Georgia Gear Alumni


Naquia R. Mitchell MPH, BSN

Emory University School of Medicine Associate Program Director

Naquia is the Associate Program Director for Georgia Gear. She provides support to the Georgia Gear Program Director, Ted Johnson as well as managing the Coordinating Core.

When Naquia is not working on Georgia Gear matters, she is the Assistant Director of Programs at the Emory University School of Medicine Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology overseeing the research and clinical demonstration programs. She assists gerontologists and geriatricians on their awarded research studies and quality improvement projects as well as helps with budget development and grant writing on potential funding opportunities. She works alongside the Department of Medicine division administrators, School of Medicine (SOM) financial analysts, and assigned Research Administration Services pre-and-post-award team. She also manages the Division’s H-1B and Permanent Resident scholar requests and runs the SOM Geriatrics and Gerontology Research Internship Program.

Naquia has been working at Emory University since 2012. In the past she has been a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing working on HIV and aging studies and led focus groups with caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. She has also managed clinical trials in the Office for Clinical Research.

In her free time, she chases after her 2-year-old daughter, Leila Rose, and attempts to keep the house clean. She enjoys watching sporting events, walking the Atlanta Beltline with her 60-pound pup Penny, and is a proud resident of the Historic West End neighborhood in Atlanta, GA.


Kierra Grayson

Program Assistant

Kierra has worked as a Program Assistant with Georgia Gear for the past year. She works closely with the Assistant Program Director to ensure that programs are properly represented and feel supported by the core team. She has worked to develop an inaugural annual report and assisted in the design of the new Georgia Gear website. In her free time, Kierra enjoys buying new candles, drinking kombucha, and trying all of the taco eateries in Atlanta.

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Chloe Hultman

Program Assistant

During her time at Georgia Gear, Chloe worked on the Evaluation team with Miranda Moore and Alexis Bender. Specifically, she:

  • Assessed satisfaction of 15 partner organizations receiving Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) endowment for geriatric healthcare programming
  • Completed semi-structured qualitative interviews with partner organizations to evaluate programmatic implementation
  • Configured annual progress reports after compiling feedback coding qualitative interviews with five programs and quantifying 25 surveys of programmatic feedback and progress
  • Monitored and evaluated progress in strategic work plans and GANTT charts of partner organizations
  • Preformed literature reviews on emerging healthcare practices for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease

Chloe has since graduated from the Rollins School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health in Global Health, with a concentration in Community Health Development and a certificate in Maternal and Child Health. Although no longer with Georgia Gear, she still works within the realm of public health, program management, and monitoring and evaluation. In her free time, you will find her outside enjoying nature, doing yoga, with friends, or painting.


Michael Kozuch

Program Assistant

Michael works with the evaluation team at Georgia Gear to collate program metrics through the use of Georgia Gear’s Qualtrics Surveys and to prepare data for reporting to HRSA. In our first year, Michael reviewed survey data to extract the professions and disciplines that GA Gear partners were able to reach through their continuing education activities and other programming for medical learners. In his free time, Michael helps run an on-campus bicycle cooperative where we provide free and subsidized repairs for Emory students and staff.


Enneye Makonnen

Program Assistant

Enneye works as a Program Assistant on the Project Echo Initiative that Georgia Gear is a part of. In her spare time, Enneye works as a registered nurse and loves to travel.

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Hayat Geresu

Program Assistant

Hayat has worked as a Program Assistant with Georgia Gear for the past year. She works closely with the Georgia Gear leadership team to communicate with partners, and manage social media, website, and newsletters. Hayat is a current MPH student at the Rollins School of Public Health. In her free time, Hayat enjoys reading fiction books, watching tv shows, swimming, and traveling with friends.

Joy Emenyonu

Graduate Assistant

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Joy joins Georgia Gear as a 1st year Health Policy and management student at Rollins. She is particularly interested in health equity and expanding access in underserved communities. Joy attended Emory University for undergrad and completed a 4+1 Master of Bioethics this past May.

She now serves on the GEAR team assisting with data collection, social media coordination, and other tasks. When she's not with Gear, she also serves as a Student Coordinator for the Undergraduate Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life. Joy's hobbies include fitness, skincare, and spending time with her family and friends.