Committed to the Cause
2022-2023 Board of Directors
Share Health Southeast Georgia
Barry Bloom is the CEO at Jeff Davis Hospital in Hazlehurst, Georgia. Prior to serving as the Interim CEO, he was the Chief Financial Officer (CF0) from January 2018 thru May 2019. He worked at Coffee Regional Medical Center from 2000 thru 2015, first as the Assistant Chief Financial Officer and later as the Vice President of Physicians and Informational Services. From 1992-2000 he was Controller and Director of Budget for Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Barry received his BBA in Accounting and Finance and his MBA in Business Administration from Valdosta State University. Barry served on the Board of Directors of Wiregrass Technical College and South Georgia State College and chaired both of the Boards during his tenure. He established a Boys and Girls Club in Coffee County and chaired that Board for eight years. He served on the Coffee County Chamber of Commerce 15 years and chaired for two years. Barry is married with five children and five grandchildren.
Peyton W. Frye is the Practice Manager for EGHC, a federally qualified Community Health Center with offices throughout southeast Georgia. Prior to joining EGHC, Peyton worked at Spivey State Bank from 2007-2016, and was Senior Vice President when he left banking for EGHC. Peyton is a graduate of Valdosta State University and is a graduate of the Georgia Banking School of the University of Georgia. He has served on numerous boards during his professional career and currently serves as the Chair of the Southeastern Technical College Foundation and the Southeastern Technical College Early Childcare Board. He is an active community volunteer for numerous local, state and regional organizations. He lives in Swainsboro with his wife and two children.
David Glass, Administrator
South Georgia Primary Care
Dr. Stacy W. Smallwood, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy & Community Health in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health and affiliate faculty in the Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies program at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Smallwood's graduate instruction is in health promotion, education, and behavior, and his specialized training is in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention. His research focuses on promoting equity in health and well-being among marginalized communities. He believes that scholarship and activism should work together to promote community empowerment. His interests include HIV prevention, sexual health, LGBT health, discrimination and health, and community engagement and organizing within marginalized communities. In particular, he is interested in the effects of psychosocial and structural factors on HIV outcomes among sexual minority people of color. He also consults with community-based HIV prevention organizations on the evaluation of their evidence-based interventions. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the HIV/AIDS Section for the American Public Health Association, and is the moderator for the Bulloch County Beloved Community, a grassroots organization with the purpose of building connections across lines of social difference in Statesboro, GA and surrounding areas.
Dr. Rebecca Spahos, MD was born in Henry County, Georgia as a family of six children. Her family is very involved in the military, and range from jet pilots, C-130 pilots, to Navy SEALs. She was salutatorian at Stockbridge High School, and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics from the University of Georgia in 2001. Dr Spahos managed a lab for genetic cancer research at Emory University. She then completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, and residency for General Surgery at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. She started a Breast Cancer Program at East Georgia Regional Medical Center and practiced General Surgery there for six years. She is currently working at Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton since September 2019, and continues practicing a broad general surgery practice in skin and soft tissue surgery, thyroid surgery, laparoscopic and open colon resection, laparoscopic and open hernia surgery, colonoscopy/endoscopy, and has a special interest in breast cancer care and surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Her goals as a surgeon are to provide excellent care to all within my community, and dreams of one day starting a Breast Center in Evans County.
Rosemarie D. Parks, MD, MPH, Ex-Officio
District Health Director
Hollard G. Phillips worked for the Southeast Health District (SEHD) for 25 years and completed a total of 34 years with state government. He began his employment with the SEHD as a Communicable Disease Specialist in 1988 and was later promoted to Communicable Disease Supervisor. Starting in 2007 he managed three programs, serving as the Director of the Office of Infectious Diseases, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Director of Pharmacy. He retired in June 2013. Hollard holds Masters’ degrees from Valdosta State University and Emory University. He is a lifelong resident of Douglas, Georgia. His current activities include administrative work at his church, Christian Education training and father to three daughters and a son. His two oldest children are in college at Regents University in Augusta and Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. His youngest two are in high school.
April Thomason has worked with the Board of Education for 24 years. She began her career working with the Pre-K program than transferring to Family Connection in 1999. She has served as the Director of the Coffee County Family Connection Collaborative since 2005. She is a graduate of Broxton High School and South Georgia College. She attended Valdosta State University and majored in Sociology. April has previously served on the Coffee County Board of Health. She currently serves on the Local Inter-agency Planning Team. She continues to serve as an advocate for the community's most vulnerable families and children. April is married to Mitch Thomason. They have 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
Stephanie Watson attended both Statesboro High School and Georgia Southern University. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2000, and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics in 2001. Dr. Watson began her pharmacy career as a clinical staff pharmacist at Satilla Regional Medical Center in 2001 and has resided in Waycross since that time. As a pharmacist in a rural regional medical center, Dr. Watson was involved in many aspects of institutional pharmaceutical care. She served on multiple interdisciplinary committees, precepted pharmacy students, and served as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the local Family Medicine Residency Program. In 2016, Dr. Watson was named the Pharmacy Manager. In this role, she was accountable for a team of pharmacists and technicians; she was also responsible for regulatory compliance and multiple clinical excellence initiatives. In November 2020, Dr. Watson transitioned from the hospital setting and is now a community pharmacist at Browning’s Medical Arts Pharmacy in Waycross. In this new role, she has been able to foster meaningful relationships with physicians and other healthcare providers, as well as community customers.
Dr. Watson is proud to call Waycross her home and enjoys being an active member of the community. She is a sustaining member of the Waycross Service League, serving as an officer for five of the seven years of active membership. She also served on the Board of Directors for Cord of Three Counseling Services, participated in the Leadership Waycross Program, and is a member of the Okefenokee Heritage Center. Dr. Watson lives in Waycross with her husband, Richard, and their son Sam. They enjoy spending time together, working on home improvement projects, and traveling.
Share Health Staff:
Barbara A. Bruno, MA
Tanesha L. Slocumb, MPH, CHES
Appling Program Coordinator
Crista LiCausi, MPH
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Dwight Williams, Jr. MA
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