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Tanner Foundation

Foundation Staff


Brian Dill

Brian Dill

Vice President, External Affairs, Tanner Health System
Executive Director, Tanner 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 as well as the Chief Operating Officer for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Prior to that he served as a Federal and State Lobbyist for the Georgia Farm Bureau.

Brian currently serves as President of the University of Georgia Alumni Association, an ex-officio member of the University of Georgia Athletic Association Board, an ex-officio member of the University of Georgia Foundation Board and on the Board of Governor’s for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He is also an appointed member of the Georgia Telecommunications Commission. A 2013 member of Leadership Georgia, Brian has served on their Board of Trustees and is a J.W. Fanning Fellow. 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 2019 graduate of UGA’s Executive MBA program. 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 Senior at Carrollton High School. The Dills currently reside in Carrollton, Georgia.


Mary Busby

Mary Saravia Busby

Director of Development

As Director of Development, Mary manages the Foundation team and directs the Foundation’s fundraising efforts to secure corporate and individual major, annual and planned gifts as well as grants and sponsorships. She also oversees Tanner Foundation's black tie event, The Magnolia Ball, which has become a venerated local tradition welcoming 600+ guests for a evening of dining, dancing and auction in support of a key hospital project.

Mary advances Tanner Foundation's mission via web, print, social media and video communications. She builds community relationships, crafts proposals, structures programs and supports donors in developing multi-year fund and endowment agreements to champion the patients and services of Tanner Health System.     

She leverages more than a decade of experience in strategic sales and communication from her early career in the cable industry, serving as Director of Sales Strategy for The Weather Channel and representing cable product marketing for Cox Communications. She has developed and directed integrated marketing campaigns with teams from Disney and ESPN, AMC Networks, NBC Universal and other cable industry leaders.

Mary is a graduate of Binghamton University, a top-rated public research center in New York, and was inducted into Mensa in 2002. She has earned certificates in Major Gifts (2016) and Annual Giving (2012) from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Madison Institute and graduated the Tanner Leadership Institute Director's Cohort (2017.)


Janet Whitt

Janet Bradley Whitt

Finance and Operations Specialist

Janet Bradley Whitt serves as Tanner Foundation's Finance and Operations Specialist having earned certificates in Planned Giving and Major Giving from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Madison Institute, and her bCRE certification from Blackbaud University. 

She joined Tanner Foundation in 2003, and has served in accounting/financial, administrative and communication planning roles. Janet oversees the Foundation's Planned Giving program and the management and integrity of the Foundation’s highly specialized donor database, The Raiser’s Edge.

Prior to joining Tanner 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 is a current member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy. 


Lauren Gledhill

Lauren Gledhill Gann

Donor Relations Coordinator

Lauren Gledhill is the Donor Relations Coordinator at at Tanner Foundation where she serves as a key liaison between the Executive Director and the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, staff, donors and prospects. She supports the Foundation’s major initiatives in support of Women’s and Children’s Health, coordinates Board of Trustees, Board Committee and Campaign Committee Meetings and maintains the Foundation’s official records. Lauren has earned a Fundamentals in Resource Development certificate from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Madison Institute.

Lauren 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. 



Tanner Hosting Walk-in Vaccine Event April 28
Tanner Hosting Walk-in Vaccine Event April 28

The health system will host the event at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Carrollton from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointments are necessary for the event.

Tanner Provides COVID-19 Vaccinations to Area School Districts
Tanner Provides COVID-19 Vaccinations to Area School Districts

On Wednesday, March 10, Tanner Health System provided COVID-19 vaccines for staff from Carroll County Schools, Carrollton City Schools, Oak Mountain Academy and Oak Grove Montessori.

Foundation Staff Locations

Tanner Foundation

Tanner Foundation

109 College Street, Carrollton, GA 30117

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Phone: 770-812-4438

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.