Board of Directors & Staff


Amanda James, Executive Director





Board of Directors

The Board Term Year is from October 1st to September 30th.

GGS Officers Term Ending 2018






Board Members Term Ending 2018

Pat Baker
Scott Courson
Jennie Deese
Ginny Helms
Melanie McNeil
Kim McRae
Steve Neff
MaryLea Boatwright Quinn
Carol Rowe-Jones

Board Members Term Ending 2019

Jennifer Beamer
Kerstin Gerst Emerson
Kay Graham
Jami Harper
Elizabeth Head
Dionne Lovett
Dr. Lois Ricci
Amy Riedesel
Donald Strong
Ann Williams

Board Members Term Ending 2020

Jennifer Almond
Jennifer Craft Morgan
Sandra Durbin
Landa Clay-Gamble
Babs Hall
Julia Hon-Pan
Lisa Howard
Doug Lueder
Pam Thompson
Jocelyn Wise

Nominating Committee One Year Term Ending 2018

Eve Anthony, Chair
Scott Courson
Melanie McNeil
Donald Strong
Amanda James, Executive Director

Nominate an Individual for the GGS Board of Directors or as an Officer

The Georgia Gerontology Society (GGS) is led by a 30 member Board of Directors and 4 officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Board members each serve three year terms and are eligible to serve 2 full terms. The Officers serve one year terms.

The Nominating Committee actively solicits nominations from the entire membership for persons to serve on the Board of Directors and for persons willing to be nominated for one of the four offices.

As a member of GGS, you are invited to submit nominations to the Nominations Committee.

Nominations for 2018 ended February 1, 2018; however, you are welcome to nominate someone for consideration in 2019.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

    • Individual membership to GGS required
    • Ability to incur own expenses for travel, meals and conference registration
    • Availability to participate in board meetings and GGS functions
    • Willingness to serve on a minimum of one board committee and one annual conference committee
    • Commitment to recruit other GGS members
    • Flexibility to network among various professions and organizations specializing in aging issues
    • Participate in formulating creative ideas for the growth and development of GGS
    • Advocate on behalf of older Georgians

Nomination Form