Debbie Duke and Brooke Anderson have joined the board of the Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County after being approved at a board meeting last week.
The clinic is a 501(c)(3) that provides free medical, dental, vision, hearing and prescription medications to eligible residents of Dawson County who are uninsured and cannot afford healthcare.
Duke is a Healthcare Executive Consultant with over 30 years of academic and not-for-profit experience leading hospital and physician practice operations in a multihospital system, according to her bio. She is currently director of Client Services for SG&A Services, LLC, responsible for client services to include needs assessment, project structural review and development of consultative services needed by clients.
Between 1998 and 2017 she served as executive director of Imaging, Neurosciences, Bariatric, Oncology Service Lines for Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville. Prior to that she served as administrator of radiology/cardiology at Emory Clinic in Atlanta. She received a bachelor’s degree in medical science from Emory University in Atlanta and a master’s degree healthcare administration from the University of St. Francis in Chicago, Ill.
Duke is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, is Founding Chair of Rotarian of Hall County and is an Advisory Board Member of Lanier Technical College.
Anderson is general manager of Etowah Water and Sewer Authority.
According to his bio, he has guided the expansion of the water treatment facility, water reclamation facility, conversion to a fixed base meter reading system, obtaining a Section 404 permit for the Russell Creek Reservoir as well as improvements to the water system, sewer system, operations and customer service.
He is a member of the American Water Works Association and the Georgia Association of Water Professionals, is the chairman of the Small to Medium Systems Committee and is a member of the Legislative Committee for the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. He currently serves as chairman of the North Georgia Water Resources Partnership, and was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to serve on the Coosa-North Georgia Regional Water Planning Council.
Anderson served as the president of the Rotary Club of Dawson County, and currently serves on the School Governance Council for Robinson Elementary School and the Dawson County Junior High School. He also serves as chairman of the System Governance Council.
Their election to the board was unanimous.
“Duke brings many years of healthcare experience in hospitals and as a consultant to the healthcare industry, and Anderson is well known in our community as an advocate for the underprivileged in many organizations,” said Jane Stuckey, chair of the board of directors. “I look forward to working with both of these professionals as Good Shepherd Clinic moves into the future providing healthcare for those that have none in Dawson County.”