Former Gville doctor, Habersham attorney named to GSFC board

A former Gainesville doctor-turned-banker and a Habersham County attorney have been named to the Board of Commissioners for the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) by Gov. Brian Kemp. They were among 30 appointments and re-appointments to various state boards, authorities, and commissions announced by the governor Monday.

Narasimhulu Neelagaru currently serves as Chairman of the Board and sole shareholder of Quantum National Bank which he organized after recognizing the absence of an Indian-owned banking business in Georgia. Neelagaru was once affiliated Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville but sold his practice to the hospital in 2017 and continued to serve as Founding Chairman at Quantum.

James C. Weidner is an attorney with Habersham County’s Oliver and Weidner, LLC Attorneys at Law. He has been elected to the Habersham County Board of Education and has served on the Board of Directors of Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority.

In addition, a Winder man, Chris Yancey, Public Works Director in Barrow County, has been named to the Upper Oconee Regional Water Planning Council, which covers 13 counties in northeast Georgia, including Barrow and Jackson.