Rural Leader Magazine September/October 2015 - Page 46

Risings Stars in Rural America Above and Beyond Name: Dayna Wilburn Age: 35 Hometown: Cuthbert, GA Profession: Counselor/Public Administration Dayna is a 1998 graduate of Randolph-Clay High School. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology (2005) and a master’s degree in public administration (2009) both from Albany State University.   Dayna is the essence of service-above self. She is also humble, trustworthy, determined, and dependable. Coupled with her strong faith in God, Dayna employs these remarkable attributes to serve and to encourage others to live their best life.   Dayna is a member of the distinguished Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The one hundred and three year old organization focus aims include sisterhood, scholarship, and service.   She continually serves others as the in her career field. Dayna is currently a Behavior Health and Developmental Disabilities Social Services Case Manager with Aspire and Department of Family an dChildren Services Liason with the Millennium Center, where she was instrumental in developing the first Aftercare union, both in Cuthbert.   She is the proud mother of one son, Dayln, 8, and they both also currently reside in Cuthbert. — Name: Janet G. Williams Age: 36 Hometown: Cuthbert, GA Profession: Business Administration   Janet is the daughter of William and Mary Gilbert and is a 1996 graduate of Randolph-Clay High School. She graduated from South Georgia Technical College with a business diploma.   She is a member of Mount Cilla Non Denomination Church, where Rev. Dr. Prophetess Christine Kennedy is pastor. Janet is an active member who has served as Sunday School secretary, and assistant choir director.   She is currently employed with the Cuthbert Division of Child Support and Social Services in the Pataula Judicial Circuit. Her role involves enhances the well-being of children by locating noncustodial parents, establishing paternity, enforcing support orders, modifying orders when appropriate, collecting and distributing child support payments, and referring parents to other social service programs. The program aims are to promote parent accountability, self-sufficiency and to reduce the public’s responsibility for providing financial and medical support to children.   In the future, Janet plans to pursue additional education in the field of health and nutrition.— 46 | SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015