Brenda Tackett - President
Brenda is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, as well as the Treasurer of the Captain Thomas Cobb Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which meets at the East Point Historical Society Headquarters. Brenda is also involved with the College Park Women’s Club.
Blair Bonds – Secretary
Blair Bonds, a native of Kannapolis, North Carolina, has lived in Semmes Park since 2007. He is a graduate of Upper Iowa University, Fayette IA, with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. Blair spent his career with the United States government. He served in three agencies - the U. S. Forest Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the General Services Administration. He retired in 2013, after 34 years’ service, as a Financial Management Analyst in the Public Buildings Service.
He has previously served on the Board of Trustees at Central Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta, including a year as Chair of the Finance Committee. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ, also as Finance Chair.
He enjoys reading, gardening, photography and spending time with his rescued greyhound, Addy. He is also a history buff, especially the history of early motion pictures, and loves wandering around cemeteries.
Charles Strickland - Treasurer
He is a member of East Point Christian Church and have resided on Montrose Drive in the Conley Hills neighborhood for close to forty-five years. His spare time hobby is Genealogy/Family History.
Ken Whitehead - Curator
From the May 1999 EPHS newsletter: "Jean Callahan and Ken Whitehead have researched the Callahan history and have presented a copy to the EPHS. This also includes some of the Schell family who married into the Callahan family. Thanks to them for this. They also have become our newest new members. Welcome."
Charles Barlow - Board Member
He serves as President of the East Washington Neighborhood Association and sits on the Gus Thornhill Scholarship board. He has served on the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of East Point and is a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church where he serves on the CDC Board of Directors.
Lt. Colonel Perry Bennett - Board Member
Perry is a native of Atlanta Georgia and has a life long interest in the history of Atlanta. He is a career Army Officer, a graduate of The Citadel, Charleston, SC; BA, Emporia State University; MA, The US Army Command and General Staff College, and a graduate of the US Army Combat Historian Course. His military awards include the Combat Action Badge, a Bronze Star in 2009 and a British Citation from Basra Iraq in 2009.
Ex-Officio Board Members
Olen and Ora Jean Gunnin - Ex-Officio Board Members
Walter Griffin - Ex-Officio Board Member
From 1972 to 1983 he was the visiting writer-in-residence at more than 110 secondary and elementary schools, colleges, and penal institutions in Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. His poetry earned him the Author of the Year Award in 1976 from the Southeastern Regional Council of Authors and Journalists and in that same year, his book, "Port Authority" was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 1978 the Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities named him master poet-in-residence. In 1972 Griffin founded the Atlanta Poets Workshop.