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Marilyn A. Hill, MS, BSN 
Executive Director

Marilyn HillExecutive Director Marilyn A. Hill has served the medical community in administrative and clinical roles in diverse capacities before joining the East Georgia Cancer Coalition. During her career, she has served in leadership positions in medical oncology, chemotherapy, and neurosurgical intensive care, and was vice president of community care services at St. Mary’s Health Care System. She was appointed chief nurse for the 1996 Olympics in Athens and has been active in promoting healthy lifestyles through community speeches and hosting a local radio show on health issues. Hill is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, has a BS degree in Nursing from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, has a certificate as a nurse practitioner from University of Texas, and a MS in health services administration from the College of St. Francis.


Smitha Ahamed, MPH, MA, NPO
Executive Vice President

Smitha Ahamed, associated with the Coalition since 2010, recently received her MA in non-profit organizations as well as a Masters of Public Health-Health Policy and Management from The University of Georgia. Ahamed received her BS degree from The University of Georgia in 2010 (Cum Laude), where she was named a Bernard Ramsey Outstanding Senior Undergraduate and one of the Top 100 Student Employees of the Year.

Community Liaisons

The Community Health Advocates program provides assistance to patients and families to “negotiate” the health care delivery system. Patient navigators who work with the program help to eliminate the barriers to early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

 Lynette Samuel (Community Liaison) (706) 267-9581