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William James

William is the Executive Director and Founder of Summit Quest. William and Tara James founded Summit Quest Cancer Support Services in 2007 after the loss of William’s father to squamous cell lung cancer. William serves an active role in various youth development programs and activities throughout the Rome community, while his wife Tara is an emergency room nurse at Gordon Hospital.

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Sandy Finton

Sandy is the Director of Programs at Summit Quest. Sandy graduated from Kennesaw State University with a bachelors degree in Psychology. Sandy has been a part of the Summit Quest family since the beginning, and she has recently stepped into a new role as the Director of Programs, where she is in charge of planning support groups and outdoor events. 

Zahra Ladiwala

Zahra is a junior Bonner Scholar at Berry College from Fayetteville, Georgia. She has been at Summit Quest for the past two years. She is pursuing a degree in psychology. 

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Bailey Hanner

Bailey is a freshman Bonner Scholar at Berry College from Ball Ground, Georgia. He has been at Summit Quest for the past year. He is pursuing a degree in marketing. 

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Nicole Surla

Nicole is a senior Bonner Scholar at Berry College from Brunswick, Georgia. She has been at Summit Quest for the past three years. She is pursuing a degree in psychology. 

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Elisabeth Martin

Elisabeth is a freshman Bonner Scholar at Berry College from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She has been at Summit Quest for the past year. She is pursuing a degree in exercise science and Spanish.