Our board of directors is composed of community members who are united in the goal of bringing the Aimee Copeland Foundation’s vision to life.
Chairman of the Board
Andy Copeland was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and graduated with a degree in business administration from The University of South Carolina. In 1983, Andy and his wife, Donna, were married in Spartanburg, where they had their two daughters: Paige and Aimee. The family moved to Georgia in 1994 and settled in Snellville, where Andy started a career in finance.
Andy is now a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of South Gwinnett County and he currently serves as treasurer and board member of Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC).
Sarah Hereford Rick, born and raised in Charlottesville, Va., graduated from Emory University in 1975 with a degree in History of Art. A resident of in-town Atlanta ever since, her career has been devoted to healthy foods and community-focused restaurants. Sarah has owned and operated a unique natural foods grocery store and several restaurants in in town Atlanta neighborhoods. She has also been a valuable member of other foundation and organization boards promoting public schools and education.
Elizabeth Dyer Cobbs
Elizabeth “Lil” Dyer Cobbs is a licensed medical esthetician, holds a degree in broadcast journalism, and founded Atlanta’s first medical spa, Seraphim Skin Care. As a small business owner in the Atlanta area since 1997, Lil is well connected within the community. She has grown her business from the ground up, demonstrating skills in marketing, networking, planning and executing a successful business. Seraphim Skin Care has won a multitude of awards since its opening, including Best Men’s Facial in 2016. For the past two years, Lil has held a fundraiser, the Angel Gala, to raise money for FODAC. Lil brings her energy, creativity, business-mindedness and event planning skills to the Aimee Copeland Foundation.
Carmel Cowart is a board-certified Holistic Nurse. Carmel graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia State University and earned a Master of Arts in Health Studies from the University of Alabama. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is passionate about empowering others to enhance their whole wellbeing – body, mind, and spirit. Carmel’s professional experience includes hospital, community, school and worksite health promotion and wellness.
Carmel gratefully enjoys time spent with her growing family and connecting with nature and music.