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Our Staff

Gary D. Nelson, PhD
Gary D. Nelson, PhD
President

As president, Dr. Nelson is responsible for implementing Board decisions and policies and for executive management of the Foundation's program, financial and management operations. Working with the Foundation's Board of Directors, Dr. Nelson oversees the design and ...

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Andrea  Berry
Andrea Berry
Communications Manager

Andrea Berry joined Healthcare Georgia Foundation in June 2016 and serves as the Communications Manager. Andrea oversees the Foundation’s strategic marketing, communications, and public relations efforts for its key internal and external audiences. She is responsible ...

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Janette Blackburn
Janette Blackburn
Director of Operations

 

Janette Blackburn joined the Foundation in July 2005, and serves as the director of operations at the Foundation. Janette directs and implements the Foundation's administrative activities, which are dedicated to ensuring the achievement of its mission, ...

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Andrea Young Kellum
Andrea Young Kellum
Program Officer

Andrea Young Kellum joined Healthcare Georgia Foundation in February 2008 and currently serves as program officer with the Foundation. As program officer, Andrea serves as a liaison between the Foundation and its grant applicants, grantees, as well as other foundations and ...

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Lisa Medellin
Lisa Medellin
Senior Program Officer

Lisa Medellin joined Healthcare Georgia Foundation in May 2005, and serves as the Foundation’s senior program officer. In this position, Lisa is the primary liaison between the Foundation and its grant applicants, grantees, policy makers as well as other foundations a...

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Martha Pierre-Paul
Martha Pierre-Paul
Administrative Assistant

As Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s Administrative Assistant, Martha receives incoming calls, greets visitors, routes mail, assists with event management and other information to ensure prompt, courteous and positive service.  In addition, she provides back up sup...

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Javier Sanchez
Javier Sanchez
Grants Manager

Javier Sanchez joined Healthcare Georgia Foundation in July of 2014 and serves as the Foundation’s grants manager.

Prior to joining Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Javier served as the grants and database manager for the Home Depot Foundation, and as a vice-p...

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Mike Sweeney
Mike Sweeney
Chief Financial Officer

Mike Sweeney joined Healthcare Georgia Foundation in May 2002, and is responsible for managing it's financial operations and reporting functions. Additionally, he is responsible for the technology infrastructure for the Foundation, including data integrity and disaster ...

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Samantha Bourque Tucker
Samantha Bourque Tucker
Evaluation Manager

Samantha Bourque Tucker joined Healthcare Georgia Foundation in July 2016 and currently serves as the Foundation’s Evaluation Manager. Samantha is responsible for coordinating and evaluating strategies for Foundation grants and initiatives, and managing the Georgia Ev...

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Katie Watson
Katie Watson
Program Assistant /Distance Learning Coordinator

Katie Watson joined the Foundation in January 2013 and serves as the Foundation’s program assistant / distance learning coordinator for the Foundation’s distance learning program, HealthTecdl. In this position, Katie assists the program officers with ...

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Denise Wilson Willis
Denise Wilson Willis
Bookkeeper

Denise Wilson Willis joined Healthcare Georgia Foundation in October 2016 and serves as the Bookkeeper. Working with the Chief Financial Officer, Denise assists with the financial operations and reporting of the Foundation.

Prior to joining Healthcare Georgia Foun...

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