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Laura Prough Elected as Chair of the Georgia Health Care Association SOURCE Board 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 Laura Prough, Executive Director of the Community Care Division of the Visiting Nurse Health System/Hospice Atlanta, has been elected to serve as Chair of the GHCA Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) Board of Directors for 2020-2021. Ms. Prough was elected to the position by the SOURCE membership and installed during a virtual member business meeting on June 30.
“Laura is an outstanding leader who has served elderly and disabled Georgians in community-based settings with distinction for many years.” said GHCA/GCAL President & CEO Tony Marshall. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with Laura and the rest of the GHCA SOURCE Board to continue to enhance the lives of those served by our State's SOURCE agencies.”
SOURCE is a home and community based 1915 Waiver Program which provides enhanced case management service to Medicaid beneficiaries with medical needs that would qualify for placement in a skilled nursing center but choose to be served within the community rather than an institutional setting. GHCA SOURCE represents the interests of all 14 of Georgia's SOURCE Agencies. As Chair, Ms. Prough will be responsible for ensuring the proper governance of GHCA SOURCE and serve as the primary voice for the SOURCE membership on the GHCA Board of Directors.
Laura has served Georgia's elderly and individuals with disabilities in community-based settings for 35 years. Prior to her current role, Laura served as the State Director of Georgia's Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) where she was responsible for statewide program design, policy development, implementation, and on-going expansion of the ADRC initiative. Laura has presented at several state, national and international conferences on aging, disability and independence and has held various leadership roles in the non-profit arena. She has served on several boards and advisory councils including the Center for Positive Aging, Culture Change Network of Georgia, and SAGE Atlanta. Laura resides in Avondale Estates, GA, and is passionate about servant leadership.
The Georgia Health Care Association/Georgia Center for Assisted Living 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