Meet our Board of Directors
Janet Baskinger, CFO
Janet is a mother of two beautiful adult children, Paige who is 26 and Jake who is 24. Janet is not only a Tax Director at Siemens; she is also the mother of a daughter with Down Syndrome (Paige) and the National Co-chair for the SiemensAbility ERG (employee resource group). This is a volunteer position that Janet loves to focus any spare time on. Janet has a passion for making the world a better place for those with disabilities and the ERG allows Janet to follow her passion at Siemens. The ERG’s mission is to make Siemens a more inclusive workplace, providing accommodations to employees with different abilities to allow them to be successful in their positions, and promoting awareness through community involvement activities such as the Special Olympics of GA. She is so honored and proud to add CFO for the Three Basketeers to her resume.
Rhonda has been on the Three Basketeers Board since its inception. Being the Godmother of one of the original Basketeers (Basketeer Brett) allowed her a front row seat to the need of having meaningful employment to the adults with special needs. An Atlanta native, she graduated from Georgia State University where she met her husband of 36 years, Dick Brock. Rhonda and Dick established their own Accounting practice that provides consultation and tax return preparation to small businesses and the people that own them since 1989.
The experience in working with small businesses allows her unique insight in serving Three Basketeers. As a mother to five adult children, Rhonda understands the importance for all adults to have an opportunity for meaningful work and believes that Three Basketeers can provide that opportunity.
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Mary is a Certified Speech Language Pathologist currently working in private practice at Essential Therapies in Cumming Georgia. She has provided services in Florida and Georgia for more than 25 years. She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder but presently serves students struggling with a variety of issues including ASD. She has served on two other boards, The Magnolia School in Tallahassee Fl. and the Tallahassee Museum.
Mary lives in Gainesville Ga. with her husband and has two grown sons. She has many other hobbies and interests including teaching primitive skills courses and participating in educational demonstrations.
Tom, in the most recent years, has had the opportunity to safely transport special needs students as a school bus driver for Fulton County Schools. His work with special needs families began as a volunteer with the Nashville area Muscular Dystrophy Association as a camp counselor and vice president of their local volunteer group “MAD, Marching against Dystrophy.”
He is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and a resident of Johns Creek GA. Tom is married to Dr. Mary Brunner of Atlanta and they have resided here since 1990 and have two daughters and two sons. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and Southern Technical College, Marietta, GA. For the majority of his professional career he has been a sales and rental representative of personnel access and safety equipment for the industrial, construction and property management industries. Historically focusing on effective relationship building, selling and promotional growth, this resulted in increased business development and revenues. His interests and vocation are as a husband, father, worker, volunteer in service to others and boating. Tom is honored and humbled to be on the board of directors of the Three Basketeers and looks forward to continued collaboration and developing successful solutions with the leadership team.
Josh volunteers at the shop during the week, when he can and not working his day job in sales. He and his wife, Amanda, both Georgia natives live in North Forsyth, with their 2 rescue dogs and 3 rescue cats. They both love their Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons! He enjoys golf, tennis, cooking on his big green egg and spending time with his family and friends.
Regina Kirkham, Board Secretary
Regina graduated from Georgia State University in 2014 with a Business degree in Marketing. Since then she has spent the majority of my career with Whirlpool Corporation, working across multiple functions of the business including Sales, Product Training, Consumer Services and Retail Merchandising. With her experience and passion for the customer, she contributes fresh ideas, merchandising strategies and offer support to Three Basketeers.
On the personal side, she is one of those crazy humans who likes to run and tries to get in a couple miles each day to clear her head. She and her husband Cory recently finished the Boston Marathon! She is excited for the opportunity to serve Three Basketeers as a member of the board, and believes the experience is far more rewarding than the work she contributes.
Sue Swanson, Co-founder and CEO
Sue is the proud mom of Basketeer Brett. She graduated from LSU (Geaux Tigers!) with a Business Degree many years ago and worked for IBM until 1991, when she chose to stay home with her kids. She earned her RN license in 1997, and worked part-time as a nurse in a variety of medical settings until "retiring" to Three Basketeers. Sue and her husband Cort raised their six children in Alpharetta, then moved to their home on Lake Lanier in 2016. After 34 years of marriage, Cort passed away suddenly in 2018. He would be extremely proud of Brett and the work of the Basketeers.
Sue is very grateful to our co-founders for joining together to make Three Basketeers a reality. Her goal is to expand Three Basketeers so that we can employ ANY adult with Special Needs in Forsyth County who would like to work with us. Sue also serves on the board of Perfect Harmony Health, a nonprofit Music Therapy provider in Roswell, GA. She spends her free time playing with her adorable grand babies and enjoying lake life.
Margaret volunteers as the bookkeeper for Three Basketeers. She met Luke and Yvette Graves several years ago while volunteering as a special needs coach at Luke’s church. She was mesmerized by the musical and artistic talents of the students with special needs. She wanted a way to continue to be involved with these amazingly talented young adults.
Margaret graduated from Villanova University. Over her career she worked as a financial software programmer, bookkeeper, small business owner, and office administrator. The past 11 years she has worked for non-profits in the arts community in various capacities. She is currently the COO at Timeless Tartans and the bookkeeper for ASMA. She and her husband, Keith, have two children and two grandchildren. She loves traveling, spending time with the grandchildren, photography, and an occasional art project.