alicia mccracken- chaiR
Heidi Bartlett- Immediate Past Chair
Julie Wolf- Chair- Elect
Candice Dykes- Secretary
Julie Smith- Region 1 Advisor
june woods- region 4 advisor
Diann Bennet- Magwood- region 5 advisor
sharon pye- region 6 advisor
makayla winters- alumni- at- large
Makayla has been a Georgia HOSA alumnus since 2014. As a Georgia HOSA student, she served as her local chapter president for two years, competed in several competitive events, and even won State Leadership in Medical Photography. After graduation, she continued to stay involved with Georgia HOSA as an alumnus serving as a judge at leadership conferences. She currently attends the University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy as a second-year pharmacy student, where she serves in various capacities. She currently is a member of American Pharmacist Association (APhA), serving as a Programming Coordinator, Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International (CPFI), serving as the President-Elect, and lastly Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS). She also serves as a College of Pharmacy ambassador to help acquaint new students to the College. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, spending time outdoors, and volunteering to help others.
tiffany barney- department of education: program specialist
Maya Angelou once said, “When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” Dr. Barney has spent her entire life learning in preparation to teach and give back. Her passion is to prepare educators to create an environment in which students can thrive and reach their desired career goals. Her background as an athletic trainer and an EMT lay the healthcare content foundation; while, her seven degrees have provided her with the tools to teach and motivate those around her in the academic arena.
Dr. Barney has taught middle school students, high school students, and even been an adjunct collegiate professor. In 2015, she was recognized as one of the top 20% of teachers in Henry County. In 2017, she was named the New Healthcare Science Teacher of the Year for the state of Georgia. She has even been nominated for the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 Recognition and was a member of the selective statewide leadership development program – LEAD CTAE. Dr. Barney strives for excellence in everything that she does. She has experience in the classroom as a teacher, outside the classroom as an instructional coach, and currently serves as the CTAE Program Specialist for the Georgia Department of Education.
Her educational background includes an A.S. in General Studies, a B.S.Ed. in Exercise and Sport Science, a M.S. in Kinesiology, a M.A.T. in Workforce Education, a M.Ed. in Mathematics Education, an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Georgia.