Who We Are


Richard L. Jackson
Chairman & CEO
Jackson Healthcare
Founder, goBeyondProfit
Juanita Powell Baranco
Mercedes Benz of Buckhead
Don Barden
Frank Blake
Retired Chairman & CEO
The Home Depot
Paul Bowers
Chairman, President & CEO
Georgia Power
Millard Choate
Chairman & CEO
Choate Construction
Chris Clark
President & CEO
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Clark Dean
Senior Managing Director and Partner
Transwestern – Transaction Science
Walter M. "Sonny" Deriso, Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Atlantic Capital Bank
Sam L. Gude, III
Gude Management Group
Glen Jackson
Jackson Spalding
Shane Jackson
Jackson Healthcare
Mary Laschinger
Chairman & CEO
Bernie Marcus
The Home Depot
The Marcus Foundation
Eric Tanenblatt
Global Chair, Public Policy & Regulation

Our Origin Story

Jackson Healthcare Chairman & CEO and goBeyondProfit Founders, Richard L. Jackson, and President, Shane Jackson, have long shared the belief that businesses can and should be a force for good in the world.

This shared belief that business can profoundly impact lives continues to fuel Jackson Healthcare’s intentional, ongoing investments in associate volunteerism, community partnerships, business mobilization efforts, venture philanthropy and corporate giving, as well as other avenues.

According to Rick, this journey has profoundly impacted the Jacksons, as well. “In addition to ensuring our business success, I have become convinced that giving back to others results in substantial benefits to our companies, in addition to the rewards of improving lives”.

To have a larger impact in Georgia, the Jacksons joined with other business leaders to start goBeyondProfit as a no-cost resource for Georgia business leaders interested in evolving their corporate generosity efforts into a business strategy. As a fully funded philanthropic venture, the vision for goBeyondProfit is to reduce barriers for business leaders to learn from and inspire one another.

goBeyondProfit was launched in December 2017.

Founding Board & Staff

Richard L. Jackson
Founding Chairman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Jackson Healthcare

Richard L. Jackson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Healthcare, a family of highly-specialized healthcare staffing and technology companies. Jackson Healthcare is the third largest U.S. healthcare staffing firm by revenue, ranks 20th among U.S. staffing firms and is 17th largest among Atlanta’s largest private companies.

For the past 41 years, Jackson has been instrumental in conceptualizing and developing more than 25 healthcare companies. His ownership and operation of staffing companies, surgery centers, practice management companies, clinics and hospitals have endowed him with the depth and breadth required to thrive in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

Jackson has demonstrated a unique ability to anticipate industry trends, identify underserved niches and create industry-leading companies. Jackson partners with industry thought leaders and continues to play a lead role in transforming the way healthcare is delivered.

As a former foster child, he is driven by a personal mission to inject hope and opportunity into the lives of underserved children, Jackson actively supports numerous local and international charitable organizations. He is a co-founder of FaithBridge Foster Care and serves as its Chairman. Jackson founded goBeyondProfit, a first-of-its-kind business leader-to-leader initiative to make giving back the norm in Georgia.

Jackson and his wife reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shane Jackson
Founding Vice Chairman
President, Jackson Healthcare

Shane Jackson is president of Jackson Healthcare, a family of 17 companies and 1,300 associates specializing in temporary and permanent healthcare staffing.

Since taking the role in 2013, Jackson has consistently led the nearly $1 billion private enterprise to more than double the industry’s annual growth rate.

Jackson has also served as president of LocumTenens.com, Patient Placement Systems and NextStart Capital. He has been named among the 100 most influential people in the staffing industry by Staffing Industry Analysts and as one of the most accomplished young business leaders in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

He is a primary guiding force for Jackson Healthcare’s mission of improving the delivery of patient care and the lives of everyone it touches. Jackson champions the company’s community impact program, LoveLifts, which supports access to healthcare and the wellbeing of disadvantaged children.

In 2016, Jackson spearheaded the launch of a non-profit venture within the Jackson Healthcare family. Connecting Kids with Care™ connects volunteer doctors and nurses to thousands of global orphans with free, tech-enabled healthcare.

Jackson is an advocate for the power of business leaders as a positive force for people and the community. He speaks and writes on the topic, and has authored a book, “Fostering Culture,” on intentionally nurturing a values-led culture.

Frank Blake
Retired Chairman and CEO,
The Home Depot

Frank Blake served as Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from January 2007 through November 2014, and then as chairman through January 2015. Frank joined The Home Depot in 2002 as executive vice president, business development and corporate operations.

Frank previously served as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to that, he served in a variety of executive roles at General Electric, including senior vice president, Corporate Business Development.

Frank’s public sector experience also includes having served as general counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, deputy counsel to Vice President George Bush and law clerk to Justice Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Frank serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Aquarium, Proctor & Gamble, Macy’s, and is currently serving as Chairman of the Delta and Grady Hospital boards. Additionally, he sits on the Board of Trustees at Agnes Scott College.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a jurisprudence degree from Columbia University School of Law.

Charlie Evans
President, International Health Services Group

Charles R. Evans is President of the International Health Services Group (IHSG) and Senior Advisor at Jackson Healthcare.  IHSG is a social enterprise he founded in 2007 to support health services development in underserved areas of the world.  It is the mission of IHSG to work with established organizations to supplement their capabilities in healthcare management and development as they work to achieve their broader missions.  Current projects are located in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.  IHSG also founded and supports the Leadership Corps for management capacity building.  Finally, IHSG is active in encouraging international hospital partnerships between US hospitals and hospitals in economically developing countries.

Evans serves as a member of the boards at Jackson Healthcare, MiMedx Group, AnewMed and Arena.  Additionally, he serves on the boards of non-profit organizations including MedShare International, FaithBridge Foster Care and the American International Health Alliance.  He also serves as a member of the International Hospital Federation’s Healthcare Management Special Interest Group.

In 2012, he attained the Board Leadership Fellow credential of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); served as a Governor of the College from 2004 – 2007; Chairman Officer from 2008 – 2011; and was the recipient of the 2014 ACHE Gold Medal Award – the highest honor the organization bestows.  He currently serves as Special Advisor to ACHE on International Affairs.

Eric Tanenblatt
Global Chair, Public Policy & Regulation, Dentons

Eric Tanenblatt is the chair of Dentons’ US Public Policy practice and a leader of the global Government sector team and global Public Policy and Regulation practice, focusing on governmental affairs at the federal, state and local levels. For years he has been at the forefront of dramatic government activities at all levels serving under three Presidents, a US Senator and a Governor.

A prominent advocate for civic engagement, Mr. Tanenblatt was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the US Senate to serve on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service where he served from 2008-2013. He was also the founder and Chairman of Hands on Georgia, a statewide organization to promote volunteerism, and served as Co-Chair of the Host Committee for the National Conference for Service and Volunteerism held in Atlanta in 2008.

Megan McCamey

Megan McCamey serves as the President of goBeyondProfit. She brings 20+ years of experience building social ventures and corporate social responsibility programs. As a C-Suite advisor, she partners with leadership to find strategic focus and then executes innovative programs.

Prior to launching goBeyondProfit she guided Dentons, LLP on a post-merger philanthropic and corporate responsibility platform as well as advising the founders of GreenPrint through the start-up phase. Previously, she developed and led the philanthropic and community strategy for McKenna Long & Aldridge and their US offices. Earlier in her career, she acted as Senior Advisor to the CEO for Points of Light and founded the Civic Incubator where she led innovation for civic activation through social enterprise, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Tyler Jacobs
Senior Marketing Advisor

Tyler Jacobs serves as the Senior Marketing Advisor of goBeyondProfit. He brings his digital marketing experience to the organization to influence, inspire, inform and increase corporate members of goBeyondProfit. In his role, he thinks holistically about how goBeyondProfit’s strategy is executed across all digital channels.

Prior to joining goBeyondProfit, he spent nearly a decade working in politics and public policy, bringing years of Capitol Hill experience as well as issue advocacy and campaign experience to our digital efforts. Previously, he was Vice President of Digital Management at the Stoneridge Group, overseeing a range of clients including political campaigns, non-profits and corporations in Georgia and across the country.


  • What is the mission of goBeyondProfit?

    goBeyondProfit intends to be a catalyst for inspiring businesses of all sizes to invest in making an even more meaningful impact within the communities they serve.

  • What is the Pledge?

    The goBeyondProfit Pledge is the sole step to becoming a goBeyondProfit member. As a CEO or President/Senior Leader of a Georgia business, members’ share an aspirational commitment to find ways to invest time, talent, and financial resources into corporate engagement that helps solve community needs.

  • What does it cost to participate?

    This initiative will ask nothing from businesses except to pledge to continue making a difference. There is no cost to participate.

  • How will my name or my company name/information be used?

    When you sign the Pledge your company name will be listed among those who take the goBeyondProfit Pledge. Any contact information provided to goBeyondProfit will be used solely to update you on our efforts. You will never be solicited by goBeyondProfit for donations or funding of any kind. Your contact information will not be shared with others.

  • What else will be required of me or my company?

    There will be no required meetings. There will be no requirements to share information or data. Participating companies will be invited to share their stories of generosity and caring as well as being invited to take part in future awards programs.

  • Is there a one-page overview I can print about goBeyondProfit?

    Yes! You can download an overview of goBeyondProfit here.

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