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 .


2019-2020 Board of Directors

Board Position Name Phone Email Primary Assigned
Committee Liaison
Secondary Assigned
Committee Liaison
President Rick Graham 770-222-2391 Amenities Social Events
Vice President Akil Bektemba 404-234-5681 ARC & Security Communications
Secretary Neil Gerstenberger 404-281-9894 Communications Landscape
Treasurer Thom Rome 678-697-3786 Landscape ARC & Security
Director-At-Large Patti Gonsky 908-876-9240   Social Events Amenities

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:


Akil Bektemba – Akil lives on Harbormist Drive; where he moved after renting a home 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.

Neil Gerstenberger – Neil Gerstenberger and his wife (Lois) moved to Echo Mill last July after living in Douglas County for over thirty years.   They live on Harbormist Drive.  They previously lived in Arbor Station subdivision for 24 years.  While there, he served on the homeowner’s association for well over ten years, during which time the association worked hard to improve the amenities and over 30 acres of common grounds.

Rick Graham  – 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.

Patti Gonsky – 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.

Thom Rome – 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.