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The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office is a Department within the Fulton County Government. The Department Head is the Chief Medical Examiner, who is appointed by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. A staff of approximately 40 employees carries out the duties of the office which is located at the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Center. Our main responsibility is to investigate deaths that occur because of injury   or poisoning, or which are sudden, unexpected, and not readily explainable at the time of death. (See "What We Do and Why We Do It").

Our staff consists of the following types of employees:

  • Administrative and Support Personnel
  • Medical Examiners
  • Medical Examiner Investigators
  • Forensic Technicians
  • Medicolegal Photographers
  • Histology Technical Support Staff
  • Morgue Attendants
  • Custodial Staff


The staff at the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Center includes:

Administrative and Support Personnel

John M. Cross, Deputy Director
Paul Desamours, Operations Manager
Barbara Pringle-Smalls, Administrative Coordinator
Simone Murphy, Medicolegal Transcriptionist
Lynette Redding, Medicolegal Transcriptionist
Karleshia Bentley,  Records and Documents Supervisor  
Shirley Gleaton, Administrative Assistant
Genavieve Howard, Customer Service
Sharon Cooper, Customer Service


Medical Examiners

Randy Hanzlick, MD, Chief Medical Examiner
Michael Heninger, MD, Associate Medical Examiner
Melissa Pasquale, MD, Associate Medical Examiner
Michele Stauffenberg, MD, Associate Medical Examiner
Karen Sullivan, MD, Associate Medical Examiner


Investigative Staff
Mark Guilbeau, PhD, DABMDI, Senior ME Investigator/Forensic Anthropologist
Tami Schroder, DABMDI, Senior ME Investigator
James Bartlett, ME Investigator
Mary Beth Hauptle, DDS, DABMDI, ME Investigator, Forensic Odontologist
Clinton Harbin, ME Investigator
Betty Honey, DABMDI, ME Investigator
Dumonder "Reda" Dawson, Investigator
Julie Magee, ME Investigator
Mark Ruffin, ME Investigator
Jon Hager, ME Investigator
Brian Reents, ME Investigator

Forensic Technical Support

Carlos Evans, Forensic Technician Asst. Supervisor
Charles Love, Forensic Technician Supervisor
Angie McCray, Forensic Technician Asst. Supervisor
Chefrene Gory, Forensic Technician
Kathy Robinson, Forensic Technician
Filomena Fernandes, Forensic Technician
Candice Dalton, Foresnic Technician
Artemus Barnes, Forensic Technician
Michael Parks, Morgue Attendant


Histology Services
Glenda Washington, Medical Lab Technician

Photography Services

Mary Burgess, Medicolegal Photographer

Facility Assistant  

Carlo Harper