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Recognizing that our Business Partners play a vital role in allowing GMGMA to provide informative and educational seminars to our members, the Business Partner Committee serves as a liaison between the Business Partners and the GMGMA Board.

Business Partner Committee Chair

Kathie Joseph, CMPE

Business Partner Committee

Clista Tallent, CMPE 


Goals of the Education Committee:

  • Recruit quality, nationally recognized speakers in order to:
  • Benefit existing members - quality time
  • Increase meeting attendance by existing members
  • Increase meeting attendance by non-members and new membership
  • Promote headline speakers for the next meeting

Education  Committee

David Nye, MHA, FACMPE

Amy Bolden



This committee's objective is to study developing trends between members' practices and third party payers by building a communication network of GMGMA managers to identify payment activities of all third party payers, and provide this information to GMGMA, MGMA, The Medical Association of Georgia and the Insurance Commissioner's Office. 

  • They will work closely with the MAG Third Party Payer Committee.
  • They will identify, by written input from the GMGMA members, any issues related to:  Medicaid, Medicare, and any commercial insurance carriers. 
  • They will communicate issues to GMGMA members, MAG and Payers, follow-up on the results of communications with the Payers and present a report to the annual GMGMA conference. 

Third Party Payer Committee Chair

Marcus Bullock, CPC

Committee Member - Active Member
Deirdre Lawrence

Committee Member - Business Partner
Wade McKenzie

Committee Member - Active Member
Deb Rosenburg 



The Membership Committee shall be responsible for all aspects of maintaining and increasing membership in the Association.  The committee will devise, implement and oversee a program that will add, maintain and mentor members.

  • Welcome new members with a call to answer any questions as well as invite them to all upcoming events.
  • Identify a group of established members and past leaders to help mentor new members into GMGMA.
  • Prepare, implement and coordinate new membership drive.
  • Attend GMGMA meetings to check pulse of organization.
  • Assign established members or committee members to call members who have not renewed their membership.
  • Interact with local GMGMA chapters and discuss the possibility of a collaborative membership project.
  • Receive, process and maintain applications and renewals in a database.  (Assign to Executive Coordinator)
  • Broadcast membership information such as renewals and membership drives.
  • Complete all other requested tasks or projects assigned by GMGMA President.

Membership Committee Chair

Carey Kempf



This committee is responsible for:

  • Securing annual meeting sites at a minimum of three (3) years in advance, to include adequate number of sleeping rooms for anticipated number of participants, securing food and entertainment as required by program, adequate space for exhibit hall, lowest room rate negotiable, complimentary meeting space, complimentary exhibitor space, complimentary rooms for President, Conference Coordinator and Executive Coordinator at time of meeting, complimentary rooms based on the number of rooms paid (to be used for Speakers or dispersed to Officers in order of rank.) Annual conference will generally be held in April at a resort location.
  • Sites, social functions, luncheons, etc., to be made in coordination with the Vice President
  • Work with the Education Committee and hotel to obtain appropriate audio-visual needs of speakers
  • Hotel reservations for all Board Members at annual conference and other meetings as needed.
  • This committee will coordinate with convention services the dates and location of meetings as soon as planned, to coordinate exhibit hall plan, sleeping rooms and arrival times. 

Conference & Meetings Coordinator

Amy Bolden

David Nye, MHA, FACMPE

Conference Committee Member

Elaine Cook



The Immediate Past-President will be responsible for the nominating committee. The committee will consist of the Immediate Past President, President, and Vice-President. 

  • The nominating committee will discuss and introduce a proposed slate of officers for board members to approve. 
  • The Immediate Past President will be responsible for contacting proposed new board members and committee chairpersons for commitment to the Georgia Medical Group Management Association ("GMGMA") board. 
  • Immediate Past President will provide each new board member and committee chairperson with job description approved by the board.


Committee Chair (Immediate Past-President)

Tammy Gold

Committee Member - President

Brenda Messick

Committee Member - Vice President

Kathy Layne

Secretary - Liaison to the Nominating Committee

Mike Gebel