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Wayne W. Oliver
Vice President
Center for Health Transformation

Wayne W. Oliver is a Vice President at the Center for Health Transformation (CHT), which was founded by former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Mr. Oliver leads CHT’s Health Justice and the Right to Know projects and works closely on CHT’s Georgia project. He also leads CHT’s e-prescribing efforts in Georgia.

Mr. Oliver was formerly the lead lobbyist and chief spokesperson for the Georgia Pharmacy Association (GPhA) for 19 years. Additionally, he served as the Managing Editor of the Georgia Pharmacy Journal, a monthly magazine. He also directed the association’s media and public relations efforts. After leaving his hometown of Albany, GA, Wayne received undergraduate degrees from Mercer University—a dual Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and another in Speech and Communications. He continued his studies at Mercer and received a law degree in 1981. The primary focus of his entire career has been in the field of health care policy.

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue recently appointed Wayne to the Georgia Commission on Men’s Health, which serves as a catalyst to promote and improve the quality of the physical, social and mental health of men in the State of Georgia. The Commission has been effective in addressing men’s health issues in the state.

He is a prolific writer, publishing hundreds of articles on a host of issues including rural health care, professional liability, diabetes care and management, health care reform, Medicaid, and health care financing. He is a member of the American Society for Law and Medicine, the American Society for Pharmacy Law, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the American Society of Association Executives, the Georgia Society of Association Executives, and serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

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