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River Edge Behavioral Health: New Board Member


Jay Bess, River Edge Communications: 478-803-7707 (office) 478.283.0138 (mobile) //

MACON – Brent DuBois, clinical nurse anesthetist and current Twiggs county commissioner, has been appointed to represent Twiggs county on the governing board of River Edge Behavioral Health. DuBois is a central Georgia native who brings community health, military and business experience to strengthen the Board.   


DuBois earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Middle Georgia State University and the Medical College of Georgia. He served 11 years in the Army Nurse Corps and earned his Master of Science in Anesthesia from the University of Texas. 


While stationed at Fort Bragg, DuBois served as Chief Nursing Anesthetist for a surgical team that deployed to Iraq. During deployment, DuBois received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and worked as the liaison for NATO. 


Since leaving his military career to be more involved in the lives of his three sons, DuBois has worked for The Medical Center at Navicent Health and started his own anesthesia business. His business services communities in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Michigan. DuBois has also invested in various urgent care clinics in cities across Georgia including Cochran, Eastman, Milledgeville and Albany. 


River Edge Chief Executive Officer, Shannon T. Gordon, LCSW, said. “River Edge provides specialty healthcare for the biologically based brain conditions of mental illness, addictions and developmental disabilities. We look forward to how Mr. DuBois’ vast experience will help us make life even better in central Georgia.”   


About River Edge Behavioral Health

The full continuum of River Edge Behavioral Health services provide state-of-the-art treatment and support services for more than 13,000 children, youth, families and adults annually, who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities. A repetitive national award winner identified for its exemplary leadership by its international accrediting body, River Edge services extend throughout Georgia, including Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson and Fulton Counties. Learn more at For help, call 478-803-7700 in Central Georgia or 404-665-8600 in Fulton County. 


About the River Edge Foundation

The River Edge Foundation, an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, raises private funds to help make life better for individuals who experience mental illness, addiction or a developmental disability, especially individuals served and supported through the robust, community-based offerings of River Edge Behavioral Health.  The Foundation strives for excellence in fundraising, investing, stewarding contributions and assets, governing the Foundation, as well as forming lasting and mutual beneficial relationships with community partners, constituencies and stakeholders.