Clement Arts is led by a Board of Directors and operated by our staff team below.
Clement Arts Board & Staff
Brad Griffith – Founder & Executive Director
Brad Griffith launched Clement Arts in 2012 as a marriage of two callings: artistry and orphan care. His family served for 5 years as a foster family, which led to the adoption of their youngest child in 2017. Brad enjoys writing songs and poetry, although he considers leading Clement Arts to be his most creative endeavor. He is a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Brad and his wife, Katie, live in Salem, AL with their three children.
Katherine Maxey – Board Member, Family Liaison
Katherine Maxey joined Clement Arts Board of Directors in 2018, serving as Family Liaison. She has been married to her husband, Matt, for 15 years. They have four wonderful children whom Katherine enjoys homeschooling. She and her husband have lived in Columbus since 2002 and are active foster parents in Muscogee County. They attend St. Andrews Presbyterian Church.
Edith Moyana – Board Member, Secretary
Edith Moyana was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She is a member of CrossPointe Church, where she serves with children’s ministry and on the praise team. She is married to her wonderful husband, Reuben, and is mother to two beautiful little girls, Joy and Jaida. Edith is a veterinarian by profession, although she is presently a full time homeschooling mom. In her free time Edith enjoys singing, tennis, volunteering in ministry, and spending time with her family.
Allen Whitley – Board Chairman, Treasurer
Allen Whitley is a Columbus, GA native. Joining the Clement Arts board in 2018, he loves how the adoption and fostering of orphans is a representation of God’s adoption of us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Allen attends St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and works for Synovus Bank as a Private Wealth Advisor. He enjoys traveling and playing golf and tennis.
Larry Young - Board Member, Assistant Treasurer
Larry Young, Jr. was born and raised in Buford, GA but now proudly calls Columbus home with his wife of 13 years, Christy. They have five children: Madison, Brynleigh, Tytan, Everly, and Cal. Larry and his wife are also licensed foster parents. Being adopted himself, Larry has a passion for adoption and fostering of orphans and sees it an opportunity to live out and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Larry is a member of MidTree Church and works for Aflac as a Corporate Transactions Attorney. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children, ministering to residents at the Muscogee County Jail, weight-lifting, and reading Puritan literature.
Amelia Cox – Clement Kids Director
Amelia Cox is from Columbus, GA and lives here with her husband, John. Amelia began volunteering with Clement Arts in May 2015. Now the full-time Clement Kids Director, she has brought great care and growth to the program. She loves how the Lord has brought together her love for adoption and foster care with her passion for music and fine arts. Amelia attends Christ Community Church.
Heather Irvin - Clement Care Director
Heather Irvin was raised in Tifton, GA, and has called Columbus her home for the past 10 years. She is a member of Wynnbrook Baptist Church where she serves as a Kindergarten Sunday School Teacher, AWANA Teacher, and has volunteered at VBS and served with local and foreign mission groups. She joined Clement Arts as the Clement Care Director in January 2019 and comes with a decade of social service experience. She is happily married to Richard Irvin and mother of two sweet and adorable children, Aaron (8) and Addison (6).