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OUR TEAM

COMMISSION MEMBERS

Dennis W. Ashley, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.M.

Chair, Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission

Milford B. Hatcher Professor
Chair Department of Surgery
Mercer University School of Medicine
Director of Trauma and Critical Care
Medical Center, Navicent Health
Appointment:

  • In 2007 by Governor as Chair to 2-year.
  • In 2009 reappointed by Governor for 4-year term expired in 2013.
  • In 2013, reappointed by Governor as Chair to 4-year term expires 2017.
  • Reappointed in 2018 for 4-year term.

Fred Mullins, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • President and Medical Director, Joseph M. Still Burn Centers, Inc.
  • Appointment: In 2011 by Governor to 4-year term expires 2015.
  • In 2015, reappointed by Governor to a 4-year term; expires 2019.
  • In 2020, reappointed by Governor to a 4-year term; expires 2024.

Victor L. Drawdy

  • NRP Program Director, Air Evac Lifeteam
  • Appointment: In 2014 by the Governor as EMS representative on Commission to complete open 4-year term expires in 2015.
  • In 2015, reappointed by Governor to a 4-year term; expires 2019.
  • In 2020, reappointed by Governor to a 4-year term; expires 2024.

John C. Bleacher, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

Chief, General Pediatric Surgery

Medical Director, Trauma Services

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Appointment: In 2015 by House Speaker to 4-year term expired in 2019.

Robert S. Cowles III, M.D.

  • Founder, Cowles Clinic Center for Urology
  • Appointment: In 2011 by Governor to 4-year term; expires 2015.
  • In 2015, reappointed by Governor to a 4-year term; expires 2019.
  • In 2020, reappointed by Governor to a 4-year term; expires 2024.

James R. Dunne, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Vice-Chair, Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission

Chief of Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
Memorial University Medical Center
Appointment: In 2015 by Lieutenant Governor to 4-year term expires 2019. Reappointed by Lieutenant Governor for a 4-year term expires 2023.

Regina S. Medeiros, DNP, MHSA, RN

Secretary/Treasurer, Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission

Appointment: In 2018 by Governor to 4-year term expires 2021.

Courtney Terwillinger

EMS Director, Emanuel Medical Center
Appointment: Reappointed in 2017 for an additional 4-year term by the House Speaker, new term expires in 2021.

James “ J.” Smith, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

  • Emergency Department Medical Director
  • Northside Gwinnett & Envision Physician Services
  • Appointed in 2018 by Lieutenant Governor to 4-year term expires 2022

COMMISSION STAFF

Billy Kunkle

Deputy Director / Trauma System Planner
billy@gtcnc.org

Katie Hamilton

Business Operations Officer
katie@gtcnc.org

Erin Bolinger

Office Coordinator/Executive Assistant
erin@gtcnc.org

Commission Members Emeriti

  • Jeffrey M. Nicholas, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S. 2013-2017

  • Kurt Stuenkel  2007 – 2013  Charter Member

  • Kelli Vaughn  2007 – 2011  Charter Member

  • Mark Baker  2013 – 2017

  • Leon L. Haley, MD  2007 – 2013  Charter Member

  • Rich Bias  2009 – 2011

  • Linda Cole  2007 – 2015  Charter Member

  • Joe Sam Robinson, MD  2007 – 2011  Charter Member

  • Ben Hinson  2007 – 2013  Charter Member

  • Elaine Frantz  2011 – 2015

  • William T. Moore  2007 – 2013  Charter Member

  • Rhonda Medows, MD  2007 – 2009  Charter Member