BreNita Jackson serves as the Executive Director of Breakthru House a long-term residential treatment program for women recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton and holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia. BreNita also holds a Certificate in Theology from The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She has completed Leadership Studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. BreNita is a graduate of Leadership DeKalb, Leadership Douglas, and Leadership Savannah. She has over forty years of experience as a social worker. Thirty of those years has been in leadership positions in Medical and Social Services organizations. Ms. Jackson is a CARF International surveyor. (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). She is the host of the “From the Heart Talk Show’ on The Hope TV, a conversation for women by women. BreNita is the mother of three adult children Tiffani, Justin and Briona Brown.
Phebee Sims is the current Clinical Director of Breakthru House, INC. Phebee Sims completed all her course work in pursuant of a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) degree in Organizational Leadership/ Human Service Administration at Argosy University-Sarasota. She received her Masters of Social Work(MSW) degree from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta Georgia and an undergraduate degree from Georgia State University in Mental Health and Human Services. Under the operating provisions of her licensure, she has provided extensive clinical services in various settings over the past 20 years. During her years of services, she has served as a direct care provider, a program developer, a clinical researcher, a program manager and a director. She has provided inpatient, outpatient, community and faith-based services. Mrs. Sims is a nationally certified facilitator for the National Council of Behavior Health as a facilitator of Mental Health First Aid for Youth, Adults and Law Enforcement. She is passionate about her profession and reverent in her leadership. It’s her daily mission to extend the best of her compassion, knowledge and skills to the residents of Breakthru House empowering them to attain a higher quality of life through sustained sobriety.
Dr. Tiffany serves as the Compliance Officer and has been working with Breakthru House Inc., since 2014. After graduating with a BA in psychology in San Diego State University, she moved to Atlanta and obtained a Masters in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. She is a LCSW and has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Smith has been providing counseling to individuals, families, and groups for over 20 years. Dr. Smith has 25 years of clinical experience with the substance use population in both residential and outpatient settings. She has assisted Breakthru House and other agencies in obtaining 3-year CARF accreditations. Dr. Smith also provides clinical supervision to Masters level clinicians.
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. She graduated with her bachelor and Master’s degrees in Social Work from the University of Akron. Jackuline has been licensed in Ohio and California and currently is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She 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’s Association Task Force, Summa Health Community Collaboration Group, and has been a member of the African American Ohio Social Work Association
Elizabeth Lawrence is the Resident Manager Supervisor at Breakthru House. Elizabeth fulfills department objectives by supervising staff and organizing and monitoring work process. She maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees and developing personal growth opportunities. Ms. Lawrence attended Philadelphia Community College. She received her Counselor in Training Certification from Applied Training & Consultant Group, LLC. She received her certification as a Nursing Assistant.
Martha Smith serves as the Development Coordinator at Breakthru House where she assists with the executive director and development committee in fundraising opportunities, solicits, acknowledges donations, and maintains donor records. Martha received her Bachelor’s degree from Brenau University with a concentration in Business Management and Associate’s degree from Clayton State University.
Martha Smith is retired from the government where she worked in the departments of Planning & Economic Development, Procurement, and Tax Assessor’s. Martha is owner of Alpha Homes Enterprises, LLP.
Her passion for serving others exemplifies her love and commitment to people. Martha’s volunteering 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.
Penny Stevenson serves at the Grounds Superintendent for Breakthru House. Penny is the owner of Mini Solutions Landscaping.
Kim Nelson serves as Breakthru House Yoga Instructor.
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 are 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 inspirational recovery story with those who remain, but also makes 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 each Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Highland Club for 15 years. She loves helping the women in recovery and realizes that “the only way I can keep what I have is to give it away.”
Carolyn has three beautiful children; she has two college graduates and one daughter currently attending Virginia Tech.
Tonya Moore is a Resident Manager at Breakthru House, Inc. Tonya makes herself available to the residents and assists their specific needs. Tonya has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Mississippi State University, Associate of Arts and Science from East Central Community College.
Angela McDonald serves as the Resident Manager at Breakthru House. Angela helps promote a community environment for the residents by assisting with their needs, acting as a liaison for the Housing Office, and assisting with administrative responsibilities. Promoting a positive atmosphere is Angel’s goal. Ms. McDonald received her Medical Assistant Certification from the Georgia Medical Institute. Angela serves as a Resident Manager at Breakthru House.
Margaret Martin is a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker). Since graduating from the School of Social Work in 1993, she has been working in the community in various capacities. Over the past 10 years, Margaret has worked in an outpatient mental health clinic. She is pleased to be working at Breakthru House where women are receiving thoughtful, and caring treatment.
Shawdell Hill serves as a Resident Manager at Breakthru House. Ms. Hill assists with the needs of the residents and helps promotes a clean, healthy, and positive atmosphere.
Telibra Lloyd is the Therapeutic Child Care Resident Manager at Breakthru House. Telibra manages the evening operations of the MOM’s and Children House to ensure the current developmental, academic, treatment, and psycho-social needs of children, youth and families in care are met. Mrs. Lloyd received her Associate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse – Human Services at Onondaga Community College – Syracuse, NY, May 2017.
Telibra’s certifications includes: CASAC-T
Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN), June 2017 and a Licensed Cosmetologist.
Jocelin Savage is a Group Therapist at Breakthru House where she helps women in recovery to view their healing process from a family perspective. As the Therapeutic Childcare Program Coordinator, Jocelin manages mothers in recovery with children assisting them in school enrollment, locating medical and mental health resources as well as the liaison for DFC when necessary.
Having received degrees from George Mason University (BA in International Studies), North Carolina A&T State University (MA in English with a concentration in Afro-American Literature), and Liberty University (MA in Marriage and Family Therapy), Mrs. Savage believes that the healing process from the disease of addiction is more effective when there is a greater understanding of family dynamics and its impact on future generations. She has previously taught in the school system and currently coaches track and field at the high school level.
Christina Abney is a Therapeutic Child Care Resident Manager at Breakthru House, Inc., where she serves with passion and dedication. Christina oversees parental interaction and life skilled development. Ms. Abney has personal knowledge of the recovery journey and priceless connections to sobriety network. Her desire is to advance her education to broaden her scope to assist others in their journey.
Erica Jones is a Resident Manager at Breakthru House, Inc., where she makes herself available to the residents and meeting their specific needs. Erica acts as a liaison for the Housing office, and assisting with administrative responsibilities.