Advocates for Georgia's Elderly Since 1953


Donna Stefano Reelected as Chair of the Georgia Health Care Association for 2020-2021

For Immediate Release
July 21, 2020

Devon Barill, Director of Communications
(678) 783-1703
The Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) is pleased to announce Donna Stefano, Administrator of Southern Pines in Warner Robins, GA, has been reelected as the Chair of the GHCA Board of Directors for 2020-2021. Mrs. Stefano was reelected to the position by GHCA membership and installed by GHCA President & CEO Tony Marshall during a virtual Association membership meeting on June 16.
“Donna has served GHCA for many years and as Chair of this Association for the past year. She is deeply dedicated to the Association's mission to ensure elderly Georgians receive care of the highest quality,” said GHCA President & CEO Tony Marshall. “She is an outstanding leader, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Donna and the rest of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors in continuing to enhance long term and post-acute care in our state in the year ahead.”
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 36 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 10 years. Donna and her husband reside in Locust Grove, GA. She has two children, a son-in-law, and one grandson.
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