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Phoebe Sumter Announces New Board Members


Americus, Ga. – Phoebe Sumter Medical Center (PSMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the hospital’s Board of Directors, Edward Jackson and Alton Marcus, Sr.

“We are excited to have Mr. Jackson and Mr. Marcus join the Phoebe Sumter hospital board. As longtime residents of the area, both bring knowledge and enthusiasm to the board that will greatly benefit the communities we serve,” said Brandi Lunneborg, CEO, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. “Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of volunteer community leaders who are committed to ensuring our region has access to the highest quality healthcare.”

Born and raised in Plains, Ga., Edward Jackson is excited to serve his community in a new way. Jackson has worked for New Horizons Habitat for Humanity for eight years and currently serves as the deputy director. Throughout his career with Habitat for Humanity, he has been instrumental in helping families become homeowners. He is involved in many civic organizations, including Americus-Sumter Rotary Club, a participant in the 2020-2021 South Georgia LEADS program and Director of Guide Right – a national service program sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity for the education and occupational guidance of youth.

“With me being in my early thirties, I feel this is a great opportunity for me to help bridge the gap between the younger generation and healthcare. I think young adults do not always have healthcare at the top of their mind, so this is a chance for me to educate them on the importance of healthcare and that they can trust our local healthcare system,” said Jackson.

Alton Marcus, Sr. has been a member of the Americus community for more than 20 years. He is the district manager for Dollar Tree Stores and owns a small real estate and property management company. Marcus says he is excited for this opportunity to be involved in the community in this different capacity. “As I am getting older, I am realizing the importance of having quality healthcare close to home. Phoebe Sumter plays an important role in our region. Our healthcare system not only contributes to our physical health but it provides economic growth to the community and I am excited to be a part of that,” added Marcus.

As a true not-for-profit health system, PSMC is operated by a volunteer board made up of employees and members from the communities it serves. The board members are committed to ensuring patients receive the best care while also helping to make a positive impact on the region as employers, community partners and an engine for economic growth. Current, PSMC board members include board include: Robbie Latimore, Ed.D. (Chairman), Frederick McLaughlin, Ed.D. (Vice Chairman), Brian Church, Kristin Collier, MD, John Crisp, Sandra Daniel, Ph.D., RN, Bardin Hooks, Edward Jackson, Dale Lawson, MD, Alton Marcus, Sr., Vic Patel, Scott Steiner and Sandra Zornes, MD.