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Suzanne Gerhardt Reelected as 2024-2025 Chair of the Georgia Health Care Association

For Immediate Release
July 8, 2024
The Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) is pleased to announce that Suzanne Gerhardt, Senior Area Vice President for PruittHealth, has been reelected to serve as the 2024-2025 Chair of the GHCA Board of Directors. Gerhardt was reelected to the position by the GHCA membership and installed by Georgia Speaker of the House Jon Burns during the GHCA Summer Convention on June 19, 2024, in Amelia Island, FL.
“Suzanne has led this Association with distinction for the past year as Chair, and I am grateful for her expertise and unwavering commitment to our mission to advance quality care for elderly Georgians,” said GHCA President & CEO Chris Downing. “I look forward to working with Suzanne and the rest of the 2024-2025 Board of Directors to continue to shape the future of care for our state's most vulnerable population.” 
As Chair, Gerhardt will be responsible for ensuring the proper governance of the Association and serve as the primary voice of long term and post-acute care providers in Georgia. She will also serve as GHCA's representative to the American Health Care Association's (AHCA) Council of States.
Having worked in long term care for the entirety of her career, Gerhardt has dedicated her professional life to caring for vulnerable Georgians. She has held multiple roles in skilled nursing care centers including Social Worker and in positions within the Admissions and Financial departments. She has served as a licensed Nursing Home Administrator since 1997.
Suzanne has held multiple leadership offices within GHCA, including Council President, Board Member at Large, Treasurer, and Vice Chair. She also previously served as Chair of the GHCA Public Relations Committee, and currently serves as an active member of the committee.

For further information please contact:

Devon Barill, Director of Communications
Georgia Health Care Association 
(678) 783-1703