Georgia Family Council Center for an Educated Georgia Welcomes a New Director

Georgia Family Council:

Georgia Family Council’s Center for an Educated Georgia (CEG) is proud to welcome Jerri Nims Rooker, J.D., as the new director.

Jerri has extensive experience in policy development and all aspects of program management that makes her well suited to take over CEG’s leadership post and expand its influence in the education arena.

Most recently, Jerri served as Associate Director of the Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State University’s College of Law, where she played a leadership role throughout its development. It has been ranked as one of the top 10 health law programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in their “America’s Best Graduate Schools” editions for the past five years, rising to the 5th ranked program in 2010.

Prior to that position, Jerri practiced corporate law in Atlanta. She also has wide-ranging experience in the nonprofit sector, focusing on the education and health of women and children.

Jerri holds a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law, where she was awarded the National Association of Women Lawyer’s “Outstanding Graduate Award,” and a B.A. in English Literature from Bates College.

“I have long admired the work of Georgia Family Council and am proud to lead the Center’s vital work to improve education in Georgia and provide families with more educational choices,” Jerri said after taking on her new role.

Georgia Family Council President Randy Hicks is excited to welcome her to the staff. “Jerri possesses the skills and the know-how to lead this Center well and to build on what it has already accomplished. We are thrilled to have her on staff.”