GASBHA Committees

GASBHA COMMITTEES

Advocacy:

The purpose of the advocacy committee is to develop and promote strategic, systemic solutions to improve access to quality healthcare, overall wellness, and academic success for Georgia’s children through the development of comprehensive school-based health centers in Georgia. The committee works with both the executive and legislative branches of government to: develop systems of care that incorporate students, families, schools and community; increase access to comprehensive primary care services for Georgia’s children; reduce health disparities; maximize academic achievement; decrease healthcare costs to the State’s health system; and advocate for the total well-being of Georgia’s children.

Chair: Sylvia Caley, RN, MBA, JD

Committee Members:
Veda Johnson, MD
Carolyn Aidman, PhD
Ruth Ellis, MPH, JM
Dante McKay, JD, MPH

Finance:

The purpose of the finance committee is to develop an operating budget and business plan for GASBHA and identify funding sources.

Chair: Ruth Ellis, MPH, JM

Committee Members:
Veda Johnson, MD
Linda Blount, MPH
Karen Williams, MS
Jeremy Cole

Programmatic/QI:

The purpose of the Programmatic/QI Committee is to develop and identify effective methods of providing guidance and technical support for the development and implementation of SBHCs in Georgia.  The Committee will develop guidelines for Centers to use in measuring and reporting Program outcomes to continually improve and evolve to reflect the needs of their patients.  Our goal is to ensure that Georgia’s SBHCs reflect our mission to provide quality, comprehensive care for students.

Chair: Yuri Okuizumi-Wu, MD

Committee Members:
Karen Williams, MS
Polly McKinney
Lisa Medellin, M.S.W.
Lynne Meadows, RN, MS
Ruth Ellis, MPH, JM

Fund Development Committee

Co-Chairs: Linda Blount, MPH and Jeremy Cole

Committee Members:
Veda Johnson, MD
Ruth Ellis, MPH, JM