Friends of Disabled Adults and Children Appoints 2014-2015 Board

Rusty McKellar of Pattillo Industrial Real Estate Appointed Chairman

Outgoing Board Chair William Zachary flanked by FODAC President/CEO Chris Brand, left, and Incoming Board Chair Rusty McKellar, right

STONE MOUNTAIN GA (17 July 2014) – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing over $10 million annually in durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies to the disabled community, today announced its 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Rusty McKellar of Pattillo Industrial Real Estate was appointed chairman of the board replacing William Zachary of Zachary and Seagraves P.A.

“Rusty has distinguished himself as a leader at Pattillo and in the Atlanta business community,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “As a long-time supporter of FODAC, Rusty has demonstrated similar commitment to the organization; he chaired our 2011 capital campaign which raised over $1.6 million to renovate the FODAC Stone Mountain facility. We look forward to working with Rusty as our new board chairman.”
McKellar joined Pattillo Industrial Real Estate in 1989, where he currently serves as director of land and development. He manages the company’s land holdings with responsibilities including planning, acquisition of entitlements, development and marketing. Additional responsibilities include all due diligence with regard to the acquisition and disposition of assets, property tax analysis and property insurance.
“I am honored to lead the board of such a meaningful organization,” said McKellar. “FODAC has a long track record of helping those with disabilities realize their full potential and maximize their contributions to their communities. I look forward to working closely with my fellow directors and the FODAC management team as we continue to build value for the organization.”
The current FODAC board of directors is as follows:
• Rusty McKellar, chairman and treasurer (director of land and development, Pattillo Industrial Real Estate)
• Mike Shackley, secretary (president, Beta Design Group)
• Aimee Copeland, director (graduate student, Valdosta State)
• Andy Copeland, director (financial advisor, Edward Jones)
• Kip Crum, director (president and CEO, AMS Vans)
• Frank Ethridge, director (retired federal auditor)
• Denise Meng, director (owner, Sign-A-Rama Duluth)
• Richard R. Mouzon, Ph.D., director (founder and CEO, UpReach International)
• Scott Schwartz, director (president, commercial auction group, Bull Realty)
• Mike Shackley, director (president, Beta Design Group, P.C.)
• Steve Skinner, director, (president, West Africa Crossroads Corporation)
• Joe Stone, director (retired director of human resources, DeKalb County, Georgia)
• William Strickland, director (attorney, Temple, Strickland, Dinges and Schwartz)
• Suzanne Sykes, director (president, Combined Services, Inc.)
• Eric Watson, director (executive manager, Express Employment Professionals)
• William Zachary, director (attorney, Zachary and Seagraves, P.A.)
“Our new board brings the right skill sets and experiences to enable continued growth and effectively address challenges and capitalize on opportunities,” stated Brand.

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Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) helps people with injuries and disabilities of all ages regain their mobility, independence and quality of life. The non-profit organization provides more than $10 million annually in refurbished home medical equipment (HME) and home modifications in Georgia and across the United States, all at little or no cost to the recipients. A pioneer in re-use, FODAC keeps 200 tons of materials out of landfills each year by refurbishing and reissuing over 400 HME items every month, and is recognized nationally for best practices. For more information, visit

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My brother is 55 years old, has moderate Downs Syndrome and now has suspected Lewy Body dementia. He recently moved in with my family. We have been unable to get a walker for him with Medicare/Medicaid. My friend recommended FODAC to get what we need for my brother. I am glad this organization exists.

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