Earl Rogers / Georgia Hospital Association
Earl Rogers was named president and CEO of the Georgia Hospital Association on July 1, 2013. As GHA’s top executive, Earl leads GHA’s 55-member staff and the association’s subsidiary organizations.
Prior to being named GHA president, Rogers served for more than 30 years in the Georgia government relations arena carving out a reputation as one of the most influential, respected lobbyists under the Gold Dome in Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1976, Earl served the first 20 years of his professional career in various roles with the Georgia Power Company including legislative affairs and regional management. In 1996, he was named senior vice president, government affairs for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce where he led the chamber’s legislative activities.
Earl began his career at GHA in November 2005 when he accepted the association’s position as senior vice president, government relations. Since then, he was instrumental in the passage of major legislation benefitting Georgia hospitals related to tort reform, Certificate of Need and Medicaid funding.
Earl and his wife, Mary, are the proud parents of four grown children and grandparents to one grandson.
Fran Baker-Witt / Effingham Health System
Mrs. Baker-Witt is the Interim Chief Executive Officer at Effingham Health System in Springfield, Georgia. She is a Registered Nurse first. She has a MBA and is working on her doctorate in nursing. Mrs. Baker-Witt is also a Nursing Home Administrator.
Fran Baker-Witt served in key leadership roles at Grady Health System in Atlanta for 17 years. In January 2016 she joined Effingham Health System as the Chief Transformation Officer. Mrs. Baker-Witt was named Interim Chief Executive Officer at Effingham Health System in June 2016.