Board of Directors

Nancy Couch

It is with a grateful heart and a spirt of servant leadership that I am honored to lead TEAM MBA in 2017! In honoring the TEAM SPIRIT of our own Atlanta Braves and United Soccer TEAMS – we want to focus on TEAM MBA in 2017. And It is – ALL ABOUT TEAM  - all of us partnering together to make Marietta – the heart of our County – and Cobb – the heart of our State – and Georgia – the heart of our Country – to continue to be the BEST PLACE to do business  and the best place to live in our communities.


I absolutely “LOVE” what I do every day! It has been my honor and with overwhelming gratitude for the past 22 years as a business owner of Graphic Vision, Inc. to enjoy helping my clients with their print and marketing and event projects. And we have had a lot of “fun” along the way “making it happen”! You will so enjoy visiting my website - - just click on Rave Reviews to read what my clients say about working together on projects!

Angella Ocheltree
Vice President / President Elect

Angella is passionate about giving back to the community, and has been an active member on the leadership team at the Marietta Business Association. She took the lead in creating the new MBA website in 2016 and continues to work diligently to improve the member experience. She was honored to be asked to serve as the Vice President of the MBA for 2017 and she looks forward to continuing to serve our local business community.

Angella is a native of Marietta, and full-time hypnotherapy practitioner in her fifth year at Right Path Hypnosis. She was honored to be selected Best Hypnotherapist in the Best Self publication. She helps her clients be the best they can be mentally, emotionally, and physically with nutrition.

Teresa Hunter Jones

Gurl Friday Services provides Accounting/Bookkeeping Services utilizing QuickBooks (QuickBooks ProAdvisor Certification). In addition, we provide Virtual Assistants and on-site assistants to meet the demands of busy corporations executives, as well as overwhelmed small businesses.

Our team of professional and experienced assistants has what's needed to represent you and your business, projecting a polished and professional image. We work "side-by-side" with you and are available when regular "9 to 5" assistants aren't. You will have the peace of mind knowing when you're on a business trip; we're only a phone call, text or email away. Whether you need a quick presentation, office supplies ordered, or meetings coordinated or rescheduled, we're here for all of your business.

Kristie Leggett

Kristie Leggett is a Marietta native and UGA alumna. She is passionate about her community and strives to build lasting, meaningful relationships and positively influence the lives of those around her. Kristie was honored and delighted when recently asked to join the MBA Leadership Team as Assistant Treasurer.

At Ashford Advisors, Kristie serves as a financial professional for families and small business owners. She seeks to help her clients become more intentional in their financial lives, educating them on financial concepts and understanding their personal money beliefs. Through an engaging process, Kristie coaches her clients through building a strong financial foundation, and helps them implement financial strategies for achieving their long-term financial goals.

Julie Michaels
Past President

It has been an honor to serve as MBA President in 2015 & 2016.  My passion to serve the community continues as I serve in the role of the Executive Director for My Next Big Adventure, Inc.  I am delighted to begin this journey.  My Next Big Adventure’s mission is to build up our youth by educating, encouraging, and empowering them with peer to peer mentoring.  Our program is unique, as we developed curriculum and resources available for peer to peer mentoring at our meetings.  We want to encourage our students to make a difference by building their self-esteem, developing leadership skills, creating positive friendships, making healthy life choices, and finding the value of giving back to our community.  This will have a tremendous impact on the people they become through high school and beyond.  Ultimately, this program will help to develop students to become positive leaders that will influence each other and our community.