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 .


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
Secretary Patti Gonsky 908-876-9240 Social Events Communications
Treasurer Thom Rome 678-697-3786 Landscape/Security Amenities
Director Akil Bektemba 404-234-5681 ARC Landscape/Security
Director Ray Yeager 678-231-1892  Communications ARC

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  – 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.  Patti & her husband, Larry, moved from New Jersey into the neighborhood in late 2018. While residing in NJ she was the CEO/Owner of STC Entertainment Co. for 30 years, specializing in children’s entertainment industry and corporate functions.  Not unfamiliar to the entertainment industry, her husband, is a keyboard, singing and composing musician and was a member of the 1970s rock group, “Looking Glass” who arranged and performed the hit song “Brandy, You’re a Fine Girl.”  They 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.

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.

Ray Yeager – A resident of Echo Mill since 2002, he resides here with his wife Debra on Harbormist Dr.  They have five married children and seven grandchildren.  Information Technology was his profession as an executive, manager, analyst and developer.  Following 9/11, he joined Law Enforcement  where he served as a Detective and Forensic Investigator in the computer and digital device High Tech Crimes Squad.  He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Kennesaw State University.