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April 10, 2020

Board of Directors

Board of Directors   

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Roland Summers, M.D.
Chairman
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.

                                                                                                                                   

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Kathy Kinlaw, M.Div.
Vice-Chairman
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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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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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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Paul H. Earley, M.D., DFASAM
Medical Director
Georgia Professional Health Program, Inc.
Atlanta, Georgia


Dr. Earley has worked in Addiction Medicine for 35 years. He treats all types of addictive disorders and specializes in the assessment, treatment and management of healthcare 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 the Medical Director of the Georgia Professionals Health Program, Inc., the Physicians Health Program (PHP) for the state of Georgia and the President of the North American Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP). Dr. Earley is also the President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is a Distinguished Fellow of ASAM and has served on the board of ASAM for over 18 years in several capacities.


Dr. Earley is the recipient of the ASAM Annual Award in 2015. ASAM describes the award as “For outstanding contributions to the growth and vitality of our Society, for thoughtful leadership in the field, and for deep understanding of the art and science of Addiction Medicine” and “For expanding the frontiers of the field of Addiction Medicine and broadening our understanding of the addictive process, through research and innovation.”


 

 

 

 

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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.


Education

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


Awards

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


 

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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.



 

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


Jean Sumner is an internal medicine physician practicing in Wrightsville. She is a former board member and past president of the Georgia Board of Medicine and currently serves as medical director of the 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. They reside in Wrightsville.

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