EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Executive Committee is chaired by the Region III Chair. This committee is responsible for making all of the executive decisions related to the administration and management of the region.

  • Chair – Laura Letbetter, Georgia State University
  • Chair-Elect – Scott Niles, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Past Chair – Emily Devereux, Arkansas State University
  • Incoming Chair-Elect – TBD
  • Secretary – Kathleen Halley-Octa, Georgia State University
  • Treasurer – Jeanne Hermann-Petrin, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
  • Treasurer-Elect – Marc Haon, University of South Carolina
  • Regionally-Elected National Board – Kay Gilstrap, Georgia State University

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Program Committee is chaired by the Region III Chair-Elect. This committee is responsible for planning and presenting the program for the regional Spring meeting.

Program Committee Chair (Region III) – Scott Niles, Georgia Institute of Technology

Program Committee Track Leads:

  • TBD

SPONSORSHIP

  • Coordinator – Candice Ferguson, Georgia State University

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

  • Coordinator – Laneika Musalini, Tri-County Technical College
  • Member – Tanta Myles, University of Alabama
  • Member – Celeste Rivera-Nunez, University of Central Florida
  • Member – Justo Torres, North Carolina State University
  • Member – Gregory Adams, Broward College
  • Member – Rashonda Harris, Emory University
  • Member – Jamie Petrasek, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Member – Tanya Blackwell, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

PHILANTHROPY

  • Coordinator – Melinda Fischer, Clemson University

NOMINATING AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Nominating and Elections Committee is responsible for facilitating the nominations and elections for the office of Chairperson-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Regional Board Member.

  • Coordinator – Alison Krauss, Western Carolina University
  • Member – Tom Capitano, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Member – Ashley Pinkard, Arkansas State University

HONORS & AWARDS COMMITTEE

Honors & Awards Committee is responsible for designing and implementing recruitment and retention strategies for members. The duties of this committee also include facilitating the annual Region III Service Awards and Travel Awards.

  • Coordinator – Abby Guillory, North Carolina State University
  • Member – Justo Torres, North Carolina State University
  • Member – Brian Sevier, University of Florida
  • Member – Pam Whitlock, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Emeritus)
  • Member – Rebecca Taylor, Greenville Hospital System

NEW MEMBER COMMITTEE

  • Coordinator – TBD
  • Member – Erika Clark, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Member – Kendra Ellis, Duke University
  • Member – Bryna Farrell, University of Florida
  • Member – Heather Justice, University of Florida
  • Member – Leerin Shields, AdventHealth
  • Member – Lauren Swindell, Georgia Institute of Technology

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Coordinator – Vacant

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

Hospitality Committee is responsible for coordinating and providing support for the regional Hospitality Suite at both the regional and national meetings.

  • Coordinator – Molly Sagona, University of South Carolina

SITE SELECTION COMMITTEE

Site Selection Committee coordinates the site selection process for the regional annual meeting by conducting site research on hotel/conference accommodations and willingness of local institutions to host the meeting at these locations.

  • Coordinator – Emily Devereux, Arkansas State University

VOLUNTEER

  • Coordinator – Lily Peschanskaia, East Carolina University

ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE

  • Coordinator – Erika Clark, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

WEBSITE COMMITTEE

  • Coordinator – Kelly Millsaps, University of North Georgia
  • Member – Ford Simmons, Medical University of South Carolina

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • CoordinatorLaney McLean, Florida State University
  • Member- Kathleen Halley-Octa, Georgia State University
  • Member- Scott Niles, Georgia Institute of Technology

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Coordinator – Jessica Parker, Auburn University
  • Member – Jenn Garye, Florida State University

SURVEYS AND EVALUATIONS

  • Coordinator – Savannah Hulon, University of South Carolina

REGION III RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION MENTORING PROGRAM (RIII RAMP)

  • Coordinator – Rashonda Harris, Emory University
  • Immediate Past Coordinator – Erin Blackwell, University of Central Florida
  • Immediate Past Coordinator – Jaime Petrasek, Virginia Commonwealth University

EMERITUS AND ALUMNI

  • Coordinator – Pam Whitlock, University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Emeritus)
  • Member – Pat Green, Vanderbilt University
  • Member – Cindy White, Consultant

AUDIO-VISUAL

  • Coordinator – James Denney – East Carolina University