September 22, 2006

Shelton to lead VCH family advocacy efforts

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John Shelton

Shelton to lead VCH family advocacy efforts

John Shelton has been named to direct the new Family Advocacy Program for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Shelton will coordinate with the community and pro-bono attorneys to provide better health outcomes for pediatric patients.

The newly created position is part of ongoing efforts to expand resources and services for patients and families at Children's Hospital.

“We have been working for well over a year to get the medical-legal collaboration to this point,” said Sallie Hussey, director of Community and Family Services at Children's Hospital. “With John's experience in family law and program development, he is the perfect person to head the efforts as the program's first director.

Previously, Shelton was a managing attorney and partner at Shelton Collins & Gordon in Atlanta.

He also served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of Georgia, representing the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

Shelton attended law school at the University of San Diego, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia.