Tim Johnson
Executive Director

Tim Johnson, founding executive director of Family Connection-Communities In Schools in Athens, played a pivotal role in expanding its impact to surrounding communities. In his 33 years, FC-CIS created 60+ programs to improve outcomes for children, youth and families, successfully reducing teen pregnancy, child abuse, and increasing graduation rates. Johnson's expertise led him to a White House task force chaired by the Vice President for national promotion of similar work. He resides in Athens with his wife. They have five sons and four grandchildren.

Erin Thompson Podvin
Co Executive Director

The board of Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens (FC-CIS) announces Erin Thompson Podvin as the new executive director. With over 20 years of experience in K-12, higher education, and non-profits, Podvin will oversee FC-CIS programs and partnerships. She succeeds Tim Johnson, who retires after 33 years of service. Podvin previously worked with esp, inc., the Clarke County School District, and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. She begins May 15, transitioning with Johnson before officially assuming the role on July 1.

Jennifer Griffeth
Director of Development
Christina Thompson
THRIVe Community Coordinator
Terris Thomas
Director of Neighborhood Engagement
Neighborhood Leaders
CIS Program Manager
Site Coordinators
Administrative Manager


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