Leadership Directory

The Region has many opportunities for membership involvement, including area representation and volunteer positions. Please contact any member of the Steering Committee for information regarding NACADA.

Region Chair & Steering Committee

  • Ellen Riley
    Ellen Riley Region Chair 2022-2024 Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sophia Everett
    Sophia Everett Awards Coordinator 2023-2025 Shelton State Community College
  • Rebecca Helms
    Rebecca Helms Communications/Social Media Coordinator 2024-2026 Troy University
  • Christy Oberst
    Christy Oberst Mentor/Mentee Program Coordinator 2024-2026 University of Southern Mississippi
  • Cara Ryan
    Cara Ryan Social Justice & Diversity Coordinator 2023-2025 Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Ashley King
    Ashley King Technology/Training Coordinator 2024-2026 University of Georgia


  • Matthew Wilson
    Matthew Wilson Alabama Liaison 2023-2025 University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Vacant Caribbean Liaison
  • Chip Johnson
    Chip Johnson Florida Liaison 2023-2025 University of Florida
  • Sudie Pennebaker Davis
    Sudie Pennebaker Davis Georgia Liaison 2024-2026 Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Renyetta Johnson
    Renyetta Johnson Mississippi Liaison 2023-2026 East Mississippi Community College

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