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Governor Perdue Appoints Members to the Board of Human Resources

Monday, September 15, 2003  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


Atlanta - Governor Sonny Perdue announced today appointments to the Board of Human Resources; LaRon Bennett of Brunswick, GA; Robertiena Fletcher of Warner Robins, GA; Vernadette Ramirez Broyles of Norcross, GA; Bruce Cook of Atlanta, GA; Willene Grant of Elberton, GA; and Anne Mueller of Savannah, GA.

Brief biographies are provided below.

LaRon D. Bennett, Sr., 48, Brunswick, GA, First Congressional District - Bennett is currently the owner of SideView Concepts, a project management, consulting and design firm, and founder/pastor of Christ's Church for the End Times Inc. Bennett serves as a member of the N.A.A.C.P. and an administrative council member of the Glynn Council Schools. He is founder and past executive board member of Habitat for Humanity (Glynn County Chapter) and the Glynn County Planning Commission. He and wife, Angela, have three children.

Robertiena "Tiena" Fletcher, 54, Warner Robins, GA, Third Congressional District - Fletcher is Director of Pharmacy at the Houston Healthcare Complex and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, the Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce and is a trained mediator for the Houston County Juvenile Courts. Fletcher has also served as a member of the Houston County Board of Education. She received her B.S. from Mercer University and her MBA and M.Sc. from Georgia College. Fletcher is married and has three children.

Vernadette Ramirez Broyles, 38, Norcross, GA, Fourth Congressional District - Broyles serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, the National Council on Violence Against Women, as coordinating counsel for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program and is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Broyles received her B.S. from Yale University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is married to Kevin and has one son.

Bruce E. Cook, 58, Atlanta, GA, Sixth Congressional District - Cook is founder and CEO of Choosing the Best Publishing, LLC, and is past president and CEO of Rapha, a national healthcare organization. Cook also founded and served as CEO of Leadership Dynamics International, National Director of "Here's Life America" and on management task forces for AT&T, United Airlines and Coca-Cola. An author, Cook is a graduate of Georgia Tech and holds an MBA from Harvard. He and wife, Donna, have two children.

Willene Jones Grant, 73, Elberton, GA, Ninth Congressional District - Grant currently serves the Athens Technical College as an instructor and is past Director of Quality Management for the Elbert Memorial Hospital and head nurse for the Emory University, Macon and Hall County hospitals. Grant received her B.S. from Emory University and holds postgraduate degrees from Georgia State University and the University of Georgia.

Anne O'Quin Mueller, 73, Savannah, GA, Twelfth Congressional District - Mueller is a member of the board of the Savannah-Chatham Humane Society and a member of the Savannah Cultural Affairs Commission. Mueller previously served as State Representative from the 152nd District. Mueller received her B.S. in Zoology from the University of Georgia.