Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 Rotary year with Betty Willis serving as our Decatur Rotary President. We have a great line-up of meetings scheduled as we start the Rotary year off with a bang and hope you join us!
Decatur Rotary Club Meeting Information: Camille Gaffron, Executive Director of Villa International
Date: 10/20/2017 at 12:15 PM
Camille grew up in Brownsville, Tennessee – a little town in the western Tennessee cotton fields and bottom lands of the Mississippi delta. She went to Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, majoring in religion and philosophy. After graduation, she came to Atlanta to work in marketing and promotion for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church US. Eleven years later she earned an MBA from Emory’s Rich School of Business (now Goizueta) and became the CEO and Publisher of the Presbyterian Publishing House, which included John Knox Press, as well as curriculum, magazines, retail and mail-order distribution.
When the Presbyterians moved their headquarters to Louisville, Camille stayed in Atlanta and ran the bookstore for the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.
Nineteen years ago, she came to Villa International, working with its founder, Pete Petersen, prior to his retirement. She has lived at Villa for the last 17 years and is its executive director.
In her spare time, Camille is the mother of a grown son, is an elder at Central Presbyterian Church, and custom designs and makes clerical stoles and church linens for local churches. She also spends lots of therapeutic hours in the gardens that surround Villa.