Board of Directors
James B. Langford, Jr.
President and Founder. Currently also President,
FC Solutions, Inc.;
BA University of Georga, MBA Harvard; Past president, Georgia
Council of Professional Archaeologists; past president, the
Society for Georgia Archaeology; member, Board of Councilors,
the Carter Presidential Center; appointed by the governor of
Georgia to the Board of Natural Resources. Author and co-author
of several publications related to the pre-European cultures
of Northwest Georgia.
William T. Schwendler, Jr.
Board Member and Treasurer. Chairman of the Board,
Interfaith Outreach Home, Inc., Atlanta's largest transitional home for two-parent
homeless families; BA Princeton, MBA Harvard; founder and past president, the Solar
Energy Association of Georgia; founder and former
CEO of Grumman Corporation's environmental management subsidiary; former manager of
corporate development, Grumman Corporation; former CEO and director, Air Quality
Management- an environmental service company.
Dr. David Hally
Board Member. Associate Professor of Anthropology,
University of Georgia;
BA Dartmouth University, PhD Harvard; Managing Editor, Early
Georgia; Fellow, American Anthropological Association; member, Society for American
Archaeology; member, Georgia Council of Professional Archaeologist. Author of a number of
books and academic articles related to the pre-European history of American Indian
cultures in the Southeastern United States.
Dr. Sarah Hill
Board Member. Guest Curator, The Atlanta Historical
Society and History Center, "Native Lands: Indians in Georgia;"
PhD Emory University; consultant, Mckissick Museum, Columbia,
S.C.; consultant, Qualla Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Cherokee, N.C. Author of several
books and academic articles related to Cherokee Indian artistic crafts and history.
Dr. Carmaleta Monteith
Cherokee, North Carolina
Board Member. Past Dean of Studies and Dean of
Faculty, The Marist School of Atlanta;
BS Western Carolina University, MEd and PhD Emory University;
past member, National "Trail of Tears" Advisory Council of the National Park
Service; past president, North American Indian Women's Association; founder and past
president, Atlanta Area American Indian Center; co-chair, Governor's Council on Human
Relations- Committee on Native American Affairs; enrolled member, Eastern Band of
Cherokees. Author of various articles related to Cherokee Indian life and history. Active
in many national and local American Indian organizations.
Jerry D. Porter
Board Member. President, Lee Graphics, Inc.,
headquartered in Dalton, Georgia;
BA Vanderbilt University; MBA Northwestern University; Board
member of Gordon County Habitat for Humanity; Executive Committee member of Printing
Industry Association of Georgia; landowner in Coosawattee River Valley; father of two
elementary school children, both active in Foundation educational programs.
Dr. John E. Worth
Cape Coral, Florida
Board Member. Coordinator of Research Programs and
Services, Randell Research Center at Pineland, Florida Museum of Natural History; AB/MA,
University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Florida; past director of programs at the
Coosawattee Foundation; past president of the Society for Georgia Archaeology; past
member, Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns; past member, National Register of
Historic Places Review Board, Georgia DNR; member, Georgia Council of Professional
Archaeologists. Author of a number of articles and books related to the archaeology
and ethnohistory of Native American chiefdoms in Georgia and Florida, especially focusing
on the era of Spanish exploration, missionization, and colonization.