Harold A. Oglesby

Candidate for Georgia District

Harold A. Oglesby is a native of Savannah and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served as a decorated Hospital Corpsman. He attended public schools and graduated from Savannah High School in 1981. Mr. Oglesby obtained a B.S. in Pulmonary Science as well as a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a concentration in Health Care Administration from South University. Mr. Oglesby serves as the Manager of the Center of Pulmonary Health at Candler Hospital part of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System. Mr. Oglesby is serving his second term as President of the 100 Black Men of Savannah. During his tenure as President the 100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. and increased its financial footing and increase its programmatic services to include the following programs: Real Talk Saturdays (virtual mentoring), Court’s in Session (mentoring for students interested in the legal profession, The Wall St. Club (Mentoring youth interest in financial management), Partnered with Parent University to enhance the productivity of our Youth Leadership Academy, partnered with ESPN for SAT/ACT Prep courses, the start of a new Youth Golf/Mentoring Program, initiating a new youth social justice program, conducted Real Men Vote campaign, held a successful viewing of God friended Me, held a screening of The Overcomer with youth lead discussion panels, oversee multiple Collegiate chapters ( Georgia Southern Statesboro, Georgia Southern Armstrong, and Savannah State University), partnered with Alpha Phi Alpha to conduct an annual College fair and Career exploration event, and more.   Mr. Oglesby is active with the national health & wellness committee, as well as the Political Action Committee. Mr. Oglesby is actively involved in several patient safety committees and activities, including but not limited to the medication safety committee, Care of Patient team, the infection control committee, critical care committee, the assessment team, communication team, and value analysis team. Mr. Oglesby also assisted the facility with the implementation of respiratory monitoring of each P.C.A. patient via non-invasive end-tidal CO2 devices as well as the initiation of the St. Joseph’s/Candler rapid response team. Mr. Oglesby has presented several talks both nationally and internationally on the subject of proper monitoring of patients receiving opioid medications as well as the use of capnography. Mr. Oglesby has taken part in several medical missions to the country of Guatemala while serving in a recovery room role. Mr. Oglesby has received numerous awards to include the Lientz humanitarian award, Georgia Medical Society’s Medical Hero award, The Georgia Hospital Association’s Healthcare Hero award, The Jefferson Award for Public Service, and Naval Sailor of the Quarter and Commendations during service in the U.S. Navy. Currently served on several boards to include the Union Mission of Savannah (homeless organization), Savannah Youth Futures Board, M.A.L.E. dreamers broad, and the Respiratory Therapy advisory board to the Georgia State Medical Composite Board.