I CARE, Inc.
735 Sycamore Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30030
404.377.2273

Thomas F. Burleigh - President

Tom F. Burleigh worked 22 years at International Paper Company, first in production and then in sales and marketing, ending up as sales manager for Mid Atlantic Sales converter papers.
Worked 4 years at Keith Clark, producer of calendars and appointment books, as VP-sales and marketing and president. Worked 16 years at Portals Inc., manufacturers of currency and high security papers, covering North America, as VP of Sales and Marketing and as president. Experience involved working not only with private business but also state and Federal agencies and occasional foreign government operations.  I Care volunteer driver for past 12 years, on the Board for 9 years.

 

Harry Charles Butcher –  Secretary

Harry Butcher has been a Dunwoody resident since 1978.  He received a BS from Brenau 

University, School of Professional Studies in 1983.  He is retired after 40+ years in various management positions with Avon Products. Originally from the New York area where he was also involved as a volunteer EMT.  He started with Avon in their NY corporate IT department, worked way up through IT management positions and transferred to Avon Southeast headquarters in change of IT for the entire Southeast where he managed the IT department f 60 - 80 personnel.  In 1991 accepted a Division Sales Manager position with Avon.  Over the next 5 years he had full sales management responsible for markets in Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Alabama and Georgia with responsibility for over $30 million dollars and over 5,000 Avon Sales Representatives.   He was appointed to the position as Sales Support Manager for Avon Southeast in 1996.  In this position provided development, implementation and analysis of sales programs for the entire Avon Southeast Sales Region with annual sales of over $500 million.  In 2002, he accepted a similar Senior Managers Sales Support role for the entire US as part of the Avon US Sales Support corporate area located in NYC.  Sales at that time in the US exceeded             $1.5 billion and over 200,000 Representatives.  He retired in 2006 and was immediately called me back as a Consultant to work on sales reorganization programs for Avon Japan.  He worked in Tokyo Japan over the next 3 years helping them with their reorganization efforts.  In 2009 he was requested to act as a Consultant on Avon’s US Field Sales reorganization initiatives.  Her retired completely in July 2012. He has been an I Care Inc. volunteer Driver since 2009 and a Board member since 2012.  He and he wife of over 50 years enjoy international travel and visiting with their 4 children and 7 grandkids.

 

Daniel C. Lee, CPA, CFP® - Treasurer/Finance

Dan is the founder and owner of the CPA firm Dan Lee & Associates, P.C. He has 27 years of experience in Federal taxation of Estates, Trusts and Individuals. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Alabama and Georgia. He is also a Certified Financial Planner® and holds professional memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and the DeKalb County Estate Planning Council. Dan is a graduate of Troy University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting. He obtained his Certified Public Accountant license in Alabama and Georgia in 1993. His obtained his Certified Financial Planner credentials in 2002. He and his wife Olya live in Decatur and have three children.

 

W. J. (Bill) Atkinson - Volunteer Recruitment/Fundraising

Bill Atkinson joined as a Volunteer Driver in 2009 and has served as a Board member for six years.  Bill retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in December 2008.  He was employed as a Senior Project Officer (for two agency wide contracts) and Senior Management Analyst for 29 years. Mr. Atkins is also a retired (July, 2006) U. S. Army Colonel, having earned 37 years of honorable, combined Active and Reserve service. He worked his way through the enlisted and officer (ROTC) ranks to achieve the highly challenging leadership role as Commander of two Army Reserve Hospitals at (Chattanooga and Kingsport, Tennessee, respectively).Mr. Atkinson currently serves as a volunteer for two non-profit organizations: (1) DeKalb County, Georgia Board of Health, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) for 4 years and (2) I Care, Inc, Decatur, Georgia for one year. 

 

Virginia Miller Lester – Volunteer Recruitment/Fundraising

Virginia Miller Lester has been a volunteer driver for I CARE, Inc. since retiring from the DeKalb County School System in 1999 where she held an administrative position as a Lead Teacher for Special Education. In the capacity of liaison between regular and special education, she sought to ensure that students’ due process rights were in compliance. After retirement, she assumed the position of an educational diagnostician and worked as an independent contractor for the DeKalb School System for nine more years. She is a trained educational mediator and holds a certificate in this area.

For the past 18 years, Virginia has enjoyed working in the real estate industry as the licensed assistant to a top-producer at Atlanta Fine Homes, Sotheby's International. She was the treasurer of an investment club for ten years. She was the meal coordinator at St. Thomas More for Hagar’s House, a shelter in Decatur for five years. She is currently a volunteer for Martha's Ministry at St. Thomas More. She has served as a board member on the Homeowner’s Association of Glennwood Estates and before moving to Decatur, was on the board of the condo association where she resided. As a longstanding member of the Atlanta Knitting Guild, she served as workshop co-chairperson for two years.

 

Thomas Simon – Director

Tom Simon has been Director of I CARE since November, 2008 and involved in Non-Profit work for over 15 years. His responsibilities as Director of I CARE include; Recruiting and training of volunteer drivers, fundraising/ grant applications, financial controls, representative to the community and office/administrative management.

Additionally, Tom volunteers at the following organizations:  St. Joseph’s Hospital - Cancer Survivors Network, NCI – NRG Patient Advocate, FDA Patient Representative/Consultant, Lung/General Cancer Support Group Facilitator, President Men’s Club All Saints Church, Volunteer for Knights of Columbus Council 11402, and Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.