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Board of Directors, 2022-2023

The business and property of GAE4-HYDP is managed and controlled by a board of directors. The board of directors consists of an executive board, the chairs of the nine standing committees, and six senior district directors.  More information about the board of directors can be found in our by-laws.

Every five years, the president of GAE4-HYDP will also serve as the chair of the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP). The next rotation for this responsibility is 2026; the vice president elected in 2023.

Executive Board

PositionNameCountyEmail
PresidentJeffrey BurkeOLOD
President-ElectJakyn TysonEmanuel
Vice PresidentMegan PowellEvans
Immediate Past PresidentDinah RoweHeard
TreasurerCrystal PerrySumter
SecretaryApril EdwardsJackson

Standing Committees

PositionNameCountyEmail
Diversity ChairRandy WestCrisp
Diversity Chair-Elect*Katrina Laurel-SearcyCook
Media ChairAshley CarrollTift
Media Chair-Elect*Lili HesterWare
Member Recognition ChairAdrianne CoxHarris
Membership Recognition Chair-Elect*Brittani LeeCobb
Oceans of Fun ChairAshley HarmanMeriwether
Oceans of Fun Chair-Elect*Lauryn GilmerMcIntosh
Programs ChairSam PriceHouston
Programs Chair-Elect*Marcus EasonOglethorpe
Professional Development ChairSusannah LanierCandler
Professional Development Chair-Elect*Brittany TeetsRockdale
Public Relations and Information ChairKasey HallJasper
Public Relations and Information Chair-Elect*Laura GossState 4-H Staff
Policy and Resolution ChairCheryl PoppellToombs
Policy and Resolution Chair-Elect*Vacant
Research and Evaluation ChairAllie GrinerGordon
Research and Evaluation Chair-Elect*Ashley WitcherCherokee

District Directors

DistrictNameCountyEmail
Northeast Senior DirectorRandie GrayHancock
Northeast Junior Director*Machelle GillGilmer
Northwest Senior DirectorLeah WooddallSpalding
Northwest Junior Director*Josie DavisPaulding
Southeast Senior DirectorBillie Ann KingPierce
Southeast Junior Director*Meri MeckelBurke
Southwest Senior DirectorChristina GarnerStewart
Southwest Junior Director*Margaret HalbrookTerrell
State Staff Senior DirectorMatt HammonsState 4-H Staff
State Staff Junior Director*Jade Andrews HastonState 4-H Staff
Life Member Senior DirectorShirley WilliamsonRetiree
Life Member Junior Director*Cheryl VarnadoeRetiree

*Indicates a non-voting position on the GAE4-HYDP Board of Directors