Advisory Board

The Advisory Board consists of several of the leading tax practitioners in Georgia. They advise the clinic on a variety of issues and participated in the clinic’s establishment. Board members occasionally assist students with their assigned cases. Advisory Board members also take part in classroom instruction and in efforts to raise financial support for the clinic.

W. Edward ‘Ted’ Afield, Clinic Director
Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Ronald W. Blasi, Founder
Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Susan R. Boltacz, SunTrust Bank

Kimberly E. Civins, Bryan Cave LLP

Philip C. Cook, Alston & Bird, Retired

Michael B. Coverstone, Gomel, Davis & Watson, LLP

Joseph M. DePew, Southerland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Julian A. Fortuna, Taylor English Duma LLP
Chair, Tax Section of the Atlanta Bar Association, ex officio

Tameka E. LesterAssistant Director
Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Mark S. Mesler, Ernst & Young LLP

Everett L. Morris, IV, Morris Legal & Tax, LLC

Bonnie Miller Rich, Assistant Director
Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Hale E. Sheppard, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin

Kelly Smith, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Willard N. Timm Jr., Associate Clinic Director
Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

Jason Wiggam, The Wiggam Law Firm

Michele Young, State of Georgia Attorney General’s Office, Retired