Georgia Governor Nathan Deal made 22 appointments to state boards on Feb. 6. Those 22 persons, including three from Southwest Georgia, were formally sworn into their board positions during ceremonies held in Atlanta on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.
Chris Hobby, State Workforce Investment Board
Hobby serves as the city manager of Bainbridge. He previously served as assistant city manager of Bainbridge and city manager of Colquitt. Hobby earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia College and State University and a master’s degree from Kennesaw State University. He and his wife, Anne, have two children. They reside in Bainbridge.
Ben P. Marion, Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists (reappointment)
Marion is the chief executive officer of Turning Point Hospital in Moultrie. He serves on the board of directors for the Colquitt County YMCA and Colquitt County United Way. Marion earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Jennifer, have four children and six grandchildren. They reside in Moultrie.
Barbara B. Mitchell, State Board of Nursing Home Administrators (reappointment)
Mitchell is vice president of Clinical Services and corporate compliance officer for Magnolia Manor, Inc. Prior to this role, she was the nursing home administrator of Magnolia Manor in Buena Vista for 11 years. She currently serves on the board of the Georgia Health Care Association and is the board liaison to the Georgia Association of Nurses in Long Term Care. She previously served on the Georgia Board of Examiners of Licensed Practical Nurses. Mitchell has been a licensed registered nurse since 1980 and a licensed nursing home administrator since 1996. She and her husband, Bill, live in Americus.