Directors and Staff

Intimate gathering of the 2022 Songwriters Show

Our efforts as a Foundation would not be possible without the support of our Directors and Staff.

Executive Director

Jody Jackson

Prior to becoming Executive Director of the Jarrard Burch Foundation (previously known as the John Jarrard Foundation) in 2009, Jody served as the road / personal manager for country music performer T. Graham Brown and his band since 1995. Prior to that time, he was an account executive with Peach 94.9 / WGST and promotion director with Y-106 in Atlanta. Jody has been directly involved in booking talent, staging and supervising the production of major music events and handling promotions for them.

In his role as Executive Director of the Jarrard Burch Foundation, Jody is responsible for promoting, coordinating and organizing the annual Songwriters Show and Lake Show fundraising concerts, as well as the development of all additional concerts. He oversees and implements the vision and direction of the Foundation. Jody is a graduate of West Georgia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications.

Board of Directors

The Jarrard Burch Foundation board of directors is comprised of a number of community leaders in and around the Northeast Georgia area.  Within the board is also an Executive Board that contains a number of founding members of the Jarrard Burch Foundation.  Current Board Members are:

  • Ashley Bates
  • Phil Bonelli
  • Corey Bradley
  • DeAnna Browne, Chair
  • Juli Clay
  • Russell Dye
  • Brett Fowler
  • Brian Horton
  • Todd Jones
  • Angie Kennedy
  • Joe Kennedy
  • Trey McPhaul
  • Chase Miller
  • Leslie Miller, Immediate Past-Chair
  • Allen Nivens
  • Jess Odell
  • Michele Piucci
  • Crystal Schlieman
  • Chad Shore
  • Mike Terrell
  • Doug Terry
  • Mack Vinton
  • Philip Wilheit, Jr.
  • Steve Williams
  • Erin Williamson

Helping The Community Through The Love of Song

Learn more about the Jarrard Burch Foundation and see how you can live the song, love the music, and help lead the cause.


We are always looking for new volunteers to help us in many ways anything from setting up and breaking down tables to selling raffle tickets or t-shirts.

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Donor Information

The Jarrard Burch Foundation is not possible without your help. Learn more about ways you can donate!

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