Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Contact ToolBank USA

3800 Camp Creek Parkway

Building 2400 Suite 118
Atlanta, GA 30331

(404) 963-2551

ToolBank USA Staff


Patty Russart, CEO

Patty Russart joined ToolBank USA as CEO in May of 2018. Since late 2008, Patty was the Executive Director for the Atlanta Community ToolBank (ACTB). She began her career in Engineering for almost ten years, working in bridge rehab and road construction before transitioning to the non profit sector. In 2002 she received an MA in Organizational Management to help her better serve charitable organizations. Her mantra is ‘where there is a will there is a way’ and that is how she approaches fundraising for the ToolBank. Patty successfully completed a $1.525 million Capital Campaign for the ACTB, which allowed them to purchase a much larger warehouse space and add a Tool Training Center.

Favorite tool: Nifty nabber

Trey Bearden, Chief Program Officer

Trey Bearden joined ToolBank USA as Chief Program Officer in July of 2018. Most recently, Trey served as the founding Executive Director of the Richmond Community ToolBank. The process of building a ToolBank from the ground up taught him that action creates clarity, and that the answer is always no unless you ask! Trey lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, three children and a 125-pound bullmastiff named Dakota.

Favorite tool: the right tool for the job


Chad Pickett, Southeast Territory Director, ToolBank Disaster Services

Chad Pickett joined ToolBank USA as the Southeast Territory Director of ToolBank Disaster Services in June of 2020. Prior to joining the ToolBank USA team, he managed the tool lending program at the Atlanta Community ToolBank for 4 ½ years. With a background working for several non-profit home repair organizations, Chad has experienced how the lack tools and resources can hamper a project, so he loves being able to connect ToolBank agencies to the tools that they need to successfully fulfill their missions. Chad lives in the Atlanta area with his wife and two dogs.

Favorite tool: Hammerdo. What's a hammerdo? You should ask him.

Kate Juergens, Manager of Operations

Kate joined ToolBank USA in 2016 with a background in advocacy and operations support for nonprofit organizations in Atlanta. She has experience working with immigrant and refugee families to provide services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She is fluent in Spanish and has a passion for her two rescue cats, English literature, and Argentine tango. 
Favorite tool: Power sander


Board of Directors

Heidi Thompson, President
The Home Depot

Regional Vice President, South Atlantic Region
The Home Depot

The ToolBank is an important vehicle for connecting communities and empowering both teams and individuals to maximize the impact of their volunteer efforts. I’ve seen the ToolBank support volunteers in service across the country, from service projects with Team Depot, our associate-led volunteer force, to neighborhood clean-ups. The Home Depot has been an integral investor in ToolBank USA since its inception, and I am very excited to have a role in the amazing ToolBank movement and how we impact volunteerism nationwide.

Favorite tool: 6-in-1 screwdriver

Charlie Brown, Immediate Past Board President
Jim Richmond, Secretary
Eric Jacobs, Treasurer
Financial Consultant
Douglas C. Adams
PNC Bank
John Goodrich
Celeros Flow Technology
Melissa Hill Dees
HandsOn Connect
Jon Howland
Stanley Black & Decker
Maureen Krueger
Charlotte Community ToolBank
Bill Kruger
Paul Mitchell
IT and Business Intelligence
Richard Porter
The Home Depot
Steve Ross
Matt Schweickert
The Home Depot
Melissa Slone
Hyper Focus Services
Camille Smith
Callahan & Fusco LLP
Mark Traylor
Trilink Saw Chain

ToolBank USA
Executive Advisory Board
Dan Webber, Chair
UST Global
Nick Costides
Greg Gerhard
Financial Development Systems,
LLC - LPL Financial
Randy Marshall
Adria Perez
Kilpatrick Townsend
Tim Perra
Stanley Black & Decker 
 Andy Sohn
Crawford & Company 
 Ed Wagner
Cox Enterprises 
John Walker
Global Marketing Communications Executive




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