Scholars, mentors and partners in good health

Kennestone GME faculty and staff share a passion for the practice of community medicine. Committed educators skilled in adult learning theory pursue specialties in areas like public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology and healthcare disparities.

“I’ve always loved teaching and it is a humbling honor to be involved in the development of graduate education at WellStar, especially since I was born in Kennestone Hospital.”

~ G. Waldon Garriss III
Dan Woods
Senior Vice President, WellStar Health System, and President, Kennestone Regional Medical Center
Dan Woods is an accomplished hospital and management executive who joined WellStar in 2012 as Chief Operating Officer of Kennestone Regional Medical Center, and has served as President since 2013. He has championed numerous successful operational and quality improvement initiatives.
Bethany Robertson
DNP, CNM
Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, WellStar Health System
A clinical assistant professor at the Emory School of Nursing, Bethany leads WellStar’s onboarding and professional development initiatives. She has championed efforts including a standardized competency model, safety training and nursing fellowships and has been a strong supporter of residency training.