Leadership GHA is a seven month intensive, hospital leadership development program. It is designed to identify, develop and inspire new leaders in health care throughout the state of Georgia. The program provides education on the key issues that make up Georgia’s health care system. The program includes professional workshops, conferences, panel discussions and field trips to a variety of hospitals and health systems throughout the state. Participants will expand their professional networks yet remain in a position to add value to their organizations.
GHA-member CEOs and their nominated hospital employees are eligible and encouraged to
participate. Class participants usually include CEOs, vice presidents, department
directors, government relations directors and managers. Classes are a mix of
senior and mid-level professionals from hospitals of all sizes located in all
areas of the state.
Class members must be nominated by GHA-member hospital CEOs. Nominations are due by March 31 for the program class year that begins in July and ends in January the following year. Click here for the nomination form. If you prefer to have a nomination form emailed to your attention contact Rhett Partin.
A one-time tuition fee of $2,500 will be billed to the nominating CEO’s attention upon acceptance of the nominee on or around May 15. Tuition covers program related expenses such as speakers, meals, A/V expenses, materials, group-related (bus) transportation during site visits, etc. Tuition does not cover hotel lodging, individual transportation (mileage) to & from the programs.
Nominations close for the current class year.
Class members are notified of acceptance and mailed acceptance forms to be returned to GHA.
Class member acceptance forms are due back to GHA. Upon receipt, GHA sends invoices for the tuition to CEOs.
Tuition is due. Class receives details on Program #1 in July.
Program #1 (2 nights, Wed.-Fri.) location TBA
Program #2 (3 nights) in conjunction with the GHA Center for Rural Health Mtg.
Program #3 (2 nights, Wed.-Fri.) location TBA
Program #4 (2 nights, Wed.-Fri.) location TBA
Program #5 (1 night + optional 2 nights) Graduation & in conjunction with the GHA Trustee Conf.
(Dates above maybe subject to change)
2020-2021 Program Agenda
Click here for the 2020-2021 program agenda.
Meet the Class of 2019-2020
Bisa Ajanaku, Grady Health
Ray Amerson, Coffee Regional Medical Center
Paul Barkley, Navicent Health Baldwin
Johnathan Buice, Upson Regional Medical Center
Paola Buirtrago, WellStar Health System
Jason Gassett, Upson Regional Medical Center
Sherpri Giles, St. Francis Hospital
Stacey Howard, Fairview Park Hospital
Amy Krieg, Georgia Hospital Association
Terri McLean, Bacon County Hospital & Health System
Steven McWilliams, Georgia Hospital Association
Kristin Ndiaye, Shepherd Center
James Nixon, Meadows Regional Medical Center
Kimberly Reynolds, Hamilton Health Care System
Jamie Schaeffer, Coffee Regional Medical Center
Debbie Spivey, Bacon County Hospital & Health System
Abigail Thompson, WellStar Health System
Nick Townsend, Union General Inc.
Peter Tran, Houston Healthcare
Previous Leadership GHA Classes
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Previous Host Hospitals
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