The staff is led by Laurie Whitworth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Laurie has served in this capacity since 2006. Laurie also serves as Victim Advocate, co-facilitates intervention programming, and provides forensic interviews.

 


Laurie Whitworth
Chief Executive Officer
harmonyhousecac@bellsouth.net


 

Wendy Risner serves as Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator. Wendy has served in this capacity since 2010. Wendy serves as a Victim Advocate, coordinates community outreach events and awareness projects, provides prevention and intervention programming and volunteer recruitment, training and management.

 


Wendy Risner
Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator
hhcacprograms@bellsouth.net


 

Adrienne Strickland M.S, APC, NCC – Adrienne Strickland serves as the Director of Forensic Services. Adrienne has worked with Harmony House since 2013. Adrienne coordinates and assigns all forensic services and is also a Trauma Focused Therapist providing therapeutic services for victims/survivors.  

 


Adrienne Strickland
Director of Forensic Services
hhcacadvocate@bellsouth.net


 

Kimberly Brewer serves as the Director of Family Advocate Services. Kim began her work with Harmony House in 2015. Kim serves as a Victim Advocate, Coordinates all advocacy services, offers case management and facilitates all group and in-home Family Nurturing and Enrichment activities.  

 

 


Kimberly Brewer
Director of Parent Services
hhcacparenting@yahoo.com


 

Joanna Fleming serves as Victim and Family Advocate. Joanna began working with Harmony House in 2016. Joanna provides intake and follow up services as well as case management.

 


Joanna Fleming
Victim and Family Advocate
advocatehhcac@gmail.com


 

Mari Mateo M.A, APC – Mari Mateo serves as the Director of Therapeutic Services. Mari began her work with Harmony House in 2017. Mari provides trauma-focused therapeutic care to clients, coordinates and assigns all Therapeutic Care and also provides servicios en Español.

 


Mari Mateo
Coordinator of Therapeutic Services
marytere.therapyhhcac@gmail.com


 

Jennifer Rainer is the Client Services Advocate. Jennifer began working in September 2017. Jennifer serves as victim advocate in the Elberton Office and Coordinates client services, provides community outreach and assist with parent education.

 


Jennifer Rainer
Client Services Advocate
jennifer.hhcac@gmail.com


 

Shon Browner began work in March of 2019 and works as the Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator, as well as Human Trafficking Coordinator working with resources and referrals. Shon also works as the Legal Advocate coordinating and assisting those victim/survivors in need of protection orders.

 


Shon Browner
 Sexual Assault Legal Advocate
shon.hhcac@gmail.com

 


 

Ashley Bowen is the Crime Victims Compensation Specialist Advocate. Ashley organizes and provides Crime Victim Compensation services and referrals for the children, adults and their families who visit the Harmony House Child Advocacy Center. Ashley also works to assist in serving families as they arrive at the center. 

 


Ashley Bowen
Crime Victims Compensation Specialist
hhcacservices@gmail.com 

 

Andrea Reganato M.S MFT Intern is a contract staff member providing survivors with Trauma-Focused Therapeutic services in both the Franklin Springs and Elberton Offices.

      
              Andrea Reganato
                    Therapist 

 

Mechelle Collins is a contract staff member providing forensic interviews for 4 of the 5 counties in the Northern Judicial Circuit. Mechelle has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in Child Psychology.

 


         Mechelle Collins
       Forensic Interviewer

 

Ashley House – M.A. APC is a contract staff member providing survivors with Trauma-Focused Therapeutic services in both the Franklin Springs and Elberton Offices.

 

      
                   Ashley House
                       M.A. APC 

Tracey Roberts LCSW – is a contract staff member providing survivors with Trauma-Focused Therapeutic in-home services within the Northern Judicial Circuit.

Deborah Bartlett RN –  is a contract Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner providing 24-hour-a-day, first-response forensic medical examinations and crisis intervention to assault/abuse survivors at both Harmony House sites and local medical facilities when/if medical condition requires.

Meredith Morris RN – is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner providing 24-hour-a-day, first-response forensic medical examinations and crisis intervention to assault/abuse survivors at both Harmony House sites and local medical facilities when/if medical condition requires.