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. 

Now accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 Class of Leadership GHA!

Click here for the 2019-2020 Nomination Informational Packet.

Congratulations Class of 2018-2019

Julie Bhavnani, Colquitt Regional Medical Center
Delena Brockmann, Piedmont Athens Regional
AJ Brooks, WellStar Health System
Jay Carmichael, Tift Regional Medical Center
Carlton Deese, Operated by AU Health in partnership with GA Dept. of Veterans Svcs.
Paul Garrett, Coffee Regional Medical Center
Dawn Garrett, Coffee Regional Medical Center
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional
Becca Hallum, Georgia Hospital Association
Hannah Henry, Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Jason Kelsey, WellStar Health System
Shari McDowell, Shepherd Center
Cindy McGarr, Piedmont Columbus Regional
Matt Moore, Effingham Health System
D'Andrea Morning, Grady Health System
Lauren Papka, St. Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital
Alissa Peacock, Bacon County Hospital & Health System
Jamie Shepherd, Shepherd Center
Kevin Sherman, Effingham Health System
Laika Steiger, Emory University Hospital
Erin Stewart, Georgia Hospital Association
Grant Thomas, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Connie Tyre, Bacon County Hospital & Health System
Jocelyn Whitfield, Grady Health System