Special Projects Coordinator
Jerry is currently attending Georgia State Univeristy to obtain his Master of Business
Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration. He graduated for the University of Georgia in 2001 with a Bachelor
of Sciece degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish. With his educational background, Jerry hopes to become hospital
administrator. During his time at Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, Jerry serves as the HIPAA Compliance Officer, Assistant
to the Practice Administrator, and Web Page Developer. In addition to work and school, Jerry runs competively and loves
to spend time with his Brittany Spaniel, Bailey.
Surgery Scheduler &
Vena began in the medical field in 1975 as a voluntary first-aid firefighter.
She later became certified as an emergency medical technician in 1976 and as a certified firefighter in 1978. Throughout
her career, Vena has worked as a medical assistant for a general medicine practice as well as working for Dr. Griner
in her previous practice as a medical assistant and surgery scheduler. After joining a large oncology practice for four
years, Vena rejoined Dr. Griner when she began her new practice in 2001. Vena has two daughters, Heather and Kelly,
and is expecting her first grandchild in Spring 2003.
Donna Padgett Wimpey began her
training in the medical field in high school while working for her father at his practice in Hayesville, NC. After high school, Donna attended Tri-County
Community College, and continued to help her father run his practice. Under the tutelage of this highly respected physician, Donna learned much about the clinical and business
end of running a successful medical practice. After her marriage, she worked
in medical practices and hospitals in Idaho, Texas
and Georgia. Donna
began her association with Dr. Nancy Griner in 1997 and has worked in the otolaryngology field for over 16 years. In addition to work, Donna has been married to her husband, Kim Wimpey, for almost 25 years. They have one son, Evan, age 16. Donnas
hobbies are gardening and watching Evan race for his high school Track and Cross Country team.