Mission, Staff, and Board


The Foundation is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and appreciation of Andalusia, the final home of Flannery O’Connor, to perpetuate her place in the roster of great writers of the twentieth century.


Andalusia employs one full-time executive director, Elizabeth Wylie, assistant director, April Moon Carlson, & visitor services manager, Abbey Lee Hite.

Board of Directors

Norman Barnett
Smyrna, GA

Donna Barwick
Atlanta, GA

Bonnie S. Butler
Eatonton, GA

Mark Cline
New York, NY

Peter Cline
New Orleans, LA

Cynthia Counts
Atlanta, GA

Michael J. Garanzini, SJ
Chicago, IL

Bruce Gentry
Milledgeville, GA

Bruce McEver
Salisbury, CT

Mary Anne Hawkins Murray
Yakima, WA

George Piggford
Easton, MA

Walter Reynolds
Milledgeville, GA

Valerie Strong Sanders
Atlanta, GA

Ross Sheppard
Athens, GA

Ronn Smith
Cambridge, MA

Scott Ward
Atlanta, GA

Ralph C. Wood
Waco, TX

Nora Dougherty Zee
Sandy Springs, GA