MCG Advisory Board


Mission:

The mission of the MCG Advisory Board is to advise and assist the Dean in strategic planning, including development and implementation of short- and long-term goals, community outreach and service; to serve as ambassadors for the College; and to garner financial support for education and research.

Members:

Mr. Bohlke earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in 1992. He currently has his own Family Practice in Statesboro, Georgia.

In May, 2011 he received the Service to Mankind Award in Statesboro. He served as medical director of the Hearts and Hands Clinic in Statesboro ‐ a clinic providing free medical care to over 600 citizens. Scott declined to seek reelection to his seat on the Bulloch County Board of Education, in part to allow him more time and energy to devote to this clinic and its important work. His commitment to health care extends beyond Bulloch County, too. He is the immediate past president of the board of the Medical Association of Georgia; he is past president of the Ogeechee River Medical Society, and past president of the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Alumni Association.

Dr. Boyd earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in 1999. She completed both her urological residency and general surgery Internship at MCG. She has been Board certified in Urology since 2006 and has been in private practice at Urological Associates in Savannah, Georgia since 2004. She is currently serving as President of the Medical College of Georgia, School of Medicine Alumni Association.

She and her husband, Ted have a daughter, Taylor who currently attends Mercer University, School of Medicine.

Dr. Gose earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1999. He completed his residency at Memorial Health University Center in Savannah, Georgia, serving as chief resident during his residency. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Gose was recognized by the National Committee Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Bridges to Excellence program for his quality diabetes care and management. Currently, he is serving as the Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association (MCGAA) President.

Dr. Gose and his wife, Betina reside in Powder Springs, Georgia.

Mr. Durham is President and co-founder of ApolloMD. A graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, has been a licensed attorney since 1994 and served as legal counsel for corporations and individual physicians, dealing with such issues as compliance, risk management, contracts and collections. As President, Durham’s responsibilities include developing strategic direction and initiatives, overseeing business performance and operations, developing new opportunities and service lines, and developing and executing the business model development.

In 2009, Durham received the coveted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his role in developing ApolloMD’s innovative business model which aligns provider incentives to optimize patient care and efficiency. Durham currently serves on the board for the American Heart Association and has been appointed to the Advisory Board for the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University.

John Raymond Duttenhaver, MD, retired in 2013 as Staff Radiation Oncologist from the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He served in this capacity for more than 25 years.

Dr. Duttenhaver graduated from the University of Georgia in 1974, with a bachelor of science in zoology. He then completed his medical degree in 1978, at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU). He completed an internship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, in 1979, and his residency training in radiation therapy at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1982.

He is married to Stephanie Tucker Duttenhaver, a former Major Gift Officer for GRU. The Duttenhavers have a son, James, and live in Savannah, Georgia.

Mr. Fitzgerald launched his financial services career in the summer 2002. He was a CPA for several years, gaining valuable individual and corporate income tax expertise, which still serves him and his clients well today. Since forming Strategic Financial Management in 2004, Scott has developed a passion for and become an expert in helping his clients "connect with their goals by making intelligent financial decisions™". By earning multiple professional designations (CFP®, CLU, CPA) along with continuing to invest in his business and keeping his network current, Scott demonstrates dedication and commitment to assuring his clients that he and his team will always act competently and properly on their behalf. Scott has also been named to his broker dealer’s Directors Council and in addition serves on EMoney's Advisory Board.

Scott, along with his wife Missy and three children reside in Evans, Georgia. Recreationally, Scott enjoys golfing with clients and friends, CrossFit training, coaching youth baseball and football, watching his children compete and following Georgia Bulldog football. He greatly embraces and enjoys the challenge of striving daily to be a leader for his family. Scott serves his community by serving on the boards of The Greater Augusta Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Westminster Schools of Augusta and Georgia Regents University.

Dr. Freedman is a retired Radiologist and former Medical College of Georgia (MCG) faculty member, recently earning Professor Emeritus status. She earned her medical degree from MCG in 1968 and completed her radiology residency at Augusta University in 1972. She retired as an Associate Professor of Radiology at Augusta University in 2000. She is a past President of the MCG Alumni Association and currently serves as Chairman of the Medical College of Georgia Foundation. Dr. Freedman is a recipient of the MCG Distinguished Alumnae for Loyalty Award which was presented at the 2013 Alumni Weekend for her remarkable support of MCG. Dr. Freedman is married to Dr. Murray Freedman and they have two children.

Ms. Graybeal was one of the first women on the East Coast to hold a Chief Marketing Officer position with a manufacturing company serving National and International markets. In 1971, she returned to Augusta and started the first of two successful retail businesses, Pants Circus Jean Company. Upon the sale of seven Pants Circus Jeans Company locations in Georgia and South Carolina in 1981, she started Hang-Ups Custom Framing and Art Gallery. After serving two years on the Board of Directors of Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, Ms. Graybeal was elected in 1992 to serve as the first woman president in its 120 year history. She is also a member of the Georgia Women’s Golf Association, the Georgia Women’s Senior Golf Association, the National Association of Women Business Owners and on the community advisory board of the Junior League and has served on and presided over a number of community civic and social service organizations, including Rotary Club of Augusta. Ms. Graybeal has been honored as a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and was named Volunteer of the Year for my many years of service to the Children’s Heart Volunteer Council. She is a founding member of Women in Philanthropy and serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors. She has served with Leadership Augusta Class of 2002, the Development Board for the Augusta University School of Nursing, University Hospital Foundation Board, Chair for the Jernigan Golf Tournament, and Trustee at former Augusta State University and is also involved with raising funds for the Augusta University Women’s Golf Team. Ms. Graybeal is a co-founder of the Make a Wish Foundations for the CSRA, and also served as Chair of the Planning and Development Committee for the Board of Directors for MCGHI (Now the GRU) Medical Center since 2001, also actively involved as a member and past president of West Lake Country Club Ladies Golf Association.

John S. Harvey M.D. graduated from the University of Georgia (UGA) with a B.S. Degree in Biochemistry prior to receiving an M.D. Degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). Residency training at the University of South Florida Health Sciences University (USFHSU) in Tampa Florida was completed following a Chief Residency year in 1983. Dr. Harvey returned to Atlanta, Georgia entering the private practice of surgery where he has continuously been in the practice of general and trauma surgery for over 25 years. His private practice is in Alpharetta, GA and he is a trauma surgeon at the Gwinnett Medical Level II Trauma Center.

During his career Dr Harvey has served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff at North Fulton Hospital in North Atlanta, and currently is Chief of Surgery at Gwinnett Medical Center. He has served as President of the Medical Association of Atlanta (MAA), and Speaker of the House of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG). He currently remains on the MAA Board of Directors and the MAG Executive Committee.

During the 1996 Olympics he served as a Medical Command Officer dealing directly with the medical and multi agency response to the Centennial Park bombing attack.

As medical director for an ambulance company, he was directly involved in the triage and treatment of victims of the Buckhead financial district (day trader) mass casualty shootings.

Dr. Harvey is commissioned as a Colonel in the Georgia State Defense Force, an authorized branch of the Georgia Department of Defense. He serves as the Command Surgeon. Notable missions include the Katrina/Rita hurricane victim airlift reception and the Haiti earthquake victim airlift reception in Atlanta, GA.

His service has been recognized by multiple awards:

  • MAA Aven Award (2012)
  • MAG Distinguished Service Award (2006)
  • MAG Physician’s Community Service Award (2013)
  • State of Georgia Meritorious Service Medal (2005)

As a pilot with single and multi-engine, instrument and commercial ratings, he captains a Piper Twin Comanche. Other hobbies include fishing, hunting, farming, and coin collecting.

Dr. Harvey has a son - Matthew. He is married to Saundra- they reside in Roswell, GA. They enjoy relaxing in Hiawassee GA and The Villages FL.

Dr. Hudson earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in 1974. He went on to also complete his internship and residency at GRU. He completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Arthritic Surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and a Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the University of Louisville Hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky. He joined the staff of Orthopaedic Associates in 1979 and retired in 2015.

Dr. Hudson is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Georgia Regents University. Dr. Hudson is married to Jan Hudson and they have two children, Heather and William “Howard” Hudson. Howard is a member of MCG, Class of 2012. Dr. Hudson’s father, Dr. Jack Hudson was also an MCG graduate, completing his medical degree in 1951.

Billie Jean Luke Jackson, MD, is a dermatologist in Macon, Georgia. She is a 1984 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU). She completed her residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. In 1983, she married Joseph Graybill Jackson, a diagnostic radiologist. Her husband is also a MCG at Augusta University alum, graduating in 1983.

Dr. Jackson lives in the Macon area.

Dr. Lazari earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in 2012. He started his first year in the pediatrics residency program at GRU. Dr. Lazari was a volunteer Unit Clerk with MCGHealth from 2008-2009, until he stopped to concentrate his time on medical school. He and Ann Elizabeth Pollard were married on April 14, 2012.

Dr. Lazari is an active member of Richmond County Medical Society, Medical Association of Georgia, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the MCG Alumni Association. He served on the Student Services Task Force.

Mr. Lewis is a native Augustan and is Vice President of Meybohm Realtors, Augusta largest real estate company. His career spans a 31 year period with Meybohm as a residential realtor. Gardelle is very involved in the community and serves on the following boards: The Symphony Orchestra Augusta Board, the St. John Towers Advisory Board, The Clinton-Anderson Foundation Board, and the University Health Care Foundation Board. He formerly served on the Jud Hickey Daycare Center Board, March of Dimes Board and the Wilson Family Y Board. He is a member of the Georgia Association of Realtors, the Greater Augusta Association of Realtors, and The National Association of Realtors. He is a former member of the Tocqueville Society of the CSRA United Way. He is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Augusta Country Club and the Pinnacle Club. He is married to Nannette Michelin Lewis and they reside in West Augusta.

Dr. McCluskey earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in 1984. He is the Director of the Shoulder Surgery Center and Director of the Shoulder Fellowship Program at the St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute in Columbus, Georgia. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. McCluskey has practiced orthopaedic surgery in Columbus, Georgia since 1990, and specializes in orthopaedic surgery of the upper extremity. He served as Chief of Staff at St. Francis Hospital from 2008 to 2010, and has served on numerous committees. Dr. McCluskey began his career at Hughston Hospital in Columbus after completing a shoulder and elbow fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. In 2001, he founded McCluskey Orthopaedic Surgery with his brother, Dr. Lee McCluskey. Dr. McCluskey has delivered more than three hundred national and international scientific presentations and has published over thirty scientific articles and book chapters on shoulder and elbow disorders.

He is an active member of numerous orthopaedic and medical societies, including; The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopeadic Association, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Georgia Orthopaedic Society, the Georgia Shoulder and Elbow Society, the Muscogee County Medical Society, among others. Academic appointments include clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine and clinical instructor in orthopaedic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He currently serves on several editorial boards and is a reviewer for many orthopaedic journals.

Dr. McCluskey earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in 1984. He is the Director of the Shoulder Surgery Center and Director of the Shoulder Fellowship Program at the St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute in Columbus, Georgia. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. McCluskey has practiced orthopaedic surgery in Columbus, Georgia since 1990, and specializes in orthopaedic surgery of the upper extremity. He served as Chief of Staff at St. Francis Hospital from 2008 to 2010, and has served on numerous committees. Dr. McCluskey began his career at Hughston Hospital in Columbus after completing a shoulder and elbow fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. In 2001, he founded McCluskey Orthopaedic Surgery with his brother, Dr. Lee McCluskey. Dr. McCluskey has delivered more than three hundred national and international scientific presentations and has published over thirty scientific articles and book chapters on shoulder and elbow disorders.

He is an active member of numerous orthopaedic and medical societies, including; The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopeadic Association, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Georgia Orthopaedic Society, the Georgia Shoulder and Elbow Society, the Muscogee County Medical Society, among others. Academic appointments include clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine and clinical instructor in orthopaedic surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He currently serves on several editorial boards and is a reviewer for many orthopaedic journals.

Dr. Schnuck earned his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU) in 1968, interned at University Hospital, then served in the U.S. Army for three years. His service included a tour of duty in Vietnam where he volunteered in orphanages and hospitals. His military honors include a Bronze Star, Air Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and National Service Defense Medal. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency at MCG in 1974 and returned in 1995 to complete a body imaging fellowship. He has been an assistant professor of radiology at MCG since 1996. Dr. Schnuck has also served as chief of the Department of Imaging and Radiology at the Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Wray practices Allergy and Immunology as a volunteer at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Regents University (GRU). Dr. Wray earned her medical degree from the MCG in 1960, and is a retired faculty member in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Allergy‐Immunology and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. Currently she serves on the Georgia Health Sciences Foundation Board as a member of the Audit Committee and on the MCG Alumni Association as the President. She is a past President and longtime member of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and earned its Gold-headed Cane Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007. Dr. Wray served as a Delegate to the Medical Association of Georgia through the Richmond County Medical Society and received a Distinguished Service Award from the Society in 1999. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, earning its Lifetime Achievement Award through the Georgia Chapter in 2000. She received the MCG Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. She served as Chief of the Section of Allergy-Immunology and Director of the Allergy-Immunology training program at MCG from 1978 to 2000 and as Interim Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Clinical Activities from 2000 to 2002. Dr. Wray also served on the Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for Allergy-Immunology from 1990 to 1996. In her honor, MCG established the Betty B. Wray Scholarship Fund in 2001 and the Betty B. Wray Chair in Pediatrics in 2006. Dr. Wray is married to Dr. Charles Wray, Emeritus Vice President for Clinical Activities and MCG Professor Emeritus of Surgery. They have five grown children.