Lucile “Tee Rae” Dismukes was the executive director on the Georgia Maternal and Infant Council and acted as a liaison with the Georgia Department of Public Health, Medicaid, and state government. She was instrumental implementing programs to improve the health of mothers and infants in the state of Georgia. Every year, GPA awards the “Tee Rae” Dismukes Award to a GPA member that has gone above and beyond in the mission of promoting and improving the health of mothers and infants.

Guidelines for nominations for T. Rae Dismuke Award are the following:

  • GPA member
  • Exemplifies the work, mission and values of Georgia Perinatal Association
  • Nominated by GPA board member

Past awardees have been the following:

  • Jusy Layden (2022)
  • Jan St. John (2021)
  • Jodi Hudgins (2019)
  • Dina Herren (2018)
  • Jo Ellen McDonough (2017)
  • Dr Seema Csukas (2016)
  • Diane Youmans
  • Beth Lambetz-Guimaraes
  • Dr. Dan Eller
  • Dr. Jacqueline Grant
  • Sandra Mobley
  • Dr. Linda Sacks
  • Kimarie Bugg

The Lucile “Tee Rae” Dismukes Award is presented each year to a GPA member who exemplifies the work, mission, and values of Georgia Perinatal Association. The 2022 recipient is Judy :ayden.

About Judy Layden. Judy is the Perinatal Outreach Coordinator for the 24 county area of Southeast Georgia. She received her Associate Degree in nursing from Armstrong State College in Savannah, GA and her BSN from Graceland College in Alamo, IO. Since graduating from nursing school, Judy worked in many areas of the perinatal units at Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. Judy feels that her experience is in the OR, postpartum care, labor and delivery, Savannah perinatology, and NICU have given her a comprehensive you at the perinatal period. Judy has been at Memorial health University medical center for 48 years and has enjoyed working with and learning from many physicians a variety of nurses and ancillary staff, and patients and their families .