Advocates for Georgia's Elderly Since 1953


Nicole Allen Reelected 2022-2023 Chair of the Georgia Center for Assisted Living

For Immediate Release
July 12, 2022

Devon Barill, Director of Communications 
(678) 783-1703
The Georgia Health Care Association/Georgia Center for Assisted Living (GHCA/GCAL) is pleased to announce Nicole Allen, Executive Director of Jonesboro Assisted Living in Jonesboro, GA, has been reelected to serve as the Chair of the GCAL Board of Directors for 2022-2023. Allen was elected to the position by the GCAL membership during a member business meeting on May 25 and installed by GHCA President & CEO Tony Marshall. In this role, Allen will also serve on the GHCA Board of Directors as the Allied GCAL Board Representative and was installed to the GHCA Board of Directors by Senator Dean Burke during the GHCA Summer Convention on June 8, 2022, in Amelia Island, FL.
“Nicole has served as GCAL Chair for the past year and is an outstanding leader. She remains steadfast in her commitment to enhancing the lives of those residing in Georgia's assisted living communities and personal care homes,” said Marshall. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with her and the rest of the GCAL Board to continue to advance GCAL and the assisted living profession.”
As Chair, Allen will be responsible for ensuring the proper governance of the Association and serve as the primary voice for the GCAL membership on the GHCA Board of Directors. She will also serve as a National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) State Leader.
Allen has worked at Jonesboro Assisted Living for 10 years and currently serves as Executive Director of the community. She served on the GCAL Board of Directors as Treasurer before being elected as Chair. She earned the 2020 American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) Executive Director of the Year Award and is a licensed assisted living community administrator. She holds a bachelor's degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta.
About GHCA
The Georgia Health Care Association is a non-profit association of skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, and home and community based case managers called SOURCE. Advocates for Georgia's elderly since 1953, the Association represents the best interests of patients, residents and consumers as well as owners, administrators, and other personnel. GHCA strives to enhance the ability of its members to provide competent and compassionate care to meet the ever-changing health care needs of elderly Georgians. For more information, visit