Leadership GHA

Leadership GHA is designed to identify, develop and inspire new leaders in health care throughout the state of Georgia. It is a six-month program that is held annually. It utilizes a variety of techniques to educate participants on the unique and diverse issues that characterize Georgia’s health care system. The program includes workshops, conferences, panel discussions and field trips to a variety of hospitals and health systems throughout the state.

As the leadership skills of the participants are developed and expanded, they will be encouraged to use these skills to transform and improve Georgia’s health care system and their individual communities.

To qualify for participation in the Leadership GHA program, individuals from Georgia hospitals and health systems are nominated by GHA-member CEOs. These nominees are sent an application for participation. An impartial selection committee reviews the applications and a limited number of participants are selected for the program. The program runs from July 2018 to January 2019. 

Welcome Class of 2019-2020

Bisa Ajanaku, Grady Health System
Steven McWilliams, Georgia Hospital Association
Ray Amerson, Coffee Regional Medical Center
Kristin Ndiaye, Shepherd Center
Paul Barkley, Navicent Health Baldwin
James Nixon, Meadows Regional Medical Center
Johnathan Buice, Upson Regional Medical Center
Kimberly Reynolds, Hamilton Health Care System
Paola Buirtrago, WellStar Health System
Jamie Schaeffer, Coffee Regional Medical Center
Jason Gassett, Upson Regional Medical Center
Debbie Spivey, Bacon County Hospital & Health System
Stacey Howard, Fairview Park Hospital
Amy Krieg, Georgia Hospital Association
Abigail Thompson, WellStar Health System
Matthew Massey, St. Francis Hospital
Nick Townsend, Union General Inc.
Terri McLean, Bacon County Hospital & Health System
Peter Tran, Houston Healthcare