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Laura Colbert

Executive Director

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Knetta Adkins

Organizing Manager

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Whitney Griggs

Health Policy Analyst

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Lois Hairston

Story Collection Coordinator

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Alex McDoniel

Strategic Communications Manager

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Daniel Nguyen

Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

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Jennifer Murphy, Chair

Public Health Professional

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Melanie L. Porter, Secretary

Director, John Deere Human Resources (Retired)

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Banny Lesesne, Treasurer

Medical Oncologist, Georgia Cancer Specialists (retired)

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Jenny Besse

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Dewanna Burke

Senior Program Manager, AT&T

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Emily Eisenhart, MSSc.

Director of the Center for Addiction Recovery, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health and Clinical Faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Community Health

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Abbie Fuksman

Health Care Executive (Retired)

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Harry Heiman

Associate Clinical Professor, Georgia State University School of Public Health

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Natalie D. Hernandez

Assistant Professor, Morehouse School of Medicine

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Amir Jones

Certified Application Counselor

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Davida Jones

Forensic Accounting Consultant

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Deep Shah

Primary Care Physician, Gwinnett Clinic | Adjunct clinical faculty, Emory University School of Medicine

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Chastity L. Walker

Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention