Region 1: Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Walker, Whitfield
Region 2: Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumplin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White
Region 3: Bartow, Cherokee, Douglas, Floyd, Haralson, Paulding, Polk
Region 5: Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Green, Jackson, Jasper, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorge, Rockdale, Walton
Amy Parmer graduated from the University of West GA with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She began her career as a Foster Care Case Manager at the Douglas County Department of Family & Children Services. Three years later, she went to work with the Department of Human Services where she joined the SHINES team as a Subject Matter Expert on the Statewide Automated Child Welfare System project. After leaving the Department of Human Services, Amy became the Marketing Director at OASIS Counseling where she continued to work with children & families providing mental health services. Amy is now working as a Resource Advisor with the GA Center where she can do what she loves best and that is to help other families.
Amy is the mother of two children. One of which is special needs and medically fragile and has a rare type of Muscular Dystrophy called Central Core Disease. Amy is very involved in the Muscular Dystrophy Association and has the desire to help families with children that have special needs. She helped form a support group to help new families with babies that required a tracheotomy to adjust to life after the hospital called “Venty Mom’s”. Amy loves the social work field and has a great passion to help others.
Debra "Suzette" Brown
Region 4: Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, Upson
Region 6: Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson
Region 13: Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnett
Region 14: DeKalb, Fulton
Debra Suzette Brown is married to Charles Brown. Together, Suzette and Charles have fostered over thirty children and adopted nine. Suzette has over twenty years’ experience parenting children in state custody as well as working in partnership with Child Welfare. She worked with private foster and adoption agencies while parenting her children. All of their children are now young adults and are living on their own, doing well. Presently, they have legal custody of their granddaughter since birth. While parenting nine kids, Suzette graduated from Shorter College with an Associate Degree in Business Management and then continued on to Argosy University Atlanta to pursue a BA in Psychology. She has been at Families First-Georgia Center for Resources and support for nearly 5 years and recently, she became certified as a CPS-P (Certified Peer Specialist Parent).
Suzette shared that while she and her husband were loving parents, it took commitment to make it through challenging times. She likes to share her experiences with others and also support families when they are in crisis. She wants to help parents understand that they need to be committed to their children no matter what.
Region 7: Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, Wilkes
Region 9: Appling, Bleckley, Candler, Dodge, Emmanuel, Evans, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Laurens, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tattnail, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, Wheeler, Wilcox
Region 12: Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh
Leslie Anderson joined The Georgia Center for Resources and Support in December of 2013. Prior to joining the team, she worked for The Department of the Air Force and The Department of Family and Children Services. During her time at The Department of Family and Children Services, she held a number of positions that opened her eyes to the growing needs of families and children in the community. Being in the social work field is Leslie's professional calling. It is the perfect blend of what she enjoys most: helping others, serving the community, and making the difference in a child's life.
Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Leslie graduated from Georgia Regents University with a degree in Sociology. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, biking, volunteering, and spending time with her family.
Region 8: Chattahoochee, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Harris, Macon, Marion, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Webster
Region 10: Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Lee, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Worth
Region 11: Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Pierce, Tift, Turner, Ware
Felisa Dexter graduated from Albany State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. Before joining the team at The Georgia Center For Resources and Support, she was employed with the Department of Family and Children Services as a Child Abuse and Neglect Investigator. Felisa has been a Resource Advisor with GACRS since June 2014.
Felisa enjoys working with families and feels that empowering others to help themselves is the key to building stronger families and a better community. She has over 15 year of working with families and youth.