People

Director:

Michael J. Martin Director of Extension County Operations
Office of the Associate Dean for Extension


Faculty and Postdoctoral Associates:

Kristi Farner Extension Program and Staff Development Specialist
Office of Learning and Organizational Development (OLOD)

Dr. Farner assesses training needs of Extension Agents and Specialists and leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive on-boarding and professional development program to build content knowledge and process skills.  She is also an adjunct faculty member in ALEC.

  • On-boarding processes and materials
  • Professional development trainings
  • Scholarship support
  • Extension Training System (ETS)
  • Employee Graduate Education Support
  • Organizational Change
  • Employee Mentoring
  • Facilitating Adult Learning


Lauren Ledbetter Griffeth Administrative Director
Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication Office of Learning and Organizational Development (OLOD) Office of the Associate Dean for Extension

Dr. Griffeth coordinates internal and external leadership programs for Cooperative Extension.

  • Extension Academy & ExTEND
  • Advancing Georgia's Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL)
  • Offer training and tools for Extension faculty


Todd Hurt Program Development Specialist
Office of Learning and Organizational Development (OLOD)

Dr. Hurt develops, implements, and support a formal program development process to include needs assessment, logic model development, individual faculty, county and departmental plans of work, and organizational strategic program planning.

  • GA Counts
  • Activity Reports
  • Logic Model Development
  • Plans of Work
  • Program Planning
  • Extension Leadership System (ELS) for county programs
  • Impact Statements
  • Needs Assessment


Rochelle Sapp Leadership Development Specialist
Office of Learning and Organizational Development (OLOD)

Dr. Sapp develops, coordinates, and facilitates two national leadership development programs for faculty. She supports system-wide employee engagement efforts and supports extension professionals through additional leadership and professional development opportunities.

  • LEAD21 Program Director
  • IAspire Leadership Academy                                                   
  • Extension Employee Engagement Lead
  • Extension Issue Teams
  • Co-facilitator of Extension Academy
  • Extension Leadership and Professional Development


Karen Argabright Postdoc Office of Learning and Organizational Development
Office of Learning and Organizational Development (OLOD)

Dr. Argabright provides support for the national leadership development programs for faculty. She supports system-wide employee engagement efforts and supports extension professionals through providing additional leadership and professional development opportunities.

  • LEAD21                                                                          
  • IAspire Leadership Academy
  • Employee Engagement Support
  • Extension Leadership and Professional Development


Maria Bowie Program Coordinator
Office of the Associate Dean for Extension Office of Learning and Organizational Development (OLOD)

Maria coordinates employee recruitment and the Extension Internship program and helps facilitate Extension issue teams and priority projects. She also coordinates all communications-related training.

  • Employee recruitment
  • Extension Internship Program
  • Communications training
  • Rural Health
  • Issue teams


The Office of Learning and Organizational Development is supported by:

Bridget Rucci Office Manager
Office of Learning and Organizational Development (OLOD)
Cherie Iler Wall Business Manager I
Office of Learning and Organizational Development (OLOD)