Trail tapped for state board


Mark Trail has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the state Board of Community Health.

He recently retired from Health Management Associates, Inc., and was previously chief of the Medical Assistance Plans with the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Trail is an associate clinical professor in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University and an adjunct faculty member in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia.

He served as a member of the following associations: the board of trustees of the Georgia Community Trust; president of the Georgia Public Health Association; the board of directors of the National Association of County Behavioral Health Directors; the state board of Nursing Home Administrators; and the executive committee of the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

Trail earned a bachelor’s degree from Bryan College and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. He and his wife, Carol, have three children and three grandchildren. They reside in Tyrone.