Our Staff


Rev. Nate Benard, M.Div, MHA, MHS, is CMDA's Atlanta Area Director.

Nate is a licensed minister within the Presbyterian Church of America, working toward ordination. 

Nate attended the Medical University of South Carolina for graduate school.  He worked for 12 years in the corporate world in Atlanta before the Lord called him to ministry and he went to seminary.  He worked for Perimeter Church in Johns Creek, GA, in their Global Outreach division for three years as well.

Nate married his wife, Vicki, in 1993, and the Lord has blessed them with two amazing daughters.

Kathy Drake Browning

Kathy Drake Browning is CMDA Atlanta's administrative assistant. Along with her work with CMDA, Kathy is currently serving as Executive Director for the Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons, the state’s largest surgical organization and in the past has worked with the Medical Association of Georgia. 

Our CMDA Atlanta Council

  • Rick Boden, MD
  • Chip Busbee, MD
  • John Galloway, MD
  • Mark Huffman, MD
  • Jim Malcolm, MD
  • Carol Shaffer, RPH
  • Emily Shupert, PhD, LPC
  • Huck Whitener, DDS
  • Laurie Boden, MD
  • Ryan Cantwell, MD
  • Omari Hodge, MD
  • Scott Keller, MD
  • Sarah Neely, MD
  • Don Shaffer, MD
  • Michael Smith, RICP