Shawnzia Thomas

Executive Director Shawnzia Thomas

Executive Director and Administrator

Shawnzia Thomas was appointed as the Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) by Governor Brian P. Kemp, effective February 11, 2019.

Ryan Brown

Equal Employment Division Director

Ryan Brown is the Equal Employment Division Director for the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity.

Allona Lane Cross

Deputy Director

Allona Lane Cross is the Deputy Director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity where she serves as second in command of the agency.

Maurice Foster

Fair Housing Division Director/Legislative Affairs Liaison

Maurice Foster is the Fair Housing Division Director/ Legislative Affairs Liaison for the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity where he enforces the Georgia Fair Housing Law and manages the Fair Housing Division.

Jessica Hurtt

Equal Employment Compliance Officer

Jessica Hurtt is an Equal Employment Compliance Officer with the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO) where she provides analytic support for systemic investigations and case development. Prior to joining GCEO, Jessica worked in civil litigation administration where she gained e

Cathy Strickland

Administrative Assistant/Intake Coordinator

Cathy Strickland is the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity. Prior to GCEO, Cathy has served in various administrative roles.

Briana Wilburn

Fair Housing Compliance Officer

Briana Wilburn is a Fair Housing Compliance Officer with the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity where she investigates cases of unlawful discrimination within the Fair Housing Division. Prior to GCEO, Briana served as an Intern with the Dekalb County Juvenile Court.