Carleton Coleman with Rita

Judge Rita Cobb awards Carleton F. Coleman with the Isabella Award

At the 2017 Spring Conference of the NCPJ, Carleton F. Coleman, joined by his lovely wife, and two young sons, was recognized by the NCPJ for his outstanding service to elderly and incapacitated persons living in his community.

The National College of Probate Judges awarded Carleton F. Coleman with its 2017 Judge Isabella Horton Grant Guardianship Award. The NCPJ honor recognizes demonstrated leaders in the field of guardianship for adults and/or minors. For more information about the Isabella Award or to nominate someone for the award, click here: The Isabella Award.

As the field operations manager of the Public Guardianship Office (PGO) for DHS Division of Aging Services, Coleman is responsible for the safety and protection of elderly and disabled adults statewide. PGO serves as a surrogate decision maker for people under guardianship, coordinating and monitoring services to support the care, education and welfare of adults in state care. DHS serves as the guardian of last resort for more than 800 Georgians.

“We are fortunate to have leaders in our state like Mr. Coleman, who has continuously answered the call to serve Georgia’s most vulnerable adults,” Gov. Nathan Deal said. “Georgia is ranked the No.1 state for business, and with employees like Mr. Coleman, it is quickly becoming the No.1 state for compassionate service.”

“I am honored to work with individuals such as Mr. Coleman, who truly have a heart to serve the vulnerable people of our state,” DHS Commissioner Robyn A. Crittenden said. “Mr. Coleman’s tireless dedication to adults in our guardianship program helps to achieve the Department’s vision of stronger families for a stronger Georgia.”

Congratulations Mr. Coleman!