Camden Campus Advisory Board Announces New Chair

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: May 21, 2012 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce Rose Andrews as chairwoman of the Camden Campus Advisory Board and welcome new member Jim Lomis.

Andrews has served on the Advisory Board since June 2006; she accepted the chairwoman position from W.H. “Bill” Gross, chairman since January 2001, who has retired from the Advisory Board after serving 18 years.

“I am very humbled and honored to serve in this capacity,” says Andrews. “I look forward to assisting the Health System with its goals to provide quality care to our community.”

Retired since selling their Kingsland Ford Mercury dealership in 2007, Andrews is active in the Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Kingsland where she serves as chairwoman of the finance ministry and as a Deaconess, co-chairman of the National Trends and Services Program for the Brunswick Chapter Links Incorporated, and president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Brunswick Chapter. She also mentors middle school girls in the Emerging Young Leaders program for Camden and Glynn counties. She and her husband, Ed, live in St. Marys. Her daughter, Roshelle, is a senior at Georgia State University.

Lomis, senior vice president and Camden County market manager for Ameris Bank, has lived in Camden with his wife, Tammy, for the last ten years. They have three children, Ben, Beth and Mitch.

“I’ve always been appreciative of our local hospital and what it means to the community,” says Lomis. “As a banker, I’m aware of the impact that a quality healthcare facility can have on the economic development of a community, and I look forward to helping with the hospital’s expansion and bringing in new services.”

Extremely active in supporting the economic development of St. Marys, Lomis serves on several committees, including chairman of the St. Marys Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors. He is Church Council chair and a member of the Finance Committee at St. Marys United Methodist Church. He has previously served as chairman of the Camden County Chamber of Commerce; budget and appropriations chairman of the United Way Board of Directors; president, treasurer and vice president of the Rotary Club of Camden County; St. Marys Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors; treasurer of the Shadowlawn Homeowners Association; and member of the Magnolia Manor Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board consists of 10 members plus the current Camden Campus chief of staff. Members volunteer their time to assist the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority in overseeing the Health System’s Camden Campus.

In addition to Andrews and Lomis, Advisory Board members are Jeffery “Jeff” B. Barker, William “Stan” Fowler, Vance Hughes, Mark R. Kevan, Walter C. McNeely, Steve E. Rawl, Sr., Mary T. Root, Gary D. Willis, and Chief of Staff Thomas C. Whitesell Jr., M.D.