Our History:

Rutledge Center as it is known today began in 1968 when concerned parents and citizens of Coweta County saw a need to help children with “special needs.” Originally Open Door School, things began in a small house owned by First Baptist Newnan with seven students, one teacher, and an assistant. After students were integrated into the public school system Open Door School became Open Door Training Center and an emphasis was placed on outreach services and work activities for adults

In 1984 Open Door Training Center was renamed Rutledge Center in memory of one of its founders, A. Burt Rutledge. Rutledge Center has grown and today serves over 60 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Over the years the name may have changed but one thing has remained, Rutledge Center has always been a leading organization in supporting adults with developmental disabilities to have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

Our Family:

Pam Sibley

Pam Sibley

Executive Assistant/HR Professional

Pam Sibley is an Executive Assistant and the Human Resource Professional of Rutledge Center. She has over 19 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities. Pam truly enjoy enjoys helping others and watching them succeed.

She is a great asset to Rutledge Center as she has served in many capacities from secretary to now human resource professional. Pam holds a BBA in administrative systems from West Georgia College (University of West Georgia). Pam enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and dreaming about retirement, when she can do more of the above.

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Ronnie Schultz

Ronnie Schultz

Operations Manager

Ronnie Schultz joined Rutledge Center over 17 years ago as a Direct Support Staff and now serves as the Operations Manager. Over the years Ronnie has played an important part in just about every aspect of the Rutledge Center.

He is a certified Special Olympics coach in the sports of Bowling and Powerlifting and holds a B.A. in Theology from Victory Bible College and a M.A. in Christian Studies from Luther Rice Seminary. He is currently enrolled at the University of West Georgia seeking a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Community Development. Ronnie is passionate about serving the individuals of the Rutledge Center and supporting them all “to have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities.” Away from the Rutledge Center Ronnie enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and serving at their church. If there is anything you need help with Ronnie is there to serve.

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Sha Fleming

Sha Fleming

Medicaid Billing Specialist

Sha Fleming is our Medicaid Billing Specialist for the past 18 years. Sha came to Rutledge with previous medical billing, insurance filing, and medical coding experience. Sha also serves as our internal records auditor.

Sha loves what she does at Rutledge and works very hard to ensure that our billing and records are correct. In her time away from Rutledge, Sha loves being with her family, her pets, and doing work with her church.

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