With a background in marketing and residential real estate, Carol Collard became a passionate participant in the fight to reduce homelessness while working for Progressive Redevelopment, Inc. In 1998, Carol returned to school to study social work and ultimately earned a PhD in the field. Dr. Collard has worked for more than 20 years in supportive housing and in grappling with the complex issues that can result in homelessness. Her combined expertise has given her the ability to operate a nonprofit agency with a caring heart and a mind for business. At CaringWorks, which she co-founded, she oversees a team of more than 90 people who operate supportive housing programs and services across Metro Atlanta. Carol earned an undergraduate degree in Communications from Loyola University in New Orleans, and both a master’s degree and PhD in social work from the University of Georgia. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), and she has also served as an associate professor of Social Work at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Carol works daily to ensure that those in CaringWorks' programs are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
Ashlee is charged with directing daily operations as well as steering the strategic direction of all CaringWorks programs to ensure clients receive the full spectrum of programs available to assist them in exiting homelessness. Ashlee has a proven record of delivering results for over 15 years across nonprofit management, program design and implementation, and partnership building. Specifically, she has deep experience in developing and managing programs to end homelessness in the metro-Atlanta area. As a leader, Ashlee has a history of building a work culture where team members feel supported and empowered to live out the organization’s mission every day. Ashlee received a Bachelor of Arts in communication from Huntington University.
As Chief Financial Officer, Nilda ensures that CaringWorks complies with all financial and reporting standards and acts as a good steward of the funding entrusted to the organization. She also serves as a member of the CaringWorks management team and oversees the annual operating budget. With more than 20 years of experience working in nonprofit finance, Nilda brings a passion for the work that CaringWorks performs in the community. Nilda received her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from City University of New York-College of Staten Island.
As Director of Development, Renita raises necessary funds to meet CaringWorks’ financial goals. She develops strategies to identify and secure diverse funding sources, including philanthropic, governmental, corporate and individual donor/stakeholders. She also works closely with marketing and public relations professionals to inform, educate and attract potential supporters.
As Clinical Director of CaringWorks, Nadine directs the organization's behavioral health services. She is responsible for hiring, training and management of staff and contractors, policy and procedure development, adherence to regulations, fidelity to evidence-based practices, grant compliance, documentation and reporting, strategic partnership development, and outcome measurement. Nadine has nearly 20 years of diverse experience in case management, program management, and clinical oversight in the areas of homelessness, substance use, foster care, and mental health. Nadine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with licensure in Georgia and New York, and she also holds a Master’s Addiction Counselor Certification (MAC). Nadine received her Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in African Studies from Binghamton University.
Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10 years of clinical social work experience. She graduated from Marshall University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. In 2009, she graduated from Barry University with a master’s degree in Social Work. Stephanie has spent 15 years as a social worker in various settings, including outpatient behavioral health; inpatient psychiatric care; hospital-based medical social work; policy and administration; medical home health; psychiatric home health; and hospice/end-of-life care. In her efforts to become a more well-rounded and efficient advocate, Stephanie entered law school in 2014, graduating with a focus in family law, healthcare law, and criminal law. Following graduation, she began a dual career in law and social work, applying legal skills and knowledge to the practice of social work.
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