Heidi attended Clemson University and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry degree. She continued her studies at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania, graduating in 2005 as a Physician Assistant with a special certification in corrections. She also has her certification as an RPhS (registered sonographer). Heidi has spent nine years in Internal Medicine before joining VSS in 2014. Heidi is originally from Delaware, but has lived in Macon since graduating PA school. She is a member of Ingleside Baptist Church where her and her husband, Brian, serve in the children’s ministry. They spend most of their weekends with their two children, Hannah and JB. As a Clemson alumna, Heidi is still an avid Tigers Fan, and tries to get to as many games as she can.
Marsha attended Georgia College and State University where she graduated in 2017 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate studies, graduating with honors from Georgia College and State University (1992) with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) at Macon Junior College (1987). Specializing in invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular procedures, Marsha has worked in healthcare for the past 31 years. She has also spent three years working with hospice. Additional certifications include: Registered Cardiac Sonographer (1999), Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist (1994), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (1992). Professional memberships include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Cardiovascular Credentialing International. Marsha was born in Warner Robins, GA where she continues to reside with her husband Chip, and their two children Hunter and Logan. She is a long-time member of Central Baptist Church. She enjoys being with friends and family, and especially enjoys spending time at the beach.
Heather Givens began her education at Armstrong Atlantic State University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science. She then continued her studies at Gardner-Webb university graduating with her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. She had rotations in many areas including orthopedics, pediatrics, gynecology and family medicine. She has experience working as a Physician Assistant in internal medicine. In her free time, Heather enjoys traveling, hiking and kayaking. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Fun fact – Heather has a black belt in taekwondo.
Keely attended North Georgia College and State University graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then continued her education at Emory University graduating in December 2006 with a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant. Keely had rotations in a variety of fields including internal medicine, general surgery, plastic surgery, pediatrics, and dermatology. After completing her education, Keely began working in gastroenterology and spent eleven years in this field. Keely is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Keely is married and lives in Forsyth with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, particularly her nephews and nieces.
Coleman Smith, a 2012 graduate of Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, received his undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University as a Scholar Athlete, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. He then continued his education at University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduating Magna Cum Laude with his Master of Physician Assistant Studies in December 2020. Coleman’s medical training emphasized a surgical focus with rotations in Vascular, Plastics, General Surgery, Trauma and Advanced Gynecological Surgery. Coleman recently returned to his hometown of Griffin, GA and we are excited that he has joined our VSS team. Coleman’s spare time is spent traveling, hunting, fishing, volunteering with his church and spending time with his friends and family.