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May 24, 2024

Board of Directors


Board of Directors   

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W. Scott Bohlke, M.D.
Brooklet, Georgia

Dr. Bohlke was introduced to the MagMutual Board of Directors through his mentor in private practice who was also a long-time policyholder. Not only was the experience of serving on a committee rewarding, but Dr. Bohlke believes his work on the board helps fellow physicians around the state as well.

Dr. Bohlke is proud to serve MagMutual PolicyOwners and believes physicians benefit from a mutual insurer where policyholders own and lead the company. His experience has helped him not only learn more about MagMutual, but support the company’s mission of serving and protecting physicians.  

Currently, Dr. Bohlke serves on the audit, claims, compensation, executive, finance, medical relations and nominating committees.


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Kathy Kinlaw, M.Div.
Atlanta, Georgia

Kathy Kinlaw is Associate Director of the Emory University Center for Ethics and Director of the Center's Program in Health Sciences and Ethics. She serves as Bioethics Associate in Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine; and Executive Director of the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia.  

Kathy is as a member of the CDC Ethics Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee to the Director, and is on the GeorgiaComposite Board of Medical Examiners. Since 1994 she has co-directed the School of Medicine's teaching in Clinical Ethics.  Her publications and scholarly interests are primarily in the areas of:  palliative and end of life care, ethics and medical education, perinatal and neonatal ethics, the work of ethics committees, and public health ethics.

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James Haley, J.D.
Acworth, Georgia

After practicing in Florida for 12 years, I relocated to beautiful Acworth, Georgia in 2003 and am enjoying it tremendously. I have been practicing law for over twenty-six years and am admitted in both Florida and Georgia state and federal courts. I have always actively participated in community activities. Currently I am a member of the Cobb County Circuit Defender Program, Cobb County Bar Association both Family and Criminal Law Sections. I have in the past performed pro bono legal work, been on the board of directors of a Chamber of Commerce, been an elder in my church, and acted as a legal advisor to the Volunteer Fire Department of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.


Nova Southeastern University: 1991 - Juris Doctor
Tufts University: 1988 - BA International Relations w/ Spanish proficiency


Trial Attorney of the Year: 1995 - Broward County, Florida


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Garrett Barnes, M.D.
Rome, Georgia

Dr. Barnes has had a very productive and successful career both in family medicine and emergency medicine for over 20 years. He currently serves as an Emergency Physician at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia (with 7 years as Medical Director) and as a Certified Tactical Physician, Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Chief Medical Officer T.E.M.S. for both Floyd County / Rome S.W.A.T. as well as State S.W.A.T. (Georgia State Patrol) Certified Advanced S.W.A.T. Sniper in what initially began as a recovery project. Dr. Barnes began volunteering time to local law enforcement special ops providing embedded medical support- which has blossomed into a second full time career.

Dr. Barnes received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1992 with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Chemistry. He attended Medical school at Loyola University Chicago Stritch where he graduated with AOA honors. Dr. Barnes completed his residency in Family Medicine, with honors,  in Rome Georgia in 1999, followed by private practice at the Harbin Clinic also in Rome, Georgia.

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Paul H. Earley, M.D., DFASAM
Medical Director
Georgia Professional Health Program, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia


Dr. Earley has been an Addiction Medicine Physician for 36 years. He treats all types of addictive disorders and specializes in the assessment and treatment of health care professionals. As a therapist, he works with patients already in recovery, providing long term therapy for those who suffer from this disease. His professional expertise extends to advocacy for professionals before agencies and licensing boards.


Dr. Earley is a dynamic speaker and educator; he speaks and trains on topics of addiction, its treatment and addiction among health care professionals. In addition, he trains therapists about the neurobiological basis of psychotherapy. In his travels, he has provided training in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Switzerland.


He is the author of three books and numerous articles on addiction and its treatment. He is a contributing author to the ASAM Textbook: Principles of Addiction Medicine, as author of the chapter: Physician Health Programs and Addiction among Physicians. He is a contributing author to the ASAM Criteria. His two most recent books Recovery Mind Training and The Implementation Guide to RecoveryMind Training are published by Central Recovery Press.


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Lasa Joiner
Atlanta, Georgia

Lasa Joiner is a staunch advocate for broader access to mental health treatments and brings expertise from her tenure as Executive Director of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association.

Joiner has been professionally involved in a wide range of health policy issues, and she currently serves on several boards and foundations which support improvements in the delivery of healthcare to all Georgians. Currently, Joiner is President of the Georgia Foundation for Public Health.



Robin F. McCown
Executive Director
Georgia Professional Health Program, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia

Robin McCown is a healthcare and rehabilitation specialist with more than 30 years of experience in addiction and mental health treatment focused on outreach and referral development.  She is a founding Board Member and has been the Executive Director for Georgia Professional Health Program, Inc., the Physician Health Program for the state of Georgia since its doors opened in August 2012. 

Ms. McCown is a past Treasurer of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, the national organization which supports professional health programs across the US and Canada.  She has served as the Executive Director of the Georgia Chapter of the Society of Addiction Medicine and has previously worked as a professional outreach coordinator for various national specialty treatment facilities with specific experience in working with professional health programs across the United States.  She has also served on the Advisory Commission of Lawyers Assistance Programs and a past Treasurer for the North Georgia EAPA Executive Board.

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Laura Jean Smallwood, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Atlanta, Georgia


Dr. Laura Smallwood’s veterinary experience includes 36 years of practice, the majority of that as a small animal internal medicine specialist and practice owner. As a mindfulness educator, Dr. Smallwood’s focus has been on the development of content relevant to the veterinary profession. Her interests include mindfulness as a methodology for improving health and well-being outcomes, stress physiology and the role that mindsets play in stress outcomes, mindful communication as a strategy to mitigate conflict in the workplace, and the role that kindness and compassion practices can play in protecting against burnout. Dr. Smallwood is a trained Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher, a registered yoga teacher, and a member of the teaching faculty at Atlanta Mindfulness Institute. She is also the current chair of the GVMA Wellness Committee. Learn more about Dr. Smallwood’s work at laurajeansmallwood.com



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Roland Summers, M.D.
Savannah, Georgia

Dr. Roland Summers, MD is a pulmonologist in Savannah, Georgia. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Georgia and North Carolina. He is affiliated with Candler Hospital, Memorial Health, and St. Joseph's Hospital.






Jean R. Sumner, M.D.
Sandersville, Georgia

Jean Sumner is an internal medicine physician and current Dean of  the School of Medicine, B.S.N., M.S.N., M.D. at Mercer University. She is a former medical director, board member and past president of the Georgia Composite Medical Board..

She earned a bachelor's and master's degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia and a medical degree from Mercer University. She and her husband, Joe, have two children and three grandchildren.