Dr. Myron Downs is the New President of Board of Directors of Georgia Options, Inc.

Staff Report From Athens CEO

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Georgia Options, Inc., an organization that supports adults with developmental disabilities to live in their own homes and have typical life experiences, is thrilled to announce that Dr. Myron Downs has accepted the role of President of the Board of Directors. Dr. Downs currently serves on the board of a few local organizations, including the Piedmont College Trustee Board, Athens Area Community Foundation Board, and Deacon Board of Ebenezer Baptist Church West. He is a former President and Treasurer of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and was the 2014 recipient of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinarian of the Year Award.

He has also served on the Parent Advisory Board for the Athens-Clarke County School District, Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees, Athens Youth Academy Trojans Board of Directors, Athens Banner Herald Advisory Board, Athens-Clarke County Overview Commission, Athens Technical College Veterinary Technology Advisory Committee, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Advisory Board, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors, and the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates.

Dr. Downs will oversee the implementation of Georgia Options new three year strategic plan. He has served on Georgia Options’ Board of Directors since 2016, and co-chaired the Development Committee. Of the appointment as Board President, Dr. Downs states “I am excited and honored to be a part of Georgia Options’ future. While we face various challenges, I feel that Georgia Options has many excellent opportunities for growth.” Executive Director Rena Harris adds, “We are confident that with Dr. Downs’ leadership, Georgia Options will remain a leader in state of the art services while increasing our sustainability. We will no longer be the best kept secret in Northeast Georgia.” Dr. Downs and his wife Dr. Anita Stampley are both board certified veterinary surgeons. They have four children and live in Athens.