Sayge Medlin, M.S.W.
Assistant Director and Public Service Associate
Nonprofit Leadership Development
(706) 542-4550

Current Position

Sayge Medlin works to build capacity within nonprofit and community organizations in the areas of strategic planning and implementation, board development, partner engagement, and community-based collaboration.

Current Activities and Expertise

Employing consensus building techniques, Sayge Medlin specializes in facilitating groups of all sizes through results-based decision-making processes. She is also skilled in developing and delivering training material.

Past clients include the Jeannette Rankin Foundation, Lukas' Fund, Community Connection of Northeast Georgia, the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Commission, Communities in Schools of Atlanta, the Friends of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Georgia Department of Human Services, and others.

Previous Experience

Sayge Medlin has more than 15 years experience working with nonprofits and community groups.

Prior to joining the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, she served as director of strategy integration for the Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) — a state level nonprofit that provides data, research, training, and technical assistance to a network of 159 collaborative organizations in Georgia. While there, she led cross-disciplinary teams as they assessed, planned for, and managed change. In addition, she worked with state partner initiatives to link their work to local priorities in meaningful ways.

Medlin also previously served as the director of education for the Sexual Assault Center of Northeast Georgia and worked for the Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services.


  • 1998, B.S., family and consumer sciences, University of Georgia
  • 2003, M.S.W., University of Georgia


  • State Advisory Board; Research Engagement and Communities for Hispanic/Latino Educated Students (REACHES), Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education. 2011 – present.
  • Newly Elected Commissioners Conference Design Team; Association County Commissioners of Georgia. 2014.
  • Board of Directors; The Cottage: Sexual Assault Center & Child Advocacy Center, Athens, GA. 2009.