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DPH Names New Vital Records Chief

July 25, 2014

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has named Donna Moore as the new state registrar to oversee the operations of the agency’s vital records section. Moore, with 25 years of management and leadership experience in the private sector, was selected as part of a four-month national search.

“Donna Moore’s rich experience ranging from public utilities to health care uniquely qualifies her to take our vital records operations to a new level,” said DPH Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. “I am so proud to have her as a new member of our team as we continue our transformation of vital records operations.”

As the state registrar, Moore will oversee all aspects of the department’s vital records program, including the issuance and filing of birth and death records as well as marriage and divorce certificates throughout the State of Georgia. Working with deputy registrars and medical examiners in each of Georgia’s 159 counties, Moore will oversee the department’s ongoing work to digitize paper records and implement a new electronic filing and retrieval system.

DPH has been working with consulting firm North Highland in an effort to improve efficiencies associated with the delivery and availability of vital records.

“With a great mix of project and process management experience and management consulting experience, we’re confident Donna Moore’s best work is yet to come,” said Jamie Howgate, DPH’s chief of staff who oversees the vital records transformation.

Moore earned a masters of business administration degree at Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics. She received a bachelor of business administration degree at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Moore officially begins her new role with DPH on August 1.