GLORIA PAYNE

Board Member

Born in Atlanta, raised in College Park, and a resident of Snellville since 1972, Gloria is a true "Native Georgian".


She graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1971 and began her 48 year career in a variety of Nursing fields, including hospital and family practice.  She attended Georgia State University, UGA and in 1981 became a certified Lamaze instructor. Teaching childbirth classes  combined her love of teaching and allowed her to "stay home" and raise her two children.  She taught classes for 26 years. In 1994 she also returned to bedside nursing in cardiology at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. She was honored in 2015 as the Piedmont Hospital Inpatient Nurse of the Year.


Following retirement in 2018, Gloria has enjoyed having more time to spend with family ( especially her two grandsons!), friends, and beloved pets. She loves to travel, and is active in her Church and a variety of organizations. She has been a member of WAT since 2002, enjoying all the activities the organization provides;  informative seminars, field trips, Saturday Sisters, Habitat for Humanity Women's Build,  monthy book club, and lasting friendships.

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