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Leadership

Leadership Team

Dr. Alie Redd, Executive Director
ARedd@CovenantHouse.Org

LeadershipDr. Alie Redd joined the Covenant House team in March 2018 and comes with 28 years of experience in the field of social work. Most recently, Dr. Redd served as the Vice President of Placement Services at CHRIS 180, overseeing the organization’s therapeutic group homes, street outreach, community housing, permanent supportive housing, transitional living programs, drop in center, and related supportive services. Before her time at CHRIS 180, Dr. Redd worked for Lutheran Services of Georgia. She has served various populations as a direct service provider, clinician, clinical supervisor, advocate, advisor, administrator, and executive leader.  Dr. Redd earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Memphis, an MSW and PhD in Social Work Policy Planning Administration and Social Science with a cognate in Public Administration from Clark Atlanta University. She has been continuously licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2000. Her areas of research interest include: social and child welfare policy; commercial sexual exploitation of children; secondary trauma of social workers; refugee and immigration; racial identity; youth homelessness; and military families.

 

Hans Sherrod, Clinical Director
HSherrod@CovenantHouse.Org

LeadershipHans Sherrod has been the Clinical Director for Covenant House Georgia since fall 2017.  He attended Southern Connecticut State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree for Psychology in 1994 and his Master of Social Work degree in 1999. From 1990 to 1999, he worked at Yale New Haven Hospital to provide patient care, individual and group counselling, and conduct neurological assessments. From 2000 to 2007, he worked with Casey Family Services to conduct psychosocial and on-going assessments on individuals in order to best provide them with counseling services. From 2007 to 2014, Hans worked at The Children’s Community Programs where he transitioned from the program coordinator to clinical director of their therapeutic foster care division. From 2014 to 2016, he was the project manager for behavioral health and substance abuse with Outreach Management Services before coming to Covenant House. 

Hans has amassed sixteen years of clinical practice experience, nine years of administrative experience, and nine years of program and policy development experience.  At Covenant House, he manages all clinical staff and operations of the agency. He also manages programmatic budgets and maintains continuous quality assurance and program compliance.

 

Kellie Glenn, Director of Development
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LeadershipKellie Glenn came to Covenant House in 2012 after working as a Social Worker for several years with youth who suffered from emotional behavior disorders and adults who lived with developmental disabilities.  It was her passion for youth and the homeless that led her to Covenant House, which was a natural fit.  She served as the Volunteer Coordinator, Development Coordinator, and now after working 16 years in non-profit she is the Director of Development.

Kellie is often reunited with youth entering our shelter after aging out of Foster Care who were once on her caseload.  "It is such a joy seeing youth I worked with when they were young.  Though it is sad they find themselves on the streets after aging out, I'm thrilled they find themselves at Covenant House so they can have the encouragement and services needed to successfully transition to adulthood," Kellie states.  Though she enjoyed direct care services, Kellie loves knowing that her efforts in fundraising and building relationships makes a difference by increasing the amount of youth we serve each year and furthering the critical services this population so desperately needs.

Kimberly Jordan, Director of Finance

LeadershipKimberly Jordan joined Covenant House in October 2014.  Her professional accounting experience began in 2000 as a staff auditor.  Prior to joining Covenant House, Kimberly was employed as a non-profit audit manager with a local CPA firm.  As Director of Finance, Kimberly oversees and manages all financial administration and accounting functions of the organization. She is a lifetime resident of Atlanta and a graduate of Georgia Southern University where she received her Masters of Accountancy. Throughout her career, Kimberly has had the pleasure of working with several non-profit organizations including colleges, churches and civil organizations throughout the city of Atlanta. 

Outside of work, Kimberly is a 10 year breast cancer survivor and a co-facilitator for a local breast cancer support group.

 Lisa Curia, Director of Grants and Quality Assurance
LCuria@CovenantHouse.Org

LeadershipLisa Curia joined Covenant House in 2016 as the Grants Coordinator and, shortly thereafter, moved into the role of Director of Grants and Quality Assurance. She is charged with managing and building CHGA’s rich government grants portfolio, and strengthening CHGA’s platform as a learning organization. Lisa holds a law degree from Emory University Law School, and throughout her professional career, she has worked in the civil and criminal arenas. Lisa was ultimately drawn to work in the nonprofit field as a result of her positive and rewarding volunteer experiences with agencies such as Hands on Atlanta, CARE USA, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, and the Decatur Family YMCA. From 2003 until 2013, Lisa served on the Decatur Family Y’s Board of Directors and gained experience working on capital campaigns and expansion efforts. Because Lisa has lived in Metropolitan Atlanta longer than anywhere else, she considers herself a native, and believes that working at CHGA is the best way that she can make a difference in her community.

Regina Jennings, Director of Support Services
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LeadershipRegina Holden Jennings returns home to Atlanta and comes to Covenant House after 14 years in California.  She has a wide-ranging background in higher education academic and student development and worked for several years in the community college and state university systems. Most of that time was spent at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Santa Monica College, although she has also been employed with Pasadena and Long Beach City Colleges. In addition to working with low-income, first generation college students, Regina also has extensive experience in grant management and program administration. Before shifting to a career in college administration, Regina spent many years working as a museum curator and studying African art.

Regina says, “It’s hard to believe that I’ve done so many things, from working at the Washington Post newspaper right out of college, then shifting to work in the museum field and then eventually moving to California to work in higher education! Sometimes it seems the only thing I haven’t done is work in a travelling circus!” She truly believes that all of her professional experiences have led her to Covenant House, where she welcomes the opportunity to support homeless youth. She says it’s good to be back home, and she looks forward to a long career of service to our agency. Regina also looks forward to sharing her passion for cinema, music, and art with our youth to develop ways for them to capture and share their own journeys. Regina believes that “every human life is a divine and sacred narrative” and she hopes to encourage Covenant House youth to express their experiences creatively and artistically.

Todd Wilcher, Director of Youth Engagement and Outreach
TWilcher@CovenantHouse.Org

LeadershipTodd Wilcher has the indispensable role of Director of Youth Engagement and Street Outreach...no easy task.  But it's a job he is well-suited for. Todd received his undergraduate degree from Morris Brown College, BS degree Therapeutic Recreation and his Master's Degree in Behavior Disorders in Education at Clark Atlanta University.

For 18 years, Todd was the Inner Harbor Youth Villages Director, Excel Leadership Academy. Prior to that, Todd worked as a Signature Research consultant with Ropes Course teambuilding and Omega Quest consultants’ teambuilding, school program development for In School suspension alternatives. Todd's convinced he was brought to Covenant House by Divine Intervention. He was well on the way to a consultant career when his son's baseball coach introduced him to Allison and the rest is – as they say - 'Cov Love' History.

Sarah Pakenham, Director of Residential Services & Case Management
SPakenham@CovenantHouse.org

LeadershipSarah Pakenham joined Covenant House in 2017 where she oversees the shelter, transitional living, and case management programs. She is a proud Atlanta native with deep affection for the city. Previously, Sarah worked for the DeKalb Community Service Board as Director of Prevention & Early Intervention and, prior to moving into that role, served as a therapist for the Integrated Health Program and DeKalb Addiction Clinic. In this work, Sarah managed a team of providers, conducted individual, group, and family counseling, and brought together diverse stakeholders to promote access to care for vulnerable populations. This experience, combined with her unquenchable curiosity, love for people, and eye for detail, has allowed her to continuously improve CHGA’s services since joining the team. Her appreciation of the distinct needs of youth and young adults anchors her work at CHGA. Sarah earned a BA in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Arts in Counseling with a Specialization in Sport & Health Psychology from Adler University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and an avid yoga practitioner.


Board of Directors

John Ridall, Board Chair 
Retired President, Southern Division
Comcast Cable 

Clark H. Dean, Board Secretary
Senior Managing Director, Southeast Partner
Transwestern

Mark St. Clare, Board Treasurer
Retired

Kimberley Euston, Development Committee Chair
Director and Client Relationship Executive
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Ben Deutsch, Communications Committee Chair
Retired Vice President, Corporate Communications
The Coca-Cola Company 

Christopher A. Bivins
Associate Principal, Higher Education Studio
Cooper Carry, Inc. 

Patricia R. Carlson 
Area Director
Walton Communities 

Robert Cavanaugh
President, Field Operations
Accolade, Inc.

Jessica Douglas
Owner
Pine Creek Garden Designs LLC

David Edmiston
Managing Director
Abbot Downing

Carol Garcia
Community Leader

Michael Hewitt
Vice President of Technical Operations
Comcast Cable

Jennifer Hightower
Senior Vice President and General Counsel – Law & Policy
Cox Communications

David Homrich
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial & Investment Officer
AMB Group, LLC

Robert (Bob) Hope
President & Co-Founder 
Hope-Beckham, Inc.

Michael Lammons
Partner, Deal Advisory Services
KPMG

David Lewis
President
David Lewis Productions

Jennifer Mirgorod
Executive Vice President, Content Distribution & Strategic Partnerships
Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.

Joey Odom
Regional Director
Stan Johnson Company

Brittain Prigge
Partner & Head of Relationship Management
Balentine

Michael Tyler
Partner
Kilpatrick Townsend 

 

 

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