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Cohort Two Grantees

In June 2018, the Foundation awarded $483,000 in grant funding the 10 nonprofit organizations listed below for Cohort Two of EmpowerHealth from July 2018 through December 2019. “The funding for EmpowerHealth supports more local organizations’ efforts to harness their talents, assets, and relationships to improve individual and community health,” said Foundation president Gary D. Nelson, PhD.

The Cohort Two grantees and their areas of focus are listed below:


Camp Kudzu
Support to build its leadership capacity by conducting a landscape analysis and updating its strategic plan.

(At left: Jennifer Odom, Board Chair; Rob Shaw, Executive Director)

Coffee Regional Medical Center, Inc.  
Support to provide leadership, governance and financial training and education to the hospital’s board member, senior and front line leaders, and finance staff.

(At left: Vickie Lewis, CEO and President; Marlene Baldree, Board Chair)

HealtHIE Georgia Corporation 
Support to develop a strategic plan and a succession plan, and to improve board governance and financial decision making.

Healthy Savannah  
Support to develop a three-year strategic plan to improve its adaptive and management capacity.

At left: Virginia Dick, Evaluation Consultant; Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living and Community Development; Randy McCall, Board Vice-President.

Hospice Savannah, Inc. 
Support to develop a three-year strategic plan to improve its adaptive and management capacity.

At left: Maura Sovchen, Board Chair; Monica Anderson, Chief Clinical Officer; Debra Anthony Larson, CEO and President

Hospital Authority of Jeff Davis County Georgia  
Support to develop a three-year strategic plan and implement a leadership development and succession plan to sustain the organization in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability  
Support to build technical capacity by developing staff technological and program evaluation skills.

South Georgia Partnership for Health  
Support to develop a strategic plan and to conduct board and organizational development.

St. Jude’s Recovery Center, Inc.  
Support to conduct an in-depth market research analysis and to develop a strategic plan with a focus on revenue development.

TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation  
Support to build its technical capacity by enhancing technology and increasing the efficiency of data management and analytics.

For more information about the EmpowerHealth Grant Program contact:
Andrea Young Kellum, Senior Program Officer
phone: 404.653.0990

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