GA-VDRS "You Matter" Workshop



Violent Death Reporting System

"You Matter" Workshop 

Middle Georgia State University,

Robert F. Hatcher, Sr., Conference Center

100 University Parkway Macon, GA 31206 

June 13, 2019 

                        Violent Death Reporting System: “You Matter” 

7:30 am - 8:30 am 


GA-VDRS Staff 

8:30 am - 8:45 am 

Welcome & Introductions

Dr. Cherie Drenzek (DPH)

8:45 am - 9:15am

Download this pdf file. Georgia Violent Death Reporting System Overview  

Rana Bayakly (DPH)

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Download this pdf file. Working with Vital Records (GAVERS)  

Christopher Harrison (DPH)

10:00 am -10:45 am

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Gary Bergman (PAC)

10:45 am -11:00 am


11:00 am - 11:10 pm

Introduction to Breakout Sessions 

Cijji Johnson (DPH)

11:10 am - 12:20 pm

(Breakout Sessions)

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Major Alexander Mears (DeKalb

County Police)

L.E. Representative

11:10 am – 11:40 am

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Pat King (DHS)

11:50 am – 12:20 pm

Working with Coroners

Catoosa County Coroner 

Vanita Hullander (GA Coroner)

11:10 am – 11:40 am

Download this pdf file. Better Documentation  

Child Abuse Investigative Support Center Coordinator 

Elizabeth Andrews (GBI)

11:50 am – 12:20 pm

12:20 pm - 1:30 pm


12:20 pm - 1:30 pm

                                    Exclusive Vendors

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Download this pdf file. Suicide Coalition Panel Discussion  

  • Forsyth Mental Health Task Force
  • Newton-Rockdale Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Voices of Hope (Suicide Prevention Coalition – Middle Georgia)
  • Chattooga County Suicide Prevention Coalition

Erin Conaway (DBHDD)

Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills

Jennifer Wilds

Marnie Braswell

Ciara McKnight

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

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Niki Lemeshka (GA Commission on Family Violence)

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

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Melissa White (GPSTC)

3:45 pm – 3:55 pm


3:55 pm - 4:40 pm 

Data Usage Panel Discussion 

Dr. Anna Scheyett

Dr. Fancis Annor/ Dr. Reynolds Morrison

Michael Fowler, Dougherty County - (GA Coroner)

Amanda Dinwiddie (DPH)

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm 

Evaluations & Adjourn  


Related Sites

Georgia Violent Death Reporting System (GA-VDRS)

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