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Nicole Allen Elected as Chair of the Georgia Center for Assisted Living for 2020-2021

For Immediate Release
July 13, 2021

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 elected to serve as the Chair of the GCAL Board of Directors for 2021-2022. Allen was elected to the position by the GCAL membership and installed by GHCA/GCAL President and CEO Tony Marshall during a member business meeting on May 25.
“Nicole is an outstanding leader who is deeply committed to enhancing the lives of those residing in Georgia's assisted living communities.” said GHCA/GCAL President & CEO Tony 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 9 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 recently earned her Assisted Living Administrator certification. 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