Janette Blackburn joined the Foundation in July 2005, and serves as the Director of Operations at the Foundation. Janette is responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s administrative activities, which are dedicated to ensuring the achievement of the mission, including: office operations, contracts, management of programs and Foundation hosted events. She also directs the Human Resources programs that enable the Foundation to recruit and retain a high performing workforce. Janette provides support to the Board of Directors and acts as a staff liaison to several
Board Committees and partner organizations.
Prior to joining Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Janette served as a benefits specialist at Emory Healthcare, Inc. Janette also worked as a human resources coordinator for Wesley Woods Senior Living, an affiliate of Emory Healthcare. As a volunteer at the University of Iowa Hospitals Patient Care Units, Janette was recognized for her many years of dedicated service to the patient care mission. She is currently a member of Jack and Jill, Inc., Atlanta Chapter, and is an active volunteer in the Parent Circle Leadership at the Atlanta Girls’ School. She has also completed the Atlanta Women’s on Board Workshop.
Janette received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. She also received her MBA from Augusta State University. She is also a member of the Society of Human Resources with a SHRM-CP designation and has had a Professional Human Resource, PHR, certification since 2007.