​Jane Adams Nangle JD -- President
Jane is a retired healthcare attorney with extensive experience in healthcare and nonprofit organizations.  She provides pro bono legal support to Reed House and assists with policy and grant writing, as well as fundraising.

Brooke Bass, MBA -- Vice-President
Brooke is a licensed real estate broker and the President of Gracious Moves, a full service relocation services company.  Brooke’s business experience and work with assisting seniors to downsize has provided tremendous support in locating donated goods for Reed House members who have moved out of homelessness.

David L. ("Dave") Smith - Treasurer
Dave is also serves on the Board of the Savannah Book Festival and has previously served on the Board of Governors and as President of the Board for Bethesda Academy and on the Island Hospice Board of Directors.  He is recognized nationally as an innovator in sports journalism.

Lisa Breitberg, MFT, CPRP --Secretary
Lisa is a Marriage and Family Therapist who practices in Savannah and volunteers one day a week at Reed House.  

Rev. John Haney

John is a founding member of the Board of Reed House, was its long-term Treasurer, and has supported it with his gifts of wisdom, service, and by providing meeting space until such time as a facility was opened.  Like many other churches, his congregation generously supports Reed House.

Mary Hull

Mary has been a volunteer for most of her life, helping CASA, the Citizens Review Commitee, and many other charities in Savannah and other towns where she has lived.

Charles (O'Bie) O'Brien
O’Bie retired to Savannah after a long career as an innovator and leader of the trucking industry. He is a member of Kiwanis and has volunteered with CASA, the Citizens Review Committee, and the Red Cross.​

Arun P. Saini, MBA

Arun is a Program Director with Gulfstream Aerospace.  He obtained his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, an MBA from Mercer University, and is currently writing the dissertation for his Ph.D.  Arun has been active volunteering in the community for charitable organizations focused on animal and social welfare.  This is his first charity board experience, and he is excited about helping a new charity grow.

Elbert F. Sholar, MD
Bert is a Psychiatrist with the VA in Savannah who recently moved here from Richmond, VA. He is also a talented musician who contributes his talents to Reed House events.

W. Wade Smith
Wade is an information technology teacher in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System and brings youth, vitality, and knowledge of the Internet and social networking to Reed House.

David Wells
David is a Member of Reed House whose life has been impacted by both mental illness and a traumatic brain injury.  He brings the members’ perspective to our governance decisions.

Chris Williams, MA, MAE

Chris has spent his career in mental health counseling and management and currently serves as Director for Business Development of Coastal Harbor Behavioral Health.

Jeffrey L. Williamson, JD

Jeffrey is a tax and estate planning attorney.  He has served many families seeking to care for a loved one with serious mental illness.  He sees the devastation caused to families that struggle to care of people with mental illness, and how prevalent mental illness is in our community.

J. E. “Jerry” Wilson, President Emeritus 
Jerry is a Savannah native who retired from a career in risk consulting and insurance for the transportation industry. He was the founding President and is now President Emeritus of Reed House.

EMERITUS BOARD MEMBERS                    LIFE BOARD MEMBERS                 
Diane Banta                                                    John F. Richards
Robert Meyer                                                 Esther Reed
Martha Walsh  

Reed House Inc.
Providing support to people with serious mental illness in collaboration with Gateway Behavioral Health System
1144 Cornell Avenue

Savannah, GA 31406
Director: Warren Sparrow
© 2014


The staff, board, and members all work together so that the Program gets implemented with success and integrity.