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Board of Directors

LeThenia Joy Baker, MD., MT(ASCP)


Wellstar Medical Group

Obstetrics & Gynecology at Lee's Crossing

John R. Bucholtz, DO

Director of Medical Education Program

Director, Family Medicine

  Residency Program

Piedmont Midtown Medical Center


Honorable Debbie Buckner

House of Representatives District 137


H. William Craver, DO, FACOS

Vice Provost- Georgia

Dean and Chief Academic Officer

Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of

Osteopathic Medicine

Matt Dennis, Ed.D. M.P.A., RRT

Dean of Academic Affairs

Health Sciences & Nursing

Columbus Technical College

Asanté Hilts, DrMPH, MPH

District Program Manager

West Central Dept. of Public Health

Marci Hanson, BSEd

Student Placement Administrator

Piedmont Healthcare

Katey Hughes, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Director of Admissions

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Mercer University School of Medicine

Columbus Campus

Denise D. Kornegay, MSW

Executive Program Director

Georgia Statewide AHEC Network

Associate Dean, AHEC

Medical College of Georgia

Augusta University


Sarah E. Lang, MHHA

Executive Director/CEO

Valley Healthcare System

Maha B. Lund, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Director, Physician Assistant Program

Department of Family and

  Preventive Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Brian S. McCluskey, PhD


Human Performance and

  Rehabilitation Center

Susan C. Schlader, M.Ed.

Director-School Nutrition- Retired  

Muscogee County School District


Cheryl M. Smith EdD, MSN, FNP

School of Nursing


Columbus State University

Jimmie H. Smith, Jr., MD, MPH

Sr. Deputy of Health Science 

Chronic Disease Prevention Section

Georgia Department of Public Health


Tara Underwood, DHA, CHES

Dean of the School of Health Sciences

Middle Georgia State University


Recruitment, Training and Retention of Health Care Professionals

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