Ed has served as President of Ansley’s Rainbows of Hope’s Board since 2015. He is the owner of Gamble Funeral Service. He is an active member of White Bluff United Methodist Church where he serves on the Endowment Committee. Ed is a member of the Executives Association of Savannah and Port City Lions Club. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. Ed earned the lifetime designation and maintains annual certification as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He is a board certified funeral director and embalmer in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Ed was General Manager of Sipple Mortuary for eight years prior to starting Gamble Funeral Service. He is a member and former President of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association. Ed has a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Sean Briley. Elizabeth and Sean have four children, Donnie, Hope, Aidan and Rowan.
Dr. Linda Winders
Dr. Winders has served as Vice-President of Ansley’s Rainbows of Hope’s board since 2015. She was born in Hollywood, Florida. She attended and graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Psychology. She continued her medical schooling at Emory University School of Medicine and obtained her Medical Doctrine in 1995.
Dr. Winders completed her Residency in Pediatrics at Emory University associated hospitals in 1998 and became Board certified in 1999.
Her accomplishments and awards are second to none. She received the highest training exam board score in Residency in 1997, she received a Pediatric Resident Teaching Award in 1996, she was Magna Cum Laud with her Biology senior honor thesis, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society 1990, and she was on the Deans list and was V.P. of Psi Chi, Psychology National Honor Society.
Thornton has served on the Ansley’s Rainbows of Hope board since 2015 as Treasurer. He is a financial advisor and serves as Senior Vice President/Investments at Stifel Financial. Thornton serves as Trustee for the Wormsloe Foundation and the Wormsloe Institute of Environmental History. He is an active member of his church serving as a Deacon for City Church Pooler, located in Pooler, GA.
Diane as served as Secretary of Ansley’s Rainbows of Hope’s board since 2015. She was Ansley’s Godmother, and has a very special place in the Gearhart’s hearts. Diane has the heart of a servant. She serves on the Parish Council of Christ Church Anglican, Savannah, GA. She is a service board member for H.U.G.S. (Heads Up Guidance Services). Diane is a member of the Colonial Dames of America, and Past President of the Women of Christ Church Anglican. She is also Past Chair of the Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens. She volunteers at Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA. Diane is the Director of the Isaiah 58 Ministry and Chair of the Ministry Committee of Christ Church Anglican.
Pastor Jack has served as Lead Pastor at Southside Assembly of God since 1989. He joined the Ansley’s Rainbows of Hope board in 2018. Pastor Jack serves as Regional Presbyter for the Coastal Region Georgia Assemblies of God. He also serves as Overseer for the City Church Network. He is the founding and current member of the Tibet Avenue Project community improvement organization. Pastor Jack has 4 children and 7 grandchildren who live in the Savannah area.
Joe Ebberwein joined the Ansley’s Rainbows of Hope board in 2015. He is the founder of Hands of Christ Ministries in Savannah Georgia. He serves on the Savannah CFO Council and is a Healing Streams Ministry Board Member. Joe also serves on the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Board.
Joe’s personal mission is to transform the way that wound and ostomy care is delivered. Currently, the care delivery model is fragmented and persons in most need lack access to expert care. He is a Founder of and Chief Financial Officer at Corstrata, a tech-enabled wound care & ostomy company which utilizes certified wound clinicians to manage patients with complex wounds or ostomies- improving clinical and financial outcomes for providers and payers.
He has developed strategies for hospitals, physician practices, and post-acute providers (SNFs, LTAC, home health, and hospices) to migrate from volume to value-based care delivery models (Bundles, ACO, PCMH, CIN, etc) for management of emerging and high-risk, high-cost chronic disease patients utilizing digital health technologies.
Previously Joe served as CFO & Senior Vice President of Finance for a regional home health and hospice company where he worked to develop innovative care models across the health care continuum for the delivery of value-based healthcare. This work included developing strategies for ACOs, PCMH, and other value-based models of healthcare. His team successfully integrated the practice of Telehealth into home care operations- resulting in improved clinical quality outcomes at a lower cost through improved operational efficiencies.
Joe is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame Business School with a BBA in Accounting. Following his tenure as a CPA with Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse, he joined the home healthcare industry as Controller for Memorial Medical Center’s home health division, CareOne.
Renee joined the Ansley’s Rainbows of Hope board in 2019. She had been serving as an Ansley’s Rainbows of Hope Adopt-a-Family volunteer for a year, and has been invaluable to the team. Renee serves as the Downtown Development Authority Director and is a Family Connections Volunteer. Renee and her husband have a beautiful little girt born who was born with Down’s Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Renee and her husband truly understand what is like to live in a hospital away from their home while their child is fighting for the life.