Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to announce the appointment
of Juliette “Judy” Smith-Burris to the Camden Campus Advisory
Committee. She replaces Steve E. Rawl, Sr. who recently retired from the
Committee after serving for more than twenty years.
Smith-Burris has worked as an equal employment opportunity (EEO) specialist
with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) since 2005. Some
of her work responsibilities include providing reasonable accommodations
for staff and students with disabilities, providing religious accommodations
and promoting workforce diversity.
Smith-Burris earned a bachelor’s degree in social science in 1981.
From 1991-2005, she served as a management/program analyst at the Strategic
Weapons Facility, Atlantic (SWFLANT), Kings Bay, Ga. She has received
several honors for her work, including Certificates of Commendation, Outstanding
Performance Appraisals, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award for EEO,
and multiple Performance Awards throughout her career.
“With my career at SWFLANT and FLETC, and experience in developing
creative ideas to solve problems, I look forward to serving our community
and making a positive impact on the Camden Advisory Committee,”
According to Howard W. Sepp Jr., FACHE, vice president and administrator,
Camden Campus, that feeling is mutual. “We are delighted to have
Judy join the committee and look forward to her insight and contributions
for years to come.”
In addition to an exemplary career, Smith-Burris is also a leader within
several community and spiritual organizations, including chair of the
Planning Commission for the City of Kingsland and a member of the First
African Missionary Baptist Church in Kingsland. She resides in Kingsland
with her husband, Rick, and son, Tre’.
The Advisory Board currently consists of 11 members, including the 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 Smith-Burris, Advisory Committee members include Mark R.
Kevan, chair; Jean Marie Brazell, vice chair; Rose D. Andrews; Jeffery
“Jeff” B. Barker; James “Jim” B. Lomis; Joanne
M. Matukaitis, MSN, R.N., FABC, FAACVPR; Steve A. Nickisch, M.D., chief
of staff; Mary T. Root and Gary D. Willis.