Board of Advisors

The Advisory Board serves as the chief volunteer group of Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions in assisting the dean in promoting and in achieving the vision for the college. This diverse group of friends of the college and leaders in the healthcare community is willing to share their time, their talent, and their treasure in helping the college achieve greatness.

—- MEMBERS —————

Charles Smith (Chair)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator: RN-BSN Program
Georgia Baptist College of Nursing
Mercer University

Fran Fowler (Past Chair)
Retired – President
Fowler Healthcare

Charisse Braxton
Director/Health Services Administrator
Kaiser Permanente Southwood CMC

Joseph Harrelson
Retired – President
Pediatria Healthcare, LLC

Dustin Hillis
Councilman District 4
City of Atlanta

Denise Hines
Chief Americas Officer – HIMSS
Founder & CEO – eHealth Services Group

Michelle Hurst
KPMG Healthcare Advisory

Ashley Matthews
Asst.  Director, Patient Nutrition Services
Wellstar Kennestone

Meshell McCloud
Chief Nurse
GA Dept. Public Health

Kimberee Phelps
Senior Director –  Primary Care Services
Kaiser Permanente – Regional Office

DeRetta Rhodes
Senior Vice President Human Resources
Atlanta Braves

Sharon Rhodes
Manager of School of Health and Wellness, Falcons Relations
The Dairy Alliance

Brent Robinson
Executive Director, Patient Services
Piedmont Henry Hospital

Karen Seagraves
Executive Director
Grady Health Systems Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center

Cordia Starling
Program Director – EPIC Immunization Program
American Academy of Pediatrics – GA Chapter

Stephen Whiten
Field Reimbursement Manager
McKesson Specialty Health

Huanbiao Mo (Ex-Officio)
Interim Dean
Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions

Victoria Dorsey (Ex-Officio)
Director of Development
Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions



Robert Pettignano
Medical Director -Health Law Partnership; Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta/ HeLP

Georgette Samaritan
Risk Management Consultant
MAG Mutual Patient Safety Institute

Sarah Myers
Associate Nurse Executive
Atlanta VA Medical Center

Todd Tyson
Retired – CEO Sales Representative
HiTech Healthcare, Inc.  Breas Medical

Karen Waters
Retired – Senior Vice President
Georgia Hospital Association