Former COO of Georgia School of Orthodontics Named General Counsel and EVP

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024

Atlanta-based Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO), the largest orthodontic residency program in the United States, has promoted Hannah Hale to General Counsel and Executive Vice President.

In this new role, Hale is responsible for consulting with and providing legal counsel to the GSO's executive team and Board of Trustees; developing and implementing policies and procedures in the areas of compliance, risk management, privacy, health law, education law, company operations, and human resources; and overseeing the design and implementation of GSO's continued institutional development. All of her efforts help contribute to the GSO mission: to educate qualified dentists to become specialists in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics with a commitment to excellence in patient-centered care, effective teaching, meaningful research, and service to the community. Prior to this promotion, Hale served as GSO's Associate Counsel and Chief Operating Officer.

She brings 10 years of experience as a healthcare and life sciences transactional attorney. Most recently, she served as Senior Counsel and Director of Contracting at Panda Health, where she was responsible for negotiating agreements for large health systems and digital health providers on both sides of the market. Prior to that, she was GSO's Senior Vice President of Operations. Other former clients include an educational technology start-up, a Fortune 100 healthcare company and a top-20 pharmaceutical company.

Hale also serves as a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association, Health Law Section for the 2023-2025 bar years, is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia Health Law section, serves as a Volunteer Healthcare Attorney for Pro Bono partnership of Atlanta and Alumni Interviewer for Tulane University. In addition, she just completed a two-year term on the Board of Directors of Newcomb-Tulane College.

She received a bachelor's degree from Tulane University and Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law.

"Hannah has a proven track record of success. She takes on her responsibilities with a willingness to go above and beyond," said Dr. Randy Kluender, GSO's President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "She brings an outstanding level of professionalism, promoting teamwork while driving continuous improvements."

To learn more about GSO and its technologically advanced patient clinics in Duluth and Sandy Springs, visit Georgia School of Orthodontics.