Meet Our Amazing Staff!
Left to right: Macon Wrenn, Jennifer Stein, Sonya Elias and Tari Ramos
Parents as Teachers Coordinator
706-778-3100 ext. 101
Macon graduated in 2012 from Piedmont College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood education. She began working at the Family Resource Center in 2015, where she began coordinating the Parents as Teachers program. In addition to her PAT responsibilities, Macon is also a certified trainer for numerous curriculum including Better Brains for Babies, Mandated Reporter Training and Substance Abuse Recovery Classes. She has been married for 13 years, has a schnauzer and 2 cats; loves kayaking, fishing, reading, knitting, and the overall quest for life.
706-778-3100 ext. 103
Jennifer’s passion for helping families realize their full potential started when she served on PCAH’s board of directors in 2013. After becoming trained as a volunteer Stewards of Children facilitator, and seeing the immense need for families to have access to the tools and support to help strengthen their families to raise healthy children, she felt the pull to leave the corporate world of sales and marketing. Since becoming Executive Director in 2015, Jennifer with the board of director’s support, has helped PCAH secure funding to start two new programs: supervised family visitation and counseling for child victims or adult survivors of child abuse. With this growth of programs brought the creation of today’s Family Resource Center which is designed to help families have a central place for education and support and to give them the opportunity to transform their lives regardless of their past circumstances. A home filled with nurturing principles, compassion, and accountability leads to a thriving family and a strong community. Jennifer with her husband and three children have lived in Clarkesville for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and her MBA in Human Resource Management.
Supervised Family Visitation Coordinator
706-778-3100 ext. 102
Sonya is our Visitation Monitor and Coordinator and is certified to teach the Nurturing Skills for Families Curriculum. She graduated from Piedmont College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education and completed a two-year Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program from Emmanuel College. She worked in elementary education for ten years prior to joining our team at the Family Resource Center. Sonya and her husband of nineteen years reside in Demorest, GA with their three children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exploring nature and facilitating science experiments with her two youngest children.
First Steps Coordinator
Tari has been coordinating our First Steps program for 12 years and continues to enjoy meeting with new moms at the hospital. She also helps with our website, data entry and graphic design. She has been married for 28 years and has two daughters in college. Her favorite hobbies are reading, cooking and creating artwork out of recycled cardboard.