President & CEO, 1977 - 2015
Connie Kirk joined Nobis Works in February 1977 as its first president. She has led Nobis Works’ development from its incorporation in May 1977 to its national leadership position today in the field of rehabilitation services.
A native of Albany, Ga., Connie holds a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Speech from Mercer University. She also earned an Educational Specialist degree from Georgia State University.
As a leader nationally and in her community, Connie serves as the South Regional Representative on the National Council of Work Centers and is a past chairwoman of GATES, the Georgia Association of Training, Employment and Supports. She was the first woman inducted into the Rotary Club of Marietta and participated in the first class of Leadership Cobb. Connie was an active member of the WellStar Health System board of directors for many years, and has received awards from the National Rehabilitation Association, Atlanta Woman's Magazine, the Junior League of Cobb County and more.
Connie and her husband, Dempsey have two children and six grandchildren. They are active in their community and in their church. You may often find Connie enjoying her lake home, or browsing through bookstores for the latest novel.
President & CEO, 2015 - Present
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 - Strategic Business Development
Mike Daniels' career began at SourceAmerica (formerly NISH - National Industries for the Severely Handicapped) where he worked for 17 years, most recently as the South field office manager for products and as program manager for chemical and biological protection of products manufactured in support of our Armed Forces.
Upon joining Nobis Works in 2006, Mike led the Business Services division which includes Nobis Enterprises (government contracting service) and the organization’s Production Services. In 2009, while seeking a way to create more Nobis Works jobs, Mike launched the Reworx electronics recycling initiative, a dynamic social enterprise that employs 65 individuals who process around one million pounds of eWaste monthly. With Reworx under way, Mike resumed his leadership role in 2014 of Business Services where he focuses on identifying new opportunities and strategic initiatives for Nobis Works.
Mike graduated with an MBA from Berry College and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University. He and his wife Susan live in Blue Ridge with their two teenaged sons. Mike is the proud father of an Eagle Scout, and he enjoys riding his horses through the North Georgia mountains.
Vice President - Human Resources
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 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 and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) in 2005.
In her "spare" time, Lisa serves as the executive vice president of Community Partnerships for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) - Atlanta. 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.
Director - Rehabilitation Services
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.
John Bonham joined the Nobis Works family in 2014 as general manager for the Reworx electronics recycling facility. He has overall responsibility for all Reworx operations and P&L.
John is a 26-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!