Committees

Awareness Committee

Trisha Hardy, Vice President, Total Rewards and Wellness at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Co-Chair)

Ellen McCarty, President, McCarty & Co., LLC, (Co-Chair)

Emily Anne Vall, Ph.D, Executive Director, Resilient Georgia

Emily Acker, President and CEO, Hillside, Inc.                                      

Chelsea Carver, Grant Writer, Youth Villages Georgia

Deborah Chosewood, Deputy Director of Prevention and Community Support Section Georgia Department of Public Health

Quinntez Gurndy, Senior Program Manager at Kaiser Permanente

Melissa Haberlen DeWolf, Research and Policy Director, Voices for Georgia’s Children

Doug Jackson, PhD, Clinical Program Manager, Department of Juvenile Justice

Tina Mannino, Parent Advocate

Amy Marriott, Director, Child Advocacy Marketing at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Terri McFadden, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine President, Georgia Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics

Elijah Miranda, Executive Director, The Vashti Center

John Moeller, President and CEO, Action Ministries

Anna Moore, PhD, Director, Student Support (K-12), The Westminster Schools

Brittney Newton, Policy Analyst, Voices for Georgia’s Children

Chinyere Nwamuo, CORE Grant Manager, Georgia Department of Public Health

Mark Pulliam, Business Development Director, Hillside, Inc.                                      

Paul Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer, Asociación Latino Americana para la Salud, Inc

 

Education and Training Committee

Tiffany Sawyer, Director of Prevention Services Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Co-Chair)

Jennifer Elkins, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia (Co-Chair)

Emily Anne Vall, PhD, Executive Director, Resilient Georgia

Irene Barton, Executive Director, Cobb Collaborative

Dahlia Bell-Brown, Deputy Division Director of Strategy, Innovation and Engagement Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

Shelia Blanton, Professional Excellence Program Director, Georgia State University

Anne Chance, Children and Family Programs, Kennesaw State University  

Deborah Chosewood, Deputy Section Director, Prevention and Community Support Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

Kathy Colbenson, President & CEO, Chris 180

Jocelyn Cooper, The Younique Foundation

Lindsey Dale, Program Specialist, Georgia Department of Human Services

Amara Finch, MD Candidate, Emory University School of Medicine

Charlene Fletcher, High School Counselor

Allison C. Garefino, Ph.D., Clinical Director, Children and Family Programs, Kennesaw State University  

Sharon Grayson, Director of Nursing, Georgia Gwinnet College

Lisa Hayes, Strategic Consultant, Aspen Global Leadership Network

Trace Haythorn, PhD, Executive Director/CEO, ACPE

Jada Bussey-Jones, MD, Professor and Vice Chair Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Emory School of Medicine

Gabriel P Kuperminc, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Public Health Chair, Resilient Youth Next Generation Initiative, Georgia State University

Abigail Lott

Keri McDonald Hill, Director of School Based Initiatives, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential

Andrea Meyer, PhD, Associate Professor, Mercer University School of Medicine

Terri McFadden, MD, Professor, Emory School of Medicine President, Georgia Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics Amy Mobley, Program Manager, Professional Excellence Program, School of Social Work, Georgia State University

Chinyere Nwamuo, CORE Grant Manager, Injury Prevention Program Georgia Department of Public Health

Theresa Prestwood, Executive Director, Kate’s Club

Sharon Rachel, Interim Director, Kennedy Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity Morehouse School of Medicine

Kimberly Ross, Early Brain Development and Language Acquisition Senior Manager Georgia Department of Public Health

Cindy Simpson, VP & Chief Operating Officer, Chris 180

Stan Sonu, MD, Assistant Professor, Adverse Childhood Experiences Educator Emory University School of Medicine

Jesse Weathington, Partner & Georgia Director, Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon & Associates

Marc Welsh, Director, Wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Cornelia King, Director Healthy Heart Coalition

Cammie Wolf Rice, President Christopher Wolf Crusade

Astrid Prudent, Assistant Project Director, Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health Georgia Health Policy Center

Janani R Thapa, Assistant Professor, Director, Economic Evaluation Research Group UGA

Allison Toller, Chief Impact Officer, Metro YMCA

Kimmy Yon, Community Engagement Manager, Youth Villages Georgia

 

Technology and Telehealth

Erin Harlow-Parker, Behavior Health Program Manager, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Strong4Life (Co-Chair)

Chris Scoggins, Director Health Policy and Operations, Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (Co-Chair)

Emily Anne Vall, PhD, Resilient Georgia Executive Director

Deborah Chosewood, Deputy Director of Prevention and Community Support Section Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

Brenda Cibulas, Director, Behavioral Health and Social Services, Mercy Care

Kevin Clark, Executive Administrator, Brain Health Center & Transplant Center Emory University

Karin Douglas, VP of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential

Emily C. Graybill, PhD, NCSP, Associate Director, Director of School and Community Supports Center for Leadership in Disability, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, GSU

Melissa Haberlen DeWolf, JD, Policy and Research Director, Voices for Georgia’s Children

Ann Marie Hedges, Georgia State University

Veda Johnson, MD, Pediatrics Professor, Emory School of Medicine

Dorothy H. Jordan, Executive Director, J. Rex Fuqua Adolescent Campus, Skyland Trail

John Kennebrew, LPC, Executive Director, Showcase Group

Kayln Lane, Medical Director at Unison Behavioral Health

Dante McKay, Director, Office of Children, Young Adults & Families, Division of Behavioral Health , Ga. Dept. of Behavioral

Susan McLaren, Assistant Project Director, Georgia Health Policy Center Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health

Ronald McNeill, President & CEO, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential

Dr. Sarah Neely, Psychiatrist at Ethne Health

Jean O’Connor, President at Whitefoord

Fabricia Prado, Trilingual Social Worker, Telehealth consultant

Helen Rice, DOE Board Member

Mike Royal, DOE Board Member, 7th District

Suleima Salgado, Director of Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Rural Health Initiatives, Project ECHO Manager, Georgia Department of Public Health

Dan Salinas, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Cindy Simpson, VP and Chief Operating Officer, Chris 180

Erica Fener Sitkoff, PhD, Executive Director, Voices for Georgia’s Children

Michele Sue Smith, PhD, Behavioral Science Research, WellStar Health System

Santiago Tagtachian, President, Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals

Susan Mclaren, Assistant Project Director, Georgia Health Policy Center Wendy Tiegreen, Section Director, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities

Chief Judge Peggy Walker, Retired, Douglas County Juvenile Court

Jesse Weathington, Executive Director, Georgia Quality Healthcare Association

Dr. Michael Yochelson, Chief Medical Officer, Shepherd Center

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