Marter and Finlay Join ATCM Board of Directors

Barbara Marter and Jon Finlay, CPA, joined the Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth (ATCM) Board of Directors to fill critical roles in the expanding board. The announcement was made by Dr. David McNabb, president of the residential recovery ministry.

“As we pursue critical initiatives, we know that we need skilled leaders to help us achieve our goals,” says McNabb, speaking of the ministry’s new strategic plan.

Barbara Marter is the Executive Director of The Weldon F. Osborne Foundation, Inc., a local foundation making grants to nonprofits in the Hamilton County area.  She holds her BS in Management and Leadership from Warren National University, and is a 1996 graduate of Campbell University Southeastern Trust School, 1998 graduate of Cannon Financial Institute School of Foundation Management, 2000 graduate of Leadership Chattanooga, and 2008 graduate of Global Diversity Leadership.

In addition to Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth, Barbara is a member of The Salvation Army Advisory Board and chairs the Marketing and Development committee.

She has two daughters and three grandchildren and is an avid gardener and baker.  Barbara is a member of Ooltewah United Methodist Church.

Barbara helped the ministry develop the strategic plan McNabb mentions and has worked with the board to organize and engage members. She will serve on the Governance Committee with Randy Wilson, Miller & Martin, Crystal Walker, Northshore Financial Strategies, and Babs Rymer.

Jon Finlay came to the U.S. to play soccer for Lee University. Following graduation with a BS in Accounting, Jon joined Elliott Davis where he is an Audit Manager and holds his CPA. In his spare time, he serves on the Board of Echelon, a young professionals service organization of The Salvation Army.

Jon is married to Alex Finlay; together they have 18 month old daughter, Hollis. Jon and his family attend Silverdale Baptist, where his brother is a pastor.

Jon will serve on the Finance Committee with chair, Ryan Murphy, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Sam Jones, BancorpSouth, and Martin Summitt, Bellweather Investments.

Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth (ATCM) is a residential, faith-based nonprofit headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, serving adults 18-50 struggling with addiction. Since its beginning by founder David Wilkerson on the streets of New York in 1958, the mission is to provide freedom from addiction and other life-controlling issues through Christ-centered solutions. The result is radical life-transformation. A 2019 study showed 78% of program graduates were maintaining freedom from addiction. For more information on Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth, visit or call 423.756.5558.