Sharity Ministries Announces Addition of Two Board Members

(ATLANTA) – Sharity Ministries, a 501(c)(3) non-profit health care sharing ministry, announced the growth of its board of directors with the addition of two seasoned executives. Joe Handy, president of the Georgia Aquarium Foundation, and Stephen Vault, Vice President of Strategic Community Development & Community Affairs for Wellstar Health System, joined the board in January 2020.

“Sharity is excited and enthusiastic to expand the diversity, experience, and knowledge base of its board with the addition of Joe and Stephen,” said Joe Guarino, president of Sharity Ministries.

Handy is the newly appointed President of Georgia Aquarium Foundation, having served as Georgia Aquarium’s President and Chief Operating Officer since 2017. He brings a strong history of leadership within the organization to this role, along with more than 20 years of experience in cultural institutions. Joe has been heavily involved in the community. He serves on the Kennesaw State University Foundation Board of Trustees and its Strategic Planning Committee; the Advisory Boards of KSU Business School, Central Atlanta Progress, the Morehouse Leadership Honor Society; and the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Advisors at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. He received the Atlanta Business League 2018 Men of Influence Award; the Georgia Senate Remarkable and Distinguished Georgian Resolution, March 2019; the ICABA – Atlanta’s Leading Influencers Award, May 2019; and the Secretary of State’s Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award, July 2019. He is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class 2019, and was most recently announced as Chairman of the Board for Fulton County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA).

Vault sits on several local boards, including those of 100 Black Men of North Metro, Inc., the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy, and the Next Generation Advisory Board for Citizens Trust Bank, one of the nation’s oldest and largest minority-owned financial institutions. His work and service have garnered him numerous accolades. He was the recipient of the 2017 Hyatt Herald Award for outstanding community service, and a 40 Under 40 Award winner by both the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Trend magazines.

About Sharity Ministries

Sharity Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit health care sharing ministry built on the centuries- old Christian tradition of sharing and bearing one another’s health care needs. Our members hold a common set of religious beliefs, and voluntarily agree to share their medical expenses in accordance with those beliefs. Our sharing programs are designed to simplify the complexities of health care, while putting the power of choice back in the hands of our members. In 2019, Sharity members shared almost $58 million in medical expenses. For more information, visit


Joe Guarino, President
Sharity Healthshare, Inc.


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