programs.

About PADV
PADV is the largest and one of the oldest nonprofit domestic violence agencies in Georgia. Serving metro Atlanta since 1975, PADV helps to transform the lives of approximately 18,000 women and children every year through emergency intervention, violence prevention and long-term advocacy. PADV’s mission is to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. For more information, visit padv.org or follow PADV on Facebook at facebook.com/PADVAtlanta and Twitter at @PADVAtlanta.

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