Diane lives, breathes and thinks community. A native of Oneonta, Ala., she moved to Rome when she was in the first grade. Her kind, giving spirit has appeared in many avenues of the Rome community including: Rome Symphony Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution, Compassionate Paws, Three Rivers Garden Club, Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Georgia, Sterile Feral, Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth, Rome Heritage Foundation, Garden project “Cultivating Young Minds” at Boys & Girls Club, St. Mary’s School. Diane and her husband, Dr. Bannester Harbin, reside in Rome. She is the daughter of Kathleen Jacobs and the late David Jacobs.
Carol Willis, Ed.D, Executive Director of the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth, is a native of Knoxville, TN. Dr. Willis has an eclectic background in all areas of youth services. She has degrees from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) and Vanderbilt University. She also holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt
Evie McNiece is a phenomenal asset to Summit Quest below is list of her continued service to our community. Mayor of Rome, Georgia, Executive board member – Boys & Girls Club NWGA, Board member – Summit Quest Adventures, Past chairman of the board – Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer & board member- Rome Symphony Orchestra, Treasurer & board member- Community Criminal Justice Foundation, Treasurer – Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, Treasurer – Cultivating Young Minds, Board Member – Rome Area Council for the Arts, Treasurer & board member – Rome International Film Festival, Past chairman of the Board of Governors – Heart of the Community
Sandy Kunneman is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors in Psychology. Sandy spent her life traveling around the country due to her father’s career in the Marine Corps. With her constant traveling, Sandy developed a love of the outdoors and an inspiring ability to make a new friend at a moments notice. This ability has allowed Sandy to connect with participants at Summit Quest and make everyone feel like they are all old friends coming together. Sandy has led a life full of service to others and is an inspiration to all she comes in contact with. Sandy has connected to our mission “to provide strength, hope, and service” and has become an integral part of our organization.
Wilson grew up in Savannah, GA. He attended an outdoor activity camp in North Carolina in the summers-here he grew to love the outdoors. Wilson graduated from Berry College with a degree in Economics and began working at Citizens First Bank. Soon after hearing about Summit Quest, Wilson began serving on the board of directors. Wilson’s enthusiasm comes from his belief in the power of an outdoor experience can have for a person. Wilson also serves as youth leader in his church and continues to be an avid rock climber, trail runner, cyclist and tri-athlete.
Dr. John Barnett resides in Lindale, Georgia with his wife, Kay, of 38 years. John is a former educator, retired minister, and attends Spring Creek Baptist Church where he works with children and youth. He has two daughters: Nicole (Todd) Williams, Rebekah (Brandon) Wood and has three grandchildren: Anna, Nash, and Aaron. He is on the Board of Directors for Commission on Children and Youth, Rome Little Theatre, Laurel District/Garden Club of Georgia, and is also a Life Member of Rome Federated Garden Clubs, Garden Club of Georgia, Deep South Region of NGC, National Garden Clubs, Inc. and American Horticulture Society. He is also a member of Handyman Club of America, Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, Sierra Club, Arbor Day Foundation, and Sewing Guild of America. Dr. Barnett’s passion is children and youth and has served as Minister to Youth in three Southern Baptist Churches.
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Joel D. Todino, M.D., was born and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Todino was graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy, the University of Pennsylvania, Seton Hall (now New Jersey) College of Medicine, and completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine. After serving in the U.S. Navy for eight years, he moved to Rome in 1972 to practice medicine. In 1990, after many years of working part-time with the Floyd Family Practice Residency Program, he became full-time faculty in 1990; retiring from that position in 2007, he continues to work at Floyd Medical Center part-time. He has been involved in the community in many ways, teaching Bible classes, currently is a Rome Symphony Orchestra Board Member and is on the Rome Little Theatre Reading Committee and was a founder of the Shorter College Friends of Music. He is a member of Christ’s Church of Rome and enjoys golf and gardening. He and his wife Lynn have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Lynn Todino is a native of New Jersey, a graduate of Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing, and a former Bradley Method childbirth instructor. She worked in her husband’s medical practice from 1972 to 1990, was the founding president and is a member of the Rome Symphony Women’s Association (now Rome Symphony Auxiliary);is former president of the Rome Symphony Orchestra. She is currently Recording Secretary for the Floyd-Polk-Chattooga Medical Alliance, president/treasurer for The Three Rivers Singers, Inc., a Pet Partner with Compassionate Paws, a member of Four Seasons Garden Club, Rome Music Lovers Club and Christ’s Church of Rome, enjoys making pottery and knitting. She and her husband Joel have two grown children and five grandchildren.