Executive Board Members

Sharon Baker

President & Founder

Sharon has had a diverse background in the nursing field. She has taught undergraduate students, developed a nurse practitioner program, been an executive director for a women’s center and been in private practice. During her last six years of employment, she worked at a methadone clinic and then at a nursing home.

Amy Astin

Vice President

Amy Astin has decades of experience working with programs and volunteers in the health care industry. Most recently, she was Director or Volunteer Services at Floyd Medical Center in Rome.

Ansley Rice


Ansley is a Certified Public Accountant. She moved to Rome, Georgia in 1986. Ansley was an employee of Robinson, Grimes, and Company in Columbus, Georgia from 1977 until 1981. In 1986 she was employed as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernest J. Rudert, and Co., PC. Ansley became a shareholder in Howse and Rice, PC in 2003.

Board Members at Large

Kathy Cook Cooper

Diane Miller

Nelle Reagan

Gwen Stephens

Susie K. Twyman

Melanie Troxell

Cassandra Wheeler

Advisory Board

  • Tammy Bryant
  • Susan Conradsen
  • Miriam Peterson
  • Paula Stover