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1CountyLineMay2016 MAY 2016 INTEGRITY. SERVICE. EXCELLENCE. ISE Award Recipients at Johns Creek High School MAY 2016 CountyLine May 2016 www.CountyLineMagazine.net2 3CountyLineMay2016 Still the 1 place to celebrate a birthday A birthday. Its a day we celebrate our entire lives. Northside would be proud to be part of your babys special day. No one is more prepared or has more experience. Well make the big day a celebration from day one. Visit us online at www.northside.com. CountyLine May 2016 www.CountyLineMagazine.net4 COVER STORY 16 INTEGRITY. SERVICE. EXELLENCE. ISE Award Recipients at Johns Creek High School DEPARTMENTS 6 From the Publisher 26 Paparazzi BUSINESS FOCUS 28 Quality Stroke Care at Emory Johns Creek Hospital 16 5CountyLineMay2016 FEATURES 8 A Creative Approach to Learning At Abbotts Hill Elementary 20 Following Her Heart 22 In Gods Hands COUNTYLINE COMMUNITY 10 Celebration of Excellence 12 May is Melanoma Awareness Month 14 Chattahoochee Safety 24 Emory Johns Creek Hospital Holds Ceremony and Blessing for New Sanctuary 8 2022 CountyLine May 2016 www.CountyLineMagazine.net6 From the Publisher Did you know that the CountyLine web site www.County Linemagazine.net has online issues back to July 2011 Just click on Archive and they are organized by year. The current is- sue is always on the Home page. To download a media kit click on Advertise. We welcome your visit to our web site and invite you to send us your comments on the Contact page. Too many people today including teenagers are self-involved. So when I was told about the students at Johns Creek High School who are being recognized for their contributions to oth- ers I wanted to share the information about them and the Integ- rity. Service. Excellence. ISE Awards. Initiated this school year by Assistant Principal Caren Hudson these awards recognize a student each week for exemplifying the schools motto Integrity. Service. Excellence. I know that you will enjoy reading about the first twelve students who have received this award and why they were chosen. Congratulations to the twelve students featured on the cover and in this cover story and all future ISE Award winners At Abbotts Hill Elementary the students learning experiences have been enriched with the implemen- tation of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model. You will really enjoy reading about this program and the enrichment activities that focus on creativity and critical thinking. Dr. Whitney Cook followed her hearts desire to help people by pursuing a career in medicine and returned home to practice with North Atlanta Womens Care. Be sure to read why Whitney chose Obsterics Gynecology what she enjoys most about this field and how she is helping her patients. Meet Dr. Edward Lindekugel who recently became the Headmaster at Pinecrest Academy. Be sure to read about the path his life has taken why he feels that God has been guiding the choices that he has made and what he wants for the students at Pinecrest. May is Melanoma Awareness Month and North Atlanta Dermatology has life-saving advice and in- formation about the ABCDEs of melanoma and how to reduce your risk. Please read about how to recognize a possible melanoma and how to protect yourself. Its time for recreational activities on the Chattahoochee River but unfortunately along with fun there can be danger. Be sure to read about how to enjoy the Chattahoochee and stay safer. The business focus this issue is on stroke care at Emory Johns Creek Hospital EJCH. Certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center the doctors and nurses who specialize in stroke care in the Emergency Department at EJCH offer information about strokes the immediate treatment provided at EJCH and stroke prevention. Enjoy the photos enjoy the reading and enjoy this issue of CountyLine Respectfully Judy Le Jeune Publisher 7CountyLineMay2016 Publisher Judy Le Jeune SugarcaneJudyaol.com 678-787-3551 Editorial SugarcaneJudyaol.com Advertising SugarcaneJudyaol.com 678-787-3551 Graphic Design Summertime Graphics Writers Cindy Lombardo Kathleen Kraynick Photography courtesy of the City of Johns Creek On the Cover Integrity. Service. Excellence. ISE Award Recipients at Johns Creek High School CountyLine is published by Sugarcane Communications LLC. No advertising editorial or photographs in CountyLine may be reproduced without the permission of Sugarcane Communications LLC. 24890 copies of this issue were delivered to all the homes and businesses in the east half of Johns Creek and South Forsyth. CountyLine 3651 Peachtree Parkway Suite 222 Suwanee GA 30024 678-787-3551 www.countylinemagazine.net AvenirNextLTPro-Demi AvenirNextLTPro Demi Italic AvenirNextLTPro Italic AvenirNextLTPro Light AvenirNextLTPro Light Italic AvenirNextLTPro Medium AvenirNextLTPro Regular AvenirNextLTPro Thin Condensed Italic AvenirNextLTPro Thin Italic FEAR NO MIRROR SEE A SLIMMER YOU MINATE FAT WITH COOLSCULPTING THE WORLDS 1 ON-INVASIVE FAT REMOVAL TREATMENT lts and patient experience may vary. e U.S. the CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental thigh abdomen and flank. In Taiwan the CoolSculpting procedure is cleared for the breakdown of fat in the love handle and abdomen. 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The goals of the SEM are to 1 improve students critical thinking skills 2 increase student engagement in academics and 3 increase personal- ized learning opportunities. The school received three years of seed funds from the Fulton County Foundation to implement these goals. Kelly Grimes Early Intervention Program teacher ex- plained We want to make sure that all students are able to develop and achieve at their highest level. All students deserve enrichment activities and advanced learning opportunities tied to their interests. One of the first steps taken was to provide training for 13 teachers to be TAG talented and gifted certified emphasizing strategies to encourage critical thinking among stu- dents. All teachers received training in project-based learning where lessons are student-driven and rely on a creative approach to problem-solving. As teachers weve had to learn to step back and let students solve problems. We have to let go a little bit and be okay with unpredictable results said third grade teacher Marla Pierce. The SEM provides a variety of opportunities for stu- dents. During Team Time which is held for about 30 minutes at the start of each day students participate in enrichment or remediation activities to ensure that their academic needs are being met. Five Talent Pool classes made up of fourth and fifth grade students se- lected by teachers allow the students to participate in enrichment activities tied to their specific talents in- cluding art music and technology. They then share the work theyre doing with classmates helping to develop public speaking and presentation skills. Throughout the year parents and school business part- ners facilitate Lunch and Learn sessions where they talk with students about how what theyre learning in school is tied to career paths. Where in the World is Jazzy Jan is a fun program focused on the schools cultural diversity. Principal Dr. Roytunda Stabler ex- plained We have 21 languages spoken among our A Creative Approach to Learning a t A b b o t t s H i l l E l e m e n t a r y by Kathleen Kraynick Students make fruit pizza in an Enrichment Cluster 9CountyLineMay2016 700 students. This program invites students to take our school mascot Jazzy Jan with them when they travel or engage in cultural activities. They create a short video to share their experience with other stu- dents sparking an interest in and an understanding of other cultures. Schoolwide Enrichment Clusters held one morning a week for eight weeks have generated great enthusi- asm among students teachers and parents. Students in first through fifth grades choose from 35 different activities including baking gardening drama sew- ing jewelry-making aeronautics game creation sci- ence experiments and more. Enrichment clusters are led by teachers and school business partners. Many of the students engage in community service as a culmi- nating activity. Roytunda explained Students might do research about Africa purchase yarn from there make hats and then donate them to a local charity. A student showcase where students perform or pres- ent their work is held at the end of the eight weeks. Kindergarten students participate in seven activity centers where they choose two activities for two four- week sessions. All of the Enrichment Cluster activities are based on Georgia and 21st Century education standards and focus on research and collaboration. The Enrichment Clusters include students from multiple grade levels but because the activities are based on their interest age barriers fall away. All students have an opportunity to shine as they share their talents and its not uncom- mon for older students to learn from younger children. Students who may struggle in some academic areas flourish in Enrichment Clusters because theyre excited about what theyre learning. Penny Grapner a parent representative on the School Governance Council and PTA officer has daughters in kindergarten and sec- ond grade. My girls are loving the enrichment days. The kids are responding to the changes in a positive way. Letting them choose activities that interest them means they are more engaged. All children are unique and our enrichment program provides options for kids to learn in different ways she shared. The staff is already enjoying positive results from the changes at Abbotts Hill. With the focus on creativity and critical thinking they have seen an increase in the number of students qualifying for gifted programs. Dis- ciplinary issues have decreased dramatically and at- tendance has improved. Fourth grade teacher Nancy Rentz explained Students are more engaged. They want to be in the classroom. And thats what its really all about. New Johns Creek Location 770-717-0033 4035 Johns Creek Pkwy Suite A Suwanee GA 30024 Physician is available 24 hours a day Open on Saturday Board Certied Physician Tayaba Fatema MD FAAP Newborn Exams Same Day Sick Visits School Sports Physicals Immunizations Book appointments on our web site www.unitedpediatrics.com CountyLine May 2016 www.CountyLineMagazine.net10 On March 11th Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden welcomed community and business members to join him in recognizing the outstanding individuals that contribute to making Forsyth County Schools so successful. It is a privilege for me to welcome each of you to our annual Celebration of Excellence recognizing the contributions of our Partners in Education with a special announcement of the 2016 Forsyth County Teacher of the Year Dr. Bearden said to the 500 in attendance. Lynn Jackson and Freda Hardage of Northside Hospital the events title sponsor presented the Silver Program of the Year award to North Lanier Baptist Church and the Gold award to Sean Smith and Balfour. The Don Hendricks Partnership Award the highest honor that a Partner in Education can receive was presented to Browns Bridge Church. Many other Partners in Education and volunteers were recognized with awards. The 2016 School-Level Teachers of the Year were each presented with their award and the three finalists for Teacher of the YearSharon Nizialek from Chestatee Elementary Andrew Poor from South Forsyth Middle School and Jay Glymph from North Forsyth High Schoolwere each introduced with a video presentation. Darla Light Chairperson of the Board of Education an- nounced Dr. Andrew Poor as the 2016 Forsyth County Teacher. Andy was not able to be at Celebration of Excellence because he was leading his band at the Disney Music Festival in Orlando. Celebration of Excellence Sharon Nizialek Elementary finalist and Jay Glymph High School finalist Chairperson of the Board of Education Darla Light announces that Dr. Andrew Poor is the 2016 Forsyth County Teacher of the Year. Now Enrolling for Come and tour our Award- Winning School 955 Peachtree Pkwy. Cumming GA www.pinecrestacademy.org FALL 2016 955 Peachtree Pkwy Cumming GA 770-888-4477 NIKE Basketball Camp Atlanta Braves Baseball Camp Band Computer Science Art Musical Theater Drivers Ed Babysitting Karate Fencing Archery Clay More Our summer camps build virtue confidence and friendships while teaching new skills in a fun safe environment. PreK-High School. Over 40 camps Pinecrest Academy SUMMER CAMPS pinecrestacademy.orgsummercamps 11CountyLineMay2016 From repairing broken bones to rehabbing torn ligaments Childrens Sports Medicine helps young athletes get back to full speed. For more information visit choa.orgsportsmed. 2016 Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Inc. All rights reserved. CHILDRENS AT FORSYTH 410 PEACHTREE PARKWAY STE. 300 CUMMING FEARLESS ATHLETES DESERVE NATIONALLY RANKED SPORTS MEDICINE. CountyLine May 2016 www.CountyLineMagazine.net12 MAY IS MELANOMA AWARENESS MONTH Have you had your yearly skin check When found early and treated the cure rate for melanoma is nearly 100.Allowed to grow melanoma can spread quickly to other parts of the body. When melanoma spreads it can be deadly. Dermatologists believe that the number of deaths from melanoma would be much lower if people Knew the warning signs Learned how to examine their skin for signs of skin cancer Took the time to examine their skin SKIN CANCER SCREENING If you notice a mole that differs from others or one that changes bleeds or itches see a dermatologist. Everyone should have a full body exam once yearly with their dermatologist. Its important to take the time to look at the moles on your skin because this is a good way to find melanoma early. When checking your skin you should look for the ABCDEs of melanoma. PREVENTING SKIN CANCER The following can help everyone reduce their risk of getting skin cancer Spend time outdoors before 10am and after 2pm when the sun is less intense. Stop tanning outdoors using tanning beds and sitting under a sun lamp. Research shows that indoor tanning increases a persons melanoma risk by 75. Do not base tan before going on a tropical vacation. A base tan will not protect you and just increases your risk of getting skin cancer. Wear sunscreen every day even on cloudy rainy or snowy days. Use a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 with UVA and UVB protection. Apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before you go outside. Apply sunscreen on all skin that is not covered by clothing. If you remain outside reapply sunscreen every two hours. Wear sunglasses that have UV protection. Melanoma can develop in the eyes. North Atlanta Dermatology Adult Pediatric Dermatology North Atlanta Dermatology has offices in Duluth Suwanee Cumming and Buford. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 770-814-8222 COLOR E A CB ASYMMET RY BORDER EVOLVING CO CB BORDER COLOR C D D DIAMETER 6mm E A B ASYMMET RY BO EVOLVING One half unlike the other half. Irregular scalloped or poorly dened border. Varied from one area to another shades of tan and brown black sometimes white red or blue. While melanomas are usually greater than 6mm the size of a pencil eraser when diagnosed they can be smaller. E A B ASYMMET RY BO EVOLVING A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size shape or color. Example The ABCDEs of Melanoma 13CountyLineMay2016 YOUVE PUT IT OFF LONG ENOUGH You should decide what happens to your assets now AND when youre gone. Join us for our upcoming workshop 3 EASY STEPS TO PROTECT YOUR ASSETS Presented by James M. Miksell Esq. SPACE IS LIMITED To make your reservation Call 770-822-2723 or Email infoLetsTalkEstatePlanning.com 11555 Medlock Bridge Rd Johns Creek GA 30097 www.LetsTalkEstatePlanning.com No Cost or Obligation to Attend. Tuesday April 26 from 6 to 8pm Wednesday May 11 from 10am to noon Tuesday June 7 from 6 to 8pm Board Certied Pediatric Dentist One Doctor Practice Children of All Ages Treated Parents Welcome in Treatment Areas In-Network with Most Insurances Low Radiation Digital X-rays Sedation Special Needs Dentistry 678-822-9818 10475 medlock bridge road suite 501 johns creek www.pdJohnsCreek.com Where Great Smiles Begin CountyLine May 2016 www.CountyLineMagazine.net14 I ts time for boating canoeing kayaking and swimming in the Chatta- hoochee River. But as much fun as these warm weather water activities are there is also danger. Every river recreation season lives are lost to the Chattahoochee. A particularly dangerous time is when water is released into the river from Buford Dam. A lot of people tend to underestimate the Chattahoochee River said Johns Creek Fire Chief Jeff Hogan. It doesnt have a lot of churning rapids but when the Army Corps of Engineers re- leases water from Buford Dam the river picks up a lot of speed and can rise rapidly. During a release the Chattahoochee can rise as much as 11-feet in min- utes. The water can be as cold as 47 degrees which is low enough to induce hypothermia and hamper efforts to swim to shore. The Army Corps of En- gineers releases water from Buford Dam during weekday afternoons unless there are unusual downstream water demands or especially heavy rains. In those situations unscheduled water releases can occur in the morning and on weekends. The Corps provides notice but the announcements vary from a few minutes to a few hours before each release. Last year the Johns Creek Fire Department acquired a custom-made res- cue boat that has sufficient power and versatility to reach and save people more quickly. The boat has only a 4-inch draft which allows it to move over most shoals the gunnels sides of the boat are lower which makes it easier to enter the boat from the water and it has a hand-cranked hoist to lift a lightweight stretcher. Before heading out to the river we recommend that you check with the Corps about when the water release will occur and when the rise is ex- pected to hit the area of the river you will be visiting warned Chief Hogan. The best safety strategy is to take some simple precautions before enter- ing the water. Chattahoochee Safety For more information watch theJohns Creek Swift Water Rescue Teams Water Safety Video at httpwww.johnscreekga.govResidentsFireCommunity-SafetyWater-SafetyWater-Safety-Video.aspx. Release information is available by calling 770-945-1466 or listening to radio 1610AM. CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER SAFETY TIPS o Call ahead to see when releases are scheduled. And call just before entering the river. Be aware of the release time and head for the shore when the re- lease is scheduled. Even though it may take a while for the water to get to you dont wait. o Always wear a flotation device. o Keep an eye on the water level and make note of the water level on a solid fixture such as a bridge support. If the water level has risen its time to get out o Just because youre in a boat dont as- sume youre safe. People have drowned after their boat struck rocks broadside and overturned. o Make sure someone knows where you are. If you get into trouble someone can find you and alert authorities. o Pay attention to where you are - there are mile-markers along the river. If you have to make an emergency call you can better inform authorities where to find you. photocourtesyoftheCityofJohnsCreek 15CountyLineMay2016 Whitney Cook MD Obstetrics Gynecology Sujatha Vivek MD FACOG Board Certified in Obstetrics Gynecology 6300 Hospital Pkwy Ste 375 Johns Creek GA 30097 I 4040 Old Milton Pkwy Ste 200 Alpharetta GA 30005 P 770.771.5270 I www.nawcare.com Johns Creek Town Center 3630 Peachtree Pkwy Johns Creek GA 30024 Cumming Town Center 2305 Market Place Blvd Cumming GA 30041 Alpharetta North 5665 Atlanta Hwy Alpharetta GA 30004 Receive up to 4 visits per month. Additional visits only 10. 770 292-9292 CountyLine May 2016 www.CountyLineMagazine.net16 17CountyLineMay2016 Back row Cecilia Gibson Randi Jelleme Maya Updegraff Ashley Shore Middle row Abir Oden Nate Maiwald Nikita Raina Trevor Walker Front row Cole Neuber Dania Ibrahim Madison McConnell Colin Stevens T he motto of Johns Creek High School JCHS is Integrity. Service. Excellence. The words of the motto and how students exemplify these words have been a topic of discussion in class- rooms in seminars in School Governance Council meetings and among the staff and students. At the beginning of this school year Assistant Principal Caren Hudson thought about how often the topic of the motto and the students who exemplified the words were being discussed. She thought of an idea to highlight and honor these students by hav- ing a weekly ISE Award recipient and discussed her idea with six other staff members. They all agreed to move forward with Carens idea and an ISE Award Committee was formed. In addition to the six staff members three students from each grade level were selected to be on the committee. These students were selected because they are examples of students who live the qualities of the motto and would be able to recognize the same qualities in other students. The committee meets every Tuesday reviews the students that have been nominated by staff teach- ers and students and a student is chosen to be that weeks ISE Award recipient. Each week an- other student amazes me with their many random acts of kindness and vast accomplishments said Caren.While others are climbing their way to the top these students are putting others above them- selves.And while the news is grim and the world seems to be in turmoil these students give me hope for the future. On Friday of each week Principal Dr. Jimmy Zoll and Dane Fortune a student from the committee present the ISE Award to the selected student during the morning announcements on the Johns Creek News Network. The student also re- ceives a gift certificate from a local business spon- sor and a t-shirt. One of the best new traditions at JCHS is recognizing those students who exhibit our core values of integrity service and excellence. Our students are doing wonderful things and I am happy that we are able to share their stories said Principal Dr. Zoll. Dane added I am always amazed at just how much the award winners embody the characteristics ofintegrity service and excellence. I think it really encourages all of us to put those characteristics into practice. The ISE Award Committee sponsors events through- out the school that promote the values of the mot- to such as Kiss Your Stress Goodbye and Stay Sweet Dont Cheat. At the end of this school year the award recipients and their parents will attend a banquet to honor the winners. There will be a guest speaker from the community who will recognize these students contributions. The following 12 students are this years ISE Award recipients. There will be additional students receiv- ing the award until the end of this school year and the awards will continue next year. Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching. C.S. Lewis by Judy Le Jeune INTEGRITY. SERVICE. EXCELLENCE. ISE Award Recipients at Johns Creek High School CountyLine May 2016 www.CountyLineMagazine.net18 Cecilia Gibson is a member of the Junior Civitan Club and plays an instrumental role by organizing and attending events for people with special needs. She worked on the Halloween Football and Snowflake dances setting up the dance floor and spending time there to make sure those attending have a wonderful evening. She also helped recruit volunteers for Open House. I like helping others and seeing the direct impact that my help has on them said Cecilia. Seeing their faces break into a smile knowing that I helped their happiness shine through makes me want to continue what I do. Dania Ibrahim promotes awareness and tolerance of different cultures at the school through her interactions with other students and by wearing a headscarf a symbol of a Muslim womans modesty and devotion to God. As the president of the Muslim Student Association Dania promotes the theme that all the students are American teenagers that just happen to be of different backgrounds. Dania helped to organize an inter-faith community-wide peace picnic at the school. I use my voice to connect with people and spread the message of love peace and understanding said Dania. Randi Jelleme spends Saturday afternoons practicing basketball with Special K teams. Special K is an accredited agency of Special Olympics Georgia that serves over 100 spe- cial needs athletes and their families from the North Fulton area. She spends Sundays as a unified player with Special K teams. Randi helped to start a cross-country Special K team for children in Johns Creek and other areas of North Fulton. It is such a pleasure working with these athletes said Randi. Mr. Bray who is the director of Special K and a teacher at the school introduced me to Special K. I cant thank him enough. Nate Maiwald collected over 2000 pairs of eyeglasses to send to Guatemala after he saw the need while there on a mission trip. He collected prescription reading and sun glasses and a lens-o-meter that was used to read the magnification of prescription glasses and label them for distribution. The lens-o-meter and glasses were delivered by mission trip attendees along with other medical supplies. Nate has also been a mentor to at-risk boys through a program at Perimeter Church. Volunteering allows me to con- nect with others and give hope to those who live in a state where there is little of it said Nate. Madison McConnell helps collect items for hearing missions for her brothers founda- tion 2020 Hearing. She has supported the foundation both in the U.S. and around the world traveling to Accra Ghana on a recent mission trip. Madison promotes 2020 Hear- ing through Facebook and Instagram. She interviewed families of children with hearing loss and created a documentary to raise awareness and offer ways that people can make a difference. Often times you think that you are the one serving someone else but in the end the person you are serving seems to serve you said Madison. Cole Neuber volunteers at Rainbow Village a transitional housing community for home- less families and their children in North Metro Atlanta where he provides care for chil- dren while their mothers and fathers attend informational seminars. He also volunteers for the special needs program at North Point Community Church. On Sundays Cole helps by taking special needs teens to worship and then spends time socializing with them. I enjoy volunteer work because I love bringing smiles to kids faces and helping out their families said Cole. I believe that God called me here to earth to serve others and put others before myself. 19CountyLineMay2016 Abir Oden collected toys for the children of the Charleston Refugee Camp. The toys were given to the children to celebrate the Islamic holiday Eid Al-Adaha. Abir has partic- ipated in numerous coat drives to collect and send coats to Pakistan Syria and refugee camps near Atlanta. She also worked at a booth at the AMANA Academys International Festival where she used artifacts from China to provide information about the Chinese culture and geography. I feel content after I have helped someone with what they needed said Abir. I enjoy the smiles on the peoples faces after I have helped them. Nikita Raina started the Giving Back Club at the beginning of her freshman year. Her father had started a charity when Nikita was a young girl and this motivated her to start her own. The Giving Back Club funds cataract surgery and eyeglasses for a village camp in Chennai India. It also helped to collect over 500 books to establish a library for underprivileged families in Noida India. I love to help people who cant help them- selves said Nikita. I can feel that self-satisfaction of helping others in need especially those who live half a world away from me. Ashley Shore volunteers at the Opening Ceremony of the summer and winter Special Olympics handing out flyers and programs. She talks with the athletes and helps the coordinator with other things that are needed. Ashley also volunteers for the Johns Creek Arts Center visiting assisted living and retirement homes and helping the seniors with art projects. Ever since a young age Ive really enjoyed working with special people and Special Olympics gives me that opportunity said Ashley. Also seeing the smiles and enjoyment on other peoples faces while volunteering gives me such awarm feeling. Colin Stevens worked last summer at a sports camp in a low-income suburb of Dublin Ireland. The days were spent playing sports with meetings at night that resulted in lasting friendships. As co-president of the schools chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes Colin contributed to forming a team for the Will To Live 5K. This summer Colin will work at a camp in Belarus teaching music. I enjoy using the talents Ive been given to impact other people said Colin. I know I have a responsibility to use the gifts Ive been given to serve others in my community and beyond. Maya Updegraff is the first to help a student or staff in need. She organized cleaned and created displays in the Media Center. Maya also participated in the school fund- raiser Dancing with the Staff. She responded to a request from a teacher for help with a design project and designed the ISE logo used on the t-shirts. Maya baked cookies after school for two weeks and sold them at Winterfest to raise money for special needs students to attend leadership conferences. I love volunteering because I love to see the smile on peoples faces after they have been helped said Maya. Trevor Walker has been in Atlanta Vocal Project a four-part a capella chorus that is rated among the top 10 internationally for four years. He has been involved in fundrais- ing projects and performances with Atlanta Vocal Project that benefitted Scottish Rite Hospital Northside Hospital Lake Lanier Village Retirement Home homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Trevor collected yarn that was used to knit blankets for pre-mature babies at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. I really enjoy the opportunity to interact and get involved in the community said Trevor. Singing is a passion of mine and Im grateful to share it with others. CountyLine May 2016 www.CountyLineMagazine.net20 W hitney Cook followed her heart to pursue the practice of medicine. As a doctor with North Atlanta Womens Care she wants her OBGYN patients to feel comfortable discussing their issues or worries. Whitneys calm and caring man- ner lends well to a field where anxiety often prevents women from discussing their personal and medical concerns. A native of Alpharetta Whitney has re- turned to her roots as she begins her career. Whitney was born at Piedmont Hospital and lived in Dunwoody until her family moved to Alpharetta when she was in third grade. She attended Medlock Bridge Elementary School Taylor Road Middle School and Chattahoochee High School. During those years Whitney lived with her parents and older sister on a five-acre property where she loved the outdoors. I was a huge tomboy. I spent time outside catch- ing crawfish running around in creeks swimming and rollerblading. I thought I was going to be the next Indiana Jones Whitney said. She was success- ful in school both academically and in extracurricular activities. In high school she was in the honors pro- gram and received an award for Outstanding Student in Anatomy and Physiology. She also played volley- ball sang in chorus and was heavily involved in the drama productions including various musicals. Whitneys interest in the medical field began in high school. I had the opportunity to shadow a pediatri- cian. I discovered that I wanted to be someone peo- ple could talk to as a doctor and a friend. I wanted to help people and womens health issues in obstetrics and gynecology is a good place for that. In the past women have had trouble talking about issues and I feel that I can help women throughout their lives. Be- ing an OBGYN can be a hard lifestyle with the on call schedule but it is a passion and I have to do what I love. This career allows me to follow my heart she said. After high school graduation Whitney attended Mer- cer University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry with a minor in French. She was in several honor societies and worked as a teaching assistant in Chemistry and a resident advisor in her dormito- ry. She continued her education at Mercer University School of Medicine and won the T.J. Lin Award for by Cindy Lombardo Heart Following 21CountyLineMay2016 Outstanding Medical Student in Obstetrics and Gy- necology. She also had the honor to be chosen as one of four students to serve on the medical schools admissions committee. She stayed at Mercer for her residency training because she enjoyed the people with whom she worked and had great learning ex- periences there. Her peers and teachers elected her to serve as Administrative Chief Resident. That role entailed taking charge of the overall well-being of the program in addition to working long hours as a resi- dent. Whitney was also awarded the Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. While in the residency program at Mercer Whit- ney married Brandon who she met through mutual friends. They love to travel and were married in San- torini Greece. They also enjoy hiking scuba diving and other outdoor activities. When we travel we dont stay at resorts but prefer bed and breakfasts or other quiet places so we can blend in and experi- ence the local life Whitney said. Both are animal lov- ers who volunteer at a local animal shelter and help with foster home placement for pets. They share their home with their two dogs Brody a Welsh Corgi and Marty McFly a dachshund mix. After completing her residency Whitney joined Dr. Sujatha Vivek at North Atlanta Womens Care in the summer of 2015. She is currently associated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital exclusively for delivery. I am easy to talk to and my goal is to help with whatever issues patients have. I love working with high-risk pregnancy and infertility. It is rewarding to be in a general OBGYN practice developing lifelong relationships with patients and their babies. I al- ways try to deliver babies for my own patients even if Im not on call Whitney said. She would like to see more adolescents for one-on-one discussions to prevent unhealthy lifestyle choices unwanted preg- nancy and control monthly cycles so girls can con- centrate on school and extracurricular activities. She also helps women deal with premenopausal through post-menopausal symptoms using hormonal or ho- listic medicine. Whitney enjoys the continuity of working with patients from a positive pregnancy test through any problems along the way including family and emotional concerns to seeing the babies post- partum. She manages patient care during the entire pregnancy to reduce anxiety. The relationships are the reason I chose this field. It is why I like to try to deliver babies for my own patients. Being part of the delivery is the icing on my cake Whitney said. Learn the tools to slow down aging and enjoy the special occasions of each day. Callthe mostconvenientlocationandtakethefirststep. This is your moment. Live it fuller longer. 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Looking back at the events and decisions in his life relating to education career choices and his 23-year marriage to his wife Gina Ed remarks Throughout my life I have never fully understood what God wants of me but I have tried my best to be a servant leader for Christ. This is what we strive to develop in our students at Pinecrest Academy. Working in partnership with parents we want our students to graduate well-rounded college ready Christ-centered young men and women who will change the world. Ed was born and raised in Rockville Maryland the third of four children. When he was 11 years old his father died suddenly of a heart attack. With no fam- ily close by for support Eds Brazilian mother was determined to keep her family together in their home and to continue her childrens education in Catholic schools. She worked in the church rectory for tuition assistance and took as many odd jobs as she could. Ed had four close friends from his Catholic high school whose loving families embraced him and brought him into theirs. My friends families adopted me in a way. Having dinner with them being included on their vacations and receiving sage advice and guidance made it possible for me to understand how to be a loving and responsible husband and father myself Ed commented. Seeing how much my mother sacri- ficed for us was life-changing for me. I know God has blessed me with these experiences and guided me through my life. Ed and his childhood Catholic school friends remain extremely close today. GODS HANDS 23CountyLineMay2016 Ed attended the University of Maryland on a state scholarship and lived at home to save money. Enter- ing his junior year he went to the first marching band practice of the year and met the love of his life a saxophone player named Gina. The first time I spoke with Gina was like the beginning of a dream that Im still living today said Ed. She truly is a gift from God. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in His- tory and continued at College Park on a fellowship to earn his MBA. Ed and Gina were married in 1993 and he took a position as Director of Telecommunications at a tele- communications consulting firm. Ed was to take over the firm when the owner retired. His plans changed unexpectedly on his way home one night when Ed found himself pulling off the road and stopping in front of a school. I looked at the school and had an overwhelming realization that I was supposed to be in education. Ed told Gina about his experience and with her full support they figured out how to make this career change work. A few months later he took a position teaching 7th and 8th grade at the elementary school he had attended St. Jude Catholic School. Ed enrolled in Johns Hopkins and earned a Masters in Teaching. He moved on to teach for three years at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School his alma ma- ter. I started to think that my next move should be in administration said Ed. He took several assistant principal and principal positions with the family even- tually moving to Maine to be closer to Ginas family. They lived there for five years and after researching various opportunities to find a rich educational envi- ronment for their three boys decided to move South. Ed relocated his family to Georgia for a position at Pinecrest Academy. After reading the school profile on the web site I thought If this school does what they say they do I want to be there recalled Ed. At the start of the 2008-09 school year Ed joined the staff as Academic Dean of the Middle School. He served as the Vice Principal of the Upper School and in 2011 Ed became the Principal of the High School. In May 2015 Ed completed a Doctorate in Educa- tional Leadership at Georgia State University and is now the schools Headmaster. He and Gina have three sonsJoseph David and Michaelall students at Pinecrest Academy. We want our students to know love and serve Christ and to maximize their individual God-given potential said Ed. We are all instruments and if we trust in God and allow Him to work through us everything works out in the end. THE CANCER ANSWER IN YOUR HOMETOWN Georgia Cancer Specialists is a national leader in advanced cancer treatment and research. The Cancer Answer is patient-focused care anchored by prevention early detection advanced treatment clinical research and compassionate caregivers. TM Johns Creek Office 6300 Hospital Parkway Suite 300 Johns Creek GA 30097 770 623-8965 Gwinnett Office 698 Duluth Highway Suite 201 Lawrenceville GA 30046 770 822-0788 Dr. Jorge Leguizamo Dr. Jayanthi Srinivasiah Dr. Karthi Subbannan Dr. Kathleen Laveaux gacancer.com CountyLine May 2016 www.CountyLineMagazine.net24 In early March Emory Johns Creek Hospital EJCH held a ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on its new sanctuary. EJCHs CEO Marilyn Margolis and EJCHs Director of Spiritual Health Timothy Park Ed.D. provided opening remarks. Laurie Hansen associate administrator at Emory Johns Creek Hospital revealed the drawings and plans for the new sanctuary. Local leaders from Judaism Muslim and Christian faiths attended the cer- emony to bless the space and construction. They included Judith Beiner a rabbi and community chaplain with Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta Noor Abbady program manager of Interfaith Speakers Bureau of Atlanta who represented the Muslim community and Tom Kenny a volun- teer chaplain at EJCH. The sanctuary is a product of EJCHs commitment to provide a safe and welcoming space for peo- ple of all faiths said Tim Park. The sanctuary will welcome patients families and staff to meditate and pray to find peace and solace. Tim who also educates chaplains-in-training through Emory Healthcares Department of Spiritual Health provides spiritual care for patients and their families at EJCH. Emory Healthcares spiritual health team includes 46 full-time staff and 52 part-time staff who work across the health care system. The new sanctuary which is expected to open in July 2016 will be located on the main floor of EJCH between the gift shop and Physicians Plaza. It will stay open 24 hours seven days a week. 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EJCH Stroke Coordinator and Quality Management Specialist Pat Victor RN says a stroke occurs when an artery in the brain or leading to the brain is blocked or bursts. This interrup- tion in blood flow causes brain cells to die. EJCH provides outstanding stroke care with a team of physicians nurses technicians and teleneurology. Dr. Art Griffiths Chief of Service for EJCHs Emergency De- partment ED works as one of the hospitals ED phy- sicians and assesses incoming acute stroke patients. A triage nurse uses an overhead code stroke page to alert the neurologist stroke coordinator nurses lab and computed tomography CT technicians to quickly arrive to the ED. Dr. Mahmoud Obideen works as a neurologist at EJCH. He completed a fellowship at Emory University in stroke and another in epilepsy at Vanderbilt University. These specialties allow Dr. Obideen to better treat pa- tients while making rounds and when he consults acute stroke patients who enter the Emergency Department ED. As soon as a patient hits the door Dr. Obideen examines him and can make aggressive moves to im- mediately treat them said Dr. Griffiths. Dr. Obideen goes with the patient to the CT scan ma- chine where he can read their head CT scan and CT angiogram. By reading the scans himself Dr. Obideen saves important time and makes correct decisions for treatment as quickly as possible. Then he decides if he should administer clot-busting medication called tis- sue plasminogen activator TPA or if the patient is a candidate for a brain catheterization and clot removal known as a thrombectomy. If a patient needs this pro- cedure EJCH transports them by helicopter to stroke centers at Emory University Hospital or Grady Memo- rial Hospital to remove the clot. Dr. Obideen says if a patient is having a stroke its very important for them and their family members to remember that time lost at Emory Johns Creek Hospital Quality Stroke Care Carie Edwards Dr. Mahmoud Obideen Dr. Arthur Griffiths Pat Victor Dana Lee Lisa Aiken Terri Petrillo 29CountyLineMay2016 equals brain lost. Any lesion can affect motor function speech sensation vi- sion balance etc. said Dr. Obideen. When you lose more time you may lose very important functions. There are some things patients can change that could put them at risk for strokes such as managing high blood pressure high blood cholesterol not smoking and monitoring atrial fibrillation. When atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat is not controlled or treated this can be a five-fold increased risk of stroke because the heart is beating so irregularly that a clot can break loose and travel to the brain said Pat. Some risk factors like age race family history and prior stroke or heart at- tacks cant be changed or controlled. Dr. Obideen also says sleep apnea is another condition to watch out for. When you go to sleep your blood pressure drops said Dr. Obideen. If you have sleep apnea and your throat is closed the body is fighting for oxygen so the blood pressure goes up and typically no one checks on it because youre asleep. Dr. Griffiths says caregivers should also pay close attention to stroke signs in- cluding facial drooping weakness slurred speech or numbness. Dont say Mom go back to sleep and lets see how youre doing in the morning said Dr. Griffiths. Get Mom to the emergency room call 911 and dont bring them to the hospital by car because their condition can worsen very quickly. More than 80 of EJCHs ED patients are walk-ins but health care profes- sionals emphasize patients should not drive themselves to the hospital but immediately call for help. EMS can assess patients on the way to the hospital and administer necessary treatments said Natascha Barney RN EJCH ED Director. Paramedics alert hospital staff so we can assemble our stroke team and make every minute count. During the evenings and weekends EJCH uses teleneurologists from AcuteC- are Telemedicine from 7 p.m. 7 a.m. to examine stroke patients. A teleneur- olgoist remotely controls a robot at EJCH to assess the patient said Pat. They can zoom in on the patients pupils tongue and face and swivel the head of the robot to talk to the patient and their family. Natascha says every person in the emergency department plays a role when a code stroke is announced at the hospital. Everyone is a key player in- cluding our unit secretary who is making phone calls and getting important paperwork filed said Natascha. Our techs help administer IVs and transport patients and of course our nurses and physicians work to provide the best quality care. Dr. Griffiths says EJCH clinical staff is prepared and trained to take care of anything emergent making it an incredible resource for the community. Since were a certified stroke center patients dont have to drive downtown to get the care they need they can come here to EJCH said Dr. Griffiths. Many strokes can be prevented by not smoking eating less nutrient-poor foods and a variety of nutritious foods exercising every day and managing medica- tions with your primary care physician. For more information about stroke care at Emory Johns Creek Hospital call 678-474-8200 or visit www.emoryjohnscreek.com. The Telerobot allows neurologists to remote- ly evaluate patients 247 through real-time video conferencing. 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