Daily Update April 8, 2016
Together Georgia 2016 Nominations

Below from the Nomination Committee is the proposed slate of officers and board members. Together Georgia members will have opportunity to vote at the 2016 Annual Membership meeting scheduled April 26, 2016 at 1:00pm at WinShape Retreat​​.

President: Karl Lehman, Childkind
Vice President: Kate Cantrell, Youth Villages

Secretary: Nashon McPherson, Georgia Center for Youth/Rescare
Treasurer: Alison Evans, The Methodist Home for Children and Youth
Immediate Past President: John Blend, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch 

Child Caring Institution –  Phil Kouns, Christian City 
Child Placing Agency – Wayne Naugle, Uniting Hope 4 Children
Family Preservation and Support Services/Intensive Residential Provider  – 
​Nicole Aldred, Transitional Family Services
Mental Health Service Provider – Milton Brown, Eastchester Family Services
At Large - Mike Angstadt, Twin Cedars Youth Services
At Large - Sally Buchanan, Creative Community Services
At Large  - David Crooke, Care Partners
At Large  - Nonyem Drayton, Bethany Christian Services
At Large - Hugo Mullins, Family Ties
At Large - Tyra Walker, WinShape Homes 

Nomination Committee
Chair - John Blend, Goshen Valley Boy's Ranch
Dewanda Jackson, Marvelous Light Consulting
Stacie Conliffe, National Youth Advocate Program
Emily Acker, Hillside
Gary Johnstone, Lutheran Services of Georgia

2016 Together Georgia Executive Retreat
From Tuesday, April 26, 2016
To Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Contact office@gahsc.org

Together Georgia Annual Executive Retreat, April 26 & 27

REGISTER today at https://www.regonline.com/er20150426

The State of ‘Partnershipping’Partnershipping and all the meaning associated with it will be the continued focal point for this year’s exciting executive retreat. Together Georgia continues to pursue improving working relationships as we strengthen our partnerships. The two days will be full of opportunities for you and your senior staff to engage in meaningful conversations with leaders in our state and nation.Your Executive Retreat is designed to create a positive atmosphere where thought leaders in a relaxed setting can engage in meaningful and productive dialogue with our members in an effort to improve collaboration and practices for those we collectively serve.

Confirmed Guests 

  • FFTA Lobbyist, Laura Boyd (national update via live webinar) 
  • Together Georgia lobbyists, Stan Jones and Helen Sloat 
  • GCN strategic planning consultant, Jeanne Ward
  • State Leaders: DBHDD- Dante McKay and Jewell Gooding; DHS-Commissioner Crittenden and DFCS Driector Bobby Cagle; RCCL- Carol Winstead;  DJJ-Joe Vignati, Theo Carter, and Keith Horton; and Ga Families 360º -Earlie Rockette.
  • Breakout sessions presented by Angela Coulon, Lee Biggar, Dr. Greenbaum and Ron Scroggy 

We are asking our guest to come prepared to have conversation with us and we Together Georgia members to also come and share your ideas on how we can be better partners for the sake of the Georgia’s children and families.   And of course, there will be ample opportunities to network with your colleagues in the relaxed comfortable WinShape Retreat Center. We know you will leave the retreat both encouraged about the future as well as rested to better face tomorrow’s challenges.

Registration required:   Please note there is a per person registration fee of $100 plus $90 for overnight lodging.  

link to register https://www.regonline.com/er20150426

Date: April 26 & 27, 2016  - agenda
Location: Winshape Retreat, 2277 Martha Berry Hwy NW, Mt. Berry, GA 30149
From Atlanta, Georgia: 

  • Approx. 1 hr., 20 min. (Approx. 72 miles).
  • Take I-75 N to Rome-Canton Exit 290.
  • Take left off exit, drive 2.5 mi., then road ends at a light.
  • Turn left, then take an immediate right onto Highway 41 North (to reach Highway 411).
  • Drive 2.8 mi., then take Highway 411 South exit (on right).
  • Drive 17.3 mi., then turn right at light onto East Rome Bypass (Rome Loop 1).
  • Drive 8.4 mi., then take right at light (see The Martha Berry Museum on your left) onto Martha Berry Highway (U.S. Highway 27 North).
  • Drive 0.7 mi., then turn left into Berry College main entrance.

The above address will guide you to the entrance of Berry College.  WinShape Retreat is located approx. 15 minutes from the entrance. 

From the guard house, go to the flag pole court. 
Take 2nd right in flag pole court - pass Hermann Hall (brick building on your left)
Turn right at the stop sign (T-intersection)
Take the first left and travel 3 miles through wooded areas
After the speed bump, take the first left to WinShape retreat (WinShape Center will be in front of you)
Turn right at the white entry walls
Proceed through the second set of white entry walls
Park in the paved lot
Walk up the center walkway
Go to the second building on your right. This is the Grand Chalet.

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