Tim is the founding Executive Director of FC-CIS, a collaboration of more than 100 organizational partners working in partnership with families to improve the lives of children and families. FC-CIS is one of 13 community collaborations in the United States recognized by the White House’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government as models for success for children; the Vice President’s aide called it “the model for the nation.” Tim has received numerous honors including receipt of the Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Athens Human Relations Council; “Super Citizen” designation by the Athens Banner-Herald; and a Big Voice for Georgia’s Children Award. Tim resides in Athens with his wife, Robin Johnson. He is the father of three adult sons.
Jennifer began working at FC-CIS in August 2016 after spending 13 years working in social science research at UGA. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the College of Charleston. She and her husband Sean have lived in Athens for 16+ years and are passionate about this community and avid supporters of the Clarke County Schools where their children (ages 12 and 8) attend.
Patricia has over 13 years of management experience in the nonprofit sector. She served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Community and Organizational Development, Inc., and under her leadership, several hundred children of incarcerated parents were matched with mentors. Patricia earned her B.A. in Psychology from UGA. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, granddaughter and their dog, Redford.
Terris grew up in Florida but now calls Athens home. She is a graduate of Jefferson County High School in Monticello, FL and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Education from Beulah Heights University, graduating Suma Cum Laude as Valedictorian. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Luther Rice University and a Masters of Science in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University. Her purposeful life’s mantra is “to serve THIS present age, my calling to fulfill.”
Korbyn is a graduate of the University of West Georgia and majored in Sociology and minored in Psychology. She also received a certificate in Social Services. Korbyn grew up around nonprofits because both of her parents were in service organizations. She even spent five years living within the walls of the Ronald McDonald House of Columbus, GA. Korbyn loves her job because of her passion for Communities In Schools as well as the 50 (plus) students that she famously calls “her kids.”
Valencia has spent more than a decade working with students in both Elberton and Athens. She holds a degree in Cosmetology from North Georgia College; a B.A. in Accounting; and an MBA. Valencia is very active in her church and has served as a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the Praise Team and the Financial Secretary. She has three children and two grandchildren.
Kijuana (“Kisha”) is a graduate of Cedar Shoals High School and received her B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Georgia. Kijuana has always possessed the desire to help others in both her professional and personal life. She has been employed in various agencies within the field of social services including Head Start-Center Manager, Nancy Travis House-Director, and Athens Housing Authority-Resident Services Coordinator. Kijuana says that working with students through FC-CIS allows her the opportunity to merge her experience with social services and counseling to help others.
Keisha’s lifelong goal is to live a life that inspires others to help those in need, dream big and be the best you can be! She graduated from Franklin County high school in 2002 and went on to earn her B.A in English with a minor in communications from Emmanuel College in 2007. She received a Masters in secondary education in 2010 from Grand Canyon University and a Masters in Special Education in 2012. Her hobbies and interests include traveling, reading, singing, journaling and writing. Keisha is married, and the couple shares a young son.
Rodney enjoys working with people who strive to help families in our community. He began calling Athens home decades ago when he moved from Manhattan, New York to Georgia. Rodney graduated from Cedar Shoals High school but landed back in New York for a stint. When he returned to Athens in 2006, he joined the staff at Clarke Central High School where he currently serves as a Site Coordinator. He is committed to the students he serves and has a passion for connecting the kids with available resources.