Deal appoints six to boards

March 30, 2012

Maureen L. Olson, Office of Disability Services Ombudsman Medical Review Group (reappointment)
Olson is board certified in emergency medicine and currently serves as the medical director for Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a past president of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians and remains a member of the board of directors. She currently serves on the National Steering Committee and the National Council for the American College of Emergency Physicians. Olson also serves as the chair for the Regents Medical Advisory Committee on Health. She and her husband, Timothy, have two sons, a grandson and are expecting a granddaughter in April. They reside in Marietta.

Rachel L. Willis, Board of Trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Georgia (reappointment)
After graduating from Smith College in 2004, Willis joined the education field as a Teach for America corps member. After teaching second through fourth-grade, she was named the 2009-2010 Atlanta Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year. The following year Willis was honored nationally as a Milken Educator Award recipient. The Milken Family Foundation honors early and mid-career teachers for what they have achieved and the promise they possess. She recently received her master’s degree in Education Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College. Currently, she teaches third grade at Morningside Elementary in Atlanta and serves on Governor Deal’s Education Advisory Board. She resides in Atlanta.

Steve R. Adams, Board of Governors of the George L. Smith II World Congress Center Authority
Adams is the founder and president of Southeastrans, Inc., a nonemergency medical transportation management company. He has a 37-year career in the ambulance service industry and continues to serve as president of West Georgia Ambulance, Inc. Adams has served on the Georgia Board of Juvenile Justice, the Emergency Medical Health Services Advisory Board, the Carrollton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Board, the State University of West Georgia Board of Trustees, the Carroll County Children’s Home and the Carroll County Symphony. He currently serves on the Tanner Medical Center Authority Board and the Carroll County Health Department Board. He has one daughter, Dena, and resides in Carrollton.

A. Melton Strozier, Jr., State Board of Examiners of Psychologists 
Strozier is the chairman and professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Mercer University’s School of Medicine. In addition to being a Georgia licensed psychologist, Strozier was on the American Board of Professional Psychology, is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology of Couples and Family Psychology, was a fellow in the American Academy of Couples and Family Psychology and was on the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. He is also the past president of the American Academy of Couple and Family Psychology. Strozier received a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University and his master’s and doctorial degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Paula, have two sons. They reside in Macon.

C. Rick Muggridge, Board of Community Affairs (reappointment)
Muggridge has spent 20 years as an insurance agent in Albany. He is currently the operations manager of DWB Insurance Agency, Inc. He was raised in Albany and attended the University of Georgia. Muggridge currently serves as the vice chairman of the Lee County Commission and is a volunteer with the Palladium Foundation Inc., Easter Seals Southern Georgia, Rivers Alive and the Leesburg United Methodist Church. He and wife, Terry, have three children. They reside in Leesburg.

Angie M. Holt, Board of Juvenile Justice
Holt retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in 2004 and is currently the director of the Special Investigations Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. She earned a master’s in Public Administration from Georgia Southern University. Holt serves on the Reidsville Airport Authority and the board of trustees of the International Association of Women Police. Holt is a native of Reidsville. She and her husband, Charles, have one child and reside in Warner Robins.