Healthcare professionals involved in the care of stroke patients in GA.


About Us

Healthcare professional involved in the care of stroke patients in Georgia are invited to join us in our endeavor to provide outstanding stroke care and education to the citizens of Georgia.

• Unique, voluntary grass-roots organization   

• Began with 7 Atlanta Stroke Coordinators in 2007    

• Founded in 2009 as Georgia Stroke Professional Alliance    

• Reached Non-Profit Status in 2018    

• Has submitted Abstract to ISC annually since 2012 and presented since 2013    

• Now over 240 members throughout Georgia with representation from hospitals, physician, independent consultants, pharmaceutical and medical device industry representing stroke specific treatments, key stakeholders from the AHA, DPH, Coverdell and leading Research Institution   

• Resource for best practice and mentor those new to stroke care, helps implement “best practices”

Mission Statement

The Georgia Stroke Professional Alliance is committed to stroke prevention and optimizing stroke care through networking and education.

2019 Officers & Committees



President (2020):  Dorothea Peters, MSN, RN-BC, St. Josephs'/Candler Health  



Past President (2019): Denise Goings, Medical Center Navicent Health,                              


Vice President:  Katie Collins, Emory Johns Creek Hospital


Secretary:  Shannon Doppelheuer,  Emory 


Treasurer: Lisa Jackson, Piedmont Fayette Hospital

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Committee Chairs

Research: Lori Sutherly, Emory/Grady


Professional Education: Jessica Wasserman, Grady


                                           Deb Camp, Piedmont Newnan 


Community Education: Jessica Long   

Bylaws:  Erica Walker, Piedmont Newton


                Holley Adams, NGHS


Membership:  Denise Goings, Medical Center Navicent Health  


Marketing (Social Media): Taylor Esdale, Piedmont Atlanta    


                                            Jessica Aspinwall, Memroial Health