Leadership

Healthcare professionals are defined by a standard of conduct that is deeply rooted in commitment and accountability. GAHQ’s leadership strives to reflect this dedication and strong code of ethics by meeting and exceeding members’ expectations, providing them with the best possible healthcare quality education and networking opportunities.

2015/2017 GAHQ Board Members

President
Sherry L. Sweek, RHIA, CPHQ, CPMSM
Director, Data Analytics, Registries & Reporting
Baptist Health
Sherry.sweek@bmcjax.com

Immediate Past President
Ellen Hargett, RN, CPHQ, CSSBB
Executive Director, DeKalb Quality Institute
DeKalb Medical
Ellen.hargett@dekalbmedical.org

Secretary
Deborah Fialk, RN, MBA, CPPS, CPHQ, NE-BC
Quality/Patient Safety Consultant
Quality Healthcare Services, Inc
Dmf10@bellsouth.net

Treasurer
Paula Eissner, LMSW, CPHQ
Clinical Performance Improvement Coordinator
DeKalb Quality Institute
DeKalb Medical
Paula.Eissner@dekalbmedical.org

Education Chair
Sarah Kalaf, MS, RN, CPHQ, CSSGB
Quality & Reporting Manager
DeKalb Quality Institute
DeKalb Medical
sarahkalaf06@gmail.com

Membership Chair
Mary Smitherman, CPHQ
Mary.smitherman11@gmail.com

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