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
Janet Pak Memark
Associate Ambulatory Program Director, Internal Medicine
Dr. Memark has a keen interest in treating under-served populations. Following training at the University of Miami and Loyola University, she worked with a Cook County primary care clinic and served on the Loyola faculty. She has been Medical Director of WellStar's community health clinics since 2013.
Perry (Chip) Busbee III
Program Director, OB/GYN
Dr. Busbee received his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia in Athens and completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his residency in OB/GYN at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon. Dr. Busbee has practiced OB/GYN for more than 30 years in Marietta at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Over the last decade, he has been in leadership roles at Kennestone as well as for the Wellstar Health System. He currently limits his practice to gynecology, surgery and primary care issues. Dr. Busbee is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also a member of several state and local societies.
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.
Sheila Lawshea
Coordinator, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Sheila brings to WellStar over 15 years of experience as a residency/fellowship coordinator, and over 25 years in healthcare. She has worked at Atlanta Medical Center and, more recently, at Loyola University Medical School in Chicago. She is happy to return to the Atlanta area to join the WellStar GME team.