Donna Stefano Named 2019-2020 Chair of the Georgia Health Care Association
The Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) is pleased to announce Donna Stefano has been elected to serve as the 2019-2020 Chair of the GHCA Board of Directors.
The Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) is pleased to announce Donna Stefano, Administrator of Heritage Inn of Barnesville in Barnesville, GA, has been elected to serve as the 2019-2020 Chair of the GHCA Board of Directors. Mrs. Stefano was elected to the position by GHCA membership and installed by Senate President Pro Tempore Butch Miller during the GHCA/GCAL Summer Convention on June 12, 2019, in Amelia Island, FL.
“Donna has served GHCA for many years, most recently as Vice Chair before being elected to the position of Chair. She is an outstanding leader who is truly dedicated to the Association's mission to ensure high quality care is being provided to all elderly Georgians,” said GHCA/GCAL President & CEO Tony Marshall. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Donna and the rest of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors in continuing to enhance long term and post-acute care in our state.”
As Chair, Mrs. Stefano 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.
Donna has worked in long term care for over 35 years having served in various capacities and has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 27 years. As an Administrator, she previously led two centers to receive a Bronze Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). She has served on the GHCA Board of Directors for 9 years and is also the longtime Chair of the GHCA Public Relations Committee. Donna and her husband reside in Locust Grove, GA. She has two children, a son-in-law, and one grandson.
About GHCA/GCAL:The Georgia Health Care Association/Georgia Center for Assisted Living is a non-profit association of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, and home and community based case managers called SOURCE. Advocates for Georgia's elderly since 1953, the association 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 www.ghca.info.