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. 

2018-2019 Tentative Agenda

September 2018

Location: TBD
Topic: TBD
Field Trip: TBD

October 2018

Location: TBD
Topic: TBD
Field Trip: TBD

November 2018

Location: TBD
Topic: TBD
Field Trip: TBD

January 10-13, 2019

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds, Lake Oconee, Greensboro, GA

  • Governance
  • GHA Trustee Conference

Field Trip: TBD
Graduate at the GHA Trustee Conference

Class of 2017-2018

Renee Bearden, Crisp Regional Hospital, Inc.
Valerie Brantley, Hamilton Health Care System
Tyra Brown, Georgia Hospital Association
Alyson Cozart, Fairview Park Hospital
Cathy Ferguson, Hamilton Health Care System
Ben Floyd, Coffee Regional Medical Center
Melissa Frank, Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.
Dale Hooks, Memorial University Medical Center
Leigh Hunnicutt, HCMC Home Care (Habersham Medical Center)
Ben Jordan, Habersham Medical Center
Jason Lesandrini, WellStar Health System
Kevin Matson, Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.
David Mork, Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital, Inc.
Neeve Owen, Polk Medical Center
Jamila Pope, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Misty Watts, Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica
Walter Williams, Piedmont Henry Hospital
Jason Winters, Redmond Regional Medical Center
Amy Wuellner, WellStar Health System
Michael Zimmermann, Columbus Regional Health