Board of Trustees

The SGMC Foundation Board of Trustees is made up of members of the community along with South Georgia Medical Center employees and physicians who volunteer their time, expertise and financial support to the Foundation’s mission.  We are extremely fortunate to have passionate, influential board members whose mission is see South Georgia Medical Center Health System thrive.

Suzan Garnett


Ben Blanton

Vice President

Thomas D. Newbern


Joe Brownlee

Ben Copeland

Sue Cox

Brian Dawson, MD

SGMC Chief Medical Officer

Hayden Hancock

Bubba Highsmith

Dr. Charles Hobby

Bo Lovein

Robert T. Roquemore

John G. Moore


Ronnie Dean


Trustee Emeritus

  • Harley Langdale, Jr.
  • Joe Cordova
  • Joe V. ‘Bud’ Dasher
  • Herm Manderson
  • Ray Chitty
  • James Lee Herndon

Founding Members

  • Mr. Harley Langdale, Jr.
  • Mr. James Beck
  • Mr. Ed G. Barham