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Former Department of Public Health Human Resources Director Indicted for Falsifying Job Application

PRESS ADVISORY

Former Department of Public Health Human Resources Director Indicted for Falsifying Job Application

March 1, 2013

On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, former Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) human resources director Donna Alexander was indicted by a Fulton Grand Jury for lying about her credentials on her job application.

Alexander was hired as the human resources director for DPH in October, 2012. She claimed that she had earned B.S., M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from Florida International University; held three prior positions as a human resources director; and certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. After an internal investigation revealed that she had none of these claimed qualifications, she was terminated in December, 2012.

Alexander was charged with seven counts of False Statement and Writings (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-20). Each count carries a maximum sentence of five years and fine of $1000.

Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hiatt is prosecuting the case on behalf of the State of Georgia. The case was investigated by Investigator Emma Smith Mincey with DPH.

Anyone with knowledge of Alexander’s whereabouts should contact Daniel Hiatt at (404) 651-9340.