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Foundation Staff

Chris Pomar

Chris Pomar

Chris Pomar is Vice President of Community Affairs for PruittHealth and Executive Director of the PruittCares Foundation. He attended Oxford College of Emory University and earned a B.A. in English from Emory and a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

Chris’ career includes advancement work at Emory University, Birmingham-Southern College, Agnes Scott College, and Holy Innocents Episcopal School, and consulting with nonprofit organizations at Coxe Curry & Associates. He returned to HIES to oversee admissions, financial aid, marketing and communications, and was the staff liaison for the board’s strategic planning work. He joined PruittCares in 2018 to grow the foundation's breadth and impact and now oversees communications, marketing, and corporate chaplaincy at PruittHealth.

In addition to his work at PruittHealth, Chris is a founding board member of The Giving Kitchen, and he has served on the Oxford College Alumni Board, was president of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools admissions cohort, and served on the boards of Horizons Atlanta’s HIES location and the International Community School. He and his wife, Pam, enjoy traveling, cooking together, and hosting Sunday supper for whichever of their three adult children happen to be in the neighborhood. An active student of leadership and life, Chris enjoys reading, philosophizing, sports, and the outdoors.

Cheryl Hardt

Cheryl Hardt

Cheryl Hardt is Foundation Programs Manager for PruittCares Foundation. Her focus at PruittCares is facilitating Crisis Grants, coordinating Camp Cocoon and Special Events, updating Foundation collateral and managing memorial giving.

A native of Indiana, Cheryl has a B.A. in Communication from Purdue University. She spent 14 years working for CNN before making a career change. Since joining the development world, Cheryl has worked for The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia. Her areas of expertise are Nonprofit Communication, Annual Giving, Donor Relations and Database Management.

Cheryl is an amateur photographer, sings with her church, and a is long-time volunteer at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth.

Board of Directors

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Andy Hatcher

Pruitt Clay Hershey

Clay Hershey

Pruitt - Michael Mondelli

Michael Mondelli

Pruitt - Neil Pruitt

Neil Pruitt, Jr.

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Jason Reeves

William Russell

William E. Russell, II

Pruitt -Rob Strang

Robert T. Strang, III

Pruitt - Fred Watson

Fred Watson

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