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 Business 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.

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.

David Evans

Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence Engineer, GA•AWARDS

David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Philosophy and two Master’s Degrees in Economics and Computer Science.

Dr. Monica Flamini

Policy and Research Analyst

Dr. Monica Flamini holds two bachelor's degrees, a master’s degree, and a PhD. 

Kenneth L. Johnson, Jr.

Co-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.

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.

Dr. Kelly Jo Page

Governor’s School Leadership Academy Regional Leadership Coach

Dr. Kelly Jo Page joined GOSA in July 2021 as a Governor’s School Leadership Academy Regional Leadership Coach.

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.

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.

Dr. Angela Strozier

Governor’s School Leadership Academy Regional Leadership Coach

Dr. Strozier joined GOSA in June of 2021 as a Governor’s School Leadership Academy Regional Leadership Coach.

Kimberly Turner

Program Manager District Support and Sustainability, Governor's School Leadership Academy

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

Dr. Chara Willaford

Governor’s School Leadership Academy & Growing Readers, Regional Lead Coach/Evaluation and Research

Dr. Chara Willaford joined GOSA in July 2021 as a GSLA Regional Leadership Coach.