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Mel Coker Named New Board Member for Visiting Nurse Health System

Mel Coker Named New Board Member for Visiting Nurse Health System

Atlanta, January 3, 2024 – Visiting Nurse Health System, Georgia’s leader in providing healthcare and aging services at home, announced the election of Melinda (Mel) Coker, P.E., as the new board member for Visiting Nurse Health System.

Currently the President and CEO of M Coker Consulting, Mel brings with her over a decade of strategy development expertise, driving investment in both core and new business ventures, and extensive Board of Directors experience.  Previous experiences include her serving as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the transformation of AT&T’s consumer wireline business. As Chief Strategy Officer, Mel led the 5G wireless strategy plan for AT&T as well as fiber deployment plans for both consumer and business. She earned her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

“Mel’s extensive, successful strategic leadership and board experience, demonstrated expertise in marketing, risk and trend assessment, combined with her passion for healthcare for Georgia’s aging population, will bring tremendous value to Visiting Nurse Health System’s continued growth,” states Dorothy Davis, President and CEO, Visiting Nurse.

Mel noted, “I am honored to be a part of this Visiting Nurse Health System’s 75-year legacy of providing high-quality healthcare in the home to all in need, regardless of their financial situation. This is an important safety-net organization that benefits the entire community.”

Founded in 1948, Visiting Nurse Health System is Georgia’s solution for healthcare and aging at home. Celebrating 75 years of service, Visiting Nurse continues to live its mission today, improving lives and positively impacting the well-being of patients, families, and communities, including the largest low-income senior population. Serving 57 counties, approximately 15,000 patients, and providing 8,800 charitable care visits annually, Visiting Nurse is Georgia’s first and largest nonprofit provider of healthcare at home. For more information, please visit

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