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Chris Carr



Director, Jennifer Nelson

Telephone: 478.752.1893
Email: jnelson@georgia.org



Region 1 | Carl CampbellT: 404-783-5090

E: ccampbell@georgia.org 


Region 2 | Suzanne BrowneT:770.538.2757

E: sbrowne@georgia.org


Region 3 | Lindsay MartinT: 404.962.4823

E: lmartin@georgia.org


Region 3 | Mary Ellen McClanahanT: 404.962.4820

E: memcclanahan@georgia.org


Region 4 | E. Jane CarawayT: 404.309.5904

E: jcaraway@georgia.org


Region 5 | Susie HaggardT: 706.552.4455

E: shaggard@georgia.org


Region 7 | Adela KelleyT: 706.792.7294

E: akelley@georgia.org


Region 8 | Candice ScottT: 478.333.2487

E: cscott@georgia.org


Region 9 | Ryan WaldrepT: 229.868.3428

E: rwaldrep@georgia.org


Region 10 | Rhonda GeigerT: 229.896.5701

E: rgeiger@georgia.org


Region 11| Michelle ShawT: 229.386.3095

E: mshaw@georgia.org


Region 12 | Alyce ThornhillT: 912.882.3659

E: athornhill@georgia.org


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