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Meet Our Team

Brian Dill
Vice President, External Affairs, Tanner Health System
Executive Director, Tanner Medical Foundation

Brian is currently the Vice President of External Affairs for Tanner Health System and the Executive Director of the Tanner Medical Foundation in Carrollton. Prior to joining Tanner, Brian spent 17 years in corporate and industrial business development and recruitment as an economic development senior executive in several Georgia communities. Prior to that he served as a Federal and State Lobbyist for the Farm Bureau Federation.

Brian has entrepreneurial and small business startup expertise with an extensive background in corporate communications, government affairs, public policy, corporate fundraising strategy, contractual negotiations, corporate budget management and capital expansion and relocation.

Brian currently serves as Vice President of the University of Georgia Alumni Association and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Leadership Georgia. He is a Leadership Georgia J.W. Fanning Fellow and was a 2014 Program Chair as well as a member of the class of 2013. He is a member of the Carrollton Dawnbreakers Rotary Club and his family attends First Baptist Church of Carrollton.

A native of Irwin County, Brian is a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Political Science and a candidate for UGA’s Executive MBA program in 2019. Brian began his career in government affairs and economic development as a volunteer on Senator Saxby Chambliss’ first campaign for Congress in 1994.

Brian is married to Carmen, the Culinary Arts Teacher for Carrollton High School and a 1995 graduate of UGA. They have one son Mason who is a 11th Grader at Carrollton High School. The Dills currently reside in Carrollton, Georgia.


Mary Saravia Busby
Director of Development

As Director of Development, Mary manages the Foundation team and directs the Foundation’s annual fundraising plan, secures financial support from individuals and organizations, develops relationships with major donors and oversees key special events. From her early career in the cable industry, she leverages more than a decade of experience in strategic sales and marketing campaigns with brands including The Weather Channel and Cox Communications. Mary is a graduate of Binghamton University, a top-rated public research center in New York, and has earned certificates in Major Gifts – Campaigns (2016) and Annual Giving (2012) from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Madison Institute.

Janet Bradley Whitt
Donor Database Manager

Janet Bradley Whitt joined Tanner Medical Foundation in 2003, and during her tenure has performed administrative, accounting/financial, communication planning and reporting functions. Currently serving as Donor Database Manager, Janet oversees the management and integrity of the Foundation’s highly specialized donor database, The Raiser’s Edge. Prior to joining Tanner Medical Foundation, Janet held supervisor positions in both retail and wholesale environments with experience in customer service, accounting and management. Janet attended West Georgia College, now known as the University of West Georgia, and has earned a certificate in major gifts from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Madison Institute. She is a current member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. Janet and her husband, Skip, reside in rural Carroll County with their dogs and an abundance of wildlife.

Carla Maner Duncan
Development Specialist

Carla is the Development Specialist for Tanner Medical Foundation, where she oversees all special events and collaborates with local organizations and individuals to philanthropically advance the mission of Tanner Health System. She holds a bachelor's In marketing from the University of West Georgia and serves on their Alumni Association Board of Directors. Carla was also named to the inaugural class of the University of West Georgia’s “30 Under 30” awards in 2013. She graduated from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy and now sits on Community Service Committee of Bridge Builders, the academy’s Alumni Association. Carla is also a member of the Keep Carroll Beautiful board of directors. As a previous local business owner, she holds this community in very high esteem. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening and spending time with her family. She resides in downtown Carrollton with her husband, Billy, and dog, Luci Blue.

Janet Couch

Janet Couch serves as the Accountant for Tanner Medical Foundation. She is responsible for account reconciliation, financial reporting and preparing information for the audit of the Foundation. She earned a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of West Georgia. Janet worked in public accounting for almost 10 years preparing tax returns and performing audit fieldwork as senior accountant at Meigs, Lowe & Darnell, CPA firm, and also in corporate accounting for more than a decade as assistant controller at Wayne Davis Concrete Company. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is involved in many activities in her church. Janet resides in Bremen with her husband, Dwayne, and three children, Leah, Andrew and Bethany.

Lauren Gledhill
Executive Assistant

Lauren Gledhill joined Tanner Medical Foundation as an Executive Assistant in September 2016. She is a graduate of Oak Mountain Academy and holds a B.A. in Psychology from LaGrange College. While at LaGrange College, Lauren had unique fundraising opportunities including being the co-founder of Panthers Pounce on Autism, a 5K run to support Autism Speaks. Lauren has a passion for nonprofit work and a love for the Carrollton community. In her free time, Lauren enjoys a good cup of coffee, time outdoors, being active in her church, and spending time with friends and family.

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