2014 Healthcare Professional Award Winner—Alana Sulka

Alana Sulka completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Georgia and worked as a Molecular Biologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

After obtaining her Masters in Public Health from Emory University, she continued at CDC as an Epidemiologist, investigating food borne outbreaks, overseeing a team of surveillance staff and managing national data.

In 2004, she joined the Gwinnett County Board of Health as its Public Health Liaison and Epidemiologist, with a focus on developing community relationships and disease control policies. Since 2007, she has served as the Director of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases managing Communicable Diseases, Epidemiology and Tuberculosis Control for the health district, serving more than one million residents. Most recently in 2012, she became a Registered Nurse, adding clinical knowledge to her background.

A 2013 Leadership Gwinnett graduate, she further enhanced her community relationships and goals by developing and implementing disease control and prevention strategies with partners, providing infection control resources to internal and external clinical associates and planning for and responding to disease threats in the community.