Board of Directors
Broderick Santiago, Vice President – Broderick, MIC’s Vice President, lives in the Queen Mill Road area of Mableton and pastors a church in our community. A frequent volunteer with community projects, he mentors boys at Lindley 6th Grade Academy, Lindley Middle School and Pebblebrook High School. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Sweetwater Mission. Broderick describes himself as “a proud Mabletonian” and wants to contribute to Mableton’s growth and success. Broderick joined the MIC Board in 2014 where he serves on the Education Committee and uses his social media, public speaking, and public relations skills on MIC’s behalf.
Ronda Shepard – Ronda is a wife, mother of three, and a resident of Mableton for over 12 years. Ronda uses her professional and educational background in media and marketing to chair MIC’s Marketing Committee and she has years of experience in leadership and working with non-profit boards. She is actively involved in the Mableton community through her church, and active in education issues, including MIC’s Education Outreach Committee. Ronda views Mableton as a great community with lots of unfulfilled potential and wants to ensure that she does her part to help the community flourish. As a member of MIC, Ronda would like to serve in the areas of marketing, economic development, and education.
Ray Thomas – Ray and his wife moved to Legacy @ The River Line in 2015 where he serves as President of the Legacy Homeowner Association’s Advisory Board. Since moving to Mableton, Ray led MIC’s sponsorship program, been an active member of the Zoning Committee and advocated for Design Guidelines for Mableton Parkway and Veterans Memorial Highway. Ray has been in management for 35 years with Ally Financial Services. He is interested in zoning and land use planning, as well as starting an Adopt-A-Mile program for Veterans Memorial Highway from the Chattahoochee River to Queens Mill Road.
Carolyn Turner, Treasurer – Carolyn is MIC’s Treasurer, and active in MIC’s economic development efforts. Her 30-year career in county government included tax assessments and collections, mapping, and coordination with Community Improvement Districts (CIDs). Carolyn currently serves as a member of the Cobb County Board of Tax Assessors. Carolyn owns Turner Business Associates, LLC, a business consulting firm, and d/b/a Quick Tax Professionals, LLC. She is the Founder and Director of H.O.P.E. Family Resource Center, Inc., a 501c3 Tax Exempt organization providing basic needs for families and children in the South Cobb and surrounding communities. Additionally, Carolyn serves as Church Administrator of New Life Missionary Baptist Church in Mableton.
Joel Cope, President – Joel was elected to the MIC Board in 2005, served as Board Chair and is currently MIC’s President and Economic Development Committee Chair. An attorney who lives in the Cooper Lake Road area, he has also held offices in his HOA. Joel currently serves on the Cobb County Neighborhood Safety Commission, a citizens’ panel that acts as a liaison between the public safety community and the citizenry. Joel has served on the Cobb County Transportation Advisory Board, the Austell Road LCI Committee, the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and the Austell Road Corridor Access Committees.
Robin Meyer, Chairman – Robin chairs the Zoning and Code Enforcement Committees, and writes the MIC newsletter. She has also served as MIC’s Board Chair and Treasurer and is the Board liaison to MIC’s Farmers Market and Community Garden. Robin has lived on Queen Mill Road since 1984 and is retired from state government. First elected to the MIC Board in 2006, Robin wants to create more “community” in Mableton and to advocate for Mableton to county and state officials, developers and other organizations.
Julie Carrick – Julie and her husband are very excited to have just purchased their first home in the Queen Mill area. Before moving to Mableton in 2011, Julie volunteered with the Hospital Hospitality House and The Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Since living here, Julie has been part of the welcoming and social committee with her previous neighborhood HOA. Bringing neighbors together to form a strong community is one of her top priorities. She has visions of what Mableton can evolve into and would like to be part of making that vision become reality.
Twila Hawthorne – Twila has lived in the Mableton area since 2009 and has been active in connecting with her neighbors and the community. She has regularly attended Cobb County Comprehensive Planning sessions, town hall meetings and zoning meetings. She is a 20-year military veteran who has served on several boards in the capacity of Secretary, Economic Development Committee Chair and Membership Committee Chair. Twila is passionate about getting the word out to individuals, and especially businesses, about the awesome opportunities in Mableton. She enjoys originating ideas, advocating and economic empowerment/development.
Steve Jungk – Steve and his wife Alyce moved to Mableton in 2015. Prior to that they lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where Steve worked as a programmer for the State and served as an assistant Boy Scout scoutmaster for his sons, who both ultimately achieved Eagle Scout status. The Jungks are active in their homeowner association, located in the Cooper Lake Road area. Steve is passionate about community green spaces and is a vocal advocate at Commission meetings on matters affecting Mableton. If you see him on occasion picking up trash in an effort to keep South Cobb clean, make sure you say, “Hi”!