Commission MEMBers and Staff
Sidney Johnson, III
Sidney "Sid" Johnson, III, M.G.A., is a Public Service Assistant at The University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Sid is the former Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, Director of Stimulus Accountability, and Director of Implementation for the Commission for a New Georgia.
Danielle Benson is a small business owner and Vice President of Candid Construction Services, LLC.
Dr. William Bornstein
William "Bill" Bornstein M.D., Ph.D., is the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality & Patient Safety Officer at Emory Healthcare.
Dr. Christopher Edwards
Christopher Edwards, M.D., is the Principal Surgeon at Atlanta Neurological & Spine Institute.
Dr. Judith Rochon
Judith Rochon, M.D., is a Psychiatry Specialist for Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health Department.
William “Bill” Prather, RPh., is a licensed Pharmacist, the past President of the Georgia Board of Pharmacy, and has served on the Georgia Board of Pharmacy for 19 years.
Charles "Chuck" Welch, Jr. is a Contractor, former bank director, and former Councilman in the City of Cumming, Georgia.
Andrew L. Turnage, M.Ed
Andrew Turnage was appointed Executive Director of the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission in May, 2020. Turnage previously served as State Director for the Georgia Secretary of State, as well as Executive Director for the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers, and the Georgia Board of Nursing. Turnage is also a former Deputy Sheriff in Hall County and a graduate of The University of Georgia.