Saturday Night Fever Fighters
Lisa Crossman, Sam Heaton, Cassie Mazloom, and Ken Johnson
Lisa has no formal dance training (at all!) but does love to dance! She and her DWTS partner Sam Heaton have never danced together but have worked together the past 10 years raising money for Safe Kids Cobb County and the Cobb County Safety Village. Lisa thought it would be helpful to have a dance partner trained in emergency services in case the dance routine goes up in smoke!
Lisa has lived in Marietta for more than 30 years and currently serves as the Deputy Director for Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH), where she has held several leadership positions since 1997. Lisa is also the Executive Director of the Cobb & Douglas Health Foundation and Vice-Chair of the Cobb County Safety Village Foundation.
Lisa has been helping residents in Florida and Georgia reach optimal health through individual wellness, physical rehabilitation and health policy efforts since 1982, including WellStar’s Health Place, where she served as the inaugural Director from 1985-1997.
She is a graduate of the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelors in Physiological Psychology and Masters in Exercise Physiology. Lisa proudly supports the Gators even though her team is in the minority for college football support here in Georgia!
Lisa is also very active in the community and currently supports the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, the Cobb County Safety Village, Safe Kids Cobb County, Marietta Kiwanis, and North Metro Church. She is the recipient of several awards for fundraising and non-profit board support, including the Cobb Executive Women’s Woman of Distinction for mentoring.
She is married to Christopher and has two amazing daughters, Abbey (19) and Hannah (23).
Sam Heaton recently retired from Cobb County Government after thirty-three years of service in Public Safety. He led the 1700+ personnel of Cobb County Department of Public Safety agencies which consisted of Police, Fire & Emergency Services, 911 Communications, Emergency Management, and Animal Services. Heaton began his career with Cobb County Fire in October 1985. He worked his way through the ranks of the department from a firefighter/paramedic until he was appointed to Chief of the Department on May 27, 2008. After six successful years as the Fire Chief, he was appointed as the Director of Public Safety for Cobb County.
He has lived in Marietta for 18 years and has raised three beautiful daughters. He now spends time with his family, as well as traveling, golfing, and working around the house. Recently he established SDHeaton Consulting, LLC with hopes of working with various public safety departments in the areas of leadership and management. Locally he serves as a member of the Kennestone Regional Hospital Health Board, the Board of the Marietta Youth Museum, the Cobb County Neighborhood Safety Commission, and the Cobb County Safety Village Foundation.
“I have no dance skills, but I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about dancing and to help raise funds for GA Metro Dance Theatre.”