Executive Board Members

Sharon Baker

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.

Miriam Peterson


Miriam has more than 30 years experience in the development and implementation of financial software used in both the service and manufacturing industries. This long career afforded many opportunities for public speaking and training as well as writing technical articles and providing a national hotline for product support.

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

Angela Devine

Angela Devine

Diane Miller

Nelle Reagan

Gwen Stephens

Gwen Stephens

Susie K. Twyman

Melanie Troxell

Melanie Troxell

Cassandra Wheeler

More Members

  • Kathy Cook Cooper
  • Jeanne Schull
  • Paula Stover

Photos and bios of these board members are coming soon!

Advisory Board

Tammy Bryant

Susan Conradsen

Dr. Laurie Johnson LPC