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Board Chairman

Native Atlantan Rob Weaver holds a Master's degree in Theoretical Physics. As a serial entrepreneur, he has built and led dynamic software development and real estate businesses. He currently serves as a deacon at Dunwoody Community Church. Rob and his wife Sydney have four children and live in Dunwoody.


Marian is a DCS Board member and the mother of three DCS students. She is a native of Dunwoody, graduated from Dunwoody High School, and earned degrees at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University. Marian worked in actuarial consulting and HR for Fortune 500 companies based in Atlanta. Her background includes compensation & benefits plan design, project management, and communication. In addition to serving on the DCS Board of Directors since 2018, Marian served as DCS Interim Head of School in 2021 and in 2023. Marian and her husband, Gerry, live in Sandy Springs with their three children. 


Vice Chairman

John Cowart is a native of Atlanta who was raised in Dunwoody and graduated from Marist High School and Emory University. John’s family has deep roots in Dunwoody and surrounding communities and has invested in local private Christian schools. Today, John lives in Dunwoody with his wife Cheri, where he is active in real estate development and business finance. The family has four children and attends Northpoint and Passion City churches.


Joe served as the inaugural District 4 City Council member for the new City of Brookhaven and held the position of Mayor Pro Tem during his last four years. Joe is the former President of Health Matters, Inc., a company he and his wife founded in 1997. Since retiring, Joe founded and serves as the CEO of State Shield, a national lobbying organization offering policy advice to Governors and State Legislators as well as several U.S. Senators and their National Security Staffs.

Joe has experience working with high-level leaders of foreign nations on developing democratic government and business development systems. He is assisting in developing the new UATX (University of Austin, Texas), which is now scheduled to open in September 2024. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Monuments Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. Joe works with Impact Investment Funds in his spare time and loves to be piled on by his four grandchildren in Austin, Texas.



Cindi Manley has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1989. She previously served as the financial leader of a private school, which began with 23 students in a rented space. She helped lead and grow the program to an enrollment of 126 students on a five-acre campus. Cindi and her husband Scott, a Delta pilot, have been married for 39 years. Their son Jack serves in the United States Marine Corps.


Bill Norman joined the board in 2022. Bill holds a degree in marketing and works as a Regional Planning Consultant at Fidelity Investments. Bill and his wife, Maggie, live in Dunwoody with their three children. He is a DCS dad and a member of Dunwoody Baptist Church. Bill is a regular volunteer at church, and he is on the teaching team for the adult Sunday school class that serves parents of elementary-aged children.





Brandie holds a Master's degree in Healthcare Management and Informatics. She has worked in multiple analytics roles within the insurance industry and currently leads a team of Data Scientists. Brandie is a regular volunteer in the children’s ministry at Dunwoody Baptist Church. She and her husband have two children who attend Dunwoody Christian School and have been actively involved before the school’s official opening in 2018.







Damian Cook is a Branch Manager and Loan Officer in Atlanta. A native Georgian, Damian is involved with several organizations; he is an active member of Dunwoody Baptist Church, Committee Chair of Young Life Perimeter North, and a volunteer of the Atlanta Food Bank. Damian enjoys CrossFit traveling and spending time with his wife and three children. He graduated from the University of Alabama and received his master’s degree from Mercer University. Damian serves as an advisor to DCS as an ex-officio board member and liaison between DCS and Dunwoody Baptist Church.