Our Board Members and Directors

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George Jeburk — 2019 President

I completed the requirements to become a Master Gardener in 2010. I served as Vice President and President for two one-year terms. During the next several years I worked with school and community gardens and provided leadership for our annual plant sale. To fulfill a need identified thru a community survey we started a series of Community Forums to bring together members of the community and gardening experts in a series of 6 meeting held in the evening covering a range of topics based on community need.In 2017 I was appointed to the MGEV Advisory Board and served in 2018 as a District Director for GMGA.

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Glenda Garris — 2018 Past President

Studied Business Admin at West Georgia and Georgia State Retired from Bellsouth Corporation as Assistant Corporate Secretary and Director of Corporate Governance in 2003.President Southeastern Chapter, American Society of Corporate Secretaries 2001-2002. Completed UGA Course curriculum and earned Master Gardener certification in 2003; Founded Community Gardens of Henry County non-profit in 2003 -Executive Director 2003-2015 and Board Member 2003-2018; President Henry County Master Gardeners in 2006.Voted Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 2006.Native Georgian.Resides in McDonough, GA.Has two grown children, 8 grandchildren.Two Labs “-----Bertie and Bella” and two kittens “Clark and Charlie”.

Mel Brannen — VP Education

has been a master gardener in Forsyth County since 2014 and active with GMGA as a District Director for the metro-Atlanta area for 4 years. An active gardener, she grows & sells organic produce throughout the year from her suburban backyard garden and orchard. Mel enjoys teaching others to grow, harvest, preserve & prepare the garden's bounty and finds joy and fulfillment in living well through outdoor activity, healthy eating, faith and building community.

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Marjorie Stansel — VP Grants

Former President of the Georgia Master Gardener Association (GMGA), is married and lives in Winston, Georgia. She became a Master Gardener in 2009 and a Master Naturalist in 2010. She just finished her sixth term as President of the Douglas County Master Gardeners. In addition to speaking on topics related to gardening for civic and master gardener groups, Marjorie writes regular articles for gardening newsletters, local magazines and the local newspaper. Her Master Gardener projects in Douglas County include co-chair of the Vegetable Garden, chair of the Nature Trail, and chair of the Butterfly Trail. She is a founding member of the Douglas County Butterfly Trail with 11 public butterfly gardens listed on the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. She has designed the last two butterfly gardens on the trail. She also serves as a Board Member for Keep Douglas County Beautiful (2018) and Keep Douglasville Beautiful (2019)

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Liz Dietz — VP Membership

Liz has been a member of the Hall County Master Gardeners since 2014. She served in different capacities as President for 3 years. She organized the Hall County Spring and Fall Expos in 2018. Liz is currently Vice President of HCMG in charge of programs and is serving as the Publicity Chair for 2019 in addition to VP-Membership for GMGA. Liz retired in 2013 from the pharmaceutical/bio-medical industry. She and her husband Bob relocated to Georgia with their son to be closer to family. They enjoy traveling to various national parks and other scenic locations.

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Nanci Shipley — Recording Secretary

Nanci is a member of the Master Gardeners since 2007, and was the Recording Secretary for Paulding MGEV's for 3 years. She currently teaches the MG Sprouts classes in Paulding and is currently serving as Recording Secretary for Georgia Master Gardener Association for the past three years.She and her husband are active in their MGEV group and enjoy working in the Demonstration Garden and taking the produce to the local Helping Hands group..Nanci and John enjoy traveling and spending time with their 2 children currently in Washington, DC and Misawa Air Force Base in Japan.

Linda W Nunez — Treasurer

UGA grad. Returned to GA in 2010, completed MG training in 2011. President of Douglas County Master Gardeners 2012 and 2013; treasurer of DCMGA 2014, 2015 and 2019.Treasurer, GMGA since January 2013.I’ve worked in Vietnam and Japan; travels for work and leisure include from Iceland to Australia and many places in between –among the favorites were Easter Island and undersea adventure in Bora Bora. Various professional endeavors include: lead negotiator for F-16, F-111 and major weapon systems contracts; Financial Operations Supervisor for $22 million, 26 cost center organization; and traveling instructor for Intuit software. I’m blessed with a husband of 48 years, Ramon Nunez who is also a Georgia MG and serves as the By-Laws chair for GMGA.

Gayle Dean — Editor, The Scoop

Gayle is a member of the Valley Master Gardener in Columbus, and completed her training in 2008. She is also a Master Naturalist. Gayle obtained her Master's degree to prepare her for working 25 years with people with various developmental disabilities. She is now a homemaker who enjoys photography as a hobby. Married to Les Dean, Gayle has two children and five grandchildren. She volunteers at the historical garden of the oldest house in Columbus. She has been editor of the GMGA member newsletter, The Scoop since 2013, and enjoys this opportunity to share information from around the state with other Master Gardeners.

Ramon E Nunez — By-Laws

Georgia native son, UGA grad, attorney.Completed MG training in 2012. At DCMGAs beck and call from propagating, to hauling stuff, to supporting the plant sale and Hydrangea Festival efforts, and especially supporting our Extension Agent whenever possible.Various professional endeavors include: B-52 radar navigator, Director of the US Governments Tokyo Area Contracting Center, establishing manufacturing plants in China(PRC) and Malaysia for General Electric Company, C-suite General Counsel for the Sovereign fund of Dubai.Currently practicing International Law in Europe and Asia.

Ronda Steeley — Clips Editor

Master Gardener since 2003 and a Member of the Augusta Area Master Gardeners. Her current projects include the Children’s Garden at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center on Fort Gordon, the vegetable garden and butterfly garden at Reed Creek Park, hosting garden tours at the Sacred Heart Garden Festival each April and working at the Home & Garden Show each February. She has been editing Clips for about two years.

 

NW1 District Director
Kerry DeFoe
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NW2 District Director
Lisa Mason
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NW3 District Director
Patricia Lunn Adsit 
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NW4 District Director
LaTonya Vincent 
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NW5 District Director
Patricia Striplin 
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SW1 District Director
Albert Sanders
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NE1 District Director
Brooke Nations
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NE2 District Director
Patti Lewis
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NE3 District Director
Jackie Williams
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NE4 District Director
Rose Marie Hardman
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SE District Director
Steve Taylor
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SW2 District Director
Anne Barbas
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Central District Director
Diane Stephens
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