Dr. 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.