John Bushfield and Alvin Glymph Appointed Chairs of DeKalb CSB and Brighter DeKalb Foundation Boards

DECATUR, Georgia – July 28, 2016 – DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) and the Brighter DeKalb Foundation has appointed two new board chairs. John Bushfield will serve as Board Chair for the DeKalb CSB, a public, not-for-profit treatment provider of community-based behavioral health and developmental disability services located in DeKalb County. Alvin Glymph will serve as Board Chair of the Brighter DeKalb Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to support the behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by DeKalb CSB.

In his new role as Board Chair of DeKalb CSB, John Bushfield provides a wealth of experience and a leadership style that emphasizes compassion, integrity and accountability. “I am honored and humbled to serve as Chairman of the Board and to provide guidance for a group of exceptional individuals in their efforts to deliver on Agency’s strategic mission,” said Bushfield.  As the proud father of a severely disabled daughter, Bushfield considers advocacy for those in need a personal responsibility. He provides personal insight on how to best serve the community while also leveraging over 30 years of professional experience.

Alvin Glymph is an entrepreneur, author, and newly appointed Board Chair for the Brighter DeKalb Foundation, who offers years of experience providing technical assistance to non-profits aiming to improve conditions for the underserved community. “The issues that DeKalb CSB addresses are very important to me,” said Glymph. “I have a deep appreciation of the organization’s mission and am honored to have this opportunity to utilize my professional networks to nurture strategic partnerships.” As an advocate for individuals living with disabilities, Glymph hopes to identify resources and partnerships to best serve those receiving services from DeKalb CSB.

“We are fortunate to have John and Alvin’s leadership and vision as Board Chairs,” said Dr. Joseph Bona, CEO of DeKalb CSB. “This is a pivotal time for DeKalb CSB and these individuals bring a depth of experience and perspective that will assist us in delivering on our Agency’s mission and vision.”


About DeKalb CSB

Founded in 1994, DeKalb CSB is a public, nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of evidence-based behavioral health, substance abuse and developmental disability services.  Through more than 20 locations across DeKalb County, DeKalb CSB serves more than 10,000 children, adolescents and adults annually to help them recover and resume productive lives.  DeKalb CSB employs more than 500 staff, and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  Learn more about DeKalb Community Service Board at


About Brighter DeKalb Foundation

Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta established to help youth and adults reclaim their lives by supporting the full continuum of behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board (DeKalb CSB).