Georgia Association of Nursing Deans and Directors (GANDD)
VISION GANDD exists to transform health care through the process of educating registered nurses to meet the nursing needs of the citizens of Georgia by providing quality undergraduate and graduate education, leading-edge research, excellence in nursing practice, and committed public service.
PURPOSE GANDD serves as a unified voice for all Georgia Nursing Deans and Directors to create the preferred future for nursing education in the state of Georgia.
Facilitate collaboration and networking among nursing programs in Georgia
Plan and conduct appropriate activities to address existing problems and strengthen nursing and nursing education at the local, state, and regional levels.
Collaborate with and influence state, regional, and national groups and stakeholders concerned with nursing and nursing education.
Provide leadership in educating a highly competent nursing workforce consistent with the health care needs of Georgia.
Serve as a resource for development of policy and programs that enhance the health of people of Georgia.
Dr. Celia Hay is the Chair of the Nursing Department at LaGrange College. She actively promotes the activities of GANDD and serves as a representative for the group at meetings and events. Her term of office runs from 2016-2018. As Chair of GANDD, her duties include:
Circulating an agenda prior to meetings
Presiding at all GANDD meetings
Act as, or designate, an official spokesperson and/or representative for GANDD
Serve as Ex Officio on all GANDD committees
Chair meetings of the Executive Committee
Submit a summary report of all activities at the annual meeting
Dr. Debby MacMillan serves as Director of the nursing program at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. She will serve in the position as vice chairperson for two years (2016-2018), and then she will move into the position of Chairperson for the organization. In her position as vice-chair, She is responsible for:
Assuming the duties and responsibilities of the Chairperson in the absence of that officer
Participating in the other duties of GANDD, as assigned by the Executive Committee or membership
Overseeing the operation and maintenance of GANDD website
Serving as Chair of the Bylaws Committee
Dr. Linda Streit is Dean and Professor at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University. Elected to the GANDD Board in June 2015, she is dedicated to keeping an active accounting of the organization's funds, expenditures, and collection of dues. She provides a report of the financial records at all meetings. She is responsible for maintaining the organization's non-profit status and advises the group of any conflict. Her term of office runs from 2015-2017. Duties, as listed in the bylaws, also include:
Maintains funds and issues payments / checks
Keeps accurate accounts of finances
Dr. Dina Hewett serves as Director of the School of Nursing at Brenau University. In her position as Treasurer (2016-2018), she is responsible for maintaining all permanent records of the organization. She also records minutes at all meetings, highlighting the predetermined agenda for each meeting and is responsible for the advance distribution of minutes for review at future meetings. Duties, as listed in the bylaws, also include:
Keep an accurate record of all business proceedings of the organization and the Executive Committee
Distribute a copy of the minutes of all meetings to the full membership within two weeks of the meeting
Serves as Chair of Committees, as designated by the Chair