President & CEO
Dave Ward joined Nobis Works in October 2015 as President & CEO. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Mental Health and Family Services for the Wounded Warrior Project. Dave is a servant leader with 26 years of experience in the non-profit field. He has a proven history of programmatic and organizational success with a strong focus on building new programs from the ground up and he is passionate about changing lives and advancing the mission of Nobis Works.
Dave’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice from Bluffton College and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Bowling Green State University.
A native of Bowling Green, Ohio, Dave now resides in Acworth with his wife, Priscilla, their son Cohen, their daughter Callie, and their Saint Bernard, Mitchell. During football season, Dave can be found passionately cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Vice President - Human Resources & Administration
Lisa joined Nobis Works in 2014, and provides strategic human resource leadership and guidance to the organization by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, performance management, succession planning, retention, training & development. She also guides Nobis Works' cultural & diversity programs, compliance, employee relations, compensation and benefits in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction. Lisa is also a key player in the areas of health & safety, corporate communications and information technology.
Lisa received her Bachelor of Science in Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology with certificates in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Economics. She received her Master of Science in Personnel and Employment Relations from Georgia State University. She obtained her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation in 1996; Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation in 2003, Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) in 2005 and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation in 2015.
In her "spare" time, Lisa serves as the 2016 President-Elect for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) - Atlanta chapter. She is an Instructor in the College of Professional & Continuing Education at Kennesaw State University, teaching in the Human Resource Certification program.
An Atlanta native, Lisa lives in Canton with her husband Edwin. Together they enjoy live music and attending auto races.
Vice President - Programs & Operations
John Bonham joined Nobis Works in August of 2014 as General Manager of Reworx Recycling and was promoted to Vice President of Programs and Operations in February 2015.
John joined Nobis Works to provide operations and program leadership to the organization by overseeing rehabilitative programs, community work sites and business production within Nobis Works. He is a 28-year seasoned professional with expertise in operations management, sales management and training/coaching. He has a passion for building strong teams and improving performance.
As a graduate of The Ohio State University in Transportation and Logistics, John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. John has been an active Cobb County Community Emergency Response Team member since 2005. He and wife Barbara live in Marietta where they enjoy bicycling, backpacking, kayaking and camping. They also like to spend time with their two children and two granddaughters!
Vice President - Business Development
Mike Hancock joined Nobis Works in 2016, as Vice President of Business Development. In this role, he is responsible for devising, developing and delivering comprehensive strategic and tactical plans for business development, income generation and enhanced mission visibility for Nobis Works and all business affiliates. Mike ‘s focus is to establish and grow relationships in foundation, business services, community training and employment sites, and governmental opportunities that will further the mission of Nobis Works and allow us to change even more lives for the better.
Mike’s experience encompasses both mission-based and for profit organizations, including leading business start-ups, media relations, fundraising and campaign management. A key driver for Mike is the ability to serve children, adults and families affected by developmental, behavioral, and learning disabilities. This is demonstrated through his service as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Jailed Juvenile Mentoring Program.
Mike received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Georgia Southern University. He received his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University.
A native of Warner Robins, Georgia, Mike currently resides in Kennesaw, Georgia, with his wife, Joni. Mike and Joni have two sons, Joshua and Jacob. The family enjoys laughing together, playing with family pets, and spending time at the beach.
Senior Rehabilitation Counselor
Becky joined the organization’s Rehabilitation Services team in 2006. She leads the Rehab team’s evaluation, training and employment services programs. Becky comes to Nobis Works from the Georgia Vocation Rehabilitation Agency, where she served as a rehabilitation counselor and a rehabilitation unit manager. She has a background in working with adults who have lost their vision and has worked as a rehabilitation teacher.
Becky received a bachelor's degree in Special Education from Florida State University and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Florida. She has been a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor since 1994.
Becky and her husband Kevin live in East Cobb, where they enjoy following their son Cooper’s school and sports activities. Becky’s favorite pastimes are reading, yoga and watching her son’s team.
Chief Financial Officer
Greg and his partner, Tammy Shearer have a combined 30 years of experience as CPAs. They provide full outsourced accounting functions to small and mid-sized companies and assist in business plan development, financing, accounting setup and integration of all computer systems.
He has 13 years experience as controller and assistant secretary of a publicly-owned hotel management company where he was responsible for all SEC filings, cash management, financial planning, reporting and budgeting for 18 hotels with approximately $50 million in revenues. Greg also has experience in human resource management and internal auditing.
Greg earned degrees in accounting and finance, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He and wife Donna live in Johns Creek and have four children.