Deal appoints 27 to boards

November 18, 2016

Judy Brownell, Board of Human Services (reappointment)
Brownell is the director of substance abuse prevention for Center Point. She previously worked with the Division of Family and Children Services in child protective services and as a victim services director in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit. Brownell helped to develop the Children’s Center for Hope and Healing, a sexual abuse treatment program. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College. Brownell and her husband, Bill, have three children and six grandchildren. They reside in Gainesville. 

Robertiena “Tiena” Fletcher, Board of Human Services (reappointment)
Fletcher retired as the director of pharmacy services for Houston Healthcare in Warner Robins after 38 years. She sits on the board of directors for the Community Foundation of Central Georgia and Heart of Georgia Hospice, Inc. Fletcher is a member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, the Georgia Society of Health System Pharmacists, the Fort Valley Chapter of the Links, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Mercer University, a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Xavier University and master’s degrees in Science Administration and Business Administration from Georgia College and State University. Fletcher and her husband, Donnie, have three children and live in Perry.

Scott Johnson, Board of Human Services (reappointment)
Johnson is the senior vice president of Financial Supermarkets, Inc. of Cornelia. He sits on the Georgia Board of Education and is a member of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association. Johnson is also a member of the Cobb County Transportation SPLOST Oversight Committee. He is a graduate of Leadership Cobb and the Coverdell Leadership Institute. Johnson and his wife, Janet, have three children and seven grandchildren. They reside in Marietta. 

Randall Smith, Board of Human Services (reappointment)
Smith is a senior management consultant for strategic reinvestment and special projects with Chick-fil-A. He has taught leadership courses in China and Vietnam with WinShape Camps International. Smith earned bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Management from Georgia College and State University. He and his wife, Wendy, have three children and three grandchildren. They live in Marietta.

Jack F. Williams, Ph.D., Board of Human Services (reappointment)
Williams is a professor at Georgia State University (GSU) College of Law and the GSU Center for Middle East Studies. He is a member of the American Institute of Archaeology, the Society for American Archaeology, the National Native American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the American Bar Association. Williams is a resident scholar for the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors and a consultant with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, a law degree from the George Washington University School of Law and a doctoral degree from the University of Leicester in the U.K. Williams resides in Atlanta.

Monica Walters, Board of Human Services (reappointment)
Walters is a retired educator and library media director with the Lamar County School System. She also has experience as a grant writer and as director of the Lamar County High School after-school program. She is the secretary of the Lamar County Board of Elections and the Lamar County Board of Equalization. Walters earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Georgia Southern University, a master’s degree in Education from Columbus State University, a master’s degree in Library Media and a specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia College and State University. She and her husband, John, have two children and five grandchildren. They live in Barnesville.

James Valbrun, Board of Juvenile Justice (reappointment)
Valbrun is the founding attorney of the Valbrun Law Group, LLC. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” on the list of Georgia Super Lawyers and was named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Who's Who” and “Who's Who in Black Atlanta” lists. Valbrun earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Georgetown University. He and his wife, Tanika, have one child and reside in Lithia Springs.

Indran Indrakrishnan, M.D., Georgia Board for Physician Workforce
Krishnan is a gastroenterologist and a clinical professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. He is a past president of both the Georgia Gastroenterological and Endoscopic Society and the Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage. Krishnan is active with the American Indian Foundation, Meals by Grace and the Third Eye Dancers Youth Council. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a medical degree from the University of Columbo, Sri Lanka. Krishnan and his wife, Gayathri, have one child and live in Duluth. 

Janice Izlar, Georgia Board of Nursing (reappointment)
Izlar is a certified registered nurse anesthetist. She is a member of the Georgia Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. Izlar is a past board president for the Georgia Association of Nurse Anesthetists and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She sits on the board of directors for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities and the board of visitors for the Columbia University School of Nursing. Izlar graduated from the North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia, earned a master’s degree in Nursing from Columbia University and earned a doctoral degree in Nurse Anesthesia Practice from Virginia Commonwealth University. She and her husband, Charles, have one child and reside in Savannah.

Glenda Anderson, Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (reappointment)
Anderson is the immediate past director of the City of Savannah Research Library and Municipal Archives. She previously worked with the Atlanta-Fulton and Chatham-Effingham-Liberty Public Library Systems. Anderson received the McJenkin-Rheay Award from the Georgia Library Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council. She earned a bachelor's degree from Armstrong State University and a master's degree from Emory University. Anderson and her husband, Larry, have one child and two grandchildren. They live in Savannah.

Garrison Baker, Georgia Historical Record Advisory Council (reappointment)
Baker is the probate court judge for White County. He is the chairman of the board of directors for Ninth District Opportunity, Inc. Baker also sits on the board of directors for the White County Historical Society and the board of commissioners for the Judges of the Probate Court Retirement Fund of Georgia. He resides in Cleveland.

Toby Graham, Ph.D., Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (reappointment)
Graham is the university librarian and an associate provost at the University of Georgia, where he is also the chief executive officer for the UGA Libraries. He was previously the deputy university librarian, the director of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the director of the Digital Library of Georgia. Graham earned a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University, as well as two master’s degrees and a doctoral degree from the University of Alabama. He and his wife, Suzanne, have two children and live in Athens. 

Kaye Minchew, Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (reappointment)
Minchew is an author and archival consultant. She was the director of the Troup County Archives for more than 30 years. Minchew co-chaired the Coalition to Preserve Georgia Archives in 2012 and 2013. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and two master’s degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Minchew and her husband, Greg, reside in LaGrange.

Sheryl Vogt, Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (reappointment)
Vogt is the director of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia and the director of the Georgia Capitol Museum. She is a fellow of the Society of American Archivists and a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. Vogt sits on the advisory committee for the Congressional Record and is a past president of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress. She earned a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and an education specialist degree from the University of Georgia. Vogt and her husband, John, have two children and two grandchildren. They live in Athens.

Beth Williams, Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (reappointment)
Williams is chair of the social studies department at DeKalb School of the Arts and has more than 19 years of teaching experience. She is a College Board AP World History exam reader and served as a National History Day judge in 2014. Williams earned bachelor’s degrees in History and Secondary Education from Georgia State University. She resides in Atlanta.

Rebecca G. Cummiskey, Board of Directors of the Georgia Lottery Corporation
Cummiskey is a business owner and an active member of Community Friends of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston. She and her husband, Chris, have one child and live in Atlanta.

Cindy Rampley, Georgia Real Estate Commission
Rampley is the owner and broker of Tri-City Realty Services. She is a member of the Georgia Association of Realtors, the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce and Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Rampley and her husband, Lanny, have three children and six grandchildren. They reside in Gay.

Lee Cavender, State Board of Registration of Used Car Dealers and Motor Vehicle Parts Dealers
Cavender is the owner of Cavender Auto and Genesis Financial. He is the first vice president of the Georgia Independent Auto Dealer Association and chairs the association’s legislative committee. Cavender is a member of the National Independent Auto Dealers Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from the West Virginia Institute of Technology. Cavender and his wife, Natalie, have two children and live in Cumming. 

Jason Reaves, State Board of Registration of Used Car Dealers and Motor Vehicle Parts Dealers
Reaves is president and co-owner of Wayne Reaves Software. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Mercer University. Reaves and his wife, Lillian, have three children and reside in Macon. 

Bert Brantley, State Employee Benefit Council 
Brantley is the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Driver Services. He previously held leadership positions in several state agencies and worked in private sector marketing and public relations. Brantley earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Tonya, have two children and live in McDonough. 

Angie Surface, State Employee Benefit Council
Surface is the deputy director of the Employees’ Retirement System of Georgia (ERSGA). She was previously the director of quality assurance and the director of Peach State Reserves at ERSGA. Surface also worked for Watson Wyatt Worldwide. She is a member of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, the National Association of State Retirement Administrators and the Government Finance Officers Association. Surface earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida. She and her husband, Homer, have two children and reside in Atlanta. 

Glianny Fagundo, State Personnel Board
Fagundo is a partner at Taylor English Duma LLP. She sits on the board of directors for the Latin American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the advocacy committee of the Latin American Association. Fagundo was named to Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Women Who Mean Business” list. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a law degree from the University of Georgia. Fagundo and her husband, Michael, have one child and live in Brookhaven.

Taylor Haley, State Personnel Board (reappointment)
Haley is a founding partner of the Compass Law Group. She is a member of the University of Georgia Law School Alumni Council and is the inaugural president of the Federal Bar Association Southern District of Georgia chapter. Haley is a member of the Georgia State Bar Judicial Procedure and Administration/Uniform Rules committee and the Long Range Planning and Bar Governance committee. She sits on the board of directors for Saint Simons Christian School. Haley earned a bachelor’s degree from Samford University and a law degree from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Reese, have three children and reside in St. Simons.

Robert Joseph, State Personnel Board (reappointment)
Joseph is a corporate and technology partner with Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP. He was chairman of the State Personnel Board in 2009 and 2011. Joseph clerked for U.S. District Judge Wilbur D. Owens Jr. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from Emory University. Joseph and his wife, Leslie, have one child and live in Atlanta. 

Kim Gibson, Statewide Independent Living Council
Gibson is the executive director of disABILITY LINK. She is a member of several subcommittees for the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and sits on the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living board of directors as the external vice president. Gibson received the 2014 NCIL "Women’s Caucus Hall of Family Award" for her mentorship of women with disabilities. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Brescia University. Gibson has one child and resides in Decatur.

Cheryl Harris, Statewide Independent Living Council 
Harris is the section manager for Access to Services through the Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services. She was previously the state lead for Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection and the training coordinator for the Office of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Harris was appointed to the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission by DHS. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Georgia. Harris and her husband, Chris, have four children and five grandchildren. They live in Lawrenceville. 

Charles “Charlie” Miller, Statewide Independent Living Council 
Miller is a student at Kennesaw State University in the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth. He is currently an intern with the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth and has sat on the Cobb County Paratransit board for two years. Miller is a founding member of the Georgia Advocacy Group, which distributes information and promotes collaboration between advocacy groups around the state. He has advocated on both the state and federal levels. Miller resides in Kennesaw.