Awareness

This committee provides leadership and subject matter expertise to Resilient Georgia to build awareness and create a common, trauma-informed language and understanding about adversity & resilience across the state.

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Committee Members / Awareness
  • Amy Marriott, Director, Child Advocacy Marketing at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Co-Chair)

  • Ellen McCarty, President, McCarty & Co., LLC, (Co-Chair)

  • Anna Moore, PhD, Director, Student Support (K-12), The Westminster Schools

  • Brittney Newton, Policy Analyst, Voices for Georgia’s Children

  • Chelsea Carver, Grant Writer, Youth Villages Georgia

  • Chinyere Nwamuo, CORE Grant Manager, Georgia Department of Public Health

  • Deborah Chosewood, Deputy Director of Prevention and Community Support Section Georgia Department of Public Health

  • Doug Jackson, PhD, Clinical Program Manager, Department of Juvenile Justice

  • Elijah Miranda, Executive Director, The Vashti Center

  • Emily Acker, President and CEO, Hillside, Inc. 

  • Emily Anne Vall, Ph.D, Executive Director, Resilient Georgia

  • John Moeller, President and CEO, Action Ministries

  • Mark Pulliam, Business Development Director, Hillside, Inc. 

  • Melissa Haberlen DeWolf, Research and Policy Director, Voices for Georgia’s Children

  • Paul Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer, Asociación Latino Americana para la Salud, Inc

  • Quinntez Gurndy, Senior Program Manager at Kaiser Permanente

  • Terri McFadden, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine President, Georgia Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Tina Mannino, Parent Advocate

COMMITTEES

Education & Training

This committee provides leadership and subject matter expertise to Resilient Georgia as it begins to move the needle to create a trauma-informed Georgia. The group provides expertise from both community facing facets of education and training as well as academia, to promote coordinated trauma-informed practices across sectors & systems.

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Committee Members / Education & Training
  • Deborah Chosewood, Deputy Section Director, Prevention and Community Support Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (Co-Chair)

  • Tiffany Sawyer, Director of Prevention Services Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (Co-Chair)

  • Abigail Lott, PhD, ABPP, Co-Director, Grady Trauma Project, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University

  • Allison C. Garefino, Ph.D., Clinical Director, Children and Family Programs, Kennesaw State University

  • Allison Toller, Chief Impact Officer, Metro YMCA

  • Amara Finch, MD Candidate, Emory University School of Medicine

  • Andrea Meyer, PhD, Associate Professor, Mercer University School of Medicine

  • Anne Chance, Children and Family Programs, Kennesaw State University

  • Astrid Prudent, Assistant Project Director, Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health Georgia Health Policy Center

  • Cammie Wolf Rice, President Christopher Wolf Crusade

  • Charlene Fletcher, High School Counselor

  • Chelsea T. Morris PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Literacy and Special Education, Faculty Director, COE Early Learning Center, University of West Georgia

  • Chinyere Nwamuo, CORE Grant Manager, Injury Prevention Program Georgia Department of Public Health

  • Cindy Simpson, VP & Chief Operating Officer, Chris 180

  • Cornelia King, Director Healthy Heart Coalition

  • Dahlia Bell-Brown, Deputy Division Director of Strategy, Innovation and Engagement Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

  • Deborah Richardson, Executive Director, International Human Trafficking Institute

  • Deidre Carmichael, Director, Professional Excellence Program, GSU

  • Emily Anne Vall, PhD, Executive Director, Resilient Georgia

  • Gabriel P Kuperminc, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Public Health Chair, Resilient Youth Next Generation Initiative, Georgia State University

  • Irene Barton, Executive Director, Cobb Collaborative

  • Jada Bussey-Jones, MD, Professor and Vice Chair Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Emory School of Medicine

  • Jamie Like, Trauma Trainer and Speaker

  • Janani R Thapa, Assistant Professor, Director, Economic Evaluation Research Group UGA

  • Jennifer Elkins, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

  • Jesse Weathington, Partner & Georgia Director, Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon & Associates

  • Jocelyn Cooper, The Younique Foundation

  • Kathy Colbenson, President & CEO, Chris 180

  • Keri McDonald Hill, Director of School Based Initiatives, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential

  • Kimberly Ross, Early Brain Development and Language Acquisition Senior Manager Georgia Department of Public Health

  • Kimberly Vess Loomer, MA, EDD Associate Dean for Student & Multicultural Affairs, Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Health Behavior

  • Kimmy Yon, Community Engagement Manager, Youth Villages Georgia

  • Lindsey Dale, Program Specialist, Georgia Department of Human Services

  • Lisa Hayes, Strategic Consultant, Aspen Global Leadership Network

  • Lisa Schneider, Nursing Behavioral & Mental Health Director , Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Marc Welsh, Director, Wellness, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Monica McGannon, LCSW, CT, MAC, VP, Center for Excellence in Training, Education & Connections CHRIS180

  • Robert Collins, Interim Director of Training and Education , CHRIS 180

  • Sharon Grayson, Director of Nursing, Georgia Gwinnet College

  • Sherry Morris, Executive Director, Fannin County Family Connection

  • Stan Sonu, MD, Assistant Professor, Adverse Childhood Experiences Educator Emory University School of Medicine

  • Terri McFadden, MD, Professor, Emory School of Medicine President, Georgia Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics Amy Mobley, Program Manager, Professional Excellence Program, School of Social Work, Georgia State University

  • Theresa Prestwood, Executive Director, Kate’s Club

  • Trace Haythorn, PhD, Executive Director/CEO, ACPE

 

Technology & Telehealth

This Committee provides leadership and subject matter expertise to Resilient Georgia to increase reach and effectiveness of the provider pool in rural and underserved communities and is determined to help Georgia fill access gaps and adapt to an ever-evolving Georgia. 

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Committee Members / Technology & Telehealth
  • Chris Scoggins, Director Health Policy and Operations, Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center (Co-Chair)

  • Ann Marie Hedges, Georgia State University

  • Blake Coty, Chief Communication Officer, ESE Telehealth

  • Brenda Cibulas, Director, Behavioral Health and Social Services, Mercy Care

  • Brittney Newton, Policy Analyst, Voices for Georgia’s Children

  • Chief Judge Peggy Walker, Retired, Douglas County Juvenile Court

  • Cindy Simpson, VP and Chief Operating Officer, Chris 180

  • Dan Salinas, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Dante McKay, Director, Office of Children, Young Adults & Families, Division of Behavioral Health , Ga. Dept. of Behavioral

  • Deborah Chosewood, Deputy Director of Prevention and Community Support Section Georgia Division of Family and Children Services

  • Dorothy H. Jordan, Executive Director, J. Rex Fuqua Adolescent Campus, Skyland Trail

  • Dr. Michael Yochelson, Chief Medical Officer, Shepherd Center

  • Dr. Sarah Neely, Psychiatrist at Ethne Health

  • Emily Anne Vall, PhD, Resilient Georgia Executive Director

  • Emily C. Graybill, PhD, NCSP, Associate Director, Director of School and Community Supports Center for Leadership in Disability, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, GSU

  • Erica Fener Sitkoff, PhD, Executive Director, Voices for Georgia’s Children

  • Fabricia Prado, Trilingual Social Worker, Telehealth consultant

  • Helen Rice, DOE Board Member

  • Jean O’Connor, President at Whitefoord

  • Jesse Weathington, Executive Director, Georgia Quality Healthcare

  • John Kennebrew, LPC, Executive Director, Showcase Group

  • Karin Douglas, VP of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential

  • Kayln Lane, Medical Director at Unison Behavioral Health

  • Kevin Clark, Executive Administrator, Brain Health Center & Transplant Center Emory University

  • Laura Bryan, Learning Coordinator, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

  • Melissa Haberlen DeWolf, JD, Policy and Research Director, Voices for Georgia’s Children

  • Michele Sue Smith, PhD, Behavioral Science Research, WellStar Health System

  • Mike Royal, DOE Board Member, 7th District

  • Ronald McNeill, President & CEO, Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential

  • Santiago Tagtachian, President, Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals

  • Suleima Salgado, Director of Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Rural Health Initiatives, Project ECHO Manager, Georgia Department of Public Health

  • Susan McLaren, Assistant Project Director, Georgia Health Policy Center Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health

  • Veda Johnson, MD, Pediatrics Professor, Emory School of Medicine

  • Wendy Tiegreen, Section Director, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities