Deal appoints 17 to boards

November 22, 2013
Linette J. Dodson, Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians
Dodson is the director for School Food and Nutrition at Carrollton City Schools. She serves on the executive board for the Georgia School Nutrition Association as the PPL co-chair and is the 2013 Georgia School Nutrition Association Director of the Year. Dodson earned her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, a master’s degree from the University of Alabama, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Iowa State University where her research is focused on registered dietitians in school nutrition leadership. She and her husband, Randal, have three children. They reside in Carrollton.
 
Holly Wulfing Chute, Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians 
Chute is the executive chef of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion. She has served as “Georgia’s Chef” for six different governors. She is responsible for all aspects of food sourcing, preparation and presentation, including official state events, where she acts as an ambassador and advocate for Georgia’s farm-fresh food products. She served as one of the first official “Georgia Grown” chefs for the Georgia Department of Agriculture. She is a distinguished member of Les Dames d’ Escoffier and a founding member of Georgia’s Farm to Preschool initiative. She is a tireless champion of food education, and the creator of the statewide children’s food education program: Chef Holly’s Color in the Kitchen. She resides in Atlanta.
 
Anita M. Nucci, Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Dietitians
Nucci is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition at Georgia State University. She previously served as a pediatric dietitian and as the manager of Clinical Nutrition at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Nucci earned a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in Public Health and a doctorate degree in Nutrition Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. She has two stepsons. She and her husband, Christopher, reside in Roswell.
 
Frank Seay “Chunk” Newman, Technical College System of Georgia Board (reappointment)
Newman is a project executive with Batson-Cook Co. in West Point. He currently serves as chairman of the board of Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services. He is a member of the LaGrange Rotary Club, and van elder in the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange. Newman earned a bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from Georgia Tech. He and his wife, Leigh, have five children. They reside in LaGrange.
 
F. Thomas David, Technical College System of Georgia Board (reappointment)
David is a former member and chairman of the board of Ogeechee Technical College. He was instrumental in establishing the Technical College Foundation Association at the state level for the Ogeechee Technical College Foundation, Inc. David earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Karen, have two children and two grandchildren. They reside in Statesboro.
 
Robert R. Warnock, State Board of Pharmacy
Warnock is the senior vice president of Pharmacy Services at UHS Pruitt Corp. He is the past-secretary/treasurer and member of the board of directors of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Warnock earned a bachelor’s degree and a doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia. He is also board certified in geriatric pharmacy. He and his wife, Holly, have four children. They reside in Norcross.
 
James R. (Jim) Bracewell, State Board of Pharmacy
Bracewell will soon conclude a 21-year career in association management. Previously, he served nine years in University Advancement with Mercer University. He has held a number of national offices in the association sector and has been recognized both at the state and national level for his professional and volunteer leadership. Bracewell earned a bachelor’s degree in Administration from Georgia State University. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children and three grandchildren. They reside in Atlanta.
 
Jeffrey M. Nicholas, Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission
Nicholas is an associate professor of Surgery at Emory University. He has been full-time faculty at Grady Memorial Hospital since 2000. He was appointed chief of Trauma at Grady Memorial Hospital and director of the Marcus Trauma Center in March 2012. He also serves as the deputy chief of Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. Nicholas earned a bachelor’s degree from Juniata College and a master’s degree and medical degree from Georgetown University. He and his wife, Tracy, have two children. They reside in Atlanta.
 
Berryl A. Anderson, Board of Commissioners of the Magistrates Retirement Fund of Georgia
Anderson became the chief magistrate judge of DeKalb County in June 2010, after serving 10 years on the Magistrate Court bench. She previously served as deputy chief of staff for a member of Congress and worked as a staff attorney for Atlanta Legal Aid. She currently chairs the Judicial Council’s Task Force on Domestic Violence Courts in Georgia. She is a member of the training faculty for the National Council of Family and Juvenile Court Judges. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and a law degree from the University of Akron. She resides in Decatur. 
 
James “Jake” Cullen Evans, Board of Commissioners of the Magistrates Retirement Fund of Georgia
Evans is an associate in Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith’s civil litigation practice in the Atlanta office. He focuses his practice on defending domestic and foreign manufacturers and distributors in product liability cases. He currently serves on the Georgia Indigent Representation Task Force and the director of Law School Relations for the RNLA’s Georgia Chapter. Evans earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a law degree from the University of Georgia. He resides in Symrna.
 
Mary Kathryn Moss, Board of Commissioners of the Magistrates Retirement Fund of Georgia (reappointment)
Moss has served as chief magistrate of Chatham County since January 2005. She is a past president of the Council of Magistrate Court Judges where she also served as first and second vice president, as well as first district representative for five years. She serves as a chair of the Magistrate Court Training Council and on the legislative committee of the Council. She was selected as “Workhorse of the Year” by her fellow Magistrate Judges in 2011. Moss earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a law degree from Tulane University. She received a certificate in Admiralty from Tulane University. She and her husband, Henry, have two children. They reside in Savannah.
 
Rita L. Cavanaugh, Board of Commissioners of the Magistrates Retirement Fund of Georgia (reappointment)
Cavanaugh is the chief magistrate of Spalding County, having served in the judicial system since 1976. She is the former president of the Council of Magistrate Court Judges and was the first woman to serve in that position. She is the former chair of the Magistrate Court Training Council. She previously served on the Judicial Council of Georgia and as a trustee for the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education, University of Georgia School of Law. She and her husband, Gary, have one child and one grandchild. They reside in Griffin.
 
Connie J. Holt, Board of Commissioners of the Magistrates Retirement Fund of Georgia (reappointment)
Holt is the chief magistrate of Morgan County and has been with the Magistrate Court for more than 30 years. She currently serves as the District 8 Representative for the Georgia Council of Magistrate Court Judges and as the adviser to the Council of Magistrate Court Clerks. She was awarded the Magistrate Judge of the Year Award in 2001, 2004 and 2006, the Work Horse of the Year Award in 2003, the President's Award in 2009 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. Holt and her husband, Johnny, have two children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They reside in Buckhead in Morgan County.
 
Thomas C. Bobbitt III, Board of Commissioners of the Magistrates Retirement Fund of Georgia (reappointment)
Bobbitt has served as the chief magistrate of Laurens County for the past 17 years. He currently serves on the board of directors of Community in Schools of Laurens County, the Central Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and as vice chairman of the board of trustees of the Institute of the Continuing Judicial Education of Georgia. He is past president of the Council of Magistrate Court Judges and of the Council of Municipal Court Judges. Bobbitt earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and a law degree from Mercer University. He and his wife, Karen, have one child. They reside in Dublin.
 
Britton David Brewer, Board of Commissioners of the Magistrates Retirement Fund of Georgia (reappointment) 
Brewer has nearly 10 years of combined investment and retirement planning experience. He is currently a Retirement Planner with the Teacher’s Retirement System of Georgia and an affiliate member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. Brewer earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Auburn University. He and his wife, Dana, have one child. They reside in Atlanta. 
 
Paul D. Babez, State Personnel Board
Babez is a senior vice president for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He serves on the executive committee of the Safari Club International and the Safari Club International Foundation Board. He was recognized by the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices as a ‘Premier Wealth Advisor’ in Georgia and was named one of Atlanta’s ‘Top Wealth Managers’ in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Babaz earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He and his wife, Renee, have three children. They reside in Atlanta.
 
James T. Rogers, State Personnel Board
Rogers retired in 2007 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and served as the executive director of Commission of Colleges for 23 years. Previously, he served as the president of Brenau University in Gainesville for 15 years and as the Dean of Students at Armstrong State College in Savannah. Additionally, Rogers served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander. He continues to be engaged with colleges and universities through his consulting services. He and his wife, Pat, have two children and three grandchildren. They reside in Gainesville.