Advocacy: Georgia Academy Leaders Meet with Key Policy Leaders

As part of the Patient Centered Physician Coalition of Georgia, Georgia Academy leaders met recently with key elected state officials and state agency leaders focusing on Medicaid, Behavioral Health, Vaccine Hesitancy, and key legislation moving through the Georgia General Assembly.

Our leaders were able to speak to the following state leaders:

  • State Representative Sharon Cooper – Chair, House Public Health Committee
  • Grant Thomas, Director – Governor’s Office of Health Strategy
  • Megan Andrews, Asst. Commissioner for Policy, Georgia Dept. of Public Health
  • Kevin Tanner, Commissioner, Georgia Depart. of Behavioral and Developmental Disability
  • Former State Senator Dean Burke, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer, Georgia Dept. of Community Health

Thank you, leaders, for your time advancing Georgia’s family physician advocacy efforts:

Susana Alfonso, M.D. (Atlanta) – Board Chair
Samuel Church, M.D. (Hiawassee) – President Elect
Chip Cowart, M.D. (Statesboro) – Past President, Legislative Committee Chair
Sarah Dupont, M.D. (Atlanta) – Legislative Committee Member
Tom Fausett, M.D. (Adel) – Past President, Legislative Committee Member
Bruce LeClair, M.D. (Evans) – Past President, Legislative Committee Member
Sharon Rabinovitz, M.D. (Atlanta) – President
Jeff Stone, M.D. (Canton) – Past President, PAC Board Vice Chair