- George Bradford
George Bradford is an attorney with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Regional Counsel in Decatur, Georgia. He represents the VA in a wide range of legal matters and is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Appropriations Law serving on the VA Office of General Counsel’s Appropriations Law Specialty Panel. Mr. Bradford is a leader of the State Bar of Georgia’s Military and Veterans Law Section and teaches Continuing Legal Education courses on Veterans Legal Issues, Ethics and Professionalism. Prior to joining the VA, Mr. Bradford spent ten years in the private practice of law in Houston, Texas.
- Steven J. Garlow, M.D., PhD.
Steven J. Garlow, MD, PhD, is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and is also the Chief of Psychiatry at Emory University Hospital. Dr. Garlow received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh and his PhD in Molecular Biology from Carnegie-Mellon University, as part of the joint MD/PhD program offered by these institutions. He received his psychiatry training at Stanford University School
of Medicine and completed his neuroscience fellowship at Stanford in the Nancy
Pritzker Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, with the late Roland Ciaranello, MD, as his mentor.
Dr. Garlow has served in a variety of the clinical and research programs of the Department of Psychiatry at Emory. He was a faculty attending in the Psychiatric Emergency Services at Grady Memorial Hospital for ten years and also attended in the Central Fulton Mental Health Center. He was previously the director of one of the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratories in the department. He also participated in clinical research through his work in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. He has been the Principal Investigator and Co investigator on a variety of basic and clinical neurosciences research projects. His current research includes understanding risk for completed suicide especially genetic risk, novel screening and outreach methods for people at risk for suicide (AFSP Interactive Screening Project) and the biology and treatment of mood disorders. Dr. Garlow has published articles on topics including the basic regulation of expression of serotonin receptors in the brain, factors that predict suicide risk, consequences of policy changes on outcome of psychiatric patients, and augmentation strategies for treatment-resistant depression.
Dr Garlow is an external scientific advisor to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and a member on the steering committee developing the Interactive Screening Project for widespread implementation. He has participated in the activities of the Metro Atlanta chapter of AFSP as scientific and education chair and now as president elect (2009-10). He is on the advisory board to the Georgia Violent Death Reporting System and has been an active participant in the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia.
- Brian Tolleson
Brian Tolleson is BARK-BARK’s Founding Partner, Creative Director and Executive Producer. He’s based in Atlanta, but don’t be surprised if you see him everywhere.
In the time bBB (before BARK-BARK), Brian has been a VP of Creative and Marketing, and Creative Director, as well as an Executive Producer at various networks at MTV Networks in NYC, part of media giant Viacom. He has created over 100 hours of television for the MTVN group of networks (including essential creative and strategy for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., CBS, CBS News and Logo). His most recent work was focused on the creation of the brand, the brand strategy, and the successful greenlight and launch of Logo, the first-ever 24-7-365 channel for LGBT Americans.
Previous to MTVN, BT was a Creative Director at Naked Eye Films, a branding and production company in Atlanta serving clients such as Kraft, General Mills, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, CNN, Nick and WWF. Before starting with Naked Eye, BT spent the early days of his career in Los Angeles at world-famous talent agency Creative Artists Agency and as a story editor at Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment working for Multi-Academy Award Winning Producer Douglas Wick on such feature projects as GLADIATOR, SPY GAME, STUART LITTLE, GIRL, INTERRUPTED, THE CRAFT and BEWITCHED. Brian and his work have been honored by Promax, BDA, AIGA and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He graduated from Emory University with a degree in Creative Writing and a random minor in Biology.
- C. Shane Sanders, CPA
Originally from Norcross, Georgia, Mr. Sanders now resides in Auburn, Alabama with his three wonderful boys, Charlie (12), Seth (9), and Caleb (7). Currently, Mr. Sanders is a partner in the certified public accountants office of Edwards, Sanders, & Associates, LLC (ESA) in Auburn, Alabama serving large corporations, small businesses, and individual clients with strategic tax and accounting expertise. Prior to joining ESA, Mr. Sanders severed as Vice-President of Financial Planning and Analysis for Deltacom, Inc. providing financial leadership to the southeastern telecommunications provider. He has held Director of Tax positions in both manufacturing and service industries of public and privately held corporations. Mr. Sanders began his career with KPMG, LLP in Birmingham, Alabama.
Mr. Sanders holds a Masters of Accountancy and a BS in Accounting from Auburn University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.