Last month, Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Charles Edward Harris, Jr., as a member of the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Harris replaces Shawn Hanley, who stepped down as one of the Board's consumer members in May.

Harris founded Harris Medical Associates in 2005, a healthcare staffing firm that has since grown into one of the premier firms in the United States. Since his graduation from the University of Georgia in 1976, Harris has spent over 30 years in the healthcare staffing industry. After many successful years as a top recruiter at Jackson and Coker, he founded Harris Kovacs Alderman, which quickly grew to be the second-largest physician recruiting firm in the country. Outside of work, Harris oversees the Charles Harris Run, a 10k road race that raises money for leukemia research. The race is held in honor of his father, who succumbed to leukemia in 1981.

Drs. John Antalis, Alexander Gross, and Andrew Reisman were all reappointed to four-year terms as well.