Welcome, Cynthia, Steph, and Whitney!

In the past week, LSG has welcomed three new staff members to our team. Cynthia, the new Associate Development Director for Grants, will be working in the Atlanta office, along with Whitney Stovall, recently hired as Administrative Assistant. In LSG's Athens office, Stephanie Furness has begun working as a case manager in the FACES program. Read more about them below!

Cynthia McGuinness has joined Agency Advancement as the new Associate Development Director for Grants. Previously she served as Development Director for LifeLine Animal Project, one of Atlanta’s leading non-profit animal rescue organizations; as Administrative Director for Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, the largest film festival in Atlanta and second largest Jewish film festival in the nation; and as Assistant Conference Manager for Performing Arts Exchange, the annual performing arts booking conference for the eastern US presented by South Arts. She is a former professional dancer, and the proud mom of Jacob (age 10) and Rachel (age 7).

Stephanie Furness is a new Case Manager at the Athens office for the FACES Program. Steph received a master's degree in social work from Rutgers University in 2007 and holds an LMSW with the State of Georgia. Her background is in case management, mental health counseling, program development and volunteer management. Steph is excited to be a part of the LSG family and looks forward to taking part in bettering the lives of our participants.

Whitney Stovall is the new Administrative Assistant for the Director of Operations. Whitney is pursuing her master’s in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management at Georgia State University. She has interned with the American Cancer Society in the Interactive Projects department; Friends of Choice in Urban Schools as the Mobilization and Outreach Assistant; and the Multiple Sclerosis Society as a Public Policy Delegate. Whitney volunteers with Be the Match and enjoys writing short stories.