Camden Advisory Committee Welcomes Juliette "Judy" Smith-Burris as its Newest Member

Juliette “Judy” Smith-BurrisSoutheast 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,” says Smith-Burris.

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.