About Our Director, Dr. Jim Repella
In 2002, Jim Repella, working with Paul Hinchey of St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital and Robert Colvin of Memorial University Medical Center, created and supported the fledgling association until it was funded by the state.
Prior to serving as President of SEGCA, Dr. Repella served as Dean of the School of Health Professions at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Dr. Repella shepherded the fledgling School of Health Professions, with programs in nursing and dental hygiene, to the College of Health Professions with programs in 7 disciplines.
During his tenure as president of SEGCA, he has brought over $1.6 million to the Southeast Georgia region to serve our residents.Contact Dr. Repella
The Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance, through its constituent members, will foster, support and provide cancer related education, prevention, screening, treatment and research.
The goal of the Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance is to ensure that all persons in southeast Georgia in need of cancer care will be served. This goal will be achieved by bringing together and thereby enhancing the resources of the southeast region’s medical community and interested citizens, thereby improving accessibility to cancer education, prevention, screening, clinical care, and research. Through this strategic alliance, the combined efforts of the region’s cancer care specialists will positively impact the health and wellness of the citizens of southeast Georgia, with the region realizing economic benefits there from.
About Our Organization
The Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance, Inc. (“Alliance”), designated by the Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC) as a Regional Program of Excellence, is comprised of academic institutions, community organizations and community health care providers (i.e. hospitals, physicians, nurses, allied and other health professionals) in public health districts 9-1, 9-2, and 9-3 (a 24 county area). The Alliance, through its constituent members, will facilitate and support community educational activities (e.g. annual cancer summits; disparity conferences), explore methods to provide collaborative information systems, (e.g. IRB), and focus on cancer education, prevention, screening and treatment. Additionally, the Alliance will promote regional educational opportunities, including CME training, and national staff certification for nurses and allied other health professionals.