Dr. Perry Brickman is a retired oral surgeon. He was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee and then attended Emory University, where he met his future wife, the former Shirley Berkowitz. Dr. Brickman received many awards over the course of his career, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jewish Federation of Atlanta. He served as President of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, as well as on the boards of the Atlanta Jewish Academy, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Atlanta Israel Bonds, Northwest Hospital Corporation, Georgia Israel Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE), the Southeastern Region of ADL and The Southern Jewish Historical Society.

The Brickmans, Shirley and Perry, are past recipients of the City Wide Israel Bonds Award, B'nai Brith Gate City Lodge Community Service Award, and were also honored by Yeshiva High School of Atlanta and Torah Day School of Atlanta. Married for sixty-one years, they are proud parents of Lori Brickman, Teresa Finer (Dr. Paul) and Jeff Brickman (Susan). The Brickmans have six grandchildren: Jason, Jessica, Elena, Talia, Joseph and Anna.