• Karen J. Lambert

    President, Chief Executive Officer and a Trustee of the Peyton Anderson Foundation

    Karen Lambert is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Peyton Anderson Foundation.

    Ms. Lambert is a Macon native and graduated from Mercer University with a degree in Business Administration. She is a member of Southeastern Council of Foundations, Georgia Grantmakers Alliance, Macon Council of Foundations and City of Macon Sister Cities Commission. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of Aviation and on the Steering Committee of One Macon. Ms. Lambert is a 2012 Hull Fellow, 1999 graduate of Leadership Macon and a director of the Macon Rotary Club. A devoted community advocate, Karen has served numerous civic, professional and cultural organizations during her career.

  • Gail Mansfield

    Director of Finance

    Gail Mansfield is the Director of Finance of the Peyton Anderson Foundation

    Gail is a Macon native and an alumna of Mercer University.  Before joining the Foundation staff, Gail served for 16 years as Chief Financial Officer of NewTown Macon, Inc.  Prior to NewTown Macon, she spent 20 years as a Certified Public Accountant in both public and industry accounting.  Gail is a Leadership Macon graduate, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of CPA’s, the Career Women’s Network and The Macon Touchdown Club.

  • Charla Ivey

    Program Director

    Charla Ivey is the Program Director of the Peyton Anderson Foundation and the Manager of the Peyton Anderson Scholars Program.

    Ms. Ivey grew up in Central Georgia and has resided in Macon since 1984. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from Macon State College. She was an educator at Macon’s First Presbyterian Day School for 11 years before joining the Peyton Anderson Foundation in 2011. Ms. Ivey currently serves as an active member of Bibb County’s School Justice Partnership, One Macon’s Business Education Partnership and Career Women’s Network.

  • Chenza Stokes

    Project Manager

    Chenza Stokes is the Project Manager over grants for the Peyton Anderson Foundation.

    Mrs. Stokes graduated from Marymount University in Arlington Virginia where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English.  She moved to the Central Georgia area in 2001.  A former Language Arts Educator and office manager, Mrs. Stokes has been with the Peyton Anderson Foundation since 2011.  Her community involvement includes Junior League Macon, the steering committee of Macon AIM and being a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.