Meet our Board Members

Mrs. Shirley Brooks

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Mrs. Shirley Brooks

Representing District 1:

Shirley Brooks has been representing District 1 since 1999.  Ms. Brooks is the Executive Director of The Jessamine Place. Ms. Brooks served as the GSBA District 13 Director, has been a member of the GSBA Governmental Operations Committee for six years, served on the Governor's Education Task Force, Cost Model Subcommittee, and as Vice Chair of the Georgia Consortium for Adequate School Funding.

 

 
Mr. Gary Smith

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Mr. Gary Smith

Representing District 2 

Gary Smith has been representing District 2 from 1990-1998 and from 2007 to present.  Mr. Smith is retired from the Department of Family & Children Services.  Mr. Smith is a member of Georgia Council on Welfare Administration, Ben Hill County Communities in Schools, and Rotary International.

Mrs. Martha Yeager

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Mrs. Martha Yeager

Representing District 3

Martha Yeager is a new Board Member as a January, 2019.   Mrs. Yeager is a retired teacher with 42+ years of experience, and holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Specialist degrees from VSU.  Ms. Yeager taught high school for 22 years, and middle school for 20 years. She is married to Gary Kebo and has two daughters, Anna (Brett) Lacey, and Eleanor (Kyle) Roath.  Ms. Yeager's hobbies include reading, gardening, and junking.

 

Mrs. Theresa M. Davis

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Mrs. Theresa M. Davis

Representing District 4

Theresa Davis has been representing District 4 since 2004.  Ms. Davis is employed with Mediacom Communications for over 29 years. Ms. Davis currently serves on the GSBA Board of Directors for District 13 and as theDelegate for Ben Hill County at the GSBA Delegate Assembly. 

 

Mrs. Michelle Joiner

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Mrs. Michelle Joiner

Representing District 5

Michelle Joiner has been representing District 5 since 2009.  Ms. Joiner is the owner and agent of Rutherford Insurance Agency.  Ms. Joiner also serves as the Alternate Delegate for Ben Hill County at the GSBA Delegate Assembly.

Mr. Tony Herlovich

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Mr. Tony Herlovich

 Representing District 6

Tony Herlovich has been representing District 6 since 1997.  Mr. Herlovich is employed as a Material Specialist for Coffee Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Herlovich is a lifetime resident of Fitzgerald and is the father of four children who graduated from the Ben Hill County School System.

 

Mr. Juan Medellin

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Mr. Juan Medellin

Representing District 7

Juan Medellin is a new Board Member as of January, 2019.  Mr. Medellin is the Production Scheduler/Sales Manager for Southern Veneer Products, and has been employed there for the past 24 years.  Mr. Medellin is a father of two, with one former FHS graduate and on upcoming senior.  Mr. Medellin is also a Board Member for the Ben Hill County Hospital Authority.  He has served as President of the Fitzgerald High School Girls Soccer Team Booster Club and member of the softball boosters.  Mr. Medellin is also an organizer of the Beauty and the Beast soccer game which is part of the IGT Foundation.

 

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