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Did you know... Frequent mental distress (FMD) may interfere with major life activities, such as eating well, maintaining a household, working, or sustaining personal relationships. Hispanics had a higher prevalence of FMD (13.2%) compared to white, non-Hispanics (8.3%) or black, non-Hispanics (11.1%).
Source: CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2006

Board Of Advisors

The Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression has benefited significantly from its Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is comprised of 23 members selected for their individual expertise and organization affiliation. Each member has played a significant role in the expansion, strength and quality of the Fuqua Center services.


Advisory Committee Members
     

  • Herschel Allen - Pastoral Counselor, Retired, Certified Peer Specialist, Emeritus, 2010
  • Thomas Bornemann, Ed.D. - Director, Mental Health Program at The Carter Center, Emeritus, 2012
  • James Bulot, Ph.D. - GA Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services
  • Sue Burgess - Manager, Aging & Disability Services, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Natalie DiSantis, Project Director, Outreach, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Program, Emory University, Consulting Member
  • Lei Ellingson - Assistant Director, Mental Health Program at The Carter Center, Emeritus, 2012
  • Elizabeth Finnerty - President and CEO, Skyland Trail, Emeritus, 2013
  • Rex Fuqua - Honorary Member
  • Pat Gardner - Georgia State Representative, District 57, Consulting Member
  • Jason Gerling - Gerontologist, Human Development Services, Atlanta Housing Authority
  • Jessica Gill - Director, Cobb Senior Services
  • Allan Goldman - Health Policy and Planning Specialist, Rollins School of Public Health, Emeritus, 2013 
  • Ginny Helms - Vice President, Chapter Services and Public Policy Alzheimer's Association
  • Warren Heemann - University Vice President for Fundraising and Advancement, Retired, Emeritus, 2007
  • Catherine Ivy - Director of Community Services at Department of Behavioral Health and Deveopmental Disabilities, Chair
  • Ellyn Jeager - Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Mental Health America of Georgia
  • Charlee Lambert - Writer, Educational Playmakers, Inc., Emeritus, 2013
  • Kathryn Lawler - Chief, Aging Services Division, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Robin J. Reese - Associate Director, Media Relaions, Woodruff Health Sciences Communications, Emory University
  • Phyllis Rosen - Senior Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University
  • Anne Sterchi -Executive Director, J.B. Fuqua Foundation
  • Sally vander Straeten - Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
  • Cynthia Wainscott - Mental Health America of Georgia, Retired, Emeritus, 2008

 

 

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