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.
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.
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.
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.