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Statesboro’s Kennedy Appointed to State Board by Governor Kemp

Statesboro’s Staci McNeely Kennedy has been appointed by Governor Kemp to serve on the Georgia State Board of Long Term Care Facility Administrators.


The Georgia State Board of Long-Term Care Facility Administrators is a nine member Board appointed by the Governor of Georgia: three members are licensed Nursing Home Administrators, at least one of whom shall represent nonproprietary nursing homes, three members are personal care home administrators or assisted living community administrators, two members are from the public at large, and one member is a health care professional with at least a bachelor’s degree, experience in elder care, knowledge in dementia care, and is not licensed by this Board. The Board meets on a quarterly in Macon.


Kennedy is a Registered Nurse with a background in outpatient and emergency services. Kennedy is currently employed by East Georgia Medical Center where she works in the ambulatory care unit.


She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Georgia Southern University in 1996. Kennedy is a member of Statesboro First United Methodist Church and past president of the Statesboro Service League. She and her husband, Everett, have three children and reside in Statesboro.


Others named Monday include:

Shanna Boss Dupree is Executive Director of At Home Senior Living, LLC, a luxury assisted living facility in Cochran, Georgia. Dupree’s career in long-term care began with an eight-year tenure at Serenity Hospice, where she worked as a case manager, later becoming CEO. Dupree specializes in staff development and serves as a consultant for start-up assisted living facilities. She and her husband, Stephen, have one son and reside in Cochran.

Kimberly Ann Pitsenbarger is the Executive Director of a 126-unit long-term care facility, which includes independent senior living, assisted living, and memory care. She has worked in the long-term care industry for over twenty-six years. In 2013, Pitsenbarger and the staff of Summer’s Landing were awarded the National Assisted Living Week Programing award and in 2016, she was awarded the AHCA Executive Director of the Year. She and her husband, David, have been married for thirty-seven years and have two adult sons and are the proud grandparents of one grandson.

Barbara Byron Mitchell is Vice President of Clinical Services and the Corporate Compliance Officer for Magnolia Manor, Inc. Her career in long-term care began in 1985 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center. She has held roles such as Evening Supervisor, Unit Manager, DON, Administrator and Nursing Consultant. Mitchell attended St. Petersburg Junior College in Florida where she earned an associate degree in Nursing. She served on the Georgia Health Care Association Board as the GANLTC liaison and a board member of the National Centers for Assisted Living. She and her husband, Bill, reside in Americus.

Edward “Chap” Nelson is a Registered Nurse and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. He is employed at both Jones County Nursing Home and Autumn Lane Health and Rehabilitation. Nelson attended Macon State College, earning an associate degree in Nursing. He has two children and resides in Gray.

Mark Shane Mobley is President of Avilys Sleep & EEG, LLC, the largest rural Georgia provider of sleep disorder and EEG testing for both pediatric and adult patients. Mobley attended Macon State College where he earned a degree in Applied Science and subsequently became a RCP-RRT, Registered Respiratory Therapist. He continued his education, graduating from the Northside School of Sleep Medicine in Atlanta and went on to complete training in Strategic Finance at Harvard Business School. Mobley has been featured in publications such as Address Macon, M.D. News, as well as editorial content for an article in Fortune Small Business. He and his wife, Amy, have two children and reside in Macon.

Daniel Edward Rampey is owner and CFO of Magnolia Estates, Inc, a family owned Personal Care Home and Independent Living community in Winder, Georgia. Rampey graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1978. He has formerly served as President of the Assisted Living Association of Georgia, as a member of the Barrow County Board of Education, President of the Barrow County Chamber of Commerce, and member of the Economic Development Council. Rampey currently served on the Board of Directors at Barrow Regional Medical Center. He and his wife, Denise, have two children and reside in Statham.

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