Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness

The Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness (GCLEA) was established by the Georgia General Assembly and Governor Nathan Deal in 2014 to improve the lives of Georgia residents who live with lupus by improving public education and awareness, improving access to resources for patients and family members, obtaining information that will inform current and future public health efforts, and increasing appropriate diagnosis of lupus by non-rheumatologists.

The GCLEA aspires to

  • Develop resources and programs that will improve the level of education and awareness concerning lupus for health care providers and the general public,
  • Develop resources and programs for communities that lack access to specialized lupus health care providers, based upon the incidence and prevalence of lupus in the State of Georgia and
  • Develop programs that encourage professional development and specialization in the diagnosis of lupus and the care, management and treatment of people with lupus.

Council Members:

S. Sam Lim, M.D.


Rep. Kim Schofield, M.A.


Sen. Tonya Anderson


Cathy Craven, R.N.

Georgia Department of Community Health

Teresa Lasseter



Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness

49 Jesse Hill Jr., Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303


Meeting Minutes

Annual Report