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Governor Kemp Appoints Emory School of Nursing Associate Dean Carolyn Clevenger to the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce

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J. Michael Moore
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Carolyn C. Clevenger, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA, and Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, was appointed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce (GBHCW) along with 14 other healthcare industry experts. The group consists of practicing physicians and health system executives across disciplines who identify the health care workforce needs of Georgia communities.

The Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce advises on community development and oversees support and development of medical education programs in medically underserved areas. Members meet quarterly to provide specific recommendations to the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Clevenger earned her BSN from West Virginia University, her MSN from Emory University and her DNP from the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta University). She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. She is also a nationally recognized educational leader in advanced practice nursing, geriatrics and gerontology.

Representing Emory as a nurse leader, Clevenger is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a contributor to the AANP Certification Program. She is past president of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association and has earned numerous awards and recognition for work to develop and implement gerontological treatment plans.

“As a nurse practitioner who cares for older adults and particularly those with cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, it's important that we remember we need to provide care for older people and their family networks,” said Clevenger. Her work in implementing an integrated clinical model that provides palliative and primary care to seniors has resulted in more than eight publications, ongoing consultations, and testimonies to governmental oversight bodies.

To ensure that the GBHCW represents all Georgia regions and a variety of communities across the state, members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the state senate. New members have been selected from 535 cities and towns within Georgia. Learn more about GBHCW and its work on a wide range of health care development issues that affect Georgia communities, or read the current GBHCW charter here. To learn more about Carolyn Clevenger and her work, review her bio on the Woodruff School of Nursing website.

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