GOSA Team

Opportunities at GOSA

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GOSA Leadership

Joy Hawkins

Executive Director

Joy Hawkins earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Georgia State University and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Georgia State College of Law.

Donovan Head

Deputy Director

Donovan Head holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Valdosta State University.

Jackie Lundberg

Director of Data Systems and Operations

Jackie has worked for the State of Georgia for over 22 years.

Stacey Lutz

Director of Strategic Programs and Evaluations

Stacey joined GOSA in July of 2015. Prior to beginning her work with GOSA, she served for three years as an Evaluation System Specialist with the Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Division of the Georgia Department of Education. Stacey is also Director of the Governor's School Leadership Academy.

Malenka Warner

Director of Communications

Malenka began her career as a journalist and became a radio news director before changing her career path toward marketing, communications, and promotion.

 

 

GOSA Staff

Alice Aka

Office Manager

Alice has worked in state government for over 19 years. Prior to joining the GOSA team September 2019, Alice worked for Georgia Student Finance Commission where she managed the Student Aid Services Call Center.

Karen Brown-Collier

Regional Leadership Coach, Governor's School Leadership Academy

Karen joined GOSA in August of 2018 as a Governor’s School Leadership Academy Regional Leadership Coach.

Rhonda Burns

Business Manager

Rhonda Burns joined GOSA in April 2019 as the Business Manager.

Diane Burrell

Operations Specialist

As GOSA's Operations Specialists, Diane maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems and policies.

Trevor Cason

GHP Program Specialist

In this role, Trevor provides logistical and operational support to the Innovative Programs Team at GOSA, specifically the Governor’s Honors Program, the RESA Professional Learning grants, and the Reading Mentors Program.

Elise Chappell

Policy and Research Analyst

Elise joined  GOSA in November 2017 and has managed three grant programs administered through GOSA.

Jaclyn Colona

Executive Director Innovation Fund Foundation

Jaclyn joined GOSA after working with the agency as a Policy and Advocacy Summer Fellow through Leadership for Educational Equity. 

Sean Coy

Technology Services Manager/Information Security Officer

As GOSA's system administrator, Sean acts in a technical support role both inside the GOSA team and as a technical liaison to external agencies and vendors.

Kimberly Creagh

Program Manager, Teacher Development & Retention, Governor's School Leadership Academy

Kim is the Program Manager of Teacher Development and Retention for the GSLA at the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

Monica Flamini

Policy and Research Analyst

Monica Flamini holds two bachelor's degrees in history and journalism from the University of Georgia.

Kenneth Johnson

Assistant Director, Governor's School Leadership Academy

Kenneth joined GOSA in July of 2018 on the Governor’s School Leadership Academy team. In this role, he supports principals in turnaround work and those aspiring to become principals in districts throughout the state.

Steve Korwan

Program Manager, Connections for Classrooms Grant Program

Steve oversees the Connections for Classroom grant program, which aims to provide high-speed broadband access to schools and classrooms.

Jayashree Krishnan

Senior Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect, GA•AWARDS

As the Senior Enterprise Data Warehouse Architect, Jayashree directs the technical design, delivery, and implementation of the GA AWARDS statewide longitudinal data system.

Michael Moore

Senior Business Intelligence Architect, GA•AWARDS

Michael serves as a Business Intelligence Architect for the GA•AWARDS longitudinal data system.

Richard Parmer

Program Manager, Governor's Honors Program

Richard (Ricky) joined GOSA as the Governor’s Honors Program Manager in June of 2014. Ricky has over twenty years of educational experience in both public and independent schools at both instructional and administrative levels.

Ryan Pelfrey

Policy and Research Analyst

Ryan Pelfrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a Master of Science in International Policy Management from Kennesaw State University.

Brian Pettite

Business Analyst - IT Support

Brian supports the GOSA staff with information technology needs. Brian has over 20 years of experience in the IT field.

Haley Steed

Policy and Research Analyst

Haley joined GOSA after working with the agency as a Policy & Advocacy Summer Fellow through Leadership for Educational Equity.

Marcia Strong

Regional Leadership Coach, Governor’s School Leadership Academy

Marcia joined GOSA in August 2018 as a Governor’s School Leadership Academy Regional Leadership Coach. In this role, she supports principals and aspiring leaders in districts across the state in school turnaround work.

Kimberly Turner

Learning Development Project Manager, Governor's School Leadership Academy

Kimberly joined GOSA in July of 2015 as Program Manager for the Reading Mentor Program. 

Tandi Tyler

Assistant Director, Governor's School Leadership Academy

Tandi is the Assistant Director of the Governor’s Leadership Academy where she will be supporting the development of turnaround principals and aspiring turnaround principals.