It takes a team of very skilled individuals to support this important program. As we progress forward with our critical work, we want to take a moment and highlight some of our key individuals. Today, we get to know Gary Gordon a little bit better:
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Americus, GA. I lived there my entire childhood until I went to college.
What is your role within Georgia Memory Net?
I am currently the Project Manager for GMN’s telehealth program. We are partnering with MACs, state agencies, and service providers to increase telehealth options for patients around the state.
How long have you been a part of Georgia Memory Net?
I have been working on this project as a contractor for three months, which is my second stint with GMN. I worked on a separate project last year for about nine months.
What is your favorite thing about working with Georgia Memory Net?
Although I no longer live in Southwest Georgia, most of my family does, so I’m passionate about work that has an impact on rural areas. I’m grateful to be working on a program that has a statewide impact.
What inspired you to go into this field and join Georgia Memory Net?
I went in to the healthcare industry because even though I’m not working with patients directly, I can still feel proud of the work I’m doing at the end of the day by trying to improve the experience of patients and those who interact with them.
If you could do any other job, what would it be?
I would a professional musician. A studio drummer, specifically.
Do you have any pets?
Yes. I have a dog named Leila who is a lab/pointer mix.
What is your hidden talent?
I have a great sense of direction. Once I have been somewhere the first time, I can almost always remember how to get there.
What is your favorite movie and why?
The Godfather. I didn’t see it until I was an adult, but it lived up to the hype.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Something that’s not flashy. Some kind of blue.
This has been a crazy few weeks, any advice for staying happy and healthy while sheltering in place?
For me, the best way to combat cabin fever has been trying to spend as much time outside as possible. My family and I have spent a lot of time in the backyard during the week and exploring hiking trails in our area during the weekends. Hopefully we’ll keep that up even as it gets cold.
Georgia Memory Net at a Glance
What is Georgia Memory Net and why does it exist? There’s so much information about Alzheimer’s and related dementias in Georgia, and how to diagnose and treat them, that it can become overwhelming. We’ve done our best to simplify the info into a clear one-page infographic.