Glenn Ruffenach – President
Glenn Ruffenach has lived in Dunwoody since 1989. He received his BS degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and his MA from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. Since 1982, he has worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He is a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, where he serves as a volunteer for the Knights of Columbus. He has served as a volunteer driver for I Care since 2018 and joined the organization’s Board of Directors in 2020.
W. J. (Bill) Atkinson – Vice President
Bill Atkinson 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. Atkinson 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 14 years and (2) I Care for Seniors, Inc, Decatur, Georgia, as a Volunteer Driver and Board of Directors member for eight years.
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.
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.
Vivian Moore – Board member
Vivian’s community work includes the following: Past member of the DeKalb NAACP Executive Committee, feeding the homeless, assisting them in finding a place to live, taking applications for LIHEAP, giving folks in need free health insurance, and now getting seniors appointments for vaccines. Her current professional Affiliations: Past Georgia NAACP Political Action Chair, Chair of Southern Freemen Scholarship Fund, DeKalb County Planning Commissioner, Secretary for DeKalb Juvenile Justice and Member of Greenforest Community Baptist Church Visitors Ministry, member of The Spirit Foundation, and member of the National Council of Negro Women.
She is one of the founding members of the DeKalb County Women Resource Center and is employed with East Lake YMCA as a Health Advocate. She is a graduate of Atlanta College and received her Social Work Certification from Tennessee State.
Vivian Is now on the Board of Director of I CARE.
Lisa Norwood – Board member
In 1999, Lisa Norwood, a single mother of 3 sons, was searching for an organization that would provide educational support for mothers on rearing boys and mentoring for her sons. After much searching and, to no avail, she organized Mothers Raising Sons, Inc. This organization has provided thousands of after-school and summer learning programs for males K-12 grade.
Lisa Norwood received the 2019 GA Women’s Legislative Caucus Servant Leadership Yellow Rose for Mothers Raising Sons achievements. Mothers Raising Sons Day at GA State Capitol on March 26, 2019, in recognition by Representatives for outstanding contributions to the state of GA. In 2020, MRS was successful with E-Mentoring Pilot COVID-19 Program in Henry County for 30 male youths and the females raising them.
In 2021, Mothers Raising Sons, Inc. ® was awarded a GADOE BOOST grant to serve over 800 students within 11 counties in Georgia.
Lisa is now on the Board of Directors of I CARE, Inc.
Angel Breland – Board member
Angel Breland is a dedicated advocate and community leader with a passion for public health and social change. With a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Agnes Scott College and her ongoing pursuit of a Master’s in Public Health, Angel combines her academic expertise with practical experience to drive positive impact.
Currently serving as an Assistant Public Information Officer in the DeKalb County area, Angel is committed to effective communication and public outreach. Her involvement in esteemed organizations such as the NAACP, Sigma Alpha Pi, and the American Association of Cancer Research showcases her commitment to collaborative efforts for societal improvement.
Angel’s dedication extends beyond her professional role, as she actively engages in community projects. Her work on marketing campaigns targeting vulnerable populations in partnership with Piedmont Hospital demonstrates her proactive approach to addressing healthcare disparities. Additionally, Angel’s involvement in an evaluation project for a non-profit in the Grove Park neighborhood of Atlanta’s Westside underscores her commitment to driving positive change at the grassroots level.
With a strong academic foundation, a track record of community engagement, and a heart dedicated to uplifting underserved communities, Angel Breland exemplifies the spirit of leadership and service. Her multifaceted contributions make her an invaluable member of iCare, driving their mission forward.