Post-secondary Education – BA degree in Sociology from the University of Dayton, MSW from the – University of Georgia
Post-secondary Education – BS degree, Mental Health & Human Services from Georgia State University, MSW from Clark Atlanta University and Ed.D (ABD) Human Service Administration/Organization Leadership from Argosy University.
Rachel Thomas is a Licensed Master Social Worker who works as intake coordinator and group therapist at Breakthru House Inc. Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia. Rachel has worked as a case manager at an emergency homeless shelter, in the nonprofit setting providing therapy to under-served populations, and currently maintains a private therapy practice alongside her work at Breakthru House.
Post-secondary Education – BA degree in Psychology from San Diego State University, MSW from Clark Atlanta University, and Ed.D Education in Counseling Psychology.
Sherrese has an Associate degree in Accounting with more than 20 years of accounting and administrative experience. In 2012, she received a technical diploma in Medical Business Administration from United Medical & Business Institute of East Point and currently holds certifications as Medical Administrative Assistant and Billing & Coding Specialist.
Jackuline Fly is a group therapist at Breakthru House where she facilitates trauma groups that include PTSD, Substance Abuse, Women’s Issues, communication and coping skills. Jackuline graduated with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work at the University of Akron. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker for the State of Georgia as well as Ohio and California. Ms. Fly has worked as a project manager, director of an adult day care, and supervisor of a parenting program for women in treatment. Jackuline has served on the Alzheimer Association Task Force, Summa Health Community Collaboration Group, and has been a member of the African American Ohio Social Work Association.
Martha Smith is retired from the government where she worked in the departments of Procurement, Planning & Economic Development, and Tax Assessor’s.
Martha received her bachelor’s degree at Brenau University with a concentration in business administration and associate’s degree at Clayton State University.
Her passion for serving others demonstrates her love and commitment to people. Martha’s volunteer opportunities include feeding the homeless, Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters Inc., and Breakthru House Inc. She has served at her church as a financial officer, board of trustees, and youth director.
Symone Fears is a therapist who works with Breakthru House to help meet the needs of women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Ms. Fears believes physical, emotional, and spiritual healing through recovery is possible when each woman’s treatment program is designed to meet their individual needs. After being in this profession for quite some time, Symone understands that it’s all about how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help.
Symone received her Bachelor of Science degree from Savannah State University and a master’s degree in clinical counseling psychology from Brenau University.
Carolyn Roberson is celebrating 28 years clean in recovery. She is a Resident Manager at Breakthru House Inc. where she not only gets to share her recovery story with those who remain hopefully but also making sure the clients continue on the road to recovery. Carolyn serves as the president at I-20 Club House – a recovery Based Community Drop in Center. As part of her commitment to stay sober, Carolyn began a Women for Life meeting group that has been meeting for 15 years each Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Highland Club. She loves helping the women in recovery and she realizes “the only way I can keep what I have is to give it away.”
Carolyn has three beautiful children; she has two (2) college graduates and one (1) daughter currently attending Virginia Tech.