Jonesboro Historical Courthouse, Ground Floor
121 South McDonough St.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 477-3242
Fax: (770) 472-8096
Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dr. DeAnn Bing, Health and Wellness Committee
Dr. DeAnn Bing, Co-founder of HomeCare Medicine of Atlanta
Dr. Bing graduated from Spelman College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English while minoring in Pre-Medicine. She attended Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine in 2012. After completing her residency, Dr. Bing served as Morehouse School of Medicine’s Interim Chief Resident before moving on to work as a Hospital Specialist for Piedmont Healthcare Corporation.
In 2013, Dr. Bing, co-founded HomeCare Medicine of Atlanta, with the vision of servicing the senior population in their homes, “to bridge the gap by providing accessible care for patients and for their families.”
Dr. Tawanda Braswell, Legislative and Social Justice Committee
Dr. Tawanda Braswell is a native of Brooklyn, New York. She has called Georgia her home for over 18 years. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization Inner Self Corp. Inner Self Corp. offers reentry services to ex-offenders, juveniles and veterans. Inner Self Corp. provides job placement and employment services, record restriction (expungement), anger management, teen dating violence workshops and a pretrial diversion program. The core mission is community empowerment and changing the perceptions about ex-offenders. She is realizing a dream of combining all of her interest areas of social work, juvenile justice, teaching, business management and mentoring in her role as executive director.
She is a Persian Gulf War Era Air Force veteran and served in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. Her military service has afforded her the opportunity to live in England and travel to Germany and Italy.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech, Hearing and Language from Long Island University/Brooklyn campus where she was the founding president of the Speech and Hearing Society. She earned a full scholarship to attend The New School and earned her Master of Science degree in Management and Urban Policy Analysis with an emphasis in Alternatives to Incarceration. Afterwards, she earned her Doctorate in Education, specializing in post-secondary and adult education.
She has fostered and supported the learning of children from birth through adulthood. She has offered her guidance for youth and adults as a preschool teacher, Head Start disabilities coordinator, child care consultant, literacy coach, and as a mentor to high school students, early childhood teachers and incarcerated women.
She has facilitated numerous training events for early childhood teachers, developed mentoring programs and presented at local and regional conferences. Her passion is the research and design of programs and services from concept to implementation. In her spare time, she enjoys bowling and watching television.