Governor Nathan Deal - Georgia’s 82nd Governor (2011-2019)

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Deal appoints eight to boards

September 2, 2011

William R. Coleman Jr., Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board (Reappointment)
After receiving his BBA, law degree and an ROTC commission from the University of Georgia and logging two years of active military service, Coleman returned to Augusta where he practiced law for more than 45 years. He currently serves as a member of the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board, the Metro Board and the Endowment Board of the Augusta Family YMCA. He and his wife, Jerri, reside in Thomson and have five children and four grandchildren.

D. Scott Murphy, Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board (Reappointment)
Murphy is principal of D.S. Murphy & Associates. He is a member of the Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition, the Atlanta Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the Boy Scouts of America. He received his undergraduate degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in small business management. Murphy and his wife, Glenn, have two children and reside in Suwanee.

Stephen P. Heinen, Subsequent Injury Trust Fund Commission
Heinen is the vice president of risk services for Insurance Office of America in Gainesville. He is a Johnson High School and University of Georgia graduate. Heinen has chaired the United Way Campaign and the Challenged Child Capital Campaign. He has also served as president of the Gainesville Jaycees and as a director on the Gainesville State College Board. He and his wife, Sandi, reside in Gainesville and have two children, Hurst and Carson. They are members of Gainesville First United Methodist Church.

Cheryl A. DeLuca-Johnson , Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
DeLuca-Johnson is the executive director of Street GRACE, an alliance of churches, elected officials, community partners and volunteers dedicated to eradicating the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Street GRACE currently has 71 church members, 58 community partners and more than 1,600 volunteers working in Georgia. DeLuca-Johnson is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia with an expertise in women’s issues and addiction. Her previous work experience includes working at the Women’s Recovery Center of MARR. She and her husband, Ernie Johnson Jr., have six children and reside in Norcross.

Penny Lee Johnson, State Board of Cosmetology
Johnson has worked as a hairstylist in the Macon area for 27 years and holds the Master Cosmetology license. She has attended a number of educational seminars in order to expand her knowledge and to stay current with industry trends. Johnson and her husband, Lindsey, reside in Lizella and have three children and five grandchildren.

Frank Auman, Department of Human Services (Reappointment)
Auman is the chief executive officer of Flat Rock Enterprises, Inc., and special adviser to the chief executive officer of Cheatham Chemical Company. He previously served as chief executive officer of Validata, Inc. Auman earned a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Gaye, reside in Stone Mountain and have three daughters.

Pauline F. Hale, Subsequent Injury Trust Fund Commission (Reappointment)
Hale serves as the manager of medical management services for Builders’ Insurance Group. She has served on the Georgia Licensure Board for Professional Counselors and as the Managed Care & Rehabilitation division director for the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. She has also served on the board of directors of the National Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. Hale earned her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling at the University of Florida in the College of Health Related Professions. She and her husband, Forrest, have two children and reside in Jackson.

Bobbie Bailey, Georgia Music Hall of Fame Authority
Bailey became a member of the Recording Academy in 1972. Since then she has served on numerous committees in the industry including chapter governor and president of the Atlanta Chapter, the Hall of Fame Election Committee and the Mayor’s Commission on the Atlanta Entertainment Industry Committee. In 1989 Bailey began serving as president of Friends of Georgia Music Festival, Inc., an organization that sponsors the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and she began to serve as executive producer of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show. Bailey has promoted music for young people with the Bobbie Bailey Music Industry Scholarship and the Bobbie Bailey Music Technology and Recording Classrooms in the Media Center which allows students to study the latest music software. She resides in Tucker.

R. Micah Story, Agricultural Advisory Commission (Reappointment)
Story has been the agriculture teacher and Future Farmers of America adviser at East Jackson Middle School since 1996. His teaching emphasis is plant science and agriculture technology. Story earned his bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Fort Valley State University and his M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in agriculture education from the University of Georgia. He was the 2002 Teacher of the Year for East Jackson Middle School and was also the systemwide Teacher of the Year for Jackson County in 2002. Story is a 2001 recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. He currently serves as a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador, which is a program sponsored by DuPont, and it allows him to work with peers to integrate science education into the agriculture classroom. Story is a member of the Georgia Vocational Agriculture Teacher Association. He and his wife, Sherry, have two children and reside in Athens.

Semba I. Brittian, Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism
Brittian is currently an active duty Army service member and Sergeant First Class stationed at Fort Gillem. She has been in the Army for 25 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Howard University and her master’s degree from the University of Maryland. Brittian volunteers with American Cancer Society, Youth Force, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves, Parent Teacher Student Association, Association of the United States Army and Read America. She has two children and resides in Powder Springs.