Timothy Burgess Named to PCOM Boards of TrusteesJanuary 7, 2020
Burgess joins fellow Georgia residents Wayne Sikes and David McCleskey as members
of the College’s Boards of Trustees.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has named Timothy Burgess of Athens, Georgia, to its Boards of Trustees.
“PCOM continues to strengthen leadership with the addition of Tim Burgess,” said Board
member David McCleskey of Hoschton, Georgia. McCleskey serves as the chair of the
Board Effectiveness and Governance Committee. “His legacy of financial stewardship,
civic engagement and policy development will enhance PCOM’s presence among elected,
appointed and policy leaders.”
PCOM has campuses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Suwanee and Moultrie, Georgia.
Burgess said, “I can think of no more important challenge today than to train and
prepare the next generation of healthcare providers. I am honored to have been asked
to join the PCOM Boards of Trustees and look forward to contributing in a small way
to this very noble effort.”
With a wide range of state-wide experience, Burgess formerly served as the senior
vice president for finance and administration at the University of Georgia. In addition,
he has served as the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health, commissioner
of the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety, and chief financial officer for
the Georgia Technology Authority. He also served as the director and state budget
officer of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget for Governors Zell Miller
and Roy Barnes.
Burgess earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia State University,
Atlanta, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Georgia, Athens.
He is currently in his sixth year as an elected member of the Oconee County School
System Board of Education. A Leadership Georgia graduate, Burgess served nine years
on the St. Mary’s Health Care System Board of Directors and on the Strategic Planning
Advisory Committee for the University of Georgia.
“Tim will certainly add value to our high-performing Boards of Trustees as PCOM continues
to be a leader in medical education, innovation and osteopathic medicine,” Jay S. Feldstein, DO ‘81, PCOM president and CEO, said. “We look forward to his contributions.”
Board member Wayne Sikes of Snellville, Georgia, chair of the Development Committee,
said, “Tim’s extensive experience in state government, higher education and corporate
governance will allow him to immediately step into an active role on PCOM’s board.”
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About PCOM Georgia
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcomgeorgiahealth.org.
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