Meet Our Governance Board

Michael Chalmers - HCCA Chairman of the Board

 Houston County Career Academy's Governance Board

Name: Michael Chalmers, Chair
Email: michaelchalmers@spherion.com

Professional Background /Biographical Information:

Michael is the President and Owner of Spherion Staffing Middle Georgia, Columbus, Ga LaGrange, GA and Spherion Staffing Huntsville, Alabama.  The company specializes in the recruiting and placement of Industrial, Administrative, Healthcare, IT, Accounting & Finance, and Engineering candidates.  He attended Kennesaw State University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Communication in 1995.  He also earned his Master of Business Administration Degree from Kennesaw State University in 1998.

Name: Kimberly Gunn, Co- Chair
Professional Background/Biographical Information:

14 years of higher education experience- 7 1/2 years at Middle/Central Georgia Technical College in advising, then High School Initiatives and 7 years at Middle Georgia College as the Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruiting. I have served as the dual enrollment coordinator at HCCA for 5 years. I have a Master of Public Administration from Ga College & State University.

Name: Lany Puckett, Treasurer
Email: sldietary@healthmngt.com
Professional Background /Biographical Information:

Dietary Director; Summers Landing of Warner Robins Ga.; Previously, Food & Beverage Manager, Houston Lake Country Club, Perry Ga.; over 30 years' experience in the Food & Beverage Industry; Graduate of Georgia College & State University 1986, B. S. Public Administration, B. S. Political Science.

Nae:Sabrina Phelps, Principal/ CEO
Email: sabrina.phelps@hcbe.net
Professional Background /Biographical Information: 15 years classroom CTAE instructor (Family and Consumer Sciences) 6 years Assistant Principal/ CTAE supervisor, Warner Robins High School, 6 years Principal, Houston County Career Academy

Name:Bryan Fobbus
Email: bfobbus@wrga.gov
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Name:Angie Gheesling
Email: gheesling@houstoncountyga.net

Professional Background/Biographical Information:

Executiv Director, Houston County Development Authority (2012 - present)

Executive Director, Milledgeville Baldwin County Development Authority (7 years)

Asistant Director and Regional Manager, Georgia Department of Economic Development (7 years)

Manager, Choby's Landing Restaurant, Lake Sinclair (23 years)

Graduate of Georgia College

Name:Andrea Griner, CEcD
Email: agriner@centralgatech.edu

Professional Background/Biographical Information:

Vice President for Economic Development, Central Georgia Technical College

Name:David McDermott
Email: david.mcdermott@hcbe.net
Professional Background /Biographical Information:

This is my twenty-fifth year in education. I served as an Assistant Principal at Northside High School for ten years. During that time, I served as the administrator for the Tabor Ninth Grade Academy and the CTAE Supervisor. I became the CTAE Director for Houston County in the Spring of 2015.  

Name:Marian McLemore
Email: mmclemore@FlintEMC.com
Professional Background/Biographical Information:

Nearly 20 years of public relations experience in the electric utility industry, specifically cooperatives. Accredited in public relations (APR) and a certified cooperative communicator (CCC). 12 years as Manager of Public Relations for Flint Energies.

Name:Eric Payne
Email: eric.payne@hcbe.net
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Name:James Pettis
Email: jamespettis@hotmail.com
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Name:Larry Snellgrove
Email: lsnellgrove@centralgatech.edu
Professional Background/Biographical Information:

Mr. Snellgrove presently serves as a part-time facilities project assistant for Central GA Technical College. He is a retired developer and contractor. Mr. has served on various committees including the GA State Board Department of Technical and Adult Education, new Career Academies selection committee, and Houston County Development Authority. In addition to serving on the Houston County Career Academy Governance Board, he serves on the board of directors and holding Company of the Sun Mark Bank in Hawkinsville, GA and City of Water Robins Development Authority.

Name:Robert Williams
Email: Robert.Williams.3@us.af.mil

Professional Background/Biographical Information:

Mr. Williams is the DoD Liaison to the Houston County Career Academy.  He has served in myriad Human Resource and Senior Advisory positions spanning a 33 year civilian career with the United States Air Force in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.  He presently serves as the Director, Management Operations, for the 78th Air Base Wing, Robins Air Force Base.  In his present position, he provides executive advice and assistance to the Installation Commander in all facets of the Wing's support of several Air Force missions, contractor operations and a diverse workforce spanning the installation.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, in 1983.  He received a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia, in 2009.