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

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Deal appoints six to boards

October 19, 2012

Mark Schreiber, Statewide Independent Living Council
Schreiber medically retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 and started his own management/consulting firm in 2006. He currently serves on the board of directors of Living Independence for Everyone and Abilities Unlimited. He is also the president of Savannah Adapted Adventures, a nonprofit organization devoted to adapted activities. Schreiber earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from the University of Auburn at Montgomery. He and his wife, Tina, reside in Savannah.

Shanti Y. Aaron, Statewide Independent Living Council
Aaron is currently the statewide manager for both the Social Security Administration and Ticket to Work initiatives of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Program. She has worked in the field of vocational rehabilitation for more than 25 years. Aaron is a member of the Board of the National Association of Disability Benefits Specialists, the National Rehabilitation Association and also serves on the Disability Advisory Board for Delta Air Lines. She has a master’s in Vocational Rehabilitation and a certificate in Management. Aaron and her husband, Robert, have two children and two grandchildren. They reside in Atlanta.

Mary Louise Austin, State Board of Occupational Therapists (reappointment)
Austin is the president/CEO of USO of Georgia, Inc., overseeing USO services to the military and military families. She is a registered mediator and a member of Kiwanis, along with several other business organizations. She has also been presented with the Department of Defense Civilian Public Service Award. Austin received her master’s degree in Public Administration. She resides in Sandy Springs with her family.

R. Whitman Lord, State Board of Optometry (reappointment)
Lord owns Lord Eye Centers with branches located in Statesboro, Savannah, Augusta, Brunswick, Kingsland and Rincon. He is a member of the Georgia Optometric Association, the American Optometric Association and is currently on the editorial staff of Optometric Management. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Georgia and received his doctorate of Optometry from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. He and his wife, Lurue, reside in Statesboro.
Robert W. McCullough, State Board of Optometry (reappointment)
McCullough has worked at his optometry practice in Jonesboro for more than 30 years. Prior to that, he practiced for two years in the Navy. Active in his profession, McCullough is a past president of the Georgia Optometric Association and former trustee, current committee member and lecturer for the Southern Educational Congress of Optometry. He has been published in the Journal of the American Optometric Association and has served on many national committees. McCullough received an associate’s degree from Middle Georgia College, a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Georgia and a doctorate of Optometry from Southern College of Optometry. He and his wife, Carol, have two sons. They reside in Fayetteville.

Betty Lindsey, State Board of Optometry (reappointment)
Lindsey is a homemaker and a buyer for Omega Pharmacy-Gift Division. She currently serves on the board for Ruth’s Cottage for Abused Women, Patticake House for Abused Children and the Tift County Residential Housing Corp. She is a volunteer and guild member for the Tifton Museum of Arts & Heritage. Lindsey attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and is a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta. She and her husband, Tommy, have two daughters. They reside in Tifton.