Archives: Staff Members
Laura Colbert is the Executive Director at Georgians for a Healthy Future, a non-profit consumer health advocacy organization that works to advance access to quality, affordable health care for all Georgians through education and outreach, coalition building and mobilization, and public policy advocacy.
Laura came to Georgians for a Healthy Future in June 2014 as the Community Outreach Manager. Previously, Laura was employed at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life program. Laura’s other previous positions include working at HSTAT, a student-run health policy and advocacy organization; and the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Laura was recognized in 2014 by the Society for Public Health Education as one of the organization’s “30 under 30”. She currently serves as a Consumer Liaison Representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and sits on the Georgia Department of Community Health’s Medical Care Advisory Committee. She has previously served as a board member to the Georgia Society for Public Health Education and the Dick Lane Velodrome, a bike racing track in East Point.
Laura has an MPH from Emory University, where she focused on health literacy and the social determinants of health. Before moving to Atlanta, Laura attended the University of Georgia, where she earned her B.S.Ed in Kinesiology with a focus on biomechanics. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, their two dogs, and many bicycles.
Alyssa Green is GHF’s Outreach & Education Manager. In this role, she engages consumers and communities in conversation about how health policy impacts their lives and provides tools and resources to help them engage in the health policy-making process. Alyssa also provides strategic direction for GHF’s outreach campaigns in support of policy change.
Alyssa is a recent graduate of UGA’s Master’s in Public Administration program. She has extensive experience in advocacy, program management, and person-centered approaches to community building. Before joining the GHF team, Alyssa led capacity building efforts for an Atlanta-based research study on trans risk and resilience. In addition to this, she coordinated food and fund campaigns at the Georgia Food Bank Association.
You can contact Alyssa at email@example.com or 404-567-5016, ext. 2.
Michelle Conde is the Communications and Special Projects Manager at Georgian’s for a Healthy Future. She is a dedicated healthcare advocate with strong knowledge and understanding of policy and research development. In her role at GHF, she manages GHF’s external communication channels (email, social media, earned media) and leverages social media for digital advocacy. She also provides policy research support as needed and contributes to the organization’s policy analysis efforts.
Michelle is a graduate of Georgia State’s Andrew Young School of Public Policy, where she received her Master’s in Public Policy with a focus on nonprofit policy. She is a creative and highly motivated leader with familiarity in working with diverse communities and quickly finding resourceful solutions. Before joining GHF she served as a policy fellow at Voices for Georgia’s Children and as a volunteer at Hemophilia of Georgia for over a decade. She is also a founding member of Hemophilia of Georgia’s Advocacy Board where she participates in efforts to advocate and educate the public and legislators.
You can contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-567-5016 x 3
Lois Hairston is the Story Collection Coordinator at Georgians for a Healthy Future. In this role, Lois works to collect, develop, and share the stories of Georgia individuals and families as part of GHF’s Close the Gap initiative.
Lois is a graduate of Old Dominion in Virginia, where she served as the Communication and Membership Chair for the University’s Black Alumni Chapter. Her professional background includes experience with marketing agencies in Virginia and the District of Columbia, where she managed direct marketing campaigns for clients such as the Democratic Governors Association and the HealthWell Foundation. Recently, in her role as Communications Manager for Youth Entrepreneurs, Lois managed the creation of branded content and acted as the public relations liaison for the national nonprofit.
When Lois first moved to Atlanta in 2016, she took a position with Spelman College leading fundraising campaigns for faculty, students, and young alumnae. She was also nominated and served as Vice President of the Spelman Staff Council Board. Before joining GHF, Lois was an independent contractor in the disciplines of photography, graphic design, and media production.
You can contact Lois at email@example.com or 404-567-5016 x 4.