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President's Message

It is with great pleasure that I will be serving the Respiratory Care Practitioners in Georgia this year. My goal, in every endeavor, will be to focus heavily on our mission to “Educate, Advocate, Support, and Inspire for Respiratory Health.” I would like for every Respiratory Care Professional in Georgia to see how EASI it is to become a GSRC member:

EDUCATE RT Professionals with High Quality Continuing Education
The GSRC Board of Directors (BOD) and I are dedicated to ensuring that our meetings, be it district or regional, have high quality content that assist RT Professionals in their day-to-day tasks on the job. We also have informational sessions that help RT Professionals looking to advance their skills. It is our goal to administer these educational events at reasonable costs while providing knowledgeable speakers with expertise in the content. Our website, along with the AARC, also offers links to online opportunities for obtaining continuing education.

ADVOCATE for the RT Profession to Promote Public Awareness and Improve Community Access to Respiratory Health Initiatives
I believe that the Respiratory Care Profession is underutilized nationally. It is my goal to improve our visibility throughout the state. To reach this goal, RTs across the state will be needed for initiatives like health fairs, COPD drives, Respiratory Care Week promos, etc. The GSRC BOD and I will also be instrumental in advocating state-wide changes in our profession. Our aim is to increase our visibility and accessibility to cardiopulmonary patients who need treatment from a practitioner who can best manage their care – Respiratory Care Professionals!

SUPPORT RT Professionals in Rendering High Quality Respiratory Care
The GSRC BOD has always been instrumental in assisting RT Departments, Sleep Centers, Homecare Companies, etc. with support for ensuring that their RT Professionals were rendering high quality respiratory care. My goal this year is for us to continue being a gateway of support for RT professionals throughout the state. If there is anything we can do to support you or your department, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

INSPIRE RT Professionals to Get Active, Connected, and Engaged in Promoting Respiratory Health
The GSRC BOD and I plan to be very visible throughout the state this year, encouraging you and your peers to not only become members and maintain your professional membership from year to year, but to also find a way to be an active, connected, and engaged AARC/GSRC member! By active, connected, and engaged I mean doing more than just coming to district and/or regional meetings. We have several things for you to do if you are interested in getting involved. From being out front engaging with other professionals to assisting behind the scenes, your support (big or small) is needed at the GSRC.

Lastly, we want to serve as a networking venue for RT professionals throughout the state. The meetings we hold can be a great way to network and socialize with other professionals like yourself, especially at our events that are just geared towards unwinding and having fun with one another. Besides having loads of fun, who knows, a connection you make at one of our events could lead to several future opportunities and open doors for you that you might have otherwise not even been aware of.

I look forward to seeing you at an event or possibly even at your respective employers!

Respectfully,

Dr. R. Monique McCreary, EdD, RRT-NPS

President Georgia Society for Respiratory Care 2016-2017


Leadership

Board of Directors

Monique McCreary, EdD, RRT-NPS
President
Kiley Hodge, BS, RRT-ACCS
President-Elect
Karen Sicard, RRT
Vice President
Jeff Thompson, MBA, RRT-NPS
Immediate Past President
Natalie Smith, RRT, MPH
Secretary
Bill Gutman, MBA, RRT
Treasurer
Bob DeLorme, RRT
Delegate
Teri Miller, RRT
Alternate Delegate
Bruce Bray, RRT
North Regional Representative
Tony Mack, RRT, CRT, ACLS, NRP Atlanta Regional Representative
Nancy McDowell, BS, RRT
South Regional Representative

 

Representatives

Bruce Bray, RRT
North Regional Representative
Tony Mack, RRT, CRT, ACLS, NRP
Atlanta Regional Representative
Nancy McDowell, BS, RRT
South Regional Representative
Jerry Ethridge, RRT, RCP, RN, AE-C State Composite Board Advisory Committee
Kiley Hodge, BS, RRT-ACCS
State Composite Board Advisory Committee
Monique McCreary, EdD, RRT-NPS
State Composite Board Advisory Committee
Eric Parkhill, B.Sc., RRT State Composite Board Advisory Committee
Douglas Masini District 1 Representative
Jennifer McIntosh, BS, RRT District 2 Representative
Ralph Duraski District 3 Representative
Joseph Perez
District 4 Representative
Katheryn Barnhill
District 5 Representative

District 6 Representative
Daisha Thomas District 7 Representative
Tabitha Welsh District 8 Representative
Tracy Berry
District 9 Representative
John Kleinsteuber District 10 Representative
Holly Reed
District 11 Representative
Natalie Smith
District 12 Representative
Fred Droms District 13 Representative
Monty R. Reid
District 14 Representative

 

Committee Chairs

Jackie Williams, RRT
Membership & Public Relations Committee Chair
Alicia McCracken
Scholarship Committee Chair
Jeff Thompson, MBA, RRT-NPS
Financial Committee Chair
Kiley Hodge, BS, RRT-ACCS
Bylaws Committee Chair
Jeff Thompson, MBA, RRT-NPS
Nominations Committee Chair
Adrian Childers, RRT-RCP
Program & Education Committee Chair
Megan Stearnes
District Seminars Committee Chair
Jennifer McIntosh, BS, RRT Student Activities Coordinator
Kelly Gladden, RRT Polysomnography Committee Chair
Marilyn Reasor, RRT Pulmonary Rehab Committee Chair
Martin Bryson, BS, RRT Home Care Alternate Site Committee Chair
Ted Porter, RRT Elections Committee Chair

Publications Committee Chair
Kiley Hodge, BS, RRT-ACCS
Social Media Committee Chair
Bob DeLorme, RRT
Legislative Committee Chair
Karen Sicard, RRT
PACT Leader

Program & Education Industrial Liaison
Terrell Ashe, RRT AARC State Disaster Response Chair

 

Advisors

Alan Plummer, MD Medical Advisor
Bob DeLorme
Parliamentarian
Arianna Afshari Executive Director 
Travis Lindley
Lobbyist

 

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