Board of Directors

The affairs of the Association are governed by a Board of Directors who represent the members (homeowners) of the Association.  Each Director is elected by the homeowners and serves a two-year term. All Board of Directors can be contacted by addressing an e-mail to gro.l1558574887limoh1558574887ce@do1558574887b1558574887.


2018-2019 Board of Directors

Board Position Name Phone Email
President Rick Graham 770-222-2391 moc.l1558574887iamg@1558574887bmema1558574887hargr1558574887
Vice President Akil Bektemba 404-234-5681 moc.l1558574887iamg@1558574887dobme1558574887.lika1558574887
Secretary/Treasurer Chip Huffman 404-513-2447 moc.k1558574887ooltu1558574887o@me.1558574887pihc1558574887
Director-At-Large Thom Rome 678-697-3786 moc.l1558574887iamG@1558574887emorm1558574887ohT1558574887
Member-At-Large (NVO) Patti Gonsky 908-876-9240 moc.l1558574887iamG@15585748877ofni1558574887ctS1558574887

Each director serves a two-year term.  Their role to assist the neighborhood is voluntary (not compensated in any way).  Here is some information about each of the Directors:

Rick Graham (President) – Rick moved into Echo Mill in 2001 and lives on Clipper Bay Drive. He is probably best know as the guy with the witch that flies around his house during October.  In his day life, he is married with 2 wonderful daughters (oldest graduated from Hillgrove).  He runs a parking and transportation company called Cornerstone Parking.

Akil Bektemba (Vice President) – Akil is in his 3rd year as a resident of the Echo Mill Community and lives on Harbormist Drive; where he moved last year after renting for two years on Echo Mill Drive.  Akil and his wife (Tracy) have two daughters, one attends Kemp Elementary (heading into the 3rd grade) and the latter heading to Hillgrove HS (as an incoming 9th grader).  Professionally, Akil is a Director with Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc. – a government contractor, working with the U.S. Department of Labor in the areas of Workforce Development and Youth and Adult Training Programs.  He is excited to serve on the Echo Mill BOD to contribute to our mutual quality of life, safety, and growth.

Chip Huffman (Secretary & Treasurer) – Chip joined the Board in 2017, first aiding the Association as a volunteer, then joining the Board when another director stepped down.  He is a 20-year resident of Echo Mill and lives on Clipper Bay Drive.  Chip & his wife (Susan) have two children, both who grew up in the neighborhood & graduated from Hillgrove HS.  In his professional life, Chip is a Corporate Account Manager with Southwest Airlines.

Thom Rome (Director-at-Large) – Thom joined the Board in March 2019, volunteering to serve and selected by the existing Board to fill one of the vacant Director at Large positions.  Thom moved into the neighborhood in late 2018 and lives on Haven Crest Drive.

Patti Gonsky (Member-at-Large) – Patti joined the Board in March 2019 in a non-voting role, volunteering to serve and selected by the existing Board to as a “Member-at-Large”.  Patti & her husband Larry moved into the neighborhood in late 2018 and live on Echo Mill Drive.