Leadership

 

Brad Griffith – President and Founder of Clement Arts

Brad Griffith launched Clement Arts in 2012 as a means for artists, musicians, and writers to use their gifts to the glory of God and for the care of orphans. His family also pursues this cause through providing foster care to children. Brad practices writing in many forms — whether songs, poems, or blogs. He lives in Salem, AL with his wife and three children, the youngest of whom was adopted from foster care.

 


Katherine Maxey – Board Member

Katherine Maxey joined Clement Arts Board of Directors in 2018, serving as family liaison.  She has been married to her husband, Matt, for 15 years.  They have four wonderful children who Katherine enjoys homeschooling.  She and her husband have lived in Columbus since 2002 and are active Foster Parents in Muscogee county.  They also attend St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.

 

 


Edith Moyana – Board Member

Edith Moyana was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She is a member of CrossPointe church where she serves with children’s ministry and on the praise team. She is married to her wonderful husband, Reuben, and is mother to two beautiful little girls, Joy and Jaida. A veterinarian by profession yet presently a full time homeschooling mom; in her free time Edith enjoys singing, tennis, volunteering in ministry and spending time with her family.

 
 
 


 Laura Cardin – Board Member

Laura Cardin joined Clement Arts Board of Directors in 2016.  Having grown up in Smiths Station she now lives in Midland with her husband, Colby, and children, Sarah Beth (15) and Logan (12).  Laura enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and anything artistic.  With more than 15 years experience with non-profit organizations, Laura hopes to contribute this understanding as a gift to Clement Arts.  She and her family are members at Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church.


Allen Whitley – Board Member

Allen Whitley is a Columbus, GA native. Joining the Clement Arts board in 2018, he loves how the adoption and fostering of orphans is a representation of God’s adoption of us through his son Jesus Christ. Allen attends St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and works for Synovus Bank as a Private Wealth Advisor. He enjoys traveling, and playing golf and tennis.
 
 
 


Matt Prielozny – Board Member

Matt Prielozny was born and raised in Columbus, GA, and now resides here with his wife, Ashtyn. They have one daughter, Reese, and have recently become approved foster parents in Muscogee County. Matt works at Synovus Bank as a Commercial Real Estate Banker, and serves and attends CrossPointe Church.

 

 


Joni Marie Patterson – Program Director

Joni Marie Patterson served with Clement Arts as an intern in 2016, and joined as the Program Director in 2018 after graduating from the University of Georgia. Joni Marie is originally from Griffin, GA, and has called Columbus home since 2014. Joni Marie enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, and anything involving the arts.