Rhonda Bevis

Armstrong Professor Elected President of GSRC

(October 28, 2011) Rhonda Bevis, director of clinical education and assistant professor of respiratory therapy at Armstrong Atlantic State University, was elected as the 45th president of the Georgia Society for Respiratory Care (GSRC) for 2011-2012. The GSRC is an affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

The GSRC serves approximately 1,500 respiratory therapists in Georgia, through government advocacy at the state and national level, professional licensure under the Georgia Medical Association Board, and by providing continuing education opportunities. Licensed respiratory therapists work in all aspects of health care, including hospital settings and hospital management, cardiac catheterization labs, research, home health and education.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as the 45th president of the Georgia Society for Respiratory Care,” said Bevis. “The strength that we currently hold as a society and the positions and jobs we currently are allowed to perform are based on work done by volunteer leadership teams for forty-five years.”

Bevis joined Armstrong in 2003. She holds an Ed.D. in occupational studies and adult education from the University of Georgia, a master's in cardiopulmonary science from Georgia State University and a bachelor's in business administration from Troy State University. She is a certified respiratory therapist and has served at the GSRC in various capacities since 1996.

“Dr Rhonda Bevis' election to president of the Georgia Society for Respiratory Care follows many years rising through the ranks as an officer in the GSRC,” said Douglas Masini, Armstrong chair of respiratory therapy. “She has won the Duggan Award, the highest award given to a respiratory therapist in Georgia, and her election is a testimonial to her leadership and dedication to our profession.”